More than 300 dogs and cats were adopted this weekend during the Charleston Animal Society's Barktoberfest, according to publicity director Kay Hyman.

The goal was to find homes for 300 animals in three days. The animals were offered up for adoption for free to relieve overcrowding at the shelter.

The society's goal is to find homes for every healthy animal brought to the shelter. That's a challenge, because almost 750 animals were at the shelter before this weekend.

Barktoberfest was held Friday through Sunday at the Charleston Animal Society on Remount Road, Marion Square in downtown Charleston, the West Ashley Petco and the West Ashley and Mount Pleasant PetSmart.


EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that animals are euthanized to create space at the shelter. The Charleston Animal Society launched a No Kill Charleston 2015 campaign in April.