kittycontrolThe Palmetto Animal League and Bluffton Community Cat Rescue will work together to save local feral cat communities

Mary Clover has tirelessly cared for the local feral cat colonies for the past 45 years with her own blood, sweat, tears and money.

Her retirement, while well deserved, leaves a void in feral cat care in the Lowcountry.

“I am in awe of this amazing woman and her compassion for these cats," said Amy Campanini, president of the Palmetto Animal League (PAL). "I have to tell you, when she pulls up and these cats come running it chokes me up. Watching Mary say goodbye to them was hard too.”

To fill Clover’s shoes and care for the feral cat colony, a partnership was formed between two nonprofit, pet-focused welfare groups: PAL, a no-kill animal rescue organization located in Okatie, and Bluffton Community Cat Rescue, a volunteer-based organization dedicated to the welfare and safety of Bluffton’s feral cat colonies.

Volunteers are needed to assist with the daily care of these cats and donations to offset the cost of spaying and neutering the cats.

To help, contact Campanini at 843-645-1725 or; or Bluffton Community Cat Rescue at 843-647-7401 or

Palmetto Animal League and the Bluffton Community Cat Rescue have formed a partnership to care for multiple feral cat communities located around Hilton Head and Bluffton after their caretaker for the past 45 years retired.