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Animal rescue shelter provides safe haven for pets

Billie Jo Brown has spent the past nine years devoting her time and efforts to building the The Williamsburg Animal Shelter program in Kingstree, South Carolina, making sure that all animals which come through the door are cared for, SCNow.com reports.

The Williamsburg County government approved a new policy two weeks ago that will ensure that all strays brought into the rescue shelter will be treated humanely and with respect.

"When we started nine years ago, we had just nine pens," she told the news source. "We couldn't even bring cats in. All we could accept were dogs. We've come a long way."

She does acknowledge that sometimes the shelter is stretched to their limit with the amount of animals being brought in, but she'd rather take them in than have them remain in an abusive home.

"If they're going to abuse them, if they're going to mistreat them, turn them into a shelter anywhere," she told the news provider.

The Humane Society estimates that six to eight million animals are cared for each year by rescue shelters in the U.S.ADNFCR-2796-ID-19924957-ADNFCR
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