Clear the Shelter Now Through September 19th!

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

Charleston Animal Society Rescues Animals from Path of Hurricane Ida

In one of the last pet evacuations before Hurricane Ida hit, Charleston Animal Society rescued 50 dogs from the path of the storm from the Humane Society of South Mississippi in Gulfport.

Voting Now Open for the Rescue Brew Beer Label Contest!

Public voting to select the Charleston Animal Society Spokesdog and Spokescat who will appear on the labels of the “2021 Rescue Brew Beer” from Palmetto Brewing Company is now underway.


The lives of thousands of animals in shelters across South Carolina are at stake, as homeless animals have been pouring into shelters for weeks. To solve this unprecedented crisis in SC, shelters across the state have joined together to launch “Summer Slam Emergency Rescue Operation.”

Pecan Heals After Two Broken Legs

Late last week, a local veterinarian stumbled upon a sweet, little dog in a horrible situation. Pecan, a 21-pound stray beagle, had likely been hit by a car and was suffering from two badly broken legs.

Largest Cruelty Case in South Carolina History

Charleston Animal Society deployed teams to assist the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office with the largest animal cruelty operation in South Carolina history following an operation in Gray Court, SC on July 16th.

2021 ‘Rescue Brew Beer Star Search’ Search Underway

The Second Annual Rescue Brew Beer Spokesdog and Spokescat star search is now underway!  Winners will appear on the labels of our “2021 Rescue Brew Beer” from Palmetto Brewing Company.  Pet owners are being asked to submit a photo of their rescued dogs and cats at


Join us at Palmetto Brewing Company on Friday, July 16th from 4:00PM to 6:00PM for the launch of our 2021 Rescue Brew Beer Contest! Meet some wonderful adoptable dogs, sip on some cold beer and enjoy food from Gobble Gobble Food Truck.

$1,000 Reward for Information on Dog Rescued with Embedded Chain

$1,000 Reward for Information on Dog Rescued with Embedded Chain

A three-year-old dog is recovering at Charleston Animal Society after he was discovered with a choke collar embedded at least an inch into his neck. The lifesaving veterinarian team at the shelter took emergency action when Rocky was brought in June 23rd. “We immediately had to shave around the wound so we could then cut the collar out,” said Chief Veterinary Officer Lucy Fuller, DVM. “Embedded collars are very dangerous because they threaten so many vital areas in the neck.”


Charleston Animal Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and felony conviction of the person responsible for the actions that led to Rocky’s injury. He was found by a North Charleston Animal Control officer after a concerned citizen called in. He was running loose in an industrial area near Riverfront Park.

“This collar was so embedded that it took at least weeks, if not months for it to go this deep,” said Fuller. “Rocky was likely tied up and constantly pulling on the chain, which then caused the collar to cut through the neck.” His owner hasn’t come to the shelter to try and find him.

If you know who is responsible, call North Charleston Animal Control at: (843) 740-2800.


Rocky was given pain medications and antibiotics and his wound was initially treated with honey, to help clean the injury. His bandages are changed daily and he has been extremely friendly to staff.

“None of this treatment would be possible if it weren’t for the care, compassion and generosity of our donors and supporters who give to Caitlyn’s Anti-Cruelty Fund,” said Charleston Animal Society Vice President of Operations and Strategy Aldwin Roman, CAWA. “Thanks to people like you, we remain committed to fighting cruelty wherever it exists.” You can help us fight cruelty at


10 Things to Know to Keep Your Pet Safe this 4th of July!

The 4th of July Holiday is a celebration, but it can be dangerous for pets who are spooked by fireworks. Because one out of three pets will go missing at some point in their lifetime, Charleston Animal Society is teaming up with Petco Love Lost to keep animal safe.