Building a PAWsitive Future

The Berkeley Animal Center is dedicated to providing a “live-saving community” of temporary shelter and excellent care for a variety of homeless, abandoned and neglected animals across Berkeley County. However, in recent years, the shelter has experienced severe growth pains. Both too small and outdated to accommodate its rapidly rising animal population, the shelter is in critical condition, making it difficult for shelter officials to administer adequate care. Together, these challenges reveal the Animal Center’s dire need for a new, larger facility.

In 2020 alone, more than 5,600 animals—from dogs and cats to rabbits, horses, goats, chickens and more—were brought to the Animal Center to receive necessary shelter and care. Through the public’s continuous generosity, the shelter has been able to care for thousands of animals annually since 2017.

In response, the Animal Center would like to especially applaud and recognize the individuals who offer significant contributions to its many lifesaving programs and services. Through our current “Building a PAWsitive Future” fundraising campaign, we are offering naming opportunities for donors who sponsor a room or space in our future facility.

Such donors will not only receive a permanent plaque including their name but also, if they choose, an honorarium or memorial for a loved one or pet showcasing the honorary person, group or pet’s name. The sponsor plaques will be displayed on the Wall of Giving in the new shelter’s main lobby. Please note, that no contribution is too small; we strongly believe that your support, at any contribution level, will help make a positive difference in the lives of our animals.


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Free Roaming Cat Room Cat Intake Room Grooming Room Isolation Room Kitten Intake Room Intake Clinic Lobby Adoption Room Meet and Greet Room Foster Room Animal Kitchen Laundry Room Outdoor Intake Kennels Outdoor Intake Kennels Indoor Intake Kennels Adoption Kennels Play Yard Play Yard Play Yard Kitten Adoption Room Cat/Kitten Condos Horse Shelter Spay / neuter reception

Free Roaming Cat Room

A place for our adoptable cats to roam freely. Designed just for their needs, this space features high-resting places, cat walks, toys, and other furnishings that the public can also enjoy while choosing their next feline companion.

$20,000

Cat Intake Room

This is where lost cats lodge while waiting for their parents to come look for them. The cats stay in this room until they are returned to owners or made ready for adoption after a brief stray-hold period.

$10,000

Grooming Room

Animals come here for everything from medicated baths for skin issues to simple haircuts or shaves due to matted fur.

$5,000

Donated by
Tim Westran

Isolation Room

Also known as our cat medical room, this is the area sick cats are housed to keep them away from healthy cats and give them the appropriate time and space to heal and enjoy much-needed rest.

$10,000

Kitten Intake Room

This is where pregnant cats and their kittens are housed until they’re ready for spay/neuter and adoption.

$10,000

Intake Clinic

This area serves as the first place of admission for strays and other animals brought to the shelter by Animal Control. Here, animals are examined, vaccinated and provided all other necessary medical treatments. Vaccinations and medications are also housed in this room.

$35,000

Lobby

This is the first room people access when they enter the shelter through the facility’s main entrance. Such people may be individuals looking to adopt, owners who’ve lost a pet and/or other members of the public with questions.

$50,000

Donated by
Yeamans Hall Club

Adoption Room

This is where individuals, who are seeking to adopt, receive counseling on the pet they’re eyeing to give a fur-ever home. Here, they fill out their adoption applications and receive their adoption folders and other pertinent animal care information.

$5,000

Donated by
Pet Supplies Plus

Meet and Greet Room

In the event of inclement weather, this room provides individuals, who are seeking to adopt, an indoor space to meet and engage one-on-one with their future pet.

$5,000

Foster Room

This is where we meet with our wonderful and amazing fosters and where all medical and foster care checkups are performed.

$10,000

Animal Kitchen

Significant cleaning duties occur in this room, where we prep all animal food, wash all food bowls and store enrichments activities for the animals.

$20,000

Laundry Room

The area for washing, drying and storing all laundry items, including animal beds and other daily-use items for the animals.

$35,000

Outdoor Intake Kennels

The kennels are where the dogs are housed and spend most of their time. They eat, sleep and lounge in this area.

$4,500 per outdoor kennel

Outdoor Intake Kennels

The kennels are where the dogs are housed and spend most of their time. They eat, sleep and lounge in this area.

$4,500 per outdoor kennel

Indoor Intake Kennels

The kennels are where the dogs are housed and spend most of their time. They eat, sleep and lounge in this area.

$4,500 per indoor kennel

Adoption Kennels

The kennels are where the dogs are housed and spend most of their time. They eat, sleep and lounge in this area.

$7,600 per kennel

Play Yard

This is the shelter’s epicenter of fun for the dogs—an outdoor haven where they can stretch their legs, exercise, soak up some Vitamin D and chase fellow canines. These yards are also a space for potential adopters to spend time with a dog(s).

$5,000

Play Yard

This is the shelter’s epicenter of fun for the dogs—an outdoor haven where they can stretch their legs, exercise, soak up some Vitamin D and chase fellow canines. These yards are also a space for potential adopters to spend time with a dog(s).

$5,000

Play Yard

This is the shelter’s epicenter of fun for the dogs—an outdoor haven where they can stretch their legs, exercise, soak up some Vitamin D and chase fellow canines. These yards are also a space for potential adopters to spend time with a dog(s).

$5,000

Kitten Adoption Room

A special area just for our adoptable kittens and complete with kitten condos spacious enough for the growing fur babies to frolic and play with their friends.

$5,000

Donated by
Pet Supplies Plus

Cat/Kitten Condos

16 Cat/Kitten Condos where our kittens get to play with each other while waiting to be adopted. They love being able to jump up and down the different levels.

per condo $1,375 bank of 4 $5,500

Horse Shelter

This is where our horses stay while in our care. They will have a large pasture, but need this to stand under when it is raining, cold, and to be fed.

$25,000

Spay / neuter reception


Sara Cannon, Evans, and Paul Whitley
Sponsored by:
Joshua S. Whitley
Berkeley County Council - District 2