CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Animal Society is doing their part to give back to the troops during Armed Forces Week.
The Charleston Animal Society will offer free Adoptions and free spay/neuter services for the pets of Veterans and active duty military and their families until May 22 at 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston.
On Saturday at 11 a.m. the public is invited to attend a special dedication of the Joan August Terry military memorial that will be placed on Charleston Animal Society's campus to commemorate the service of not only military men and women but also the animals that served by their side.
"Charleston Animal Society has always had the deepest appreciation possible for our military and they are among our most loyal supporters, through adoption, fostering and volunteering," said Charleston Animal Society CEO Joe Elmore.
One military adopter who will be at the ceremony is retired Air Force Captain Patricia Riley.
"Boomer came to me in 1991 and saved me. Shelter dogs provide the unconditional acceptance, love and structure so many of us need. As I realized, we do not rescue dogs, they rescue us," Riley said when asked about the relationship between rescuers and their dogs.
The Navy Nuclear Power Training Center band will open and close the ceremony.
A reception with refreshments will follow the ceremony.