August 15, 2011
The HSUS Announces New South Carolina State Director
Kimberly Kelly will work with local supporters, advise law enforcement, assist with emergencies, work with shelters, and take other actions on behalf of The HSUS.
Kimberly Kelly takes the reins for animal welfare efforts on behalf of The Humane Society of the United States in South Carolina. She will be responsible for building activist coalitions and working with local supporters, advising law enforcement, assisting with emergency and disaster preparedness, and working with animal shelters.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to work for the nation’s largest animal protection organization, The Humane Society of the United States, advancing animal protection legislation and humane practices in South Carolina,” Kelly said. “South Carolinians have tremendous passion for animals and the citizens have demonstrated a great desire to protect our pets and wildlife from cruelty.”
Kelly, based in Charleston, is a graduate of the Charleston School of Law, and the University of California, Berkeley. She led the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund while in law school, and worked with a domestic violence organization to help start their services for pets program which provides food and temporary shelter for the pets of women trying to escape domestic violence. She also has worked with The HSUS’ Animal Protection Litigation department.
Prior to her career in animal protection, Kelly worked in a variety of capacities for veterinary hospitals. She plans to use her experience and skills to help create a more humane environment for South Carolina’s animals.
Last year, The HSUS helped pass more than 100 animal protection laws in various states and saved thousands of animals in natural or man-made disasters through its animal rescue team deployments.
Kristen Eastman, 301-721-6440, firstname.lastname@example.org