Since inception in 1978, Pet Helpers has saved the lives of more than 49,000 animals. Pet Helpers is committed to saving all adoptable animals from euthanasia by keeping all animals until adopted, providing low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, offering humane education programs, pursuing animal-cruelty prosecution, and initiating animal welfare legislation. Pet Helpers also provides a Pet Food Bank for community members in need. The Pet Helpers Unchain Charleston program also helps facilitate the building of enclosures and fences for dogs who are chained, improving their quality of life and cultivating meaningful relationships with owners to change the culture of chained dogs. On all fronts, Pet Helpers is not only a friend and advocate for the animals, but a friend and resource for animal lovers in the community. They have paved the way for animal rescue in the Charleston area, and are so deserving of funding to continue making a difference.