March 2, 2012
Pawmetto Lifeline Celebrates Grand Opening of the Meyer Finlay Pet Adoption Center
Pawmetto Lifeline is proud to announce the Grand Opening of their Adoption, Medical and Education Center on Bower Parkway. The Center, named the Meyer Finlay Pet Adoption Center of Lexington and Richland Counties, will be open to the public for the first time on March 7, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.
Pawmetto Lifeline invites all members of the public to participate in their Grand Opening Celebration. The ribbon cutting and ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by tours of their new state-of-the-art facility until 6:30 p.m. Volunteers and staff will be stationed throughout the building to answer questions and informational displays will explain more about Pawmetto Lifeline programs including: the Spay/Neuter Clinic, Mobile Vaccine Clinic, Adoptions, Educational Programs and Volunteer Opportunities.
"A new day is dawning for homeless pets in the Midlands", says Pawmetto Lifeline CEO, Denise Wilkinson. Each year, over 21,000 dogs and cats enter municipal shelters in the Midlands and over 18,000 of those same pets are euthanized. Pawmetto Lifeline leaders have developed a strategic plan to solve pet overpopulation in the Midlands. Wilkinson continues, "The Center will offer comprehensive adoption, medical, education and training programs with the goal of breaking the cycle that has, in the past, led to hopelessness for so many helpless pets."
The Center is the result of the organization's seven-year campaign to raise $6.5 million to fund the building and start-up of new programs. Lexington County donated the 7.5 acre building site on Bower Parkway. Both Lexington and Richland Counties have invested $1.5 million each to help put a real solution in place that will create a balance in the supply and demand for companion pets and ultimately save tax payers millions of dollars.
The Meyer Finlay Pet Adoption Center is located at 1275 Bower Parkway, Columbia, S.C. 29212.