Charleston Animal Society holds adoption campaign to ease overcrowding

Charleston Animal Society holds adoption campaign to ease overcrowding

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - The Charleston Animal Society is holding a special adoption campaign this weekend to ease overcrowding.

According to Charleston Animal Society Communications Manager Randolph Pritchard, adoptions on adult cats and dogs are free at the organization's animal care campus located at 2455 Remount Road in North Charleston.  A special "adopt one, get one free" discount on kittens is offered at both the shelter in North Charleston and PetSmart in Mount Pleasant.

"This is the time of year when we traditionally experience the greatest influx of animals into our care, especially kittens," Charleston Animal Society CEO Joe Elmore said. "As part of our commitment to sustaining Charleston's status as the first No Kill Community in the Deep South, we will do whatever we can to make sure that all healthy, treatable animals find a loving home.  That includes animals that other organizations may not consider 'desirable.'"

The Charleston Animal Society never turns away local animals, and urges the public to adopt locally.  The event hours for both the shelter and PetSmart in Mount Pleasant are from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

All animals available for adoption through the Charleston Animal Society come spayed or neutered, are vaccinated, microchipped, and are eligible for a free health exam from most local veterinarians.

The event is supported by Hendrick Charleston and PetSmart Charities.

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