Now, Stringer's main focus is continued improvement of the Anderson animal shelter. Her childhood vision of a sanctuary for homeless animals still burns brightly in her mind.
“I think I’ll end up having my vision,” she said. “I’m not sure how, but I think I’ll have my sanctuary just like I wanted.”
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About the APL shelter Specifics about the non-profit Animal Protection League Shelter, supported by and serving the City of Anderson: Founded: APL established in 2003. Took over management and operations of city shelter in 2011. Director: Maleah Stringer. Salary $42,000, no benefits. On call 24/7 Animals served in 2013: About 3,000 cats and dogs Budget: About $200,000 is budgeted for the shelter by the city. Donations: As of November, about $238,000 received this year through November. Policy: The low-kill shelter must accept all animals brought to it from within the city limits and contracted areas. Paid employees: 2 full time, 13 part time Source: Maleah Stringer