Humane Society official tours SC shelters this week

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Animal shelters throughout South Carolina will get a visit this week from a shelter services expert with a national humane organization.

Heather Bialy is Director of Shelter Services with the Humane Society of the United States.  She is scheduled to visit shelters and animal rescue groups throughout the state this week.

The tour includes meetings with shelter representatives, a survey of shelter facilities and trainings for shelter staff.

"The Humane Society of the United States is proud to work with local shelters and to assist them with many of the struggles they face on a daily basis," said HSUS South Carolina State Director Kimberly Kelly.

"By working together we can advance the field of animal sheltering and end euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in our communities."

Bialy and Kelly will be at shelters in Columbia and Orangeburg on Friday.

The HSUS organized the tours across the country to provide resources and services to shelters in areas where they are often hard to come by.

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