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Someone tested positive for Covid-19 and is surrendering their dog. How should we handle the animal?

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World Small Animal Veterinary Association statement about the interaction with pets that have been in contact with Coronavirus-19 positive person "While SARS-Cov-2 seems to have emerged from an animal source, it is now spreading from person-to-person. Person-to-person spread is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. At this time, it’s [...]

Greenville County Reaches No-Kill Status!

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Shelly Simmons, animal care manager, said the no-kill goal is one the shelter couldn't have reached without the community's help. "We know it’s not going to get easier just because we made the announcement. It’s harder now than ever because of the animals that we’re seeing," Simmons said.   Click to read more  

Carolina Cares with Tyler Ryan

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Tyler Ryan speaks with Lexington County Animal Control Officer Lisa Thomas about the pet over population in the Palmetto State, and what organizations like the Charleston Animal Society are doing on the state wide level, working with cities and counties across the state to complete the "No Kill SC" initiative. Listen here

Cat cafe partners with local organization to decrease euthanization rates in the state

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Pounce Cat Cafe in downtown Charleston is one of the most successful cat cafes in America, acting as a foster-to-adopt location for cats from Charleston Animal Society and freeing resources so they can help animals from shelters outside Charleston. Read the full article here

Low-cost spay/neuter available in Orangeburg County

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City of Columbia Animal Services manager Marli Drum writes: One of the best ways to make sure this happens is to spay or neuter pets before they have a chance to breed. Reaching this goal is becoming more and more attainable, especially with low-cost spay/neuter becoming more accessible. Read the full article here

Animal advocates working to make SC a no-kill state

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An ambitious effort is underway by animal advocates to prevent any healthy animals in South Carolina from being euthanized because they do not have a home. The Charleston Animal Society is working with shelters and animal protection groups statewide for No Kill South Carolina. Click to read more

Dog advocates focusing on making South Carolina a “no-kill” state, but challenges remain

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Dog lovers and advocates are looking to make South Carolina a "no-kill" state when it comes to euthanizing dogs. Several local groups held a meeting at the Aiken SPCA but the question turns to where things go from here. Watch both segments and read the article here

‘No Kill South Carolina’ pushing to save more animals’ lives

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Dozens of animal lovers gathered Thursday, headed up by 'No Kill South Carolina', a state-wide initiative that is working to end unnecessary euthanization. Watch the news segment here

No Kill South Carolina is So Close!

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Imagine a South Carolina where every healthy and treatable dog and cat is saved. That’s the ultimate goal of No Kill South Carolina (NKSC), an initiative of the Charleston Animal Society based on its successful No Kill Charleston model. A groundbreaking new survey made possible by the Petco Foundation shows that dream is within our grasp. [...]

How South Carolina’s animal shelters are grappling with pet overpopulation

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Staff know to expect an influx of homeless animals, especially kittens, because dogs and cats typically have litters during summer months. Many communities, however, are struggling to cope.   Although nonprofit shelters like Charleston Animal Society and Dorchester Paws, as well as government-run shelters like [Columbia Animal Services] are facing challenges, South Carolina has made significant strides in [...]