The SC Week for the Animals team is actively connecting  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 SC animals and 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!
Humane Society of South Carolina

The Humane Society
121 Humane Lane
Columbia, SC 29209

Saturday, November 28th            Visiting hrs                        8:00 am-1:00 pm
Equine Rescue Of Aiken
'Saratoga WarHorse Program'

Equine Rescue Of Aiken
532 Glenwood Drive      Aiken, SC 29803 

They were Soldiers in the US Military. They gave their all to protect us. Now Equine Rescue of Aiken is giving back so they are not forgotten. The special Saratoga WarHorse program helps to rebuild them one by one with the help of our horses and facilities. Veterans will be brought to Aiken from all over the Country by the Saratoga WarHorse Program to participate in their 3 day Program, held at our facilities. For those struggling with PTSD, This confidential, peer-to-peer and equine-based program is free to qualifying veterans. 

Saratoga WarHorse pairs Veterans with off the track Thoroughbreds, provided by Aiken Equine Rescue to use in their Program, for a life altering experience. The focus is communicating in the horses' own language,  creating a trusting relationship with the horse and emotionally empowering the Veteran.

Equine Rescue of Aiken needs you to help with the costs that we incur for the upkeep of our rescued war horses and the use of the Equine Rescue of Aiken facilities that we have set aside for use by the Veterans and the Saratoga WarHorse facilitators during this experience. The Aiken Community in all walks of life, including the Horse Community, welcome these Veterans into Aiken and thank them for their service. - See more at:

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.

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 28th             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  Charleston Farmers Market is a wonderful roster of well over 100 participating farmers, food vendors, and artisans.  (843) 724-7309 Visit website
Christmas Festivities
Saturday, November 28th                9:00 am- 2:00 pm
Folly Low Tide Dolphin Kayak Tour

McClellanville Public Boat Landing
405 Pinckney Street                        McClellanville, SC 29458

Coastal Expeditions will lead a trip  scheduled at low tide for the best chance to see dolphins in Folly Creek, this tour is a guide and favorite.

Dolphins along the coast of South Carolina and Georgia are unique in that they have learned how to hunt by working as a team to push fish onto the muddy banks.  Once the fish have been washed ashore, the dolphins quickly follow, temporarily beaching themselves as they eat mullet and other species off the banks.

It's an exciting sight, and shore birds like egrets, herons and pelicans often participate in this event as well, picking up the fish that the dolphins leave behind.

This tour is offered when the tides are right. We've selected the time of day when we have the best chance of seeing dolphins (including strand-feeding behavior), but please keep in mind that dolphins are wild animals and don't guarantee an appearance!

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
Saturday, November 28th  thru November 30th      11:00 am-4:00 pm
Pet Helpers Adoptions & Open House
$ Low Cost Spay & Neuter

Pet Helpers
1447 Folly Road                    Charleston SC 29412

Special --$35 Spay and Neuter  Now through November 30th! Pet Helpers Clinic, 1447 Folly Road   Spay/Neuter and nail clipping  for ONLY $35! Share the news!                                                        
Pet Helpers is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 Rescue and Adoption Center and low-cost Spay/Neuter & Veterinary Center that serves communities across the Lowcountry.  Our mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs by keeping all animals until adopted; providing low cost spay/neuter surgeries; offering humane education programs; pursuing animal-cruelty prosecution; and initiating animal-welfare legislation.    Visit
Sunday, November 29th                     2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Myrtle Beach,  SC Park
4401 South Kings Hwy     Myrtle Beach, SC 29575

November 1, 2015 - November 29, 2015, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Every Week on Sunday
These predators of the sea give us a scare! Come learn how these creatures are not so scary using a costume, and see how big sharks are. Optional craft at...

Host Park: Myrtle Beach State ParkVisit
                   Saturday, November 28th                                   10:00 am-4:00 pm
Charleston SPCA Adoptions

Charleston SPCA
2455 Remount Rd                North Charleston, SC 29406

Charleston's homeless animals are counting on you to save them.
Loving dogs & cats are looking for their forever homes. Please stop by and adopt & sign up to be volunteer.   
South Carolina Animal Shelters
Adopt, Donate, Volunteer!



Rescue Organizations
Saturday, November 28th (& ongoing)            10:00-5:00 pm
Humane Society of Greenwood Adoption Stars Program

Humane Society of Greenwood
235 Wilbanks Circle             Greenwood, South Carolina 29649

HSG has a program where adoption fees are waived. Check it out!

10:00am - 5:00pm    Phone(864) 942-8775  Pls visit Website

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 above. Email      Visit website and facebook above for much more info on all they offer.
Saturday, November 28th (Open 7 days a week)         11:00 am-4:00 pm
Charleston SPCA Adoption Days

Charleston SPCA
2455 Remount Rd   North Charleston, South Carolina 29406
Phone(843) 747-4849

Help us find homes for hundreds of wonderful animals currently at our shelter. We are offering low cost adoptions on adult dogs and cats.
We offer adoptions of all animals which are received by our shelter predominately cats, kittens ,puppies and dogs. We have a retail store "Soul Pet Supply" which offers pet supplies for new adoptions and gift items for the pet lover in you.

Hours of Operation: Open 7 Days a Week:   Weekdays: Noon - 5pm    Weekends: 10am - 5pm Note:  Look for our Subaru Share the Love event on Dec 12.
         Saturday, November 28th                                     11:00 am - 2:45 pm
Greyhound Crossroads Meet & Greet

Woodruff Rd  Greenville, SC 29649

Come meet the greyhounds of Greyhound Crossroads!         Our Mission: Every Greyhound in the Right Home ~ Every Home With The Right Support!

This page on our website is intended to give you a serious look at the steps to adoption and the parts of the process we think are very important. As much as we love greyhounds, we also recognize the simple truth that they aren't for everyone. As you read the information here, don't hesitate to jot down some notes and email us!

Greyhound Crossroads 314 Sample Rd, Greenwood, SC 29649 (864) 229-2696. Visit
Saturday, November 28th                  12:00 noon-4:00 pm
The Oconee Humane Society Low Cost Spay & Neuter

Oconee Humane Society
1925 Sandifer Blvd.
Seneca, SC 29678

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, November 28th                            1:00 pm -o 5:00 pm
Logtoberfest Oyster Roast w/ Pet Helpers

123 W Ashley Ave                 Folly Beach, SC       29439

Oyster Roast 1-5, Live Music all night!      Come out for a day full of fun with your family and friends and enjoy face painting, a jump castle, and even a pet costume contest that our CEO and staff will be judging!   Shelter phone (843) 795-1110   Website

Registration for the Pet Costume Contest, of which 100% of the proceeds will be donated directly to Pet Helpers, begins at noon in front of Hairy Winston Pet Boutique & Grocery! Categories are: Best Duo; Most Trending; Best Homemade; Best Inanimate Object and Best Superhero.   

Pet Helpers is a forever shelter dedicated to ending the euthanasia of adoptable animals through low-cost spay/neuter and adoptions. No kill since 1978. Pet Helpers is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 Rescue and Adoption Center that serves communities across the Lowcountry. Our mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs by keeping all animals until adopted; providing low cost spay/neuter surgeries; offering humane education programs; pursuing animal-cruelty prosecution; and initiating animal-welfare legislation.
Saturday,  November 28th                 12:30 pm-til
Ants in my Pants

Charlotte Nature Museum Dragonfly Theater
1658 Sterling Road     Charlotte, NC 28209

While we see ants every day, few realize just how intricate their colony communities are. Join us at 12:30 p.m. in Dragonfly Theatre to explore ant communities and make our own ant communities with our very own fingertips.

Join the fun at 12:30 p.m. in Dragonfly Theatre. Activities are free with Museum Admission. Call 704.372.6261. Pls visit
Saturday, November 28th                                  3:00 pm-til
Greyhound Crossroads PlayGroup

Fairview East Church (formerly Edgewood Baptist)
107 Meadow Wood Dr                                 Greenville, South Carolina 29615
Phone(864) 288-6922

Origin of dogs: Primarily Florida and Alabama Race tracks with a few coming from Kansas farms and West Virginia Tracks.

Locations Covered: State of South Carolina and bordering areas of Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Special adoptions to farther areas including Florida, Indiana, Missouri and Virginia.

Adoption Fee: $250  Primary Group Vets: Dr. Jenifer Dixon DVM & Staff, Clinton Animal Hospital, Clinton, SC (864) 833.2487 and Dr Paula Watkins Chinquapin Animal Hospital Greenwood SC.  Satellite Vets: Charleston, Greenville, Charlotte, N. Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Florence, Anderson and Augusta, Georgia.
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,

Sunday & 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 2015, 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 :
Sunday, November 29th                         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) :
Sunday, November 29th                                   12:00 noon-til
South Carolina Aquarium
Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Sea Turtle Hospital

Charleston Harbor
100 Aquarium Wharf
Charleston, SC 29401

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Sea Turtle Hospital, 12 p.m. * Visit South Carolina’s only Sea Turtle Hospital and take an up-close look at our current patients. Discover the special care sick and injured sea turtles receive. Tours meet at the Welcome Desk in the Great Hall.     Visit
Sunday, November 29th                                     12 noon-1:00 pm
Pet Helpers Adoptions

PETCO - 975 Savannah Highway
Charleston, South Carolina 29407

Pet Helpers is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 Rescue and Adoption Center and low-cost Spay/Neuter & Veterinary Center that serves communities across the Lowcountry.  Our mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs by keeping all animals until adopted; providing low cost spay/neuter surgeries; offering humane education programs; pursuing animal-cruelty prosecution; and initiating animal-welfare legislation.  Visit
Sunday, November 29 th                    12:00pm - 4:00pm
South of the Bully Adoption Day

Park Lanes on Montford
1700 Montford Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina 28209

We are a 100% volunteer and foster home based pit bull rescue focusing on the NC/SC shelter needs. Mailing Address: 3160 Hwy 21, Suite 103, #40
Fort Mill, SC 29715  Visit

South of the Bully Rescue is a 100% volunteer run, foster-based organization
that facilitates the rescue and placement of homeless dogs identified as pit bulls.
At events each SOTB foster dog wears a ribbon as an indicator of their social level with other dogs.  We hope you'll find this a useful resource when meeting our adopt-a-bulls!

Through public donations,  South of the Bully Rescue provides all necessary veterinary care, including spay or neuter and any basic needs.
Sunday, November 29th                   1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Santa Paws

Freshfields Village, 149 Village Green Lane
Kiawah Island, SC 29455

"Visit Santa’s Workshop with your pet on Sunday, November 29 for a photo opportunity with Santa! Each family will receive one free print compliments of the Village merchants. Donations will be accepted on behalf of local pet rescue groups.
Santa will be available from 1:00 to 6:00 pm for photos with children as well!"
..Pilots-N-Paws...Saving the Lives of Innocent Animals
~Flying Pets to Forever Homes & Freedom~

4651 Howe Rd.         Landrum, SC  29356

Contact Debi Boies. If you would like to rescue transport help from a volunteer pilot, PLEASE USE THE “JOIN OUR GROUP”  link on the homepage of our website./ of our website.      Rescues:

The informations and instructions are listed in the registration process.  Note: Emailing Transport Requestst to us on contact page will not result in a transport being posted.

We are avaialbel to answer questions at above address.THANK YOU.
Visit facebook page at

Pilots & Rescues ----pls visit page to see how to become involved.
Monday, November 30th                          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
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 30th               See website calendar for times
Humane Society of SC 'Fido Fixers

The Humane Society    
121 Humane Lane     Columbia, SC 29209   

We’ll be offering spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations at our everyday low prices.* There will be an additional charge of $5.00 per surgery to help off set the cost of transportation and fuel. Call us for more information or to schedule your pet’s surgery. 803-783-1267.   Website is       
Phone  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
Monday, November 30th                           4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Spartanburg Humane Society Vaccine Clinic

Spartanburg Humane Society    
150 Dexter Road      Spartanburg, SC 29303    
phone: 864-583-4805

The Spartanburg Humane Society will be holding weekly vaccine clinics on Monday from 4:00 pm to 6:00pm  Pet owners can bring their dog (on a leash) or cat (in a carrier) to receive rabies, parvo/distemper, bordetella, feline distemper, and/or microchip identification. No appointments are necessary. First come, first served.

Rabies........................$9    DHPP (parvo/distemper)........$11
Bordetella (kennel cough).........................$11
Rabies..........................$9    FVRCP (feline distemper).........................$11

Permanent Microchip ID............................$15
Keeping pets current on vaccinations is important to protect them from potentially deadly viruses but annual health exams are just as critical to keeping your pets healthy. Remember, catching medical problems early can avoid more serious illness. 
Note: Do you have extra time on your hands?  Find out some of the many ways you can get involved to help animals through our  volunteer program.
Monday, November 30th                        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
Serenity Farms for Horses

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.
South Carolina Animal Shelters
Adopt, Donate, Volunteer!



Rescue Organizations


South Carolina Animal Laws
Monday,November 30th                  Call for times
Palmetto Animal-Assisted Services

P. O. Box 25679                              Columbia, SC 29224
Phone: 803-788-7063

See all the services they offer with their amazing therapy dogs! READ dogs, Prison Pals, Patriot program.   
Visit facebook page at
PAALS            EMAIL:

Just some of the MANY wonderful services they provide.
1. Service Dogs for Mobility Challenges:
2. Service Dogs for Autism:         3. Service Dogs for Facilities:
4. Skilled Home Companions:     5. Service Dogs for PTSD or Traumatic Stress Disorder.
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Tuesday, December 1st                  Ongoing
SC Therapy Dogs Group
Fix it Fido & BARK Reading program

SC Dogs 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, December 1st                               9:30 am til
Congaree Nat'l Park Nature Discovery Walk

Congaree National Park
100 National Park Road     Hopkins, SC 29061

Join one of the park's volunteer naturalists and learn about the amazing plant and animal life of the Congaree River floodplain, and how they adapt to survive in this dynamic environment. This walk starts at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center and follows the boardwalk the entire tour, and is fully accessible to strollers and wheelchairs as well.

Meet at the Visitor Center. 803- 647-3963; Visit     Park  803-776-4396

The primary significance of Congaree National Park is demonstrated through its unique bottomland hardwood forest communities, the overall height of the forest canopy and associated number of national and state champion trees, as well as the presence of a well-preserved, biologically diverse, and dynamic river floodplain ecosystem.  Teachers visit
                                     Tuesday,December 1st               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
Tuesday, December 1st                                           5:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Museum and a Movie

SC State Museum
301 Gervais Street       Columbia, SC 29201

The museum is open late every Tuesday until 8 p.m. for Second Shift Twosdays. Explore four floors of permanent and changing exhibits, special planetarium shows, 4D Theater films, evening viewing in the Observatory and more. Click HERE to learn more.
NEW! General admission is 2 for $10 during Second Shift Twosdays! Plus, enjoy LIVE music in the Carolina Makers exhibit on the select Tuesdays nights throughout the summer!

Wednesday, December 2nd                            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, December 2nd                              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, December 2nd                   Schedule time
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.
Pet Helpers 'Unchain Charleston'

Pet Helpers
1447 Folly Road    Charleston SC 29412

Unchain Charleston is "breaking the chains and improving the lives of dogs in the Lowcountry. Fences Give Freedom!"

Under the Pet Helpers umbrella of programs, a group of volunteers has formed Unchain Charleston. Unchain Charleston is a concerted effort to spread awareness about the plight of chained dogs and to build fences for chained dogs in the Lowcountry. By providing an alternative to chaining, Unchain Charleston keeps dogs out of the shelter system and in their loving homes.

Apply for a Fence
Please Note: We are only accepting applications for our waiting list at this time.
Do you or someone you know have a chained dog outside? Apply for an Unchain Charleston fence build by submitting the form below on our website.
                               Thursday, December 3rd                             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,  December 3rd                          All day ongoing
Charleston Animal Society
-Our Road Map to Success to No Kill Charleston-

Charleston Humane Society
2455 Remount Rd,     North Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 747-4849

Reaching our goal of becoming a No Kill community by 2015 involves a 10-point strategy that we have already been following since 2008, under the guidance of the ASPCA. It includes our massive spay/neuter clinic, our free roaming cat initiative and a dedicated medical fund (Toby’s Fund) to treat our most critical cases.

Please stop by, adopt, volunteer and learn how to become involved. Pls visit
Ck for Dec Thurs date                                   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 mtg is location above.

P.O. Box 135 Bennettsville, SC 29512                                  Call 843-479-3330
Friday December 4th
Fridays     noon - 3 pm       and     4 pm - 6 pm
Pets Inc CHEAP SHOTS Vaccination Clinic

Pets Inc
300 Orchard Drive    West Columbia, SC 29171

Please bring your paperwork if you have brought your pets to us before for shots / surgery, or if your pet was adopted from PETS, inc.

PRT Exams are $15.  If you're bringing multiple pets at the same time, each additional pet's exam is $8.  $  7  Rabies                                                                                                                                                    
$10   DHPP         $13   Bordetella    $17   Heartworm   $65   Neuter   $80   Spay
$  7   Rabies   $10   FVRCP   $10   FeLV    $17   Combo (FVRCP / FeLV)
$22   FIV / FeLV Test    $13   Bordetella    $45   Neuter    $65   Spay
Check out rest of LOW cost sericves. Fantastic deals.
                          Friday, December 4th   (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, December 5th                         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 adopt campaign will continue as long as it takes to alleviate the shelter’s overcrowd issue.  (843) 747-4849  Visit
Saturday, December 5th                                        10:00 am-4:00 pm
Santa on Vacation at the Beach!

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

Santa Claus is on the beach making his list and checking it twice! Enjoy some holiday fun at Myrtle Beach State Park. Bring your camera for a one of a kind family photo. Santa will be on the beach from 10am until noon and on the pier from 1pm until 3pm. Santa also loves pets, so feel free to bring your pet (always on a leash).

Holiday activities will include holiday beach games and races, roasting your own marshmallow over a fire, crafts, marine inspired carnival games,camel rides, and much more! The pier gift shop will be having a sale, so get some holiday shopping done, too. Escape the holiday stress and spend the day in the great outdoors! Appropriate for ages 5 to 105.

pumpkins. So join us for Fall Frolic, an afternoon of family fun in the Animal Forest!  Phone: 843-852-4200  Pls visit
Saturday, December 5th                           All Day
Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day

Find out who is participating in your area. Take Your Child!
Saturday, December 5th                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, December 5th  (thru weekend)                        11:00 am-4:00 pm
Francis R. Willis Adoptions
470 Azalea Square Boulevard 
Summerville, SC 29483

Francis R Willis Humane Society will all be there to meet you!  Loving dogs & cats will be there looking for their forever homes. Please stop by and adopt & sign up to be volunteer. Or just stop by and show some love.

Francis Willis website

Petsmart phone (843) 821-7043...Some of the groups will be there with pets until late in the pm for adoption! 
Saturday, December 5th                11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spartanburg Humane Society Adoption Day

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

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, December 5th                             12 noon-4:00 pm
Charleston Animal Society Dog Adoptions

676 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Charleston Animal Society is South Carolina’s largest animal rescue. Every day we combat cruelty by using innovative, scientifically-based strategies including a large-scale spay/neuter program, a free roaming cat initiative, educational outreach programs that teach our children to be humanitarians and a food bank for pets. We also work with police, prosecutors and lawmakers to make sure animal cruelty laws are enforced and made stronger. Visit
Saturday, December 5th          12 noon-4:00 pm
Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue

CGPR President, including all emails relating to adoptions

Martha and some of the rescue Pyrs are asking for your help. 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, December 5th                                                3:30pm - 5:30pm
City Paws: Doggie Detective Scavenger Hunt!

Fountain by Spill the Beans
531 S Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Join us for one of our best doggie events of the year, The City Paws Annual Doggie Detective Scavenger Hunt!!! This event takes place downtown Greenville and will stretch all the way down Main Street. We begin at by the fountain next to Spill The Beans and finish at the north end of Main @ Roost!

First we will divide into several teams. Each team will be given an envelope containing a list of 30+ items to find. Some are very straight forward and some are riddles that will lead you to hidden items. This is a timed hunt (you will have 2 hours) and team strategy can make the difference between a win or loss. Once you have found all the items on your list, or if your time runs out we will rendezvous at Roost to determine the winning team, have some delishious food, drinks and socialize!

The winning team will receive a free round of drinks, free Muttini and Yappetizer for your pup(s) AND a great prize bundle for your pup to enjoy at home! The cost of this event is $5 to be paid in cash at the beginning of the event. Feel free to have friends and family join us at Roost after the hunt for some City Paws social time! Rain/Poor Weather Date: 12/12/2015 I really look forward to this awesome event and members always rave about it! Hope to see you there!
For more information, please email
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.
Saturday, December 5th                               1:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
South of the Bully Christmas & Santa photos

Woof Gang Bakery Cary
305 Ledgestone Way, Cary, North Carolina 27519

Lucky Dog Bark n Brew, 19607 Statesville Rd
Cornelius, North Carolina

Come out to Lucky Dog and get your pups picture taken with Santa Paws for a donation to South of the Bully Rescue.

South of the Bully Rescue is a 100% volunteer run, foster-based organization that facilitates the rescue and placement of homeless dogs identified as pit bulls. Through public donations, South of the Bully Rescue will provide all necessary veterinary care, including spay or neuter and any basic needs. Our mission is to promote ethical rescue practices, responsible ownership, financial transparency & to act as an intermediary to individuals or groups looking for support for pit bulls.Vision is to strengthen & preserve the public image of pit bull type dogs through education & awareness.            Also visit
Saturday, December 5th         8:00 pm – 11:00  pm
South Carolina Aquarium 'Sea Life by Starlight' Party

Charleston Harbor
100 Aquarium Wharf               Charleston, SC 29401

Enjoy a festive night out among the aquatic surroundings of the South Carolina Aquarium while mingling with fellow supporters and raising funds for nature conservation and science education. The 5th annual Sea Life by Starlight Party will feature a “Holiday Carnival” theme along with sustainable small plates from our Good Catch partners, an open bar, live music, fabulous entertainment, and a silent and live auction. Learn more and purchase tickets on website.  Visit
Sunday, December 6th                11:00 am - 4:00 pm offsite
Spartanburg Humane Society Offsite Adoption Day

Petsmarts in
Spartanburg, SC   29303

Note: Photos with Santa
Santa Claus is coming to The Spartanburg Humane Society! He will be here Saturday, December 5th and Saturday,December 12th

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

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!
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        Website
    South Carolina Animal Shelters
Adopt, Donate, Volunteer!



Rescue Organizations
    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
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.

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

MicroChip $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
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.
Charleston Humane Society Low Cost Spay & Neuter

Charleston Animal Society
2455 Remount Road
N. Charleston, SC 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
Anderson County Paws - Personalize Your Own
Checks with your Pet & Help Shelter Animals!

Anderson County P.A.W.S
615 Highway 28 Bypass
Anderson, SC 29624

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

Dog Parks in South Carolina
Sunday,December 6th                                   5:00 pm-6:00 pm
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,
Friday, December 18th                         6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Meditation & Buddhism in South Carolina
Holiday Dharma Dinner

Kadampa Meditation Center
2999 Sunset Blvd #101,
West Columbia, SC 29169

Join us for our annual Holiday Dharma Dinner and Gift Exchange!
Vegetarian Potluck Dinner: 6:30pm – 7:30pm   Gift Exchange: 7:30pm – 9pm

Vegetarian Dinner
Each year we get together for a tasty vegetarian potluck to spend time together as a community during the holiday season.
Bring your favorite vegetarian meal or donate $5 towards the cost of the meal.

Gift Exchange
In addition to having dinner together, we also have a gift exchange in which we give away something we are attached to!mine

If you’d like to participate, wrap up something that you are attached to and would like to give away, but don’t put any kind of label or name tag on it.  We’ll take turns opening gifts (or choosing to take a gift that someone has already opened) and sharing stories of why we are giving away our chosen item.

The gift exchange is a lot of fun and is a wonderful way to practice reducing our attachment! Family and Kid Friendly! Everyone is welcome!
We encourage you to bring friends and family along with you!
Paws for People

Paws4people foundation was founded by Kyria Henry in 1999, when she was just 12 years old, with the purpose of using dogs as a means of helping people.

This nonprofit’s mission is to enhance the lives of those living with serious illnesses or disabilities by utilizing highly trained assistance dogs.

We  have more than 450 highly trained Assistance Dogs providing support in areas such as mobility and psychiatric service, educational and rehabilitative assistance, and social therapy.
Together, these dogs have made more than 1,000,000 therapeutic contacts.

Presently, we specialize in training customized Assistance Dogs for two general groups: children and adolescents with physical, neurological, psychiatric, or emotional disabilities; and Veterans and active-duty Service Members with Chronic/Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), and Military Sexual Trauma.

paws4people foundation has more than 200 volunteers and operates in 24 states, placing dogs with nationwide consideration.

Click on Swimming Dolphins to hear "One Love."

South Carolina Week for the Animals
New 2016 calendar to be published mid-November.

Please contact us with any questions or events!