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By Martine Miller, MPIO – Town of Mount Pleasant Communications Officer
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (December 7, 2021) – Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie announced that the Town of Mount Pleasant has been certified among BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ by the Mars Petcare BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program. The BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ certification represents Mount Pleasant’s commitment to pet-friendliness. Mount Pleasant, along with North Charleston and Aiken, is one of the few municipalities selected in South Carolina.
To receive this certification, the Town met a variety of pet-friendliness requirements showing strides taken to become more welcoming to pets in businesses, parks, shelters, and homes. The Town’s strong response related to supporting pet parents in challenging times is key to reducing pet homelessness and keeping people and pets together.
Mayor Haynie has long been a pet lover and recently welcomed a new addition to the family. “This eight-year-old rescue from Palmetto Paws is part Border Collie, Russell Terrier and ‘undomesticated canine’ – possibly coyote,” he said. “Rusty is the most amazing dog our family has had. We always had purebreds until Rusty. His intelligence and intuition are uncanny, and his love for our family is matchless – and the feeling is mutual!”
About Better Cities for Pets Certified Cities
Pets make life happier and healthier. That’s why the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program helps cities make pets as welcome as possible. And now Mars Petcare is certifying the most pet-friendly places to recognize and celebrate all they do for pets and pet owners. These cities have all earned BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ recognition thanks to the programs and policies they have in place and their commitment to continuing improvement. See how the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program helps cities be more pet-friendly in the 2019 Annual Report. For more information about the certification, click here.