UPDATE: Due to widespread support, Republic and the Southern Charm has said they’ll extend Tuesday’s fundraiser until closing time.

On Tues. June 9, cast members from Southern Charm Cameran Wimberly (Eubanks), Shepard “Shep” Rose, and K Cooper Ray are hosting an event from 6-8 p.m. Close (See update) at Republic Garden and Lounge to raise money for Toby’s Fund, in light of the recent incident with North Charleston stray dog Caitlyn. Admission to the event will be $10, which will directly benefit the philanthropy. Specialty cocktails like Republic’s St. Germain will be served, also benefitting Toby’s Fund.

The cast are “good friends of Republic and animal lovers like all of us,” says Cat Coughlin, of Blue Light PR.

#Caitlyn is out of surgery and doing well! Dr. Bianucci says surgery went longer than expected but her lips and check are now closed. More updates coming! #IamCaitlyn #adoptatcas

Posted by Charleston Animal Society on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

On Wed. May 27 a Staffordshire terrier mix was found with electrical tape tightly wound around her muzzle, cutting off circulation to her tongue. She is a stray in the area, and the neighbors affectionately call her Caitlyn. She was taken to the Charleston Animal Society where they worked hard to come up with a solution that would save Caitlyn without hurting her further.

They were successful and she is now in recovery at the Animal Society.

The money for these surgeries comes from Toby’s Fund, a charity set up for animals that come to the Society who have been abused and neglected. It was named after a Golden Retriever mix came who in with chemical burns all over his body, but, like Caitlyn, he pulled through. Toby was later adopted, and the Animal Society hopes another family will step up to adopt Caitlyn.

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