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Adoption-1 Pictured L to R: Shoresy and Charlie Mathias-Perry, who were rescued from the Horry County Animal Care Center by Sarah Mathias-Perry, Training and Product Specialist.

Adoption, The Paw-fect Option For You!

Posted by August on Aug 28, 2020 8:49:23 AM

On August 26th, we celebrated National Dog Day; A day dedicated to appreciating man's best friend and the joys that they bring to our lives. If you are considering making the addition of a furry friend to your family, I encourage you to check out your local animal shelter. There are many shelters in our local community with wonderful animals looking for their forever home.

Save A Life

When you adopt from a local shelter, you get the opportunity to create a better life for an animal in need. I talked with our Training and Product Specialist, Sarah Mathias-Perry, who adopted her dogs Charlie and Shoresy from the Horry County Animal Care Center in Conway.

"The biggest benefit of adopting for me is knowing that I saved a life. Who knows where or who my dogs would have ended up with if I hadn't adopted them. Because I adopted, my dogs were already neutered, vaccinated and house trained. My dogs are like my children, and even though they can be difficult at times, they bring so much joy to my life."

The typical dog adoption fee at the Horry County Animal Care Center is $80.00 and includes  spaying or neutering, distemper and parvo vaccines, bordatella vaccinations, rabies vaccine, heartworm testing (if over 6 months of age), deworming, Capstar (flea prevention), microchip implantation, and 30 days of free pet health insurance.

Other Ways to Help

If you're not quite ready to adopt, there are other ways that you can help. You can reach out to the shelters directly to see if they're in need of any supplies. Last fall, Carolina Trust donated toys, treats, blankets, and food to the Horry County Animal Care Center. If you don't have the extra money to donate supplies, you can always donate your time. Many shelters need volunteers to help walk and care for the animals.

To see the pets available for adoption in your area or for more information on how you can help your local shelter, click here.

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