You can make a difference in the lives of animals who cannot speak for themselves, help us to protect animals and help to prosecute those who abuse them.
South Carolina Law
It is illegal to neglect, abuse, torment or torture an animal.
It is illegal to steal or kill a pet.
It is illegal to participate in dog-fighting even as a spectator.
Animal Cruelty Resources
Charleston Animal Society is not a law enforcement agency, but we work closely with law enforcement agencies. If you witness animal cruelty, call your local police department or animal control. If it is safe to do so, please record a photo or video of potential cruelty cases to aid in the investigation process.
If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1
Charleston County Animal Control: (843) 743-7200
Berkeley County Animal Control: (843) 719-4300
Dorchester Cty Animal Control: (843) 832-0015
Getting Laws Changed
Charleston Animal Society works with other organizations around the state to strengthen animal protection laws and penalties. If you would like to be a voice for animals and help to enact new and improved laws, which protect animals and their care, please consider donating to Caitlyn’s Anti-Cruelty Fund.