Celebrity Paws in the Park

It's Time to Stand Up to Cruelty
It's Time to Stand Up to Cruelty


Hello friends, Charleston Animal Society CEO Joe Elmore here. It pains me to have to talk about animal cruelt, but over the past few months we have had to to address some of the most shocking cases of animal cruelty our organization has seen in its 148 years. From the 166 dogs rescued from neglectful conditions in Pickens County, to the 3 dogs shot in Orangeburg, to the deeply disturbing case of the dog screwed to the doorway in Union County; there is no denying the impact cruelty has made on our state.

The time has come to stand up against cruelty. 

We are officially less than 16 days away from Celebrity Paws in the Park, the biggest fundraising event of the year for Charleston Animal Society and the No Kill South Carolina 2024 project. I want to see thousands come out to join us in the fight against cruelty at Riverfront Park on Saturday March 19th. If you help us reach our fundraising goal of $475,000 we will be enabled to pull countless animals out of cruelty as we push to make South Carolina the first No Kill State in the southern United States. 

Join us in our efforts to support the lifesaving programs at Charleston Animal Society! Since 1874, the organization’s mission has always been the prevention of cruelty to animals. 

Over 15,000 animals will turn to Charleston Animal Society for caring, compassion and hope this year alone. In addition to caring for homeless animals, adopting them into new homes, and reuniting lost pets with their families, the organization responds to animals in crisis as a result of both man-made and natural disasters. Their shelter medicine program provides direct care for as many as 1,200 animals at one time spays or neuters upwards of 10,000 dogs and cats each year. They also provide emergency medical services to critically ill and injured animals arriving at the shelter daily. 

No donation amount is too small and 100% of all proceeds benefit Charleston Animal Society.

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