Pet Helpers was founded in 1976 by President Carol Linville after she read that 8, 000 pets were being euthanized each year at local shelters. It began as a weekly "adopt a pet" column. Thirty years later, that column has grown into Pet Helpers Rescue and Adoption Shelter, one of the foremost pet rescue organizations in South Carolina. Pet Helpers has slowly evolved into a widely recognized, innovative shelter that offers caring solutions to the serious problems created by pet overpopulation. For 30 years, we have focused on the needs of homeless animals. Through a commitment to quality sheltering and required spay and neuter, we have worked tirelessly to save those animals who are without human guardianship. We service the tri-county areas of Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston Counties, and we are the only independent adoption shelter of our kind that is fully staffed and maintains regular business hours. We answer 20, 000 calls a year to provide assistance and information to the public concerning animal issues. We are able to accomplish so much thanks to the support of the community. We appreciate all of your support as we continue to grow.