South Carolina’s First Statewide Town Hall on Animal Welfare

Tuesday at 6pm: Shelters around the state will share strategies on making South Carolina a No Kill State by 2024.

No Kill South Carolina 2024 and Charleston Animal Society will be hosting the South Carolina’s first-ever statewide Town Hall on Tuesday, June 8th  at 6pm. The focus of the program is how South Carolina is on track to become a No Kill State by 2024. Guests will include shelter leaders from around the state and the President of Petco Love (formerly Petco Foundation) Susanne Kogut. You can tune in live on Facebook or YouTube, just go to your favorite shelter’s Facebook page to tune in.


Since No Kill South Carolina began six years ago, animal shelters across the state have saved more than 500,000 animal lives with 30,000 fewer animals euthanized, something unheard of in the South, a region historically plagued with high euthanasia rates.

“Our efforts with No Kill South Carolina over the past six years have made tremendous gains in the fight to save animals in every corner of the state,” said Charleston Animal Society President and CEO Joe Elmore, CFRE, CAWA. “The trending shows that we can make this groundbreaking initiative a reality by 2024.”


Petco Love has been funding the efforts of No Kill South Carolina since the beginning. Now, with the goal in sight, the foundation is making a $1-million Challenge. “If the organizations in South Carolina work together and achieve the goal of No Kill South Carolina by 2024 – Petco Love will invest $1 million in the lifesaving work of organizations across South Carolina,” said Petco Love President Susanne Kogut. “These funds can be used to sustain No Kill South Carolina!”


Tune in to learn about lifesaving strategies including managing community cats, transports, fostering to save lives, statewide adoption events, embracing change and ways you can get involved. Every part of the state will be represented, including: Aiken, Anderson, Bennettsville, Charleston, Columbia, Greenwood, Greenville and North Myrtle Beach.

If you can’t find the Town Hall on your local shelter’s Facebook or YouTube page, go to: