Grant Makes Free Surgeries Possible for Charleston County Residents
PetSmart Charities® awarded a $50,000 grant to Charleston Animal Society’s Sam Greer Spay-Neuter Clinic that will pay for at least 641 FREE spay/neuters for cats in Charleston County. “We are focused on preventing the flood of kittens we see each Spring,” said Charleston Animal Society Senior Director of Shelter Medicine Dr. Lucy Fuller. “Getting a spay or neuter is as easy as going to our website and booking an appointment, or calling (843) 556-SPAY.”
“Since we began our free-roaming cat initiative in Charleston 10 years ago, it has gained international attention and is a model for animal shelters around the globe,” said Charleston Animal Society CEO Joe Elmore.
How cat owners can take advantage of this opportunity:
- Go to www.CharlestonAnimalSociety.org/spay-neuterand book your appointment online or call (843) 556-SPAY.
- You must be a resident of Charleston County for your cat to qualify for a free spay-neuter.
- Any cat that spends time outdoors qualifies for this opportunity.
- Charleston Animal Society can provide humane traps to help gather the cats.
- They will then be returned to your neighborhood and will no longer reproduce.
- You can also call Animal Control to help trap neighborhood cats that you see: (843) 743-7200.
- Charleston Animal Society’s Sam Greer Spay-Neuter Clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), representing the highest standards of veterinary excellence
- In 2018, more than 12,000 animals were spayed or neutered at the Sam Greer Spay-Neuter Clinic.
- Dogs still qualify for low-cost spay-neuter procedures.
- The Sam Greer Spay Neuter Clinic serves clients from around the Lowcountry.
PetSmart Charities® is an animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through the PetSmart Charities® adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities® grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve the problem of pet overpopulation.