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Shelter maxed out with animals hit record breaking number of adoptions

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Starting Wednesday, the Charleston Animal Society began offering free adoption.  According to Kay Hyman, Executive Director with the Charleston Animal Society, they have set a new record by adopting 203 animals in one day.

With a record number of kittens and over 800 total animals in its system, the Animal Society is beyond its capacity of 300.

"Traditionally, we see a great leap in the number of kittens coming into our system during the summer months, but never before has our situation been so urgent," explains Joe Elmore, Chief Executive Officer of Charleston Animal Society. "We don't turn animals away nor do we import highly desirable animals from other areas at the expense of local animals."

All animals available for adoption through Charleston Animal Society come spayed or neutered, are fully vaccinated, microchipped, and are eligible for a free health exam from most veterinarians. To get a jumpstart on the campaign, PetSmart gift cards will be given to the first 50 adopters on Wednesday.

Animals eligible for fee-waived adoptions are available at Charleston Animal Society's animal care campus off Remount Road in North Charleston. 

The shelter is open:

Wednesday, June 26th – Sunday June 30thth from 10:00AM - 7:00PM

Dogs from Charleston Animal Society are also available on weekends at PetSmart stores in West Ashley and Mount Pleasant.  Adoption hours for these locations are:

Friday:  12:00PM - 5:30PM

Saturday: 11:00AM - 5:30PM

Sunday: 12:00PM – 4:00PM

 

Charleston Animal Society also has cats available every day at PetCo, located at 975 Savannah Hwy., West Ashley.  Adoption hours are:

Mondays – Saturdays: 9:00AM – 9:00PM

Sundays: 10:00AM – 7:00PM

 

More information can be obtained at 843.747.4849 or through its website: http://www.charlestonanimalsociety.org.

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