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Shelter Director, Volunteers Recognized


On Thursday, June 28, Friends of Colleton County Animal Shelter held its annual volunteer recognition dinner at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market.  This annual event celebrates the many volunteers and sponsors who generously give their time and services for the benefit of the animals of Colleton County.

Tim Lynes, the Colleton County Animal Shelter director was surprised by a commendation from the South Carolina House of Representatives.  Sponsored by Representative Bill Bowers, the House passed the following:

State of South Carolina House of Representatives commend and recognize William “Tim” Lynes director of the Colleton County Animal Shelter for his compassionate and tireless work on behalf of the animal population of Colleton County.  His dedication to safeguarding, nurturing and caring for animals helped secure a state of the art facility for dogs and felines, a horse facility and other improvements to foster awareness and responsibility for new and existing pet owners.  His work led to placement of new ordinances designed to protect and provide for the more humane treatment of our animal friends.  We recognize his countless contributions, leadership and enduring legacy from hi s hard work to ensure a greater quality of life for the animals in Colleton County.

This proclamation was greeted by a standing ovation in full recognition of the outstanding work at the shelter headed by Mr. Lynes.

The event also recognized six volunteers for their special contributions to the organization and to the animals of Colleton County.  Carol Armontrout and Zack Armontrout received awards for their family involvement and outstanding youth volunteer.  An unsung hero award was given to Rita Banks.  Chance Mitchell’s fundraising efforts at the donation tables was acknowledged. Jacquie Miller’s dedication to the animals and her many volunteer hours were recognized.  The final “Heart of Gold” award went to Ruth Miller for her sponsorship and work with the shelter.  President Laura Clark thanked all the volunteers for every big and small job done for the benefit of the animals of Colleton County.

FoCCAS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2009 which provides volunteers and fundraising to supplement the Colleton County Animal Shelter in Walterboro, SC. Donations to FoCCAS are tax deductible. Proceeds and donations are used for the needs of the homeless animals at the shelter including bedding, food and medical treatment and educational outreach.

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