SUMMER SLAM EMERGENCY ADOPTION OPERATION

The lives of thousands of animals in shelters across South Carolina are at stake, as homeless animals have been pouring into shelters for weeks. “Nearly every shelter in the state, including the largest shelters [Greenville County Animal Care, Charleston Animal Society, Horry County Animal Care Center and Columbia Animal Services] are at the breaking point and need help now,” said No Kill South Carolina 2024 Chief Project Officer Abigail Appleton, CAWA, PMP. “These lifesaving organizations are critically overcapacity and there’s no sign of it letting up, especially as the pandemic is surging again and folks are not getting out as much as they did earlier this summer”

To solve this unprecedented crisis in SC, shelters across the state have joined together to launch “Summer Slam Emergency Rescue Operation.” This emergency event is being led by No Kill South Carolina 2024 (a program of Charleston Animal Society) and the South Carolina Animal Care and Control Association (SCACCA). “We are in unchartered waters, in a perfect storm. We have the end of summer slowdown in adoptions, the peak of hurricane season and the pandemic resurgence,” stated Shelly Simmons, President of SCACCA.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

• Citizens can adopt or foster animals or sponsor adoption fees
• Businesses can become adoption ambassadors for animals
• Veterinarians can help shelters through the backlog of animals with spay/neuter
• Rescue groups can take in additional at-risk animals
• Government shelters and animal control agencies can implement managed moratoriums
• Learn other ways to help at NoKillSouthCarolina.org

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