Berkeley County’s animal shelter is in desperate need of foster families who are willing and able to foster or adopt an animal.
After receiving numerous animals on Monday, the animal shelter is now well overcapacity.
In a statement on the influx of animals, Olivia Whitehurst, President of the Friends of Berkeley Animal Center, said, “It has been a very rough morning at the Berkeley County Animal Shelter. Yesterday, we brought in 19 dogs and two horses….Then, last night, we had 14 animals – all coon hunting dogs – were actually found on Highway 52 around the Strawberry area….Right now, we need more than we’ve ever needed before, we need fosters.”
Currently, the shelter only has 41 indoor kennels and is having to house some animals in pop-up shelters outside.
However, with temperatures decreasing, the animal center is pleading with residents to become temporary foster families.
The animal center will cover medical expenses and food for the animal – they just need people to house and love on animals for the time being.
If you are unable to adopt or foster an animal but would still like to help out, the center is also looking for volunteers and/or donations to help them expand their kennels and services.