St. Francis No-kill, Cage Free Animal Rescue Needs Help


The St. Francis Animal Rescue Centre in Rock Hill, SC is having serious financial troubles right now. They are behind on paying their rent. Donations are down. Also someone broke into the center a few days ago & did some damage to the place, plus several cats got out & are still missing. They are a no-kill, cage free place. You can contact the director Charlene G. Rodriguez at (803) 554-9930 for more information, but I'll post what I know about here.   Letter from Charlene of St. Francis Animal Rescue Center
St. Francis Animal Rescue Centre in Rock Hill/SC/USA
Dear Friend of the St. Francis Animal Rescue Center,
  The St. Francis Animal Rescue is asking for donations to help us to stay at our present location. A donation of any amount will help us. We are the only no-kill, cage-free animal shelter in the county and it would be a tragedy if we had to close our doors. Because of the current economy, we have had hardly any donations or adoptions in months. This has put us in such a financial crisis. Because we are a 501c3 non-profit organization, every donation will be tax deductible. Please help us, if you can, and please put us in your prayers. Please call me at (803) 554-9930 for more information.
Donations can be made through PayPal at: and then entering our email address: or by mail to: St. Francis Animal Rescue Center, P.O. Box 4044,
Rock Hill, SC 29732

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  I just wanted to let everyone know that we had a break-in at the center a few days ago. Somebody who was strung out on drugs or something smashed three doors in and we have lost almost thirty cats. All but 5 have been found. The rest are wandering around somewhere terrified and I am so afraid for them. I am asking for everyone to pray for their safety and that we can find them. We have been searching the neighborhood and calling them. The police said that when they got there the cats wouldn't stop screaming, so we don't know what that maniac did. Please put our precious cats in your prayers so that we can find them alive.
Thank you,
Charlene G. Rodriguez, Director
St. Francis Animal Rescue Center   There is also a story at this link:
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2 Responses Mar 31, 2009

As a lifelong cat lover/advocate/rescuer, they and your shelter ARE definitely in my prayers and I'm recommending this story in the hope that others out there with funds will help them and your shelter out. Absolutely hoping your lost cats find their way back, too; and that you are able to make the shelter secure and have 24-hour personnel on site to ensure that this does not happen again.

that is a shame that there are people out there lower than animals who would do such a thing. I think if he is caught he should be locked in a cage, tortured for a while and then euthenized, maybe hanging him from a light pole till he rots