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Stay up on all the latest news from Charleston Animal Society.. We will keep this page updated with the latest news, happenings and important information you need to know. Thank you for your interest in our efforts to save even more animal lives.


Who stole "Piggie Stardust?" That's the question after a pot-bellied pig being cared for by Charleston Animal Society was stolen over the Thanksgiving weekend. North Charleston Police are investigating the theft that occurred in the shelter's barn. On November 16th, PIggie Stardust was found as a stray at a Home Depot in North Charleston and was then brought to Charleston Animal Society for her protection and care.


On Giving Tuesday, your support of Charleston Animal Society's lifesaving mission will go twice as far. An anonymous donor is providing a $50,000 match -- meaning your gift doubles through midnight on Tuesday, November 29th. Go to to donate.

Rescue Brew Beer Contest Winners Announced!

This year, there were a record number of 709 entrants who raised a total of $81,699 for Charleston Animal Society’s No Kill South Carolina initiative, helping make our state a friendlier place for animals. When the voting phase closed in September, the public selected three cats and three dogs as the finalists in the running for Spokescat and Spokesdog respectively.

Charleston Animal Society Named a 2022 Oxbow Kindswell Grant Winner

Oxbow Animal Health has announced the recipients of its 2022 KINDSWELL Rescue Grants. The 2022 grants will provide more than $40,000 in funding and product donations to nine deserving organizations in support of a variety of projects and programs to benefit the welfare of small animals in need. Grant winners are chosen for excellence in the areas of educational outreach, public awareness, and project impact.

Lowcountry Pit Crew Launch Party

Launch of the Lowcountry Pit Crew! A community-wide effort to find every homeless dog a loving family. This two-day celebration will include fee-waived adoptions with extended hours on Saturday, free Hill's Science Diet food for a year for the first 50 adopted dogs, plus a "watch party" to see if our animals win a brand new Defender vehicle from Land Rover!

PEDIGREE FOUNDATION® Names 2023 Rescue Dog of the Year

PEDIGREE Foundation announced today its 2023 Rescue Dog of the Year is Ciri, a husky pup adopted from Charleston Animal Society in South Carolina. Her inspiring story of compassion and community demonstrates the power of coming together to help more dogs find their perfect homes.

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