Kitten Intensive-Care Unit opens at Charleston Animal Society

Published: Apr. 12, 2015 at 4:07 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - The Charleston Animal Society will be dedicating their Kitten Intensive Care Unit today in honor of Jane and Jerry Acker.

The event is free and open to the public, taking place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Charleston Animal Society on Remount Road in North Charleston.

“So many times, the public never gets to see how we save lives,” said Charleston Animal Society Director of Operations Pearl Sutton. “Now the new Kitten ICU will let them get a first-hand look.”

The Kitten ICU has been designed as a nursery to meet the special needs of the kittens, containing custom-made bassinets, mobiles, a rocking chair, and a glass window with a speaker.

Care experts and volunteers will be able to interact with the kittens, warming them with rice socks, administering medication, and feeding them with bottles.

“Each year, we see 2,500 kittens come through our doors and we make every effort to save each and every life,” said Charleston Animal Society Chief Executive Officer Joe Elmore.

To support the Kitten ICU, kitten care packages can be purchased at the Charleston Animal Society.

The Charleston Animal Society is a No-Kill shelter.

For more information about the event, volunteering, and adoptions, visit


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