MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Wednesday, November 23, 2022) – Berkeley Animal Center is at max capacity as homeless animals have been pouring into the Moncks Corner-based shelter for weeks. In response, Berkeley Animal Center is launching the campaign BAC Operation Holiday Rescue today through Friday, December 2 to encourage more fosters and adoptions. Throughout the duration of BAC Operation Holiday Rescue, adoption fees will be reduced for all adult dogs. Depending on the number of adoptions and fosters that occur over the next nine days, the campaign’s duration may be extended.
Until further notice, the shelter is additionally implementing a managed moratorium on intakes. This means the shelter will only be accepting animals that are in danger or that present a danger to others. All are encouraged to visit BAC now to adopt or foster animals at risk. If you are a rescue operation, please consider pulling dogs from our shelter today. The shelter is located at 131 Central Berkeley Drive in Moncks Corner. For more information, call 843-719-5050.
“We are in a dire situation and need our community to help. We cannot properly care for our animals without the public’s support. We already have so many dedicated fosters for whom we are forever thankful. We are now urging those who’ve never fostered and/or adopted to consider opening up their homes to permanently or temporarily care for one of our amazing dogs.” -Heather McDowell, Berkeley Animal Center Director
“Be a hero to a furry companion this holiday season. We are calling on citizens, businesses, veterinarians, rescue groups and anyone with a heart of compassion to assist in any way they can. We hope that by reducing our adoption fees for dogs, we can ease the financial burden that adding another mouth to feed may pose to any person or family in our community who wants to help.” –Tiffany Hoffman, Berkeley Animal Center Manager
HOW CAN YOU 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 or in need of medical care.
• Rescue groups can take in additional at-risk animals.
About Berkeley Animal Center:
Since 2017, the Berkeley County Animal Center has been committed to maintaining a fiscally responsible, healthy, safe and loving environment for rescued, abandoned, abused, or neglected animals of Berkeley County. The shelter is a place where animals receive appropriate care and attention and are treated with dignity and respect as staff pursues placing them into safe, lifelong homes. We strive to place every adoptable animal in a safe and loving home or rescue group. For more information, visit Berkeley Animal Center on Facebook or at www.berkeleyanimalcenter.org.
-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-