Monday, June 24, 2013

Free pet adoptions Wed.-Sun. at Charleston Animal Society

Rescue shelter has 800 pets on its hands

Posted by Paul Bowers on Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Wont you help this box of kittens find a home?
With a record number of pets in its care, the Charleston Animal Society will waive all fees for adoptions of cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies from Wed. June 26 through Sun. June 30. The first 50 adopters on Wednesday will receive $5 PetSmart gift cards.

According to a press release, the Animal Society currently has "a record number of kittens and over 800 total animals in its system," both at its Remount Road campus and in foster homes. By offering adoptions free of charge, the organization aims to find homes for 300 animals during the campaign.

“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,” says Joe Elmore, CEO 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 have been fully vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed or neutered. They are also eligible for a free health exam from most veterinarians.

"In order to realize our goal of making Charleston a No Kill community by 2015, we need the public's help in providing these wonderful animals a new home,” Elmore says. “Our rallying cry is ‘Make room for one more in your heart and in your home.’”

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