ANIMAL SHELTERS IN CRISIS ACROSS SOUTH CAROLINA
Pick Me! SC statewide adoption event helping, but more adoptive families are needed.
Animal shelters and rescues across South Carolina are reporting they are at or over capacity, just as the Pick Me! SC statewide adoption enters its homestretch through Sunday. “We are checking in daily with organizations and one after the other is telling us that they are filling up kennels as fast as they can empty them,” said No Kill South Carolina Project Director Becca Boronat. “We are sending out an urgent plea for people across the state to share information about Pick Me! SC so we can get as many of these animals out of the shelter as possible.”
More than 50 shelters, rescues and Petco locations around the state are involved in this amazing lifesaving event that runs through June 27th.
The statewide adoption event is sponsored by Petco Love (formerly the Petco Foundation), in partnership with BOBS from Skechers. Pick Me! SC is organized by No Kill South Carolina 2024, an initiative of Charleston Animal Society. The goal is to save 1,500 lives through adoptions. As of Tuesday, more than 700 lives had been saved. Most shelters and adoption centers are offering “no-fee” or “low-fee” adoptions as part of this lifesaving event.
Four Things YOU Can Do to Help
- Adopt: Please Make Room for One More!
- Foster: Share the gift of your home temporarily, to free up space in your area shelter.
- Sponsor an Adoption: If you can’t adopt, will you pay for an adoption to help save a life?
- Share PickMeSC.org: Please share information on Pick Me! SC on social media and with your friends and family.
Petco Taking Part
Petco stores will host shelters and rescues to reach even more potential adopters. Depending on the store, visitors will find dogs or cats available for a new home.
Many people who adopted at Pick Me! SC last year, shared that they had never visited their local shelter before the Pick Me! SC adoption event. Organizers hope people will continue to see the value that shelters bring to their individual communities.
If you are adopting, please remember to bring a leash for dogs or a carrier for cats. Some of the locations may have these items for sale but be sure to check in advance. For more information, visit PickMeSC.org. VIDEO CLICK HERE. PHOTOS CLICK HERE.
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About Petco Love
At Petco Love, formerly the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’veinvested more than $300 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing inadoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Learn more at PetcoLove.org.
About Skechers U.S.A., Inc.
Based in Manhattan Beach, California, Skechers (NYSE:SKX) designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women.
About No Kill South Carolina
No Kill South Carolina is an initiative of the Charleston Animal Society and is made possible thanks to the generosity of Petco Love. Since its inception in 2015, No Kill South Carolina initiative has saved half a million lives, with over 30,000 fewer euthanasias, with the goal to create a No Kill state by 2024. www.NoKillSouthCarolina.org
About Charleston Animal Society
Since 1874, the mission of Charleston Animal Society has always been the prevention of cruelty to animals. More than 15,000 animals will turn to Charleston Animal Society for caring, compassion and hope this year alone. For more information, visit www.CharlestonAnimalSociety.org.