I'm sure that you're being overwhelmed with responses after the world learning about Caitlyn. It's sad that such an unfortunate incident had to occur to bring to light what a wonderful gem you have in the Charleston Animal Society. As our societies slowly change and begin to realize that having opposable thumbs doesn't give us the right to inflict damage on the earth and its inhabitants, places like the Animal Society shine through as leaders. They walk the walk and talk the talk and the animals are the better off for them. Kudos CAS!!
I am grateful to Charleston Animal Society for saving so many lives, especially my Phrynie Belle! I call her my Wild Child, but the fact is she is just a very happy young dog! Her spirit and determination has taught me patience and her cuddles and kisses remind me how wonderful unconditional love is. I am so happy that Charleston Animal Society is working on making the state a no kill state so everyone will have the opportunity to experience unconditional love if they are willing!
My family became complete after I adopted my Peaches from Charleston Animal Society! She is now 16 years old and her eyesight is failing and she moves a bit slower. If it was not for this amazing organization Peaches would not have had a second chance and my family would t be complete!
It is my pleasure to share my interaction and story about Charleston Animal Society. I love to support an organization that is literally "lifesaving" and "life changing" for so many people and animals. The love and care given to each animal is unmatched by any other organization I have ever witnessed. The love and support from the community really shows that it is a collaborative effort to continue to sustain the No Kill Charleston initiative. No Kill South Carolina is making such an amazing impact across the state. I am a proud supporter of Charleston Animal Society!
I've fostered and adopted 3 wonderful pets from Charleston Animal Society. All of them were "foster failures" and I love them more than anything. I'm so thankful that Charleston Animal Society treated them for multiple issues before I adopted them, because I can't imagine a world without them (or a world without Charleston Animal Society!).
I've adopted one dog and one cat from Charleston Animal Society. They were both given second chances and a new life because of the efforts of Charleston Animal Society. My two year old hound mix, Strawberry , came into CAS with 6 other dogs and was terrified of people, one of the dogs that she arrived with had burns down his back. The staff of Charleston Animal Society treated her sibling's burns and worked to socialize her with people, after she would finally open up to people they placed her in a foster home to continue her socialization, lucky for me, that foster home was my home. Everyday CAS works to improve the lives of animals through their spay/neuter clinic, adoption center, free roaming cat initiative, and more. I now work at CAS, and donate my extra time and money to helping to make sure that Charleston will stay a No Kill Community! There is nothing better than watching a new adopter go home with a pet that is being given a second chance.
Charleston Animal Society has helped Thousands of animals . With their help and support my animals found their forever home.
Charleston Animal Society is a wonderful place to adopt from, both of my cats are from this wonderful facility. I fostered my tri-pod cat because her leg was amputated and she was very stressed in the shelter. Fortunately, she didn't leave my house :) I could not recommend a better facility to adopt from all pets come spayed or neutered, vaccinated, all pets are examined by a licensed veterinarian and the adoption process is wonderful and thorough. Everyone needs to stop by this wonderful and caring facility!
I started volunteering in 2013, the year they became no kill. I worked in the newly formed kitten room and interacted with the staff throughout the shelter. I was then and continue to be overwhelmed with the love and commitment shown by the staff. Before coming to volunteer I had adopted a kitten from there and also given small donations that I could afford because I knew of them as a worthwhile non profit. I have seen the various programs grow and develop and I admire their determination to improve shelters throughout the state, sharing their knowledge and resources. I also foster kittens and adopted Chloe several years ago. She was brought in by animal control at less than four weeks and was severely ill with upper respiratory. They did not give up on her even though it was touch and go for about two weeks. The vets and staff even took her home at night a few times. Now she is fat and definitely sassy! She enjoys interacting with the various foster kittens.
I adopted a heartworm positive dog from Charleston Animal Society and the experience went beautifully! The staff and veterinarians were very responsive to her needs and the animal society covered all the costs associated with the treatment, which saved me hundreds of dollars. They are an AAHA accredited facility (even our regular veterinarian hasn't achieved this yet), so I knew she was in the best hands for her treatment. I would definitely adopt from them again!
I've fostered and adopted 2 cats and 2 dogs from Charleston Animal Society. The support and attention given helped me with the decision to make room for one more animal in my home. Louie, our most recent addition, came in as a stray with heartworms, an embedded collar and needed his leg to be amputated. The medical treatment given to save his life is so appreciated as he makes our home complete! Having only 3 legs is not an issue for this spoiled dog! Thanks CAS!!
Charleston Animal Society's forward thinking is a breath of fresh air. The staff and volunteers work tirelessly to fulfill the mission and provide excellent care to the animals. The No Kill South Carolina initiative is instrumental in preventing needless euthanasia to healthy dogs in the state.
I have lived in the Charleston area for 30 years and the Charleston Animal Society, which used to be called the John Ancrum SPCA, has always been there for animals and has evolved as the city has grown and gained an international reputation.
Of particular note, it has been bold in its approach as a "no kill" shelter AND taken on a powerful interest group, the horse carriage businesses, in working to improve conditions for horses that are increasingly stressed by heavy traffic, congestion and extremely hot conditions.
I know them both as a professional, as a journalist at the local daily newspaper, and as a client, having adopted two animals from them in the past eight years.
The staff works hard to broadcast the plight of homeless and abused animals via TV, print media and social media. The Charleston Animal Society gained international attention for saving a dog, later named Caitlin, which had its muzzle taped shut, and for prosecuting the owner.
They are always ready to respond to emergencies, such as dogs caught in disasters or found on properties of animal abusers and hoarders.
The Charleston Animal Society is more than worthy as a "Great Nonprofit."
I have seen first hand what amazing work CAS does for the community and the animals in our community. They deserve every praise! Adopt don't shop! No kill is a big deal! Donate from the heart!
Charleston Animal Society is animal welfare at it's finest. From preventing animal cruelty, finding homes for homeless pets, to creating a more humane Charleston through Educating children - Their dedication and love for animals is the reason I donate to Charleston Animal Society.
My home would not be complete without my two Charleston Animal Society alums! They are the best at saving lives in the local community, and are now being noticed on a national scale - totally deserving!
Charleston Animal Society is an amazing, happy place. There is always so much going on! I've adopted two of my dogs there, attended the Firefighter Calendar Debut Party, fielded a team in the Chili Cook-off and attended their Annual Meeting. There are so many ways to support this wonderful organization. It's special because the people connected with it obviously care so much for their mission and for the animals.
I've adopted two terrier mixes from Charleston Animal Society. The staff is knowledgeable and genuinely caring about matching the right animal with the right family. They are visible in the community and care for more than 19,000 animals every year. I am amazed.
Throughout my time in Charleston, I have supported Charleston Animal Society through volunteering, donating, and advocacy. In 2005-2007 I volunteered after high school walking dogs, caring for kittens and puppies, and assisting adopters. During that time, we had many adult dogs come through the shelter that were heartworm positive but unable to be adopted due to the cost of treatment. Each week I picked two-three dogs that were heartworm positive and paid for the treatment.
In the time that I volunteered I also fostered many puppies and kittens that were too young, ill or in need of TLC. When these animals were ready for adoption, I found adopters or I adopted them my self. I have continued to foster over 50 animals for Charleston Animal Society since 2005. Pictured are just a few of my previous fosters that I have adopted.
I have watched Charleston Animal Society become a leader, ambassador, and role model in the animal welfare field. I will continue to support Charleston Animal Society and their efforts of establishing No Kill, No Harm, No More.
I have fostered and adopted all three of my animals from Charleston Animal Society and I am so thankful for them. Everyone there was so friendly and informative and they made sure that my home was a good fit for my babies. You can tell that everyone there and the organization as a whole shares a love for animals and wants what's best for them.
I have fostered, adopted,and volunteered with Charleston Animal Society and have always had such wonderful experiences with the staff. I have watched everything Charleston Animal Society has achieved over the last 8 years and I am amazed. They continue to be a leader for the animal welfare field in the state and the country. Charleston Animal Society has touched the lives of thousands of animals I am honored to be apart of this community!
I am very thankful for Charleston Animal Society. There are a lot of cats that live in my neighborhood and with all the construction going on lately a lot of them have been more out in the open. Some neighbors complained about the cats now that they could see them and were concerned about them breeding and multiplying. Thanks to Charleston Animal Society's Trap-Vaccinate-Alter-Return program I was able to get all these cats spayed/neutered for free so they could live out the rest of their life in the neighborhood without worrying people about kittens everywhere.