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What's the connection between pets and pest control in Charleston?

What's the connection between pets and pest control in Charleston?

This post originally appeared in The 'Good News, a blog by Allgood Services, Inc. dba Allgood Pest Solutions. In February 2017, the company changed its name to Cingo.

If fleas come to mind, that certainly makes sense. We were we were actually thinking about "Paws for the Cause," and the Charleston Animal Society. The 2nd annual South of Broad neighborhood block party brought residents (both two-legged and four-legged) together for a day of fun and fundraising. The event, organized by South of Broad Living and sponsored by Allgood Pest Solutions, is the brain-child of community activist Michell Champ. She is quick to give credit to local sponsors and a host of neighbors and friends. But don't let her fool you, it's a massive undertaking and group effort.

The community rallied to raise money for the Charleston Animal Society. Hundreds of neighbors gather together on Saturday, September 26th to enjoy food, music and games provided by many generous magazine sponsors and businesses. The street smelled of delicious food provided by local restaurants and caterers. Neighbors feasted on oyster sliders and gaspacho from the Drawing Room at Venue Inn and hot dogs courtesy of Ted's Butcher Block. A beverage bar hosted by Icebox washed it all down. Music and PA provided by Accucom kept it lively, and kids enjoyed face painting and balloon animals thanks to SOA High School students and Island Paradise Balloon Art.

Like last year, the street party featured the Allgood pestimonial booth. The booth, which normally records stories of encounters with pests, was instead collecting stories of people and their pets. Residents and their pets entered the booth to record a video about their lives together. But the center of attraction this year was the CAS's photo op with poster-dog, Caitlyn and the many pets who enjoyed all the festivities, too.

If you are still thinking about fleas and starting to itch, learn how to keep fleas out of your house and off your pets.

For 140 years, CAS has been fighting cruelty towards animals and saving lives every day. Visit us and find your soul pet or make a donation today. www.charlestonanimalsociety.org, 843-747-4849.

About Cingo: The name Cingo means to surround and secure, conveying the company's commitment to home protection. The company has been protecting families in the Southeast since 1974. It provides home protection services throughout Georgia and South Carolina, including Atlanta, Augusta, Charleston, Douglas, Dublin, Milledgeville, Savannah, Vidalia, Waycross and all points in between. Cingo was named a Best Place to Work in Georgia by Georgia Trend Magazine and listed as a National Best & Brightest Company to Work For. Learn more at www.cingohome.com.