Charleston Animal Society is offering fee-waived adoptions on all adult dogs and cats from Thursday, February 13th through Sunday, February 16th. As the area’s only open admissions shelter, Charleston Animal Society takes in 90% of the community’s animals and never turns an animal away. The organization’s animal care facility is currently filled with adult animals, some of whom have been there for as long as two months.
According to Joe Elmore, Chief Executive Officer of Charleston Animal Society, overcrowding is not normally a problem this time of year. Last year, the organization introduced its No Kill Charleston 2015 initiative, and it is now facing unprecedented space-related issues as a result.
“When we introduced No Kill Charleston 2015 last year, we were not naïve about the difficulties we would face in achieving this goal” Elmore says. “However, our community was able to achieve No Kill status two years ahead of our target year and we are steadfast in our determination to sustain that momentum. The most important thing we do is save lives, and we need the public’s assistance in helping us achieve our goal of finding good homes for all healthy and treatable animals that come through our doors.”
“With love is in the air during Valentine’s weekend, what better time is there to meet and adopt that special animal that will fill your heart,” he adds.
All animals come spayed or neutered, are fully vaccinated, microchipped, and are eligible for a free health exam from most veterinarians.
Free adult animals are only available at Charleston Animal Society’s shelter at 2455 Remount Rd. in North Charleston. The shelter is open:
Thursday, February 13th – Friday February 14th 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Saturday, February 15th from 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday, February 16th from 10:00AM – 5:00PM