All of the money raised at the 14th Annual Celebrity Chili Cook-off will go to Toby’s Fund. This is the Charleston Animal Society’s medical fund that treats the abused, abandoned, neglected and unwanted animals in our community. Every day we provide medical and behavioral treatment, along with lots of love– to animals brought to us by Good Samaritans, law enforcement and animal control officers. Each year, Toby’s Fund spends $500,000 on life-saving surgeries, heartworm treatment and other medicines that keep animals alive in Charleston.
While most animal shelters won’t treat these conditions, we work very hard every day to raise the funds needed to save these adorable living creatures, who through no fault of their own, wind up forsaken by their owners. The numbers are overwhelming, but over the past five years, we have managed to build up our capacity to care for thousands of animals each year in need of some form of medical treatment.
Who is Toby?
Toby is a beautiful golden retriever mix who came to us suffering from chemical burns over a large portion of his body. Despite his dire condition, our medical team could see the fight in his eyes and proceeded with weeks of intense treatment.
He bounced back stronger than ever and Toby was quickly adopted by a new loving family. His story inspired all of us at the shelter, just like so many of the other animals that now benefit from our fund named in his honor.