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Berkeley Animal Center holds record number of animals in need of foster care

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BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) – The Berkeley Animal Center is asking the community to step up and adopt or foster animals.

Tiffany Hoffman, the event coordinator at the shelter, said they were currently overcrowded. She said that as the shelter exceeded its capacity, they had to keep some animals in pop-up crates.

Hoffman said they are seeing a record number of animals in need of homes, many of which are puppies and kittens. While she doesn’t know the exact reason for this influx of animals, she said part of the reason could be due to Berkeley County’s ever-growing population.

If you’re not ready to adopt, Hoffman said there are plenty of other ways to help.

“Different ways to help are to welcome, to adopt, to donate, to volunteer,” Hoffman said. “We need dog walkers. We need people to take the dogs on appointment days. We need people to come and sit with cats and kittens, read to them and socialize with them.

She encouraged anyone who could to adopt an animal.

“Every dog ​​that goes into foster care, or kitten or cat that goes into foster care, it opens up a space for us here to save all animals,” Hoffman said.

The shelter hosts a Kitten Sleepover event until 1 p.m. on Sunday where over 100 spayed, neutered and microchipped kittens are available for $ 25.

For more ways to help, visit https://animalcenter.berkeleycountysc.gov/

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