USC basketball lends its muscle power to animal shelter | News | The Press and Standard

by | September 8, 2017 5:00 am

Last Updated: September 6, 2017 at 11:02 am

When Colleton County Animal Shelter manager, Laura Clark needed some strong people to help rearrange and organize the shelter, USC Salkehatchie Basketball Coach Jake Williams had a few guys in mind.
On Friday Sept. 1, all the sophomore basketball players volunteered at the shelter. The first task was to remove 10 cages from an unused building and secure them in another. This involved some careful maneuvering and creative thinking, but the players worked together making room to house an additional 12 animals. The now-vacant building was cleaned and will be used as a storage area, especially for food. A freezer was removed from another room making available space for kennels if needed.
Williams said he was “extremely proud of our 10 sophomores for volunteering” at the shelter and the difference their work will make in the lives of animals. “This is the first of many community projects that USC Salkehatchie Men’s Basketball will take part in.” Clark is thrilled that the team was able to use their manpower to help transform three separate areas of the shelter in just a few hours. Clark complimented the team, “The guys and Coach Williams were a huge help! What a nice way to be involved in the community.”
The Colleton County Animal Shelter is always in need of volunteers for a variety of projects. Help with cleaning kennels, laundry, and washing dishes is always appreciated. Some other volunteer activities are socializing dogs and cats, bathing animals, and sorting supplies. Clark said that if someone has an interest in helping, she can find a suitable activity for them. For more information on volunteering email Laura Clark at

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