In just eight days, Charleston Animal Society distributed 30,000-pounds of pet food and more than 10,000-pounds of cat litter to eight different rescues and shelters across seven different counties.

This massive effort began April 30th when the  GreaterGood organization sent one of their Rescue Bank trucks filled with 15 pallets of pet food and five pallets of cat litter to Charleston Animal Society. It was part of the GreaterGood Food Grant-COVID -19 Response. Rescue Bank is one of the Signature Programs of Greater Good, it provides support to shelters and rescues across the nation in times of need.

Charleston Animal Society has worked in years past with GreaterGood to act as a supply hub for our state during disasters — and once again for the COVID-19 response.

“GreaterGood has been an amazing partner through the years, providing support to our state during hurricanes” said Charleston Animal Society Chief Strategy Officer Aldwin Roman, CAWA. “Now, in the middle of a national health emergency, they are once again partnering with us to help animals across South Carolina.”

As soon as the supplies arrived, Charleston Animal Society staff was quick to start reaching out to organizations in our community and beyond to offer a helping hand. (See gallery below).

Receiving organizations included:
  • Dorchester Paws (Dorchester County)
  • Berkeley County Animal Center (Berkeley County)
  • St. Frances Animal Center (Georgetown County)
  • Marlboro County Animal Shelter (Marlboro County)
  • Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary (Charleston County)
  • Feline Refuge (Charleston County)
  • Rainbows Edge Animal Refuge (Jasper County)
  • New Beginnings Shepherd Rescue (Orangeburg County)

We want to thank United Rentals for providing the forklift and Palmetto Craftsmen for providing the forklift operator! Charleston Animal Society could not provide these lifesaving supplies without support from organizations like GreaterGood.