Abandoned hunting dogs flood Charleston Animal Society

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Critical overcrowding spurs free adoptions on adult dogs

Despite the frigid temperatures, some hunters have had no problem setting their hunting dogs loose to fend for themselves - and many have found shelter at Charleston Animal Society. There are currently 27 hound dogs at Charleston Animal Society, most found abandoned, with their collars removed.

“It is against the law to abandon an animal in South Carolina,” says Charleston Animal Society Senior Director of Animal Services Pearl Sutton, “and you can clearly see on many of these hound dogs where the collars were removed.”

The influx of hound dogs is just one reason the adult dog population at the shelter has reached a critical stage. To help find these animals home, Charleston Animal Society is offering free adoptions of all adult dogs.

For those considering adopting, remember that adult dogs are usually already housebroken, have some degree of training and are eager for human companionship.

If you can adopt, please visit us at 2455 Remount Road or go to www.CharlestonAnimalSociety.org today.

About Charleston Animal Society

At 139 years old, Charleston Animal Society is the oldest animal organization in South Carolina and one of the oldest in the Nation. It is also South Carolina’s leader in adoptions, spay/neuter procedures, free roaming cat services and research projects and has a nationally recognized Veterinary Science Initiative. Charleston Animal Society was recently selected “Best Local Cause” in the Charleston City Paper’s readers’ poll and was named Nonprofit of the Year for 2012 at the annual “Giving Back Awards” gala sponsored by Charleston Magazine and the Coastal Community Foundation. Additionally, it earned Guidestar’s “Seal of Transparency” in recognition of its fiscal responsibility and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

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