I can only give one star. They lied about his age and lied about how unhealthy he was. Thank God I am a senior citizen and not someone adopting a dog for my child. It's been a year and eight month since I got my boy and I spend at least $200 a month keeping him alive. Don't get me wrong I love him dearly on his last visit to vet which cost me another $360 and that doesn't include the money for his meds every month. Be careful especially if you adopt one that has had heart worm treatment. Even though they kill the heartworms that doesn't mean their heart and lungs are damaged. Due to the heart meds he takes every month it's ok but his lungs are shut. My vet told me their main concern was get them in and get them out. I have to watch my sweet boy struggle with every breath. I will get another rescue but will go through private adoption. FU pet helpers. You might not put them down but you leave it to the ones of us who ACTUALLY love them.
I was hired by Pet Helpers in April 2014 to head up the fundraising effort. I have been an animal lover my entire life and I have always had rescued animals, ones I found along the highway or at my back door. It's a family weakness. I was never able to go into a shelter. I wanted to keep my blinders on ... I didn't want to know how many get euthanized or the poor quality of their care or how poor the financial resources. It runs in my family. My sister in Virginia can't walk into a shelter either. When she's in the market for a new animal, and if one doesn't find her, she calls the local shelter and asks them to bring her one that needs a home. She's done this three times in her adult life. But then along came Pet Helpers. I moved to Charleston in April and wanted a job I could love. I applied for the Pet Helpers job that I saw posted and the minute I walked through the door, I knew it was a different kind of place. I knew I wanted to work here. The animals that end up in our care are in deed very lucky animals. I only wish we could help more ... a lot more. Please support Pet Helpers!
I found out about Pet Helpers 6 years ago when I saw a dog on an adoption site that I was interested in. He was heart worm positive and I fostered him until he was cleared for me to adopt. They made the foster to adopt process so easy. Since then, I have not only volunteered for them, but also became a kitten foster as well as having them be my "charity of choice" for monetary as well as physical donations. They are so close to my heart that when my close friend passed away, her family chose Pet Helpers as the charity to donate to in lieu of flowers!
Before deciding to adopt I did not know much about Pet Helpers, but when I saw my future dogs faces on a link posted on social media, I knew had to check it out immediately. The staff there was helpful and kind, letting us spend time with, and answering all the questions they could about our puppies, who had been dropped off at the shelter a few days before after being attacked by an adult dog. They were vetted, neutered, and cared for at no cost to us. We were even asked to come back in for a wound check, and given a complementary veterinary visit with our adoption fee. Pet Helpers Clinic remains our vet to this day, and I am happy to say that my girls are thriving thanks to the excellent care they received at this facility during such a critical time. In addition to directly caring for animals, Pet Helpers has numerous programs, and affiliations to make the lives of all the animals in Charleston better, not just those who are still looking for their furever home.
As a "forever" shelter, this company goes above and beyond to ensure that not only are those donating their time and money are thoughtfully acknowledged, but also that those new pet parents are given every tool to succeed.
Pet Helpers has opened doors for those individuals previously unable to properly care for their pets to keep them in their homes where they are loved. This has been done through their pet food bank which is open to individuals with animals who are receiving government food benefits. Also, much progress has been made with the Unchain Charleston campaign, a volunteer program that builds fences for those without one so that they do not have to keep their dogs chained in the yard.
Pet Helpers is transforming the Carolina Lowcountry through a variety of avenues to find animals in need permanent, loving homes.
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