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Looking to Adopt? Consider These Local Animal Shelters

Cane Bay Summerville - animal sheltersWe love our furry friends and dear pets. Not only are they man’s best friend, but they’re part of the family. If you’re considering adding a new bundle of fluff to the clan, what are some of the best local animal shelters you can adopt from?

If you live in the Summerville area and have started searching for your next pet, let us help with your search. Below you’ll find a list of some local shelters and animal rescue facilities that aim to find loving homes for their inhabitants.

Dorchester Paws

Dorchester Paws was established as a non-profit organization in 1972 and has since created a legacy by working aimlessly over the years to take in lost, abandoned and abused animals from all walks of life. From there, the animals are fed, given shelter and medical attention until the day they are adopted into a forever family.

In addition, they work tirelessly to prevent cruelty to animals and end unnecessary euthanasia practices. As such, they are a part of the “No Kill South Carolina Coalition.”

Both dogs and cats are up for adoption at Dorchester Paws, and prospective adopters can rest assured a pet coming from Dorchester is:

  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Current on vaccinations
  • Microchipped
  • Current on flea/intestinal parasite medication
  • Heartworm tested and current on heartworm prevention (Dogs)
  • FIV/FeLV Tested (Cats)

Charleston Animal Society

The Charleston Animal Society is another organization that supports the ethical treatment of animals and the No Kill South Carolina Coalition. In addition to taking in and sheltering hurt or abandoned animals, they also provide a foster program and spay/neuter procedures at their facility.

Dogs, cats, and other animals such as rabbits are all up for adoption at the Charleston Animal Society. All adoption fees include:

  • All shots
  • A spay or neuter
  • Microchip and registration
  • Complimentary veterinary exam (list of participating veterinarians provided)
  • Deworming
  • Bag of Science Diet food
  • Heartworm testing (for dogs 6 months or older)
  • FeLV/FIV testing (Cats)
  • Flea prevention

Pet Helpers Adoption Center

The Pet Helpers Adoption Center is another 501(c)3 organization that rigorously fights to end animal euthanasia, provides low cost spay and neuter services, provides humane education programs and creates animal welfare legislation. It all started forty years ago by one woman, Carol Linville, who single-handedly made it her mission to reduce the number of euthanized animals and protect the lives of lost, abandoned and hurt animals. She ultimately created one of the first no-kill shelters in the region.

In addition to adopting a dog or cat, Pet Helpers Adoption Center also offers inexpensive spay and neuter services, as well as the opportunity to foster canine and feline friends.

Every pet that is adopted from Pet Helpers Adoption Center is:

  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Current on vaccines
  • Microchipped
  • Current on flea/intestinal parasite medication
  • Heartworm tested (Dogs over 6 months)
  • Current on heartworm medication (Dogs)
  • Temperament tested (Dogs over 6 months)
  • FIV/FeLV Tested (Cats)

Whether you’re a first time pet buyer or a longtime owner looking for a new companion, adopting from shelters is one way to ensure hurting animals who are in need of a home find a loving residence to come home to. Your support can be the difference in providing a quality life for our furry friends.

Thanks for stopping by! We hope you enjoyed our article and learned more about your local animal adoption shelters. Please feel free to share this information with friends, family and on social media sites.

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