Charleston Animal Society is one of 600 lifesaving organizations taking part in the national event.

Thursday| June 29, 2023 | NORTH CHARLESTON –  Charleston Animal Society is partnering with Best Friends Animal Society, a leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of cats and dogs in shelters by 2025, for the fifth National Adoption Weekend happening June 30-July 2.

“Shelters across the state and the country are experiencing an increase in animal populations and adoption rates aren’t keeping pace, resulting in overflowing kennels,” said Charleston Animal Society Vice President of Operations and Strategy Aldwin Roman, CAWA. “That’s why the Best Friends National Adoption weekend is coming at just the perfect time.”

Charleston Animal Society is open weekdays Noon – 5pm and weekends 10am – 5pm. All pets come microchipped, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and behavior tested.

Best Friends Animal Society, and nearly 600 shelter and rescue partners have joined together for the national event. By adopting a unique and loveable shelter pet, two lives are saved – that of the adopted cat or dog, and another that can now take their space in the shelter.

“We are excited to host our fifth National Adoption Weekend, encouraging the community to add a new pet to their home this summer,” said Julie Castle, CEO, Best Friends Animal Society. “These warmer months can see some of the highest intakes in shelters, so it’s critical the shelter staff and volunteers have the support they need from the community. If you can, please adopt and foster. And if you already have pets, make sure they’re microchipped and spayed/neutered.”

At a time when so many shelters across the country are short-staffed and well over capacity, individuals can help save lives by choosing to adopt a deserving pet from a shelter or rescue group instead of purchasing from a breeder or store. If you can’t add to your family right now, you can still help by spaying or neutering your pets, fostering kittens or an adult dog, volunteering, donating, and advocating for proven lifesaving programming for local pets.

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