It will likely be a quiet night at the Charleston Animal Society, free from most barks and meows.
Every “adoptable” animal was adopted this past weekend, leaving a shelter full of empty cages. Charleston Animal Society spokesperson Kay Hyman said several other animals remain at the shelter that are not able to be adopted yet.
Hyman said more than 200 animals were rescued in a three-day span, including dogs, cats and rabbits. She said this is only the second time in more than 20 years that the shelter has been cleared of all adoptable animals.
Earlier this month, the Charleston Animal Society accepted additional animals from neighboring shelters that were affected by historic flooding. Also, the Charleston Animal Society was closed for four days because of the flooding, which prevented the adoption of many animals.