The North Charleston shelter’s play yard to be renamed in honor of Joye Law Firm’s client and his dogs.

June 8, 2022 CHARLESTON, SC – The Joye Law Firm, a North Charleston-based personal injury law practice, presented a $100,000 memorial contribution to the Charleston Animal Society today. The firm represents the estate of Mr. Johnny Scott, a local man who was paralyzed and later died from injuries sustained in an automobile collision. Even while hospitalized and fighting for his life, Johnny’s main concern was making sure someone was caring for Gina and Luca, his two beloved Cane Corsos. During their time of need, the Charleston Animal Society stepped up and provided care and shelter to the dogs, who were often seen playing together in the facility’s play yard.

“For Johnny, like for many of us, his dogs were more than pets. They were family,” says Attorney Jeff Gerardi, the attorney handling Mr. Scott’s case and a fellow dog-lover. “This contribution will go to help other families and pets during difficult times, which we feel is an appropriate way to honor Johnny’s memory and help preserve his legacy,” adds Mr. Gerardi of the donation.

After Johnny’s tragic passing, the Charleston Animal Society worked tirelessly to ensure his two dogs would be re-homed and well-loved once more.

The firm’s $100,000 will go toward revitalizing the shelter’s play yard, the same area that was so special for Gina and Luca during their time there. The yard will be renamed in honor of Mr. Scott and his dogs.

“The Animal Society did so much good during such a bad situation,” adds Attorney Ken Harrell, managing partner of the Joye Law Firm, which sits just over a mile from the shelter. “The people of Charleston are extremely lucky to have a world-class animal rescue organization right here in our backyard. Our firm has been a proud supporter of theirs for the past 15 years, but getting a firsthand view of how they went above and beyond under these tragic circumstances gave us pause. We knew we needed to recognize the good they did for our client and his dogs, as well as for the thousands of others in our community during their time of great need.”

The attorneys presented the donation to Joe Elmore and Kay Hyman of the Charleston Animal Society on June 8th at 1:30pm at the shelter, which is located at 2455 Remount Rd, North Charleston, SC.

The event was attended by members of the media and the public.

2022 Charleston Animal Society Donation