By Tessa Spencertspencer@abcnews4.com
NORTH CHARLESTON, S. C. (WCIV) -- Faced with overcrowding, the Charleston Animal Society is waiving adoption fees for select animals at its Remount Road shelter.
Starting Wednesday, all adult cats and dogs and kittens will have their adoption fee waived. If you adopt an adult cat three years of age or older, you'll receive a lifetime of free cat food.
"The reason that we implement fee-waived adoptions here and there during the year is because we're asking folks to make room for one more or two more in their homes. We're basically asking people to feed one more mouth," says CAS CEO, Joe Elmore.
By this weekend, the shelter could have close to 600 animals under its roof.
The only alternative to making more room is something that officials at the shelter don't want to think about -- euthanizing the animals.
"We just don't want to face that scenario."
The shelter will be open extended hours Wednesday through Friday -- 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The first 50 adoptions will include a gift card from PetSmart.