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January 1, 2014

Animal advocate Stringer 2013 Person of Year

Animal shelter director promoted tougher animal protection ordinance


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.”

Like Kelly Dickey on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @KellyD_THB, or call 640-4805.

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

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