In 1874, Charleston Animal Society was formed as the first animal protection organization in South Carolina and one of the first in the Nation. Its purpose was to prevent cruelty to animals. For over a century, it has accomplished this through a variety of programs and services. Today, it protects animals by –
1. Finding homes for homeless animals…through adoptions, return-to-owners and a free roaming cats initiative.
2. Fighting animal cruelty wherever it exists…through assisting law enforcement with investigations and intervention.
3. Helping youth understand science…through a veterinary science initiative.
4. Containing outbreaks of deadly diseases…through a communitywide rabies vaccination strategy.
5. Reuniting loved ones with their families…through an in-depth lost and found program.
6. Preventing births of unwanted animals…through a high-volume, high-quality affordable spay/neuter initiative.
7. Saving the lives of abused and abandoned animals…through a medical and behavioral treatment regimen.
8. Guiding children to grow into humanitarians…through a comprehensive humane education initiative.
9. Fighting Hunger When Food Is Unaffordable…through a nonjudgmental pet-focused food bank.