At Charleston Animal Society, we love to recognize acts of kindness!  This page is dedicated to highlighting students and children who have gone above and beyond to support the animals in our community.  Many thanks to everyone shared on this page for being true COMPASSION HEROES!

Brownie Troop 3321

This wonderful group of girl scouts made it their mission to help Charleston Animal Society!  On top of making blankets and toys for the animals, they also donated multiple boxes of Girl Scout cookies to our staff, and wrote us a check for $1000!  These girls also participated in our Paw Patch Program to get a behind-the-scenes tour of our facility to see the direct impact of their amazing donations.

Isabelle and Delaney

These sweet Pet Buddies students from Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School went around their neighborhood singing and performing “Cups” to earn money to donate to Charleston Animal Society.

James Hazelwood

Not only did James ask for supplies for his birthday to benefit the animals, he also started a Facebook fundraiser for Charleston Animal Society with a goal of $200.  He overwhelmingly exceeded his goal, raising $335 for the animals!

Joseph Kursh

For his 7th birthday, Joseph asked for monetary donations to Charleston Animal Society.  With the approximately $100 he raised, Joseph went on a shopping trip to Petco to pick out some of our most needed items for the animals.  Joseph then joined us for a birthday party at the shelter!

Charles Pinckney Elementary School  

In their spring 2021 school-wide donation drive, Charles Pinckney Elementary students collected 9 large boxes full of toys, treats, wet food, dry food, newspaper, bedding, and more!

Lilah Gonzalez

Lilah hosted a lemonade stand with the hopes of donating her profits to Charleston Animal Society.  She ended up raising more than $300 for the animals!  When asked if she was okay with her photo being shared, Lilah’s mom said that Lilah hopes others will see her photo and be inspired to help the animals as well!

Genevieve Sturdy

Genevieve spent her summer doing odd jobs around her neighborhood, including making “I helped save an animal” keychains and petsitting dogs, cats, and guinea pigs for her neighbors.  Genevieve donated all of the money she earned ($200) for her hard work to the animals at Charleston Animal Society!

Luke Fischer

For his 7th birthday, Luke collected donations for Charleston Animal Society.  He filled an entire shopping cart with food for our puppies and kitties!  This is not the first time he’s done this either!  He did a collection for his 6th birthday too, and another one this past February.

Stella & Alice

Stella and Alice, ages 8 and 6, are wonderful examples of the kids we love to spotlight!  They organized a lemonade stand and spent hours asking for donations from their generous neighbors.  We are happy to report that they enjoyed the experience and their efforts paid off!

Nora Lambert

In June, Nora celebrated her 7th birthday at the shelter.  A week later, her family came back and adopted a dog (“Minnie”)!  Ever since then, Nora and her family have been coming back to the shelter each month, bringing donations, visiting the animals, and passing out treats to all the dogs to celebrate Minnie’s “adopt-a-versary.”  Nora has even made items herself, including rice socks, fleece blankets, and a cat puzzle feeder.

Zachary & Nicholas Fiorini

Brothers Zachary and Nicholas did a bunch of chores to earn their allowance.  Instead of keeping the money for themselves, they decided to donate all of the money they earned to the animals!

Benjamin Gandy

In place of gifts for himself, Benjamin decided to collect donations for the shelter for his birthday this year.  He enjoyed doing it so much that he plans to do it again for Christmas!  Benjamin has a special love for Charleston Animal Society thanks to his dog Lulu, whom his family adopted from CAS 3 years ago.

Ruby McGinnis

For her 7th birthday, Ruby asked for donations for the animals in lieu of gifts for herself!  She recently visited the shelter with her sister Minnie to give some extra love and attention to all of our animals.  The dogs are going to love all the new toys and peanut butter!