Resources to help keep your pet in your home
Pets are given up for a variety of reasons: behavioral problems, allergies, a move that doesn't allow a pet, unwanted litters, health problems and financial difficulties - just to name few. Charleston Animal Society strives to help keep animals in forever homes by providing pet guardians with the help you need and urging you to exhaust other options before considering the surrender of your pet.
Dont Give up hope!
Today, there are many alternatives to surrendering your pet.
Please first consider the following resources:
- Frustrated with pet misbehavior issues? CAS offers a variety of behavior and obedience training options to help. Click here for more information and to register for our next class or seminar.
- Check out dog and cat behavior tips and resources from the ASPCA and The Humane Society of the United States - here you'll find tips on many common issues such as litter box problems, puppy chewing, digging and cat destructive scratching, just to name a few.
- Need pet food? CAS offers dog and cat food to qualifying families each Saturday morning from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at CAS (click here for map and directions). Please call 747-4849 prior to your first visit to the food bank. Please note that you must qualify to receive food.
- Look for pet-friendly housing - this may take a little more time, but today there are many more options for people with pets. Try visiting one of the many websites that cater to people with pets, such as mynewplace.com. Save time by searching for pet-friendly housing in various communities, in your price range, with the amenities you want.
- Cat allergies are a common problem. The good news is that today your pet's veterinarian can recommend many helpful products and tips to lose the allergies, instead of your cat.
- Check with other family members, friends and co-workers to see if they can help you rehome your pet.