Charleston Veterinary Referral partners with Pet Helpers


Friday, August 14, 2015 - 23:45

Officials from the Charleston Veterinary Referral Center (CVRC) recently launched a corporate partnership with Pet Helpers, a not-for-profit, no-kill shelter, adoption center, and spay and neuter clinic on James Island, South Carolina. 

The center will give the shelter financial backing, and will work with shelter staff to offer free emergency and specialized services to pets being cared for there. 

The CVRC is a longtime supporter of Pet Helpers. With the new partnership, animals at Pet Helpers will have even more of CVRC's resources available to them. 

“Community involvement has always been part of the fabric of CVRC, and we feel honored to have the opportunity to give back to the community that has been so welcoming to us,” David Sachs, CVRC medical director, said. “The partnership with Pet Helpers is one way that we are accomplishing this, and we are very excited about working with this group of exceptionally talented and dedicated individuals.” 

Pet Helpers was launched in 1978 and is one of the largest animal shelters in South Carolina. The facility is widely known for its no-kill policy and innovative solutions to pet overpopulation problems. 

“Pet Helpers is thrilled to be partnering with one of the Southeast’s premier emergency and specialty facilities,” Kim Almstedt, director of development and marketing for Pet Helpers, said. “We recognize CVRC as one of the leaders in cutting-edge medical technologies and care, and we welcome them to the Pet Helpers’ family of supporters. Their help will allow us to save more animals’ lives.” 

Additionally, CVRC staff will be working with Pet Helpers on its Unchain Charleston campaign. This initiative will see CVRC's and Pet Helpers' staff members building fenced areas throughout the community so dogs can have areas to run rather than be chained. 

“Formalizing this relationship with Pet Helpers feels good to everyone, and we are thrilled to be able to provide them with increased services,” Sachs said.