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No Kill South Carolina is So Close!


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


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 [...]

Andrews business hosts spay and neuter event for pets


About 45 dogs and cats in the Town of Andrews are now spayed or neutered after a free veterinarian event on March 28. The event was organized by All 4 Paws, an animal rescue based in Pawleys Island, and Charleston Animal Society, which supplied a mobile spay-neuter clinic for the day. All 4 Paws is [...]

New Beginning: 60th Anniversary of the Humane Society of Greenwood


No Kill South Carolina Partner organization looks toward the future. "Shelters are progressively moving toward models of operation that allow them to help animal owners as opposed to being places that “'take on problems.'" Read more

Petco Foundation donates $400,000 to Charleston Animal Society’s No Kill South Carolina initiative


An animal welfare initiative that aims to end euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals in the Palmetto State has received a $400,000 grant from the Petco Foundation. Click to read more at the Post & Courier

Anderson County’s No Kill Transition


Anderson County, South Carolina, is in the western part of the state, bordering Greenville County. It is located on the I-85 corridor between Charlotte and Atlanta – a corridor that is expected to see major growth in the future and is already seeing progressive change. Click to read more

No Kill South Carolina is changing the face of animal welfare


Charleston Animal Society CEO Joe Elmore writes about No Kill South Carolina in the politics and policy forecast. Click to read more

Summerville SPCA shelter seeks ‘no-kill’ status


No Kill South Carolina and Charleston Animal Society offer assistance to Frances R. Willis SPCA in Summerville. Click here to read more

Charleston Animal Society hosts disaster preparedness training for animal control, welfare agencies


The No Kill South Carolina initiative aims to save animals' lives, and disaster planning is a big part of that. Charleston Animal Society and No Kill South Carolina hosted a disaster training for shelters, presented by the Humane Society of the United States.  Click here for the article

No-Kill Mentoring


Have you noticed that No Kill communities tend to occur in clusters?  Read more