The SC Week for the Animals team is actively connecting and working with shelters and organizations daily across the state.  Your ideas and suggestions are welcome as we work together to build this exciting week designed to celebrate animals join together on their behalf.

~A Salute to the Military~
Shaw Air Force Base Working K9's & Handlers

Shaw Air Force Base
K9 Unit & Kennels
Attn: Master Sgt. Mier
524 Nelson
Sumter, SC  29152

Shaw AFB is located in Sumter, South Carolina. It was built in 1941 and is currently home to the 20th Fighter Wing, the largest F-16 Combat wing of the Air Force; the Ninth Air Force, and the United States Central Command Air Forces. The installation is named after First Lieutenant Ervin David Shaw, a World War I pilot, and is currently under the command of Colonel Joseph T. Guastella. It remains one of the largest bases operated by the United States Air Force. We Love you, Shaw AFB and all the men & women who serve in the military and protect us everyday. God Bless Our Troops!
Tuesday, November 19th                             8:00 am- 2:00 pm
Equine Rescue Of Aiken
Barn Sale Benefit

1565 HWY North
532 Glenwood Drive
Aiken, SC 29803

We were race horses, show horses, event horses, trail horses, draft horses, polo ponies, saddlebreds, barrel racers, broodmares, foals, donkeys, mini horses and "backyard pets". When we were no longer useful, we were abused, abandoned, neglected, unwanted, unloved. Many of us were destined for slaughter.

BArn Sale will include tack, horse blankets, furniture, electronics, household items, Christmas items, books, games adn miscelaneioys horse items. Everything must go.

We are also dogs and puppies of all sizes and breeds. Now we have food, water and veterinary care. We live on a beautiful 80 acre farm in board fenced paddocks with shelters. We are safe and well cared for at Haven Hills Farm.

We are waiting for you to adopt us into ‘Forever Homes.’ Our places will be filled by other horses in need. You can break the cycle of cruelty and stop the terrible waste of equine lives.

Please come to the farm and meet us, The HORSES, PONIES, MINI DONKEYS and PUPS of HAVEN HILLS FARM.
Equine Rescue Of Aiken is a 501(c) (3) Non-Profit org .Hours are Tuesday - Saturday 8am - 1pm  Sunday and Monday by Advanced Appointment        Phone (803) 643-1850
Saturday, November 16th      8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Greyhound Crossroads @ Farmer's Market

August Farmer's Market
Reynolds and 8th Street
Downtown Augusta   30901

Come meet the greyhounds of Greyhound Crossroads at the Augusta Farmers Market  every Saturday until Nov 23rd. Weather permitting.

Our Mission:Every Greyhound in the Right Home ~ Every Home With The Right Support!Greyhound Crossroads 314 Sample Rd, Greenwood, SC 29649 (864) 229-2696. Visit
Saturday, November  16th            8:00 am – 9:00 am
       South Carolina Aquarium Toddler Time

South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf
Charleston, SC 29401

Join us before we open to the public for a special hour of fun for our littlest fans. One to three year old friends can be introduced to our cool critters with up-close animal encounters and gallery strolls. Adults enjoy complimentary coffee and muffins. Toddler Time: A Members-only  event. Tickets are $10 per member child (up to two adults are free with child). Call 843-579-8518 to make a reservation.
Website for info
Saturday, November 16th                                10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Turkey Talk Creature Feature

Charlotte Nature Museum
1658 Sterling Road
Charlotte, NC 28209

Ben Franklin thought the turkey would make a great national symbol. What do you think? Get up close to a wild turkey, and gobble about their traits, to decide for yourself!

Join the volunteers of Carolina Waterfowl Rescue and their special guest, Mr. T, a domesticated wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), and learn the many differences between wild and domestic turkeys.

Make and masquerade with your own snoods and wattles – the fleshy red mass that covers a turkey’s nose and neck – during Snood on a Stick craft time. Grandpa Tree will be performing Autumn Woods, and story time will feature a range of turkey tales.
Activities are free with Museum Admission. Call 704.372.6261. Pls visit

Saturday, November 16th          12:00 noon- til
Humane Society of Greenwood Big Adoptathon Weekend

Petsmart in Greenwood
201 Hospitality Blvd,
Greenwood, SC 29649
(864) 396-4099

Join us both Saturday November 16th &  Sunday November 17th for a huge adoption event!  We are a  non-profit organization. Photographs of available dogs and cats, spay/neuter information and low cost clinic, pet care tips, ways to help, and state cruelty on our website;
Email      Visit website for much more info.
Saturday, November 16th                  12:00 noon-4:00 pm
The Oconee Humane Society Low Cost Spay & Neuter

Oconee Humane Society
1925 Sandifer Blvd.
Seneca, SC 29678-0910

The Oconee Humane Society subsidizes the difference in cost of the certificates and the actual cost of the surgery through its fund raising efforts.
Program Overview: The current cost of the certificates (as of  January 2011) are:

Female cat      $60    Male cat         $50
Female dog     $75    Male dog        $60

-The certificate covers the cost for routine surgery only. Extra charges for complications (pregnancy, in heat, retained testicles) are the pet owner's responsibility.

-There are NO income requirements for this program.
-It is limited to Oconee County residents only.
-There is no limit to the number of certificates that can be purchased.
-The certificates are valid for 6 months.

Also, come see us and find your new furry family member!  Pets Available  for adoption.
Saturday & Month of November                         12:00 - 7:00
Palmetto Animal League “Back in Black” Promotion

PAL Adoption Center
56 Riverwalk Blvd
Ridgeland, SC 29936

Palmetto Animal League is holding a “Back in Black” promotion between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30 (Monday thru Saturday each week) to highlight adorable, adoptable black dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. We are waiving all adoption fees for our black cats and dogs and all adopters receive an adoption bag of goodies and a certificate for a free canine or feline annual for their adopted pet!  Call  843-645-1725. Pls visit

NetPets.Org's Military Pets FOSTER Project

A Nationwide & Global network of Individual Foster Homes that will house, nurture and care for the dogs, cats, birds, horses and all other pets for all the Military personnel only.  For more info,

Saturday & Ongoing                              Schedule time available
Paws Animal Wildlife Sanctuary
Raptor Enclosures

Paws Animal Wildlife Sanctuary
PO Box 157
Waterloo, SC 29384

Projects and “Wish List”
It’s almost the end of 2013, but we aren’t letting up and still have some huge projects on the docket. Read below to see some of what we’re doing, and check out our Wish List on website to see how you can help.

Raptor Enclosures
Several non-releasable animals came to us recently who would be great additions to our group of educational animals — but to stay permanently, they need permanent enclosures! We’ve selected a site for the enclosures; our volunteers have worked incredibly hard to gather materials; and several amazing, hard-working individuals have cleared and graded the site for us. The next step is construction! If you are able to help with pouring footers or building the pens (even if that means bringing lunch for the work crews), please let us know! Time frame: November-December 2013
For wildlife emergencies:   (864) 683-3190 or  (864) 684-0650  or (864) 980-5105     Email :
Starting  Saturday,  November 16th                            Ongoing thru Feb.
Myrtle Beach Park
Equestrian Facitilites & Ride Your Horse on the Beach

Myrtle Beach
4401 South Kings HWY
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575

Equestrian Trails : Beach access is available beginning the third Saturday in November and continues through the last day of February for horseback riding. There is a $25.00 permit for each horse that enters the park. The permit is only for the horse. The daily entrance fee still applies. Horses are not allowed in the park overnight.  See more! And visit

Along the far-reaching stretch of Grand Strand coastline, Myrtle Beach State Park sits nestled among oceanfront maritime forest. A quiet, and surprisingly green, escape from the otherwise bustling beach, the park provides educational opportunities, a nature trail and some of the best surf South Carolina has to offer as well as stunning ocean views. Visit and walk Myrtle Beach pier.
    Saturday, November 16th                                                   7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Riverbanks American Association of Zookeeper
Murder Mystery!

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
500 Wildlife Parkway
Columbia, SC 29210

Murder Mystery' is quite an adventure. On November 16th, guests will be attending the mock Ndoki Art Gallery opening highlighting wildlife art created by exotic animal artists and their caregivers. Every participant has a character identity for the night; biographies for all participants registered in your group will be emailed after registration. If you would like to keep up to date on the characters already RSVP to the event please visit us on Facebook at:

We will start the night with light hors d’oeuvres, wine & beer. Somewhere during the course of the night, a 'murder' will occur. Some of you, as characters, will be suspects, and one of you will have committed the crime.

Whether you are a suspect, the perpetrator, or an innocent bystander, we'll need your help uncovering the clues to solve the murder mystery! We look forward to seeing you at the event. Space is limited so make sure to reserve your spot!  Tickets include zoo tours, light hors d'oeuvres, and two drink tickets. Visit        Phone: 803-779-8717
Sunday, November 17th               Ongoing
Anderson County Paws - Personalize Your Own
Checks with your Pet & Help Shelter Animals!

Anderson County P.A.W.S.
1320 Hwy 29S
Anderson, SC 29626

You can order checks with pictures of shelter animals or even your own pet! If you choose our organization's name when ordering, we will receive $1 from every order to help the animals. Our shelter's name will also be printed on the checks. This way you show your support for the animals every time you write a check! (Our code is SC 000.) Visit our website to see more.

Donate a Bed--We have chosen Kuranda dog beds for our shelter because they are so good for our dogs. We still don't have enough for all of our kennels. If you would like to donate a bed so another dog can sleep in proper comfort, please click on website link. Phone: 864-260-4151.  Visit website at
Monday & Ongoing
Become a SC State Park Junior Ranger!

Edisto Beach State Park
8377 State Cabin RD
Edisto Island, SC 29438
Phone #: (843) 869-2156

The South Carolina State Parks' Junior Ranger program has its own website! You’ll learn lots of cool things about South Carolina and the great outdoors. From historic battlefields to the Hunting Island lighthouse, there’s always something fun to see and do in your state parks!
In the Junior Ranger Program you can do lots of neat things in the safety of your State Parks. As a Junior Ranger, you will have access to special programs and prizes. You even get a real Junior Ranger BADGE! With each level you complete, you will get different gifts and certificates. Over 20 parks are jr ranger parks!  **See website below.

As a Junior Ranger, you will be part of the team of South Carolina Parks making a difference every day. We’re excited to get started and can’t wait for you to come learn and play with us. So what do you say? Want to “COME OUT AND PLAY”?  Visit

**See a comprehensive list of all the JR Ranger Parks!
Monday, November 18th                                7:30 am drop off
Hilton Head
The Spay/Neuter Alliance & Clinic (SNAC)
Low-cost spays and neuters throughout
the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire

21 Getsinger Street
Ridgeland, SC 29936

Spay/neuter procedures are done Monday through Thursday. After check-in, animals are examined and administered medication to prepare them for surgery. After the procedure, pets are kept overnight for observation and released the next day after a checkup exam.  For drop-off and pickup times, please see below. To locate your nearest drop-off point, please call SNAC at 843.645.2500. Spay/neuter procedures are done Monday through Thursday.   (843) 645.2500 p
Website is

Male Cat: $50 • Female Cat: $60 • Male Dog: $65• Female Dog: $75
Vaccination & Tests: • Rabies Vaccination: $7• Canine Kennel Cough: $7
• Canine 5-Way Vaccination: $15     •     Feline Booster w/Leukemia: $15
• Canine Heartworm Test: $20   • Feline Leukemia/FIV Test: $22
Additional Services:• Additional Pain Control: $3 • Nail Trim: $5
Monday, November 18th                 All Day Everyday All Week
Richland Library & Area Columbia Branches
Celebrate SC Week for the Animals

-An official SC Week for the Animals event-

Richland -Main-Library
1431 Assembly St
Columbia, SC 29201

The  Richland  County Public Library will be celebrating  SC Week for the Animals all week long with a wonderful varied animal book display.  Thanks to the library’s Heather McCue, who has been wonderful to work with for this special week. Find information and resources online at
Monday, November 18th        ongoing
Furry Friends Rescue Center Cat Build Fundraiser

Furry Friends Rescue Center 
2775 Ranger Rd.
Clover, SC 29710

We are working on our cat ctr to build & create more space so we can do more rescues. This space will allow us to rescue so many more cats.  We are building this space so that we can rescue more cats but need help with funding to pay for the construction. We are planning to build an outdoor covered room so that the kitties can go outdoors and play.

If you would like to order a funny T-shirt, please order through this link and $5.00 of your donation will go to Furry Friends Rescue Center.

Make a purchase on this site and 10% of the proceeds with go to Furry Friends Rescue Center
1 ) Children's book The Lost Sea Cat:
2) Sea Cat Mug and Coloring Book:  
3) Cat Pastel Artwork:

If you would like to be a sponsor and make a large donation, please contact us via email so we can work out a sponsorship agreement!
Ongoing-Grand Opening September 2013
Serenity Farms

Serenity Farms
10 Central Ave
Summerville, South Carolina 29483

Call (843) 296-1326. New sanctuary offering training, boarding, grooming. pet taxi  and rides.  Beautiful new farm under leadership of Edie. Vist facebook page.

Monday, November 18th              Ongoing
South Carolina Animal Shelters
Adopt, Donate, Volunteer!



Rescue Organizations

Tuesday, November 19th                   morning 
Palmetto Animal Assisted Services

Columbia, SC 29208

See all the serices they offer with their amazing therapy dogs!    Visit facebook page at
Tuesday, November 19th                   Ongoing
SC Therapy Dogs Group
Fix it Fido & BARK Reading program

SCDogs Therapy Group, Inc.
PO Box 12345
Sandy Springs, SC 29677

Fix It Fido – an anti-bullying program for elementary school. Presently Fix-It-Fido is being presented in elementary schools in Townville, Pendleton and Seneca.

BARK – Book and Reading Kids – This is a wonderful hands on program that works with children with reading difficulties. This program allows children to read books to animals in a non-judgmental setting. It is designed to help improve basic reading skills such as, fluency, word recognition, cognition as well as building confidence.

Phone  864-287-1919. Email:   Website

SCDogs Therapy Group, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with over 40 human volunteers and their wide variety of pets. Our animals include rabbits and cats, as well as dogs. Volunteer teams participate in animal-assisted activities (meet and greet activities), animal-assisted education (speaking to schools, community organizations), and many community events such as fairs and parades. Animal-assisted therapy, such as, goal-directed therapeutic interventions, is another area our teams participate in. We visit nursing and assisted living homes, hospitals, mental health facilities, schools, Hospice, and many more. We are currently looking for more volunteers and their pets to help us keep up with the incredible demand. We have a waiting list of facilities requesting our services and we need you to help us meet that growing need.
                                     Tuesday, November 19th              Ongoing
Low Income Assistance
The Pet Helpers Greer Spay/Neuter Clinic
-Low Income Assistance-

Pet Helpers
1447 Folly Road
Charleston, SC 29412-9562

Do you currently receive government assistance(see below)  but live outside of the zipcodes 29403, 29407, or 29412?  You can still qualify for a reduced-rate surgery! 
- Food Stamps   - Medicaid/Medicare   - Social Security Income   - Social Security Disability
- Unemployment Income  - Low-income (up to 200% of the 2011 Poverty Guidelines, proved by W-2 or recent pay stub.)  Download 2011 Poverty Guidelines on our website.
Please contact the Clinic for more information.  (843) 302 - 0556

  Pet Helpers provides special pricing for rescue groups.  Please call the Clinic to learn more about pricing and scheduling.
Pet Helpers actively supports Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) programs to control the overpopulation of feral/free roaming cats.  With TNR, feral cats are humanely trapped, spay/neutered, vaccinated, and returned to their original location.   Please call (843) 302 0556 to learn more about special pricing.

**Residents of Charleston County are eligible for a FREE surgery, rabies and distemper vaccines, microchip, and eartip when they trap and bring to the Clinic a feral cat.  Please call the Clinic to coordinate (843) 302 - 0556
Wednesday, November 20th                                       9:00-5:00 pm
York County Animal Control Adoption Day

York County Animal Control
713 Justice Blvd
York, SC 29745

The mission of the York County Public Works is to provide quality services that improve and enhance the safety, cleanliness, health, and quality of life in our community by supporting federal, state, and local laws through the daily operations of the department.

Adopting a friend :
Adopting a pet at the York County Animal Control is easy to do. There are usually many cats and dogs to choose from, as well as puppies and kittens that need a good home.

Dogs and cats can be adopted daily Monday through Saturday. The adoption fee is $77. Your fee is used to help pay for spaying or neutering and medical care of the animal.

Come Visit Us!
The Animal Shelter is located off Highway 5 near the York County Moss Justice Center, one mile east of York. Visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Phone: (803) 628-3190.

See beautiful adoptables
Wednesday, November 20th                      Ongoing Program
South Carolina Search and Rescue Dog Association
Community Education

3720 Boiling Springs Rd Suite F-264
Spartanburg, SC 29316

The South Carolina Search and Rescue Dog Association will come to your school, scout troop, church, or other community organization for an educational demonstration of our SAR K9 teams and talk with your group about how to avoid getting lost and what to do if you become lost. To request a demonstration, e-mail us at

The South Carolina Search and Rescue Dog Association (SCSARDA) is a team of professionals who dedicate their time and resources to search for lost and missing persons using specially trained search K-9s.

SCSARDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding lost persons in cooperation with local agencies. Our membership is comprised of non-paid professionals who believe in family values, and who maintain high standards of excellence with on-going training and community relations. SCSARDA has canines trained in trailing, area search, cadaver and water cadaver. Website is
Wednesday, November 20th                   Ongoing, Call for appt.
Spartanburg Humane Society
The lowest spay and neuter surgery prices in SC Upstate!

Spartanburg Humane Society
150 Dexter Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Regular low prices for pet owners in the upstate:Dog Spay $55   Cat Spay  $40 Dog Neuter $50  Cat Neuter  $25 Rabbit Spay  $65  Rabbit Neuter  $60 

Discounts for Spartanburg County dog owners:
Low income residents of Spartanburg County can qualify to have their puppy or dog spayed or neutered for as little as $15.00. Find out if you qualify.
Discounts for Spartanburg County cat owners:
For a limited time we are offering special discounts for Spartanburg County cats and kittens. While funding lasts, the cost for feline spay or neuter surgery is just $15! Low income county residents pay just $5!  Act soon to benefit from these all time low prices.  Learn more.
Vaccines required for this low cost service:
We require proof of current Rabies and Distemper vaccination (within 1 year) for surgery. Because we want your pets to be protected from these serious diseases, we also offer vaccines at a very low cost.Rabies Vaccination (Dogs and Cats) $  7 Distemper/Parvo for Dogs  $  7  Distemper Combo for Cats $  7  Both Vaccines $13

Call (864) 583-4805 ext. 115 or email us to schedule surgery today! 
If you have scheduled surgery, please download the surgery consent form on website.
Thursday, November 21st                             Ongoing
Humane Society Of South Carolina Cruelty Program

The Humane Society of SC   
121 Humane Lane  
Columbia, SC 29209  

The Humane Society Of SC  is committed to investigating and resolving instances of animal cruelty and neglect. Animal cruelty encompasses a range of behaviors harmful to animals from neglect to malicious killing. Most cruelty cases looked into by our Cruelty Investigator, Eddie O’Cain, is unintentional neglect that can be resolved through education.

Intentional cruelty or abuse is knowingly depriving an animal of food, water, shelter, or veterinary care or maliciously torturing, maiming, mutilating or killing an animal.

Animal hoarding is a situation that happens when someone has collected so many animals that they are unable to provide proper care for them. In South Carolina, there are numerous laws that protect the welfare of animals.

If you witness an act of animal torture, abuse or neglect, call your local police or sheriff’s office immediately. If you know or suspect that an animal is being neglected or abused, report your information by calling Eddie O’Cain, Cruelty Investigator, at 803.783.1267 x11 or by email at
Thursday, November 21st                         2:00-2:30 pm
Backyard Bird ID

Myrtle Beach,  SC
4401 South Kings HWY
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575

Do you like backyard birds? So do we! We will spend time at our outdoor feeding station where we will spot some common birds and learn a bit more! This informal program is geared for people new to birdwatching. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Every Thursday.  Visit

Thursday, November 21st            7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Humane Society of Marlboro County Monthly Meeting

Thomas Memorial Baptist Church
308 West Main Street
Bennettsville,SC 29512

The Humane Society of Marlboro County is a non-profit animal rescue organization devoted to saving, rehabilitating and rehoming abandonded and abused animals in Marlboro County, SC. The organization is run by a group of volunteers and is funded by the generosity of individuals and organizations. Our monthly is location above.
P.O. Box 135 Bennettsville, SC 29512                                  Call 843-479-3330
Friday, November 22nd (thru weekend)                        11:00 am-4:00 pm
Multiple Group Petsmart Adoption Weekend
470 Azalea Square Boulevard 
Summerville, SC 29483

Doc Williams, Low Country Animal Rescue & Francis R Willis Humane Society will all be there over  the 3 day weekend-Friday, Saturday & Sunday!  Loving dogs & cats will be there looking for their forever homes. Please stop by and adopt & sign up to be volunteer.
Francis Willis website
Lowcountry Animal Rescue
Doc Williams SPCA
Petsmart phone (843) 821-7043...Some of the groups will be there with pets until late in the pm for adoption! 
                           Friday, November 22nd  (Ongoing)                             1:30 pm   til
Pirate Walking Tour
~Portion of Proceeds Benefit BirdLove Sanctuary~

Charleston Pirate Tours
79 Cumberland Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Join Eric & Captain Bob, the blue & gold macaw, for an exciting, historic walking tour through what was once the walled city of Charles Towne.  Or join us every Friday at 1:30 at the Powder Magazine Museum for Eric's  exciting storytelling performance of "Charleston's Golden Age of Piracy."    (Educational programs are also available. )

In authentic costume & accompanied by Capt. Bob, the parrot,  Eric Lavender shares stories of the pirates who plundered, partied, and perished in Charles Towne.  Eric brings Charleston's Golden Age of Piracy to life with stories of Blackbeard's siege of the city, the capture and execution of Stede Bonnet and other pirates, the romance between Calico Jack and Anne Bonny, and much more!  Along the way, learn about the city’s most historical buildings and events.   Yes, we are happy to customize private tours.  Please contact us for information on scheduling your private tour.  Call 843-442-7299 or email Website

A portion of our porceeds goes to BirdLove Avian Sanctuary, a parrot rescue facility and Captain Bob's former home.
Saturday,  November    23rd                         7:00 am-2:00 pm
Humane Society of Greenwood Starbucks Promotion

Humane Society of Greenwood
239 Wilbanks Circle,
Greenwood, SC 29649
(864) 223-2498

Starbucks in Greenwood is holding a supply drive during the month of November to benefit the Humane Society of Greenwood.

NOTE! Anyone who brings any of the following supplies to the Starbucks at 310 By-pass 72 NW, in Greenwood, SC on Saturday, November 23, from 7 a to 2 p, gets a FREE SHORT DRINK — any drink!

People who donate any of the following items will receive 10% off the purchase of a Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte!
-Dry Dog, Puppy, Cat, or Kitten Food
-Canned Cat Food    -Bleach        -Paper Towels      -Dawn Dish Soap     -Clay Cat Litter
Email      Visit website for much more info.
Saturday, November 23rd                      8:00 am- 2:00 pm
Charleston Farmers Market

Marion Square
King & Calhoun Streets
Charleston, SC 29401

The Charleston Farmers Market offers Charleston residents and visitors alike access to the finest local produce, delicious prepared foods, unique artisan crafts, and family friendly entertainment.   The 2013 Charleston Farmers Market is a wonderful roster of well over 100 participating farmers, food vendors, and artisans.  (843) 724-7309 Visit website

Saturday, November 23rd                         10:00 am - 6:00 pm
'No Cat Left Behind'

Charleston Animal Society
2455 Remount Rd
North Charleston, SC

The shelter has launched a "No Cat Left Behind" drive for all cats 1 year and older, with free adoptions and free food for the life of the adopted cat. All cats adopted from Charleston Animal Society come spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped and with 30 days of free health insurance. The adoption campaign will continue as long as it takes to alleviate the shelter’s overcrowding issue.  Phone (843) 747-4849
Saturday, November 23rd                      10:30 til
Humane Society of York County Fostering Class

Humane Society of York County
8177 Regent Parkway
Fort Mill, SC 29715

We are in need of committed fosters. If you are interested in fostering, please attend our fostering class.
Please print our Getting Started Packet and fill out our Volunteer Form and sign our Waiver on our website. As well, download and print our Foster information and contract and bring to class.  Thank You.

The Humane Society of York County (HSYC) is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals.  We are located in Fort Mill, South Carolina and serve the greater Charlotte region including York, Lancaster and Mecklenburg counties.    Phone (803) 802-0902
Saturday, November 23rd                    11:00am - 4:00pm
Spartanburg Humane Society Open House

The Spartanburg Humane Society
150 Dexter Road
Spartanburg, SC   29303

Please drop in to learn more about the many programs we offer and meet some of our amazing animals available for adoption! We have dogs, cats, rabbits, gerbils and guinea pigs who are all looking to meet new people.  Who: Open to the public

We will be serving light refreshments and giving tours of our facility. Tour the clinic and see the surgery room where the animals are spayed/neutered.

You will have the opportunity to get to know our staff members and Board of Directors. You will also be able to see our education department in action during an on-site demonstration.

As always, you will be able to meet the many animals we have looking for their forever homes. You may even want to spend some time reading to the dogs!  (864) 583-4805
Visit    We hope to see you at this special event!

Saturday, November 23rd (thru weekend)                        11:00 am-4:00 pm
Multiple Group Petsmart Adoption Weekend
470 Azalea Square Boulevard 
Summerville, SC 29483

Doc Williams, Low Country Animal Rescue & Francis R Willis Humane Society will all be there over  the 3 day weekend-Friday, Saturday & Sunday!  Loving dogs & cats will be there looking for their forever homes. Please stop by and adopt & sign up to be volunteer.
Francis Willis website
Lowcountry Animal Rescue
Doc Williams SPCA
Petsmart phone (843) 821-7043...Some of the groups will be there with pets until 8:00 pm for adoption! 
Saturday, November 23rd                                  11:00 am- til 
From the Forest to the Sea

Myrtle Beach State Park
4401 South Kings HWY
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575

Experience the natural wonders of Myrtle Beach State Park! The maritime forest will be the gateway that leads us into the beauty of the maritime grassland where we will observe colorful flowers and search for flittering butterflies and other insects.

We will then explore the beach habitat for washed up treasures. This program will consist of a ¼ mile leisurely stroll. Wear shoes that may get wet. Appropriate for ages 7 and up. Please leave your pets at home.
Sunday,  November 23rd                    12:00 noon- 6:00 pm    
                       Humane Net Pet Adoption Day             

470 Azalea Square Blvd
Summerville, SC 29483

Loving beautiful dogs & cats for adoption. Please come out and meet us. We are bringing awareness to the many pets who are available for adoption in the Summerville community.

Humane Net, Inc, a non-profit organization duly organized under the law of the State of South Carolina, believes that animals, as living creatures, have value beyond economic measurement, and are entitled top legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection.  If you or someone you know needs spay/neuter assistance,
please contact
For Month of November
Humane Society of SC 'Special for Veterans'

The Humane Society    
121 Humane Lane   
Columbia, SC 29209   

Veterans & Active Duty Military Bring your dog or cat in for spay/neuter surgery along with Proper ID and we’ll knock $10 OFF dogs and $5 OFF cats. Bring in the ad from website for discount. Website is        Phone 1- 803.783.1267

The Humane Society strives to achieve its mission every day by: Educating the public on the humane treatment of animals, Investigating complaints and working to resolve instances of animal abuse and neglect, and operating a low cost spay/neuter clinic to help reduce the number of unwanted animals.  Email
Saturday, November 23rd                12 noon-4:00 pm
Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue
13607 Choate Circle
Charlotte, NC 28273.

Martha and some of the rescue Pyrs will be at the  annual Meet the Breeds event on Saturday, November 23.  All are welcome to come visit the CGPR booth! Leashed dogs are welcome!

Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue is a non-profit based out of NC that works to rescue and rehome abandoned and abused Pyrs in North and South Carolina. We also serve as a resource for Pyr owners throughout the region whether or not they adopted through CGPR. Visit
Saturday, November 23rd                              1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Charleston Animal Society
Annual Celebrity Chili Cook-Off  & Adoptions!

Joe Riley Park
360 Fishburne St
Charleston, SC 29403

Join us for the 14th Annual Celebrity Chili Cook-off & Oyster Roast! The perfect outdoor celebration to kickoff the holiday season. Over 1,000 animal supporters from all over the Lowcountry will fill the grounds of the Joe Riley Park to witness the spirited rivalry between local celebrities and other notables for the coveted champion robe. All while tasting the award winning chili, shucking endless oysters, enjoying local beers from Palmetto Brewery, listening to music from amazing local musicians, and supporting a great cause. What more could you ask for?

Tickets are just $20 in advance for adults and $25 at the gate. (Kids 10 and under FREE).  The event includes all you care to enjoy chili, oysters, and fun! Beverages are also available. This is a family friendly event that includes a kids fun zone and there will be adoptable animals from the Charleston Animal Society on-site. You may just leave with a forever friend!  Visit
Park # (843) 723-7241
  In  November                 3:00- 4:00 pm
Dog Training with Charleston Animal Society

James Island County Park
871 Riverland Dr.
Charleston, SC 29412

Dog Training Courses with Charleston Animal Society
The Charleston Animal Society and your Charleston County Parks are working together to bring you training courses for your canine pal. C.C. Casale, a Charleston Animal Society instructor, will host these trainings.

All classes will be held at the Sweet Gum Shelter at Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park.  Dogs must have received a full series of vaccinations.

Smart Puppy Class
This 4-week course for dogs 16 weeks of age and up includes critically important socialization not possible at home. Participants will learn 'must have' skills such as basic puppy manners, Puppy 101 discussion topics, and social time.
Saturday, November 23rd           6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holiday Lights Safari Benefit

Hollywild Animal Park
2325 Hampton Road
Wellford, SC 29385

Drive through nearly 100 acres, magically decorated with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights, dazzling holiday themes, light sculptures, tunnels of lights, plus herds of live animals…and much more.

Visit the Enchanted Deer Forest which houses herds of free roaming animals that you can feed by hand; an area for all ages. Open nightly from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. with extended hours on weekends through December.
Columbia Veg
Columbia Veg is a community social & support group for vegans, vegetarians, and those exploring a veg lifestyle for ethical, environmental, spiritual and/or health reasons.

Our events can include dinners at local veg-friendly restaurants, potlucks, raw food events, vegan outreach/tabling, local farm tours, hikes, movie nights, animal advocacy events (walks for animals, etc.) veg-themed book club meetings and other ideas members come up with.

If you have an idea for an event, or would like to host a gathering, please email an organizer.
Pets Allowed on Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach State Park
16148 Ocean Highway,
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576

Huntington Beach State Park is a dog friendly park year round. Please keep in mind that all dogs must remain on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. Please clean up after your pet. Dogs are allowed on the south end of the beach. Dogs are prohibited in buildings, including Atalaya and on the north end of the beach. The north end extends from the beach access at the north parking lot to the jetty. Phone: (843) 237-4440
Coming soon!
Greyhound Crosswoods Upcoming Events

Greyhound Crossroads
314 Sample Rd,
Greenwood, SC 29649

Our Mission:Every Greyhound in the Right Home ~ Every Home With The Right Support!Greyhound Crossroads 314 Sample Rd, Greenwood, SC 29649 (864) 229-2696.  Visit

Events include:
Dawn beach walks      Blessing of the hounds
Greyhound Seminars    Walking Meet and Greet at Barefoot Landing
Rainbow Bridge Photo Memorial
Crowning of the Beach King and Queen (these are greyhounds)
Meals with and without dogs   Contests (costumes and much more)
Greyhound Marketplace for vendors, adoption groups, and the silent auction
Annual Silent Auction  Hands-on Workshops and Crafts
Wednesday- Early Bird Hound Skinny Dip     Canine Good Citizen Certification

We Believe:
-In helping every greyhound who needs us, regardless of AKC, NGA or original place of adoption.
-In the equality of love, without discrimination to race, creed, national origin, or belief.
-In the formation of a group based on support, guidance, and fun for all members.
-In knowing each of our prospective families & each of our available dogs, then to the best of our ability make the best possible match.
-In creating a warm, friendly group for our families to stay in touch & grow together.
P-roviding an opportunity for every member to be involved as much as they wish, using their own skills, abilities, and resources.  Visit
Lowcountry House Rabbit Society Hay (Rabbits Love It!)

Lowcountry House Rabbit Society
PO Box 31405
Charleston, SC 29417

We have lots of fresh, green timothy hay for sale! 20 lb bags for $25! Please contact us if you are interested. We do not have a storefront but have late afternoon and evening pickups available at a West Ashley residence. This hay is wonderful and smells great. The rabbits love it! It is second cut, and also highly compressed to make storage easier.

Lowcountry House Rabbit Society:
We are a non-profit rabbit rescue organization based here in the Charleston, SC area. Our primary focus is to save the lives of domestic rabbits through rescue, fostering, and adopting out rabbits who have been dumped at area shelters and are out of time. We also strive to save rabbits' lives by educating the general public about proper rabbit care and health, so that they may become better equipped to care for their own rabbits as well as to make informed decisions as to whether or not a rabbit is the right pet for their families.
Pilots-N-Paws ...Saving the Lives of Innocent Animals
~Flying Pets to Forever Homes & Freedo~

4651 Howe Rd.
Landrum, SC  29356


Pilots & Rescues ----pls visit page to see how to become involved.
Sunday, November 24th                         9:00 am-9:00 pm
Florence Humane Cats & Kitten Adoptions

2887 David H McLeod Blvd
Florence, South Carolina 29501

All animals are vaccinated and spayed or neutered before adopted. If the animal has not been altered at the time of selection, an appointment will be made with the SNIP clinic or a vet of your choice. It is South Carolina state law that all animals adopted from shelters be altered. Petsmart phone (843) 665-1190.

Anyone interested in adopting an animal from the FAHS is required to fill out a pre-adoption application. Click here to see website, kitties (and pups) :
On Saturday, November 24th                   10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Long-billed Curlew Expedition:
Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge

McClellanville Public Boat Landing
405 Pinckney Street
McClellanville, SC 29458

Coastal Expeditions will lead a trip to Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in search of the Long-billed Curlew.

This refuge is home to 293 resident and migratory bird species making it one of the top birding spots in the United States. Autumn is a particularly fun time to explore the marshes because fall migration is in full swing and the weather is great.

The skies and waters are ripe with wildlife right now. Join Coastal Expeditions for this special opportunity within Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge! Excellent for experienced and novice birders, nature lovers and photographers.  843.406.0640
For additional info, please visit the website
Sunday, November 24th                    11:00 am-4:00 pm
Multiple Group Petsmart Adoption Weekend

470 Azalea Square Boulevard 
Summerville, SC 29483

Doc Williams, Low Country Animal Rescue & Francis R Willis Humane Society will all be there over  the 3 day weekend-Friday, Saturday & Sunday!  Loving dogs & cats will be there looking for their forever homes. Please stop by and adopt & sign up to be volunteer.
Francis Willis website
Lowcountry Animal Rescue
Doc Williams SPCA
Petsmart phone (843) 821-7043...Some of the groups will be there with pets until 8:00 pm for adoption! 

Sunday, November 24th                   12:00 noon-8:00 pm
Pet Adoptions & Holiday Online Shopping Benefit

Pets, Inc
300 Orchard Drive
West Columbia, SC 29170

Check out the great prices at our On-Line Discount Pet Store.  100% of Proceeds benefit homeless animals. Now  your pets' food and supplies can fund the rescue and vet care for homeless animals. Phone: (803) 739-9333

Order gifts online

Stop by on Sunday and adopt your new best friend(s)!

**Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm,                    Sunday 12pm–8pm
**Spay and Neuter Clinic  Every Wed – Sat by Appointment Only
South Carolina Animal Shelters
Adopt, Donate, Volunteer!



Rescue Organizations
Sunday, November 24th                                                    1:30- til
Museum and a Movie
'Unlocking the Great Pyramid'

SC State Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

It marks one of the greatest engineering enigmas in world history: how exactly did the builders of the Great Pyramid of Giza manage to lift limestone blocks of 2.5 tons each a distance of nearly 500 feet off the ground - without the advantage of modern technology?  Visit

That riddle has inspired generations of historians and researchers to comb every interior and exterior inch of the pyramid, measuring distances and amassing data to arrive at a conclusion. But only recently have more definite answers come to light - answers that originate inside of the Pyramid. The documentary program National Geographic - Unlocking the Great Pyramid discusses this arresting theory.
Sunday, November 24th                                6:30 pm -
'A Sea Change'  .... Award Winning Film Showing

Bowens Island Restaurant
1870 Bowens Island Road
Charleston, SC 29412

The last film in the Fall Film Series, A Sea Change follows the journey of retired history teacher Sven Huseby on his quest to discover what is happening to the world’s oceans. Free  Phone: (843) 795-2757.  Just minutes from Folly Beach.

A Sea Change follows the journey of retired history teacher Sven Huseby on his quest to discover what is happening to the world’s oceans. After reading Elizabeth Kolbert’s “The Darkening Sea,” Sven becomes obsessed with the rising acidity of the oceans and what this “sea change” bodes for mankind. His quest takes him to Alaska, California, Washington, and Norway as he uncovers a worldwide crisis that most people are unaware of. Speaking with oceanographers, marine biologists, climatologists, and artists, Sven discovers that global warming is only half the story of the environmental catastrophe that awaits us. Award winning film!

Recipient of the NOAA  Environmental Hero Award.
Become a SC State Park Junior Ranger!

Edisto Beach State Park
8377 State Cabin RD
Edisto Island, SC 29438

The South Carolina State Parks' Junior Ranger program has its own website! You’ll learn lots of cool things about South Carolina and the great outdoors. From historic battlefields to the Hunting Island lighthouse, there’s always something fun to see and do in your state parks!
In the Junior Ranger Program you can do lots of neat things in the safety of your State Parks. As a Junior Ranger, you will have access to special programs and prizes. You even get a real Junior Ranger BADGE! With each level you complete, you will get different gifts and certificates. Over 20 parks are jr ranger parks!  **See website below.

As a Junior Ranger, you will be part of the team of South Carolina Parks making a difference every day. We’re excited to get started and can’t wait for you to come learn and play with us. So what do you say? Want to “COME OUT AND PLAY”?  Visit

**See a comprehensive list of all the JR Ranger Parks!   Phone #: (843) 869-2156
Grand Strand Humane Society
'Senior for Seniors' Pet Adoption Program
Grand Strand Humane Society
3241 Mr. Joe White Avenue
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

The Grand Strand Humane Society has  a special “Senior for Senior” Program. Adoption fees will be waived for people 55 years of age or over that adopt an animal at least 5 years old. For animals younger than 5 years, seniors will receive a 25% discount on adoptions. All shelter adoption programs/specials are separate and cannot be combined. Phone (843) 918-4910. Visit Website
Ongoing-Call for appt.
The Doc Williams SPCA 
Very Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic

Doc Williams Spay and Neuter Clinic
107 St. James Ave.
Goose Creek SC 29445

Please call 843-572- 2144 to schedule this lifesaving surgery for your pet. The Doc Williams SPCA is committed to reducing the number of unwanted animals born in this County each year, and to improving the quality of pets' lives. Spaying (female dogs and cats) and neutering (males) are surgical procedures that ensure the animal cannot reproduce.

In a city, and a country, where too many animals wait for too few homes, spaying and neutering is part of responsible pet ownership. Spaying and neutering has many benefits for the altered animal in addition to reducing the numbers of homeless pets.   *Dogs are required to have rabies vaccine. If they are not up to date they will be given a vaccination at time of surgery.

SPAY/NEUTER FEES:                                              
Spay (female) Canine: $85        Over 80LBS Add $20
Rabies Vaccine $10
DHPP Vaccine $15          Neuter (male) Canine: $65
Bordetella Vaccine $15    Neuter Canine Cryptorchid $85  HeartWorm Test $30

Micro-Chip $30 You must bring proof of rabies shot. Tag is not proof; you must bring in proof from your vet.  Micro-chip $30     Feline Spay: $60     Feline Neuter $45
Rabies Vaccine $10   FVRCP Vaccine $15   FVRCP w/FELV $20  FELV/FIV Test $30
Charleston Humane Society Low Cost Spay & Neuter

Charleston Animal Society
2455 Remount Road,
N. Charleston, S.C. 29406

CHS has received a grant to help people in Berkeley County spay or neuter their pets!
Dogs fee is $25.00 which include their yearly Vaccines.  Cats fee is $20.00 which also includes their Vaccines.For more information, please call: 843-556-7729.
Pls visit
Sunday, November 24th                             5:00 pm-6:00 pm Eastern time
A Prayer for the Animals

~An Official SC Week for the Animals event~

Join  those of us who would like to observe a moment of prayer and/or moment of meditation for the precious animals. This is a multi-faith observance.

We can offer prayers, poems and memorials to our animal, pet or all animals wherever we are and even light a candle by doing so.Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering. For poems, ideas and quotes,
Click on Swimming Dolphins to hear "One Love."

South Carolina Week for the Animals
October 25-November 2, 2014
New calendar will start being published late Sept 2014!