Be a Part of the Solution
You can make a difference in the lives of animals who cannot speak for themselves, help us to protect animals and help to prosecute those who abuse them.
It is illegal to neglect, abuse, torment or torture an animal.
It is illegal to steal or kill a pet.
It is illegal to participate in dog-fighting even as a spectator.
South Carolina law prohibits these activities and a conviction of animal cruelty may bring a fine of up to $5,000 and imprisonment for up to five years. The Charleston Animal Society is an integral part of local cruelty investigations and houses,protects and treats hundreds of abuse cases each year. Please consider making a donation to support our efforts.
Getting Laws Changed
The Charleston Animal Society,Humane Net and other animal organizations from around the state are hard at work introducing new wording for existing animal cruelty laws to strengthen penalties and enforce the existing laws. If you would like to be a voice for animals and help to enact new and improved laws which protect animals and their care, please email us at:
Numbers to Call if You See Animal Cruelty
ANIMAL CRUELTY RESOURCES
If you witness animal cruelty,call your local police department or animal control.
North Charleston Police Department: (843) 554-5700
North Charleston Animal Control: (843) 740-2815
Charleston County Animal Control: (843) 554-4700
Berkeley County Animal Control: (843) 723-7603
Dorchester Cty Animal Control: (843) 832-0070
Donate to Toby’s Fund
When you donate to the Charleston Animal Society, money goes toward Toby’s Fund, which is dedicated to paying for medical care needed by sick and injured animals brought into our animal care campus.
Toby (seen below) is a golden retriever-mix who suffered from chemical burns. It took several months to treat him, but soon after, he was adopted into a safe, loving home. We named our medical fund in his honor because despite what happened to him, he never lost his good natured spirit…and that inspired all of us.