We supply everything, you supply the LOVE AFFECTION CUDDLES

COME FOSTER. WE’LL SHOW YOU HOW!

We supply everything, YOU supply the love!

No need to be nervous, we will walk you through every step of fostering and also provide you with the supplies you need to succeed. We are so overwhelmed, we cannot get to the phones, so please just COME ON IN AND WE WILL SET YOU UP!

Charleston Animal Society is located at 2455 Remount Road in North Charleston. We are right off the I-26 Remount Road exit. Thank you for your help…and HURRY! Please.

Fostering is Fun for the Whole Family

When you commit to being a foster at Charleston Animal Society, we set you up for success. We give you everything you need and have a 24-hour helpline available for emergencies. The length of time an animal will need a foster is determined on a case-by-case basis, but we are flexible and can usually find an animal that will work within your availability. Please fill out our Application Form and become a foster today!

“After you’ve fostered a few different times, you realize how many more lives you are saving by fostering. Why save one life when you can save 100?

Tamara Hart, Charleston Animal Society Foster

WHEN IT COMES TO KITTENS…

If You See, Leave ’em Be! When outdoors, you may come across a litter of nursing kittens. But please resist your instinct to scoop them up and “save them.” Because chances are, the mother is taking very good care of them already and the kittens REALLY need their mother until at least 6 weeks old. A kitten’s chances of survival are greater, the longer he or she stays with his or her mother. If you have any questions on a litter of kittens you see, please contact us before bringing them in, so we can guide you to the right course of action.

Charleston Animal Society’s foster coordinators can help you step-by-step with everything you need to save the kittens. When the kittens are old enough, we will need your help trapping them (we have traps you can borrow) — so they can be brought in for spay or neuter surgery. Thank you for being so caring toward our feline community!

Bottle Feeding Kittens: when you find kittens out on walks, remember that most times they are doing just fine in the care of their mother and do not need human intervention — as we say, “If you see, leave ’em be.”

But if you do not see the mother after six hours of observation or the kittens feel cold to the touch, human intervention may be needed. This video shows you how to properly bottle feed a kitten. Charleston Animal Society’s foster program can help determine the best course of action and provide supplies. Please Click Here for a feeding-weight chart to help keep track of progress.

Our foster program is always looking for people who can devote the time and caring needed for neonatal kittens, we call them our “Emergency Kitten Technician” or “EKT!” Please let our team know if this is something you would like to help with.

Take a dog on a field trip!

Paws Around Town

Not ready to adopt a dog, but still want to hang out with one? Paws Around Town at Charleston Animal Society is the perfect program for you! Paws Around Town allows us to give a shelter dog a day off.  The stress of a shelter can be very overwhelming for dogs and a day out on the town is the perfect getaway they need. We ask that you share your adventure on social media through photos, videos and stories using the hashtag #pawsaroundtown. These posts will help get these pets adopted by people who see the animals! Fill out our foster application to get started.