Chili Cook-off Goes Virtual!

The 2020 Chili Cook-off is going virtual and you will be a big part of its success!

Voting Begins for the Rescue Brew Contest

Voting Now Open for the Rescue Brew Beer Label Contest!

Vote Early and Vote Often for Your Favorite Spokesdog and Spokescat

Charleston, SC – Public voting to select the Charleston Animal Society Spokesdog and Spokescat who will appear on the labels of the “2020 Rescue Brew Beer” from Palmetto Brewing Company is now underway.  With well over 500 dogs and cats entered in this first ever contest, the competition to select three finalist dogs and three finalist cats will be fierce.  Each $1 vote cast at supports the lifesaving programs of Charleston Animal Society.  Voting begins September 9, 2020 and continues until October 8, 2020.  From the finalists, one Grand Prize Winning Dog and one Grand Prize Winning Cat will be selected by our celebrity judges to appear on the labels and will be announced on November 21, 2020.

The winning dog and cat will each appear on the labels for the special fall release of the 2020 Rescue Brew Beer.  “Rescue Brew brings back a Palmetto favorite for the 2020 holiday season – Peace of Cookie,” said Collin Clark, Director of Brand Development for Palmetto Brewing.  “All of us here at Palmetto are thrilled to be able to bring this beer back in support of Charleston Animal Society this year, and we’re sure all the dog and cat lovers out there will enjoy it as much as we do.  Inspired by your favorite cookie, whether that’s a classic sugar cookie or the ultimate chocolate chip, Peace of Cookie is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.”  The 2020 Rescue Brew Beer will be available at the Palmetto Brewing Company Charleston Taproom this fall.

“We are telling everyone to vote early and often for the Rescue Brew Beer finalists because every $1 vote cast benefits the lifesaving work at Charleston Animal Society,” said Charleston Animal Society’s President and CEO Joe Elmore, CFRE, CAWA. “We are absolutely thrilled to celebrate the unconditional love that animals bring to our lives and partner with Palmetto Brewing Company, WCSC Live 5 News, Charleston City Paper and Cupcake DownSouth to find the first Spokesdog and Spokescat for the 2020 Rescue Brew Beer.”  The three finalist dogs and three finalist cats will each receive a $100 gift certificate for pet supplies at Charleston Animal Society and a “Mega Pupcake” from Cupcake DownSouth.

Fill the Truck September 11 & 12

Fill the Truck

For the Second Chance Resale Store

Come to Charleston Animal Society every second weekend of the month and FILL THE TRUCK with all of your gently used household items. We will then transport your donations to our Second Chance Resale Store where they will be resold to raise money for all of our animals!

Next Event: September 11 & 12, 10am – 2pm

If you’ve done a recent Spring Cleaning, this is the perfect chance to do amazing things with those couches, lamps, and other items you just don’t know what to do with!

Come drop off your items at our shelter: 2455 Remount Road in North Charleston!

More than 100 Animals Saved Thanks to Jeff Cook Real Estate

Jeff Cook Real Estate is sponsoring the next 100 adoptions at the shelter! Now through September 13 to celebrate Jeff’s Birthday.

Clear the Shelter Now Through August 30th!

Clear the Shelter and Fill Your Heart through Sunday at Charleston Animal Society! Get a goodie bag with every adoption.

The Grey Muzzle Organization Awards Grant to Charleston Animal Society

The dogs at Charleston Animal Society and across South Carolina are wagging their tails over a grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization.

Virtual Art Auction: August 1 – 7


Virtual Art Auction: August 1 – 7

Benefitting Charleston Animal Society

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first annual Virtual Art Auction! Every piece of art donated by an artist helped us save a life. Every bid you made allows us to continue our lifesaving work. Always remember that YOU are Charleston Animal Society. #ArtistsSaving Lives

Bidding is Now Closed

Nationally and internationally known artists are donating artwork for Charleston Animal Society’s virtual art auction August 1 – 7. “We are so thankful to have these incredible artists rally around our community animals during such a difficult time,” said Charleston Animal Society Board Chairwoman Laurel Greer.

Using the hashtag #ArtistsSavingLives, the auction will be promoted on social media and the web to help attract people interested in fantastic pieces of art and rescuing homeless animals.

Art mediums include traditional and unique art, jewelry, sculptures and much more. The list of artists participating in the virtual auction is growing and includes:

  • Mary Whyte is a watercolor artist and the recipient of the Portrait Society of America’s Gold Medal. She’s won recent national acclaim for her We the People exhibition featuring portraits of U.S. veterans from all 50 states.
  • Linda Fantuzzo creates paintings that are represented in the collections of museums around South Carolina, including the Gibbes Museum. Her work is also displayed in private and corporate collections around the U.S. and Europe.
  • Betty Anglin Smith has been an artist living and painting in the Charleston area for the last 40 years. Her works have been exhibited nationally in galleries from New York to San Francisco.
  • Connie Townsend is known around the country for her playful oil paintings of dogs and cats riding motorcycles, driving cars, and hanging out in coffee shops.


Sign up for bidding at starting July 25th. Bidding will then run August 1 – 7.  The host gallery for the virtual art auction is Dog & Horse Fine Art & Portraiture Gallery owned by Jaynie Spector in Charleston.

Prepare You and Your Pets Now for Hurricane Isaias

Hurricane Isaias could impact South Carolina’s Coast as early as Monday. Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.