Berkeley Animal Center and Berkeley County Library System teamed up this week for a donation drive to collect items for the shelter, according to a county news release.
Library and animal center officials are asking the public to drop off donations through April 15 at BCLS libraries located in Cane Bay, Daniel Island, Goose Creek, Hanahan, Moncks Corner, St. Stephen and Sangaree Parkway in Summerville.
The shelter has an “urgent” need for dog and cat food, the statement said. Community members can also donate pet toys, leashes, dish soap, towels, blankets and more. Berkeley Animal Center has a wishlist available on Amazon.
The center also has displays set up at each library location so residents can learn more about the shelter and view resources on pet adoption, dog and cat care, worm prevention. from the heart and more.
“We could not properly care for the animals at our shelter without the tremendous support we receive day in and day out from our community,” Heather McDowell, director of the Berkeley Animal Center, said in the press release. “Because the county’s population is growing rapidly, so is our local pet population. This has a direct impact on our shelter, which continually faces overcrowding and the need for continued donations. Our citizens are the heart of the Berkeley Animal Center, and we are beyond grateful for their willingness to always provide.
For more information about the shelter, visit animalcenter.berkeleycountysc.gov or visit Amazon to view the wish list.
Libraries accepting donations:
Cane Bay Library, 1655 Cane Bay Blvd., Summerville (Suite A)
Daniel Island Library, 2301 Daniel Island Drive, Daniel Island
Goose Creek Library, 325 Old Moncks Corner Road, Goose Creek
Hanahan Library, 1216 Old Murray Court, Hanahan
Moncks Corner Library, 1003 N. Hwy. 52 Moncks Corner
St. Stephen’s Library, 113 Ravenell Drive, St. Stephen
Sangaree Library, 595 Sangaree Parkway, Summerville