Charleston County is the oldest No Kill Community for dogs and cats in the Southeast and is celebrating eight years as a No Kill Community. Click to read more
[Charleston Animal Society] is celebrating the eighth successful year of its “No Kill Charleston” campaign and the fulfillment of a dramatically ambitious goal, especially for a shelter that takes in all animals from a region of the country where euthanasia rates run high. Read the full op-ed here
More time at home in 2020 has meant more dogs and cats being adopted and brought home, according to those at South Carolina shelters.Adoptions at Pawmetto Lifeline, a nonprofit shelter in Irmo, have been taking place at a pace that is 15 to 20 pets per week more than last year on average, according to CEO [...]
Someone tested positive for Covid-19 and is surrendering their dog. How should we handle the animal?
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 [...]
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
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