FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kay Hyman
December 5, 2016 (843) 224-0899
ORGANIZATION RECEIVES $78,000 OVER PAST TWO YEARS
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has awarded Charleston Animal Society $78,464 in 2015-2016 for a variety of programs that save animal lives.
$35,000 was awarded for a pet retention/intake-prevention program called the Animal Resource Center. This program targets cases where people are at a crossroads on whether or not to give up on an animal in their care. Thanks to the ASPCA, Charleston Animal Society now provides counseling, a hotline and detailed information on its website to help people find solutions that will keep pets out of the shelter. “This program has made a big difference in people’s lives and we cannot thank the ASPCA enough,” said Charleston Animal Society Director of Operation Pearl Sutton.
Other programs aided by ASPCA grants at Charleston Animal Society since 2015 include:
• Anti-Cruelty investigation equipment
• Mega-Match-a-thon Adoption Events
• Spay-Neuter Events such as the upcoming “Share the Love” Campaign
• “Operation Whiskers,” a foster-to-adopt program
• 10 pallets of cat food in February 2016
“The ASPCA is a bedrock of our support and we are very thankful,” said Charleston Animal Society CEO Joe Elmore.