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{mosimage}July 23--  In a ceremony on Monday, Holly Reynolds, Foster Chair and Rescue Coordinator for the Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society, was presented the Hometown Hero Award from WTOC television station in Savannah.  Reynolds was recognized for her dedication and service to SOAPS and was humbled by the honor. 


“It means a lot.  This is something that I do for the animals and so I was pleasantly surprised when I got the news.”  Reynolds added, “I have always been an animal lover and I became involved in 2008 and had my first rescue at that time and became more and more involved and started the foster program that we have now and also started making connections with rescues up north that we send rescues to monthly.”  She added, “I just do it for the love of the animals.  It’s not always a happy story.  We have a lot of stress and challenges and heartache at times with animals but the reward is well worth it.”


Theresa Ingley, CEO of the Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society says that Holly does an outstanding job placing rescued animals with new homes.  “Holly is a mover and a shaker.  We have no problem finding animals; it’s getting animals to permanent homes.  That is a huge job that requires hours and hours on email, telephone, and text, and Holly does that in an amazing way.”


Ingley says SOAPS has placed around 3,000 animals in the last two years.  “Both 2011 and 2012 we moved between 1,200 and 1,500 animals each of those years, so we moved approximately 3,000 animals out of this area.”


Reynolds went on to say that SOAPS is always looking for new help.  “We can always use volunteers.  They can go to our website and there should be an application on there.”