Free vaccines, microchips and more for 2,000 dogs and cats!

(JANUARY 30, 2023 | NORTH CHARLESTON) — Charleston Animal Society’s No Kill South Carolina initiative is aiming to set the first world record for animals in South Carolina.
“This is unprecedented. This will involve 2,000 dogs and cats from South Carolina, as we race to break the World Record for the Most Pet Vaccine Pledges in 24 hours,” said Charleston Animal Society President and CEO Joe Elmore, CAWA, CFRE. “Everyone with a pet is invited to attend our Vax-a-palooza on February 18th at the North Charleston Coliseum/Convention Center.”
Just sign-up for a FREE appointment at You can make appointments for more than one animal. Each animal will receive $150 in free services including a microchip and lifesaving vaccinations.

“Even if your dog or cat is updated on their vaccines, Vax-a-palooza will offer a free microchip that helps to find lost animals. We will also help you verify your pet’s current microchip if they already have one,” Elmore said. “Microchips are so important during hurricane season when so many pets are lost during evacuations.”

Those in attendance will also receive a free emergency Pet Grab ‘n Go bag and be signed up for Petco Love Lost which uses facial recognition to find lost animals.

The purpose of Vax-a-palooza is to:

  • Promote veterinary care for companion animals to enhance their health
  • Prepare companion animals and their families for hurricane evacuations
  • Vaccinate companion animals to reduce community disease
  • Microchip companion animals to reunite lost animals with loved ones
  • Register companion animals in Petco Love Lost to reunite lost animals via facial identification with loved ones
Rabies Rabies
DAPP: (distemper, adenovirus, parvo and parainfluenza) FVRCP (Feline viral rhinotracheicis, calicivirus and panleukopenia)

WHO: Charleston Animal Society’s No Kill South Carolina initiative.

WHAT: Vax-a-palooza (2,000 FREE vaccines and microchips will be administered)

WHERE: The North Charleston Coliseum at 3300 Firestone Rd in North Charleston

WHEN: Saturday, February 18th from 9:00 AM to to 5:00 PM

WHY: To make our community healthier by vaccinating animals against diseases like rabies and distemper. To break the world record for the most vaccine pledges in a 24-hour period.