The cast members are no strangers to promoting shelter pets. In one episode of "Southern Charm," Shep Rose and Cameran Eubanks went to the animal shelter, promoting to adopt a three-legged mutt, saying that it's the less perfect dogs that are more likely to be euthanized unlike purebreds. Shep Rose even did a PSA for an animal shelter to promote adopting shelter dogs.
The Charleston Animal Society was overwhelmed with gratitude for the attention to help Caitlyn. In Joe Elmore's, (CEO of Charleston Animal Society) own words:
Caitlyn is a classic story of survival. Worse than being beaten down, she was betrayed by a human when he tortured her by bounding her snout shut to die a slow and painful death. However, another human realized that this was wrong and made a simple phone call for someone to help her. A community, then a nation, ultimately a world responded. The good of so many far out shadowed the evil a single human and Cailyn beat the overwhelming odds that were against her.
Charleston Animal Society has been rescuing countless other victims of cruelty like Caitlyn for 141 years. When the Animal Society built the first No Kill Community in the Deep South, overcoming what many experts in the field thought was improbable in our lifetime, it sent a message across the South and, indeed a nation, that saving animals is possible with focus, strategy and dogged determination. The work of the Animal Society will continue and the cause will endure until every homeless animal finds a home and cruelty to both humans and animals is not tolerated in our community, our state and our nation.