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Friday, August 10th marked the start of South Carolina’s Week for the Animals. Not sure what a ‘week for the animals’ entails, exactly? Don’t worry, we’ve broken down this week into special events that are happening all over the state to benefit our furry friends (and the not-so-furry ones, too). From turtles to fish, from horses to cats, there is an event for every type of animal lover this week. Check out the list below for some of the main events coming up. And if you can’t make it to any of these, go to http://www.scanimals.org/information.html for an even longer list of animal week activities.
Friday, August 10: SC Aquarium Beer from Here, After Hours Event
Located at the SC Aquarium in the Charleston Harbor from 7:00 pm to 10:00pm. This is a craft beer experience suited best for sea-life lovers. There will be tasting stations throughout the aquarium where guests get a chance to taste local brews while checking out the wildlife. There will be a few snacks, too. Sustainably-sourced appetizers will be offered from SC Aquarium’s partners at Good Catch.
Need to know: Tickets are all-inclusive and are $45, or $40 for SC Aquarium members.
Location: 100 Aquarium Wharf Charleston, SC 29401
Sunday, August 12: Goodlife Café Brunch Buffet for the Animals
The Goodlife Café in Columbia, SC is offering a brunch to benefit animals at the Cotton Branch Farm Sanctuary. Not familiar with this nonprofit? It’s a farm that takes in abused, neglected, abandoned and elderly farm animals.
Need to know: 10:15am-1:00pm
20% of all sales go to the Cotton Branch Farm Sanctuary.
Tuesday, August 14: Horry County Animal Care Center Pet Vaccination Clinic
This clinic will be offering a number of services and vaccinations, including:
Rabies: $10 for both dogs and cats at least 4-months old
Distemper/Parvo: $10 for dogs at least 8-weeks old
Bortadella: $10 for dogs at least 8-weeks old
Rhinotracheitis/Calici: $10 for both dogs and cats at least 8-weeks old
Microchip insertion: $15 for both dogs and cats at least 8-weeks old
*Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a pet carrier
Need to know: 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: Horry County Animal Care Center. 1923 Industrial Park Rd Conway, SC
‘Clear the Shelters’ Events & Locations
Saturday, August 18
- North Charleston ‘Clear the Shelters’ Event
Charleston Animal Society
2455 Remount Rd, North Charleston, SC
- 2nd Annual Aloha ‘Clear the Shelters’ Adoption Event
Horry County Animal Care Center 1923 Industrial Rd, Conway, SC
- Columbia & Lexington, SC ‘Clear the Shelters’ Adoption Event
Sunday, August 19: Folly Doggy Paddle
Hosted by Coastal Expeditions and Charleston Animal Society. FREE kayaking or Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) for with a donation of 25lb (or more) of pet food. Or, buy a ticket by following the link below. Dogs are welcome to hop in the kayak with you or ride on your paddleboard! *Paddleboarding for small dogs only.
Need to know: