The Animal Protection League mourns the loss of one of our long-time volunteers and board members
The Animal Protection League family is grieving the loss of one of its most devoted and longest-serving board members, Debra “Debbie” Sanders Corley, who died on Sunday, January 30.
A retired registered nurse, Debbie was a tireless advocate for animal welfare and a staunch supporter of the Animal Protection League.
In addition to her decades of service on the board, Debbie organized many of the annual fundraising auctions, hand wrote countless thank-you notes to donors, worked regularly at adopt-a-pet events, organized information for newsletters, and did whatever was necessary to ensure that the cats and dogs rescued by the APL would have a new lease on life.
Outside of her work for the APL, Debbie invested much of her time and resources caring for feral cats, taking time every day to feed the colony.
In 2012, Debbie was predeceased by her beloved husband, Mark, who also served for many years on the APL board. Both Debbie and Mark will be remembered for their selfless gifts of time and talent on behalf of animals in need of rescue, care, and adoption. Debbie leaves behind a legacy of service, and she will be dearly missed.
Donations in Debbie’s memory can be made here. Caro Federal Credit Union will double online gifts. Memorial donations may also be mailed to the APL at PO Box 3015, W. Columbia, SC 29171.