"I rescued my first cat from the side of the road when I was 15 yrs old. I have always found the most satisfaction in helping those who have nothing and no one. In 2006, a friend and I discovered around 45 stray cats living behind a bar in Mt. Pleasant. Almost all of these cats were malnourished and sick. We spent weeks trapping, medicating and spaying and neutering. Around that same time, I helped a pet owner out by getting some stray kittens and their mom from under their home. That pet owner showed her appreciation by finacially funding more help for more cats. It became obvious that there was a profound problem with unwanted, homeless cats in our area. I became a firm supporter of "TNR", Trap-Neuter-Release, as many of these cats were feral and could not be placed in homes. This allows them to live out their lives with a secure source of food and shelter, no longer reproducing, but spared euthanasia simply for being wild and unwanted. We also help dogs, but the greatest volume of animals needing help tend to be cats."
Dr. Leslie Steele
Dr. Leslie Steele earned her degree in Microbiology prior to attending Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. After moving to the Low Country, she opened and operated for 9 years The Charleston Cat Clinic in Peninsular Charleston. She is now practicing at Advanced Animal Care with a particular interest in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and feline medicine. In addition to working and raising two teenage daughters, Dr. Steele spends as much time as possible on rescue and low cost spay and neuters.