Dorchester Paws to reopen Tuesday following admissions department closure

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Last Friday, Dorchester Paws had to close its admissions department because of overcrowding, but the animal shelter is now reopening its doors earlier than anticipated.

After taking in over 100 animals over a three-day span last week, the center had to stop taking in animals. Executive Director Kim Almstedt said 380 animals were in its care when it could only handle 165.

The reopening on Tuesday comes one day ahead of schedule.

Almstedt added there are roughly 400 animals at Dorchester Paws with 200 in foster homes. The shelter says it's running an adoption special of all dogs over 40 pounds for $40 and cats over six months old for $50. The fees include vaccines, flea/tick preventative, deworm, spay/neuter, and microchip.

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