When Charleston Animal Society’s rural initiative, “Helping Hands for Rural Paws” began late last Spring, no one imagined the depth of need that the program would encounter.
“We know that rural communities are often overlooked when it comes to vet care for animals, and these statistics show that a program like ours is desperately needed in Charleston County,” said Charleston Animal Society Director of Anti-Cruelty & Outreach Aldwin Roman.
Since May, Charleston Animal Society has hit the road with their mobile spay-neuter clinic, veterinarians and support staff, visiting McCllellanville-Awendaw, Hollywood-Ravenel, Edisto Island and Johns-Wadmalaw Islands six different times. Here is a look at everything accomplished in 2018:
- 630 animals
- 396 families
- 3838 vaccines
- 1,452 other medical services
- 293 spay-neuter surgeries
Helping Hands for Rural Paws is a three-year pilot program made possible by the WaterShed Animal Fund.