20th Anniversary Chili Cook-Off Goes Virtual

South Carolina’s largest celebration of animals is going virtual! Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we need you more than ever during this 20th anniversary event.  Join thousands of animal lovers to help raise money for Toby’s Fund.  This fund provides veterinary medical care for homeless animals at Charleston Animal Society.

While we can’t join together in-person this year, we encourage you to raise money on your own virtual team page, hold a “chili with friends” fundraiser at your home or just donate to this important cause.

Leading the pack for our Virtual Chili Cook-off is CBS Dream Team Lucky Dog’s Brandon McMillan! He and other two and four-legged celebrities will join us for a star-studded Facebook Live stream event on November 21st.

Start a Team

When you start a team, set your personal goal and win fundraising badges. Funds raised are providing hope and healing for dogs like Harvey.

Support a Team

By donating a team, you are supporting that group’s fundraising goal. Funds raised support the medical care of homeless animals through Toby’s Fund.


You can donate directly to the Chili Cook-off. Funds raised for Toby’s Fund provide medical care for homeless animals.

Tune In

Join CBS Dream Team Lucky Dog® Brandon McMillan, cook-off teams and celebrity chefs for the 20th Annual Virtual Chili Cook-off.

Saturday, November 21, 2020
5 pm to 7 pm
Facebook Live Event

Top Teams

Meet the Teams

Frequently Asked Questions

Sponsorship Opportunities

We love to be creative and develop unique partnership opportunities. Please contact Sean Hawkins at shawkins@CharlestonAnimalSociety.org with sponsor inquiries and ideas.


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Our Story

Almost 20,000 animals will turn to Charleston Animal Society for caring, compassion and hope this year alone. From hamsters to horses, in addition to caring for homeless animals, adopting pets into new homes, and reuniting lost pets with their families, the organization responds to animals in crisis as a result of both man-made and natural disasters.

Toby’s Fund allows Charleston Animal Society to provide veterinary medical care for animals in our shelter.  The comprehensive shelter medicine program provides direct care for as many as 300 resident animals at one time. The shelter veterinarians spay or neuter pets to prevent pet overpopulation and provide emergency medical services to critically ill and injured animals arriving at the shelter daily.

Our Mission

Since its founding, our mission has always stayed the same: The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. In 1874, Charleston Animal Society became the first animal organization in South Carolina and one of the first in the Nation and has never turned our local animals away.