Charleston Animal Society holding adoption drive for 500 animals

Charleston Animal Society holding adoption drive for 500 animals

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Each year millions of animals end up looking for a friend. More than 11,000 of those animals end up at the Charleston Animal Society.

Right now, more than 500 dogs and cats need a place to call home. This spring they desperately need your help.

"Five hundred is too many in our system," said Joe Elmore, chief executive director at the animal society." Our system is about to break and we need your help"

Spring is the time of year when new litters start filling up the shelter. To make room for more, the animal society is kicking off their first spring community adoption drive called "Everything Sprouts in Spring."

"We've got great specials going on," Elmore said."We've got all kinds of specials. $24.99 for adults as an adoption fee. We're even waiving the fee for some of our adult animals."

The adoption fees help the shelter with fully vetting each pet before he or she is adopted.

"Meaning that they've been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and been given all the testing," Elmore said." These are great animals."

For more information and to see some of the pets up for adoption go to or call (843) 747-4849.

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