Mt Pleasant Pet Stories

Medical staff getting their fix from a pet therapy dog

National Therapy Animal Day

The surgery went well, your prognosis is excellent, but at the moment, recuperating in a hospital room is probably one of the last places you want to be. You’re grateful for the continuous care, yet you long to be home with your family – which for many – includes that
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A cabin at the Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary. Photos by Jeanne Taylor Photography |

Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary: A Special Shelter

Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary in Hollywood is just that: a sanctuary providing lifelong care for the animals that come into its custody. Some animals are specially-abled – blind or deaf – and others can be considered feral and may never warm to human companionship, but that doesn’t keep the staff
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Why not adopt an adorable cat?

Feral Cat Helpers: Caring for Stray and Feral Cats

[The] goal throughout this journey has been to cut down the feral cat population that keeps popping up in this area Seven years ago, Paula Genovese was volunteering with other organizations helping care for the cat population in Charleston. By happenstance, Genovese got the idea for Feral Cat Helpers (FCH) after
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Mount Pleasant Pet Day 2019

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Man with a dog

Blessing of the Dogs: Celebrating the Healing Contributions of Pet Therapy

On or around Oct. 4, people worldwide will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with a blessing of the animals. This remembrance commemorates the life of St. Francis, the Catholic Church’s Patron Saint of Animals. Over the years, it has become a popular day for pets to be
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Willow at home. Photo by Jeanne Taylor Photography.

Canine Lymphoma: The Story of Willow

“I’m so sorry to have to tell you this, but it’s lymphoma.” It was May 17, 2018, when we received the phone call from Dr. B of Veterinary Specialty Care with news that would change the course of our lives. Our handsome, beloved Lab/bull terrier pup, Willow, was diagnosed with
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Hairy Winston

Hairy Winston – Who Let the Dogs In?

If dogs are man’s best friend, then Hairy Winston must be dog’s best friend. This boutique pet store, voted Best Pet Store by the readers of Mount Pleasant Magazine, is more than pet friendly. One recent customer said, “This is absolutely the best pet store ever! Hairy Winston has healthy
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Sophie, Mount Pleasant Pet's Feline Overlord for Content Management

I Own Simon – and You’re Next

Hello. My name is Sophie, and I’m sure you’re glad to meet me. I am, after all, a feline, and, since I own everything around me, and I’m very graceful and all that stuff that comes along with being a cat, you are certainly properly impressed. Oh, and you’ll be
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Will, Rusty and Suzette Haynie.

Man’s Best Friend: The Unbreakable Bond of Humans and Their Dogs

I do not consider my dog a pet – my dog is family.” While the author remains unknown, this quote continues to gain momentum and popularity through social media threads, Pinterest pins and one-of a-kind Etsy creations. The truth of the matter is, families all across the country relate to
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Pet Day on Lowcountry Live group photo

Pet Day On Lowcountry Live

“Yo Yo Cathy …” That’s how all my emails from Bill Macchio, publisher of Mount Pleasant Magazine, begin. This particular one, titled “Lowcountry Live Pet Segment” with WCIV ABC News 4, was no different. Literally minutes after he sent the email, my telephone rang, and Bill’s enthusiasm soared sky-high before
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