Free pet adoption event sets single-day record

Free pet adoption event sets single-day record

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A free adoption event set a single-day adoption record for the Charleston Animal Society on Saturday.

CAS officials reported 96 animals were adopted that day, including 43 dogs, 25 cats, seven puppies and 31 kittens.

What a difference 5 days and a lot of love from the community can make," Charleston Animal Society Chief Executive Officer Joe Elmore said in a statement.

An overcrowding crisis prompted the special offer, officials said. The facility, built to temporarily house 230 animals, had been overrun after 251 dogs and 464 cats in need of homes were brought in.

"We are so proud of our community's commitment to keeping Charleston the Southeast's first No Kill Community," Elmore said.

CAS is now caring for 170 animals in its shelter and more than 300 out in its foster family network, officials say.

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