CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)-- After a four-day long adoption blitz, members of the Charleston Animal Society are experiencing something they have never known: the full heart that comes from an empty shelter.
For the first time in its 138 year history, the Charleston animal Society has not one single pet available for adoption.
Over 250 cats, kittens, dogs and puppies were adopted in four days.
"I can't thank Charleston enough. The people that came in were so phenomenal," said Kay Hyman. "It was people that had good hearts and wanted to open their homes up to an animal but just didn't think they could afford it."
What changed their minds? CAS offered up all animals, adult dogs, cats, and kittens for free to adopt. Any adult cat adoption came with a gift card for a lifetime of food.
The result: For the first time in 20 years, the Charleston Animal Society shelter on Remount Road is empty.
"It gives me chills," Hyman said.
This reprieve won't last long. There are still over 200 kittens in foster care that will need homes when they come of age and animals will still be brought in, both strays and owner surrenders.
Hyman said she expects the shelter to be full again as soon as July and anyone who wants to adopt should keep an eye out for future adoption events.
*Note: the two cute little fuzzy mice in the video? They found homes too. Kay Hyman said that an employee will most likely give them a fur-ever home of their very own.
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