CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Charleston Animal Society was recently named a
top-rated charity organization by Charity
Navigator, the nation's largest charity watchdog organization.
Charity Navigator's "4 Star" designation is reserved for charities that
exceed "industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause." Charleston Animal Society is the only animal organization in South Carolina
to attain this distinction.
Charleston Animal Society is the city's largest animal rescue organization, currently caring for about 90 percent of the county's unwanted, abused or abandoned animals, according to the group.
In 2012, the group reportedly spent over $500,000 treating animals
that were ill or injured and saved nearly 75 percent of all
the animals that came to the shelter.
Animal Society is also the state's largest spay/neuter provider. In 2012, its
spay/neuter programs sterilized nearly 12,000 animals.
Charleston Animal Society is South
Carolina's number one adoption provider, has the state's most successful
Community Cat Trap-Neuter-Return Program, a nationally recognized Veterinary
Science Initiative with high school students.
Animal Society was recently was
selected nonprofit of the year at the annual "Giving Back Awards" gala
sponsored by Charleston Magazine and the Coastal Community
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