By Jamie Healy Editor’s Note: Jamie Healy, Sr. Grant Writer for Best Friends Animal Society and newest member of the Allendale Correctional Worship Center/Character Restoration Initiative’s Fundraising Board. In the midst of rural South Carolina lies Allendale County, the 2nd poorest county in the state (average household income $25,327) and […]

My Turn: Animals Being Saved Behind Prison Walls


By Lisa LoVullo Charleston Animal Society has many individual and business stakeholders and Kia Country of Charleston is so glad to be among the most passionate. In 2014, we sought to align ourselves with a local nonprofit and devote time and resources to something that would prove meaningful for both […]

Kia Country Loves to Help Animals


How everyday people like you are finding answers that will make lives better for animals. By Dan Krosse   On any given day across America, thousands of people are helping to find cures for animal sickness, increase the lifespans of our favorite pets, and generally make life more humane for […]

Scientific Studies Help Animals



Dog flu has surfaced in South Carolina and Charleston Animal Society is urging dog owners to watch for any signs of flu in their pets. Symptoms include: Coughing / Sneezing Low Energy Fever Lack of appetite “People should be in touch with their personal veterinarian on whether a flu shot […]

Pet Owners urged to Look for Signs of Dog Flu


By Helen Ravenel Hammond An orange tabby is curled up in the front window. Across the café, another is cuddled up in a basket or sprawled out on the kitty ledge. Look high, look low; try to spot each cat. Here at Pounce Cat Café + Wine Bar, there are comfy […]

Pounce Cat Café: Where To Go for Your Feline Fix


By Caitlin Kuczko and Dan Krosse As the star of Animal Planet’s hit show, My Cat from Hell, Jackson Galaxy sees cats at their worst. And somehow, he works his magic in every episode to reach inside these troubled felines’ minds to bring good mojo back to homes around the […]

Animal Planet TV Star Paying it Forward



By Ellie Whitcomb Payne Could more alligator sightings in the Lowcountry actually mean fewer of the reptiles living in our midst?  A look at “nuisance” gators and their prevalence as the tricounty area population grows. A steady increase in alligator reports over the last several years shows more Lowcountry residents […]

See Ya Later, Alligator!


Photo: David Pugsley Charleston Animal Society is teaming up with Audubon South Carolina in a brand new campaign called “Let ’em Rest, Let ’em Nest.” The campaign is designed to teach the importance of reducing human disturbance to popular beaches and coasts on which declining shorebird species depend. Every year, […]

Let ’em Rest, Let ’em Nest


War Dogs
By: Dan Krosse Photography: Vincent J. Musi In military jargon, they’re called a “MWD.” But there is nothing abbreviated about the list of contributions these “Military Working Dogs” make to our country on a daily basis. Stationed around the globe, these K9s go into places devastated by natural disasters, uncover […]

Saluting Our Military K9s



By Teri Errico Griffis The stick turns pink. You’re elated! You’re going to have a baby! Once the initial excitement passes, reality sets in and it’s time to prepare for a new addition to your family, and your home. Among all the worries that fill a new parent’s head, it’s […]

Bringing Home Baby


By Teri Errico Griffis When an animal needs rescuing, it isn’t always as simple as driving it down the road to the nearest shelter and a brand new life will unfold. Sometimes dogs have a better chance of survival hundreds of miles away. But how do they get there? That’s […]

Traveling In Style


By Ellie Whitcomb Payne Photography provided by Kyndel McConchie with SCDNR South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) plans to release a group of gopher tortoises late this summer at the Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve, where the agency has been tracking the dwindling species since 2016. This is part […]

Endangered Species Making Comeback at Columbia Zoo



By Teri Errico Griffis When lunch time arises, East Bay Deli is packed, providing some of the most quality sandwiches to the Lowcountry. Opening its first doors downtown in 2001, owners Dan Jaicks and Chuck Lee now have multiple locations around the state. They love their home of Charleston, and […]

Advertiser Spotlight: East Bay Deli


A veterinarian sees a dog with severe rib and head injuries whose cause of injury is unknown. Without having witnessed the incident, how can the veterinary professional distinguish an accident from abuse? Using data from criminal cases of animal abuse, researchers from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University […]

Cruelty or Abuse?


By Teri Errico Griffis It’s always a great morning at ABC News 4 when station employees see Kay Hyman strolling in with an adorable dog or cat. She is a weekly guest on Good Morning, Charleston and Lowcountry Live! and Jason Lewis, Creative Services Director, has come to genuinely love […]

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