Say No to Lap Dogs Behind the Wheel

On July 1st, the state of Georgia enacted the Hands-Free Georgia Act, a law that prohibits drivers from holding or even touching their phones while on the road. In South Carolina, it's only illegal to text while driving, holding the phone while talking is still permitted, at least for now. Legislators in our state are considering backing a similar bill and if it gains enough support, we could see the same restrictions soon. Over the last few years, we've been increasingly inundated with warnings and public service campaigns about cell phone use while driving, which has cost far too many lives and forced nearly every state to develop some sort of law against it. Many call them "distracted dri

Pick Me! SC

On Wednesday, August 22, shelters across South Carolina met at Charleston Animal Society to discuss and finalize details for the upcoming ‘Pick Me! SC’ adoption event on October 5th, 6th and 7th. Funded by the Petco Foundation and organized by No Kill South Carolina, ‘Pick Me! SC’ hopes to find homes for 1,500 of the state’s adoptable companion animals in just three days to, “help decrease unnecessary euthanasia in South Carolina’s shelters and rescues.” The $94,400 grant generously given by the Petco Foundation will go towards the marketing campaign for this event, in hopes of reaching as many loving, potential adopters as possible ( Shelters in each region of

A Step Backward for South Carolina

There was a time in our country when an estimated 15-20 million companion animals were euthanized annually due to overpopulation. According to the ASPCA, this number has decreased to an estimated 1.5 million companion animals facing euthanasia each year. Spay and neuter efforts and increased adoption of shelter animals, among other lifesaving efforts, have contributed to this decrease. Our work is far from finished, but we are making progress. Unfortunately, the progress we’ve made is being undermined by commercial breeding operations, also known as puppy mills, and the pet stores who sell these commercially bred animals. This month, the Petland pet store located in Summerville, South Caroli

Barktober Fest!

Sooner than you think, the leaves will be changing, the kids will be getting ready to go trick-or-treating and the SPCA Albrecht Center will be holding it’s largest fundraiser of the year – Barktober Fest. On October 13 from 5pm – 8pm at the SPCA Albrecht Center (199 Willow Run Road), the SPCA invites you to celebrate Halloween with your family and friends – furry or not. 100% of the profits from this fundraiser go directly to helping our community’s homeless and mistreated animals. Fun and an amazing cause - nothing can beat that! Enjoy food trucks, vendors, a cash bar, FREE dog park admission and costume contests (for humans and pets). Music will be performed by our very special guest,

Look Behind the Viral Scene for Pets In Need

Last year, The Humane Society of the United States assisted local police in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire with the rescue of 84 Great Danes from a hoarding situation. The horror of animal hoarding is sadly nothing new to The HSUS, but this case was unique: Great Danes are not even close to being small dogs, which are more commonly found in these cases, and the filthy conditions they were living in were inside a 13,000 square foot mansion on a 53 acre estate. Last month, a female tabby cat in Mansfield, Ohio was rescued after being found badly injured due to the cruel-beyond-words insertion of a lit firecracker into her backside by an individual the police are still searching for. Katy P., affecti


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