Greater Pee Dee Animal Rescue name change
by Special to the Chronicle
The Greater Pee Dee Animal Rescue in now the Greater Pee Dee Animal Rescue Spay/Neuter Project.
The organization changed its name to be more reflective of what it does.
When the GPDAR first formed, the group planned to be a rescue but soon learned that there were just too many animals that needed help and they did not have a shelter to take care of them while trying to place them in good homes. The group decided to focus on prevention.
Members came to realize the enormous need for a spay/neuter project. The group has been having dogs and cats spayed/neutered for 5 years. By having your pet fixed your are helping cut down on the number of unwanted and homeless pets. Most of these unwanted dogs and cats starve to death, or die as the result of untreated disease or injury. By having your pet fixed you are preventing a lot of needless suffering.
Each month except December, Greater Pee Dee Animal Rescue Spay/Neuter Project takes pets to be spayed/neutered. To put your pet on the spay /neuter list call 843-537-5763 and leave a message.
The group raises funds to help people who cannot afford to have their pets fixed, and will help with the cost of the spay/neuter as funds permit.
The organization sells hot dogs, drinks, and cakes and cookies at the IGA in Cheraw on the first Saturday of each month, weather permitting.
The group is also planning a yard sale for Sept. 14, 2013. The yard sale will be on the corner of Market and Front Street, in Cheraw. If you have anything you would like to donate to this sale, call 843-537-5763 and leave a message. The group cannot accept TVs or computers. They would like very much to have fall and winter school clothes.
There will be several non-profits selling at this event.
The Greater Pee Dee Animal Rescue Spay/Neuter Project is staffed by unpaid volunteers. All the money made goes to the animals.
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