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!
Saturday, October 25th            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, October 25th                             10:00am - 1:00pm
Spartanburg Humane Society PhotoShoot

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

Mark your calendars to make your pet a star! On Saturday bring your pets to the Spartanburg Humane Society for a photo-shoot! Lisa from Mann's Best Friends will be photographing all of the animals.   phone: 864-583-4805

The cost of the photo-shoot is $50, and there is no appointment necessary to attend. We hope you and your furry friends can join us!

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.
Saturday, October 25th (& 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 prgram 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. Email      Visit website and facebook above for much more info on all they offer.

Saturday, October 25th(thru weekend/Sunday)             11:00 am-4:00 pm
Charleston SPCA Free Adoption Days

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

Free Adoptions on Dogs & Cats Through Sunday! Help us find homes for hundreds of wonderful animals currently at our shelter. We are offering free adoptions on adult dogs and cats and 1/2 price adoptions on kittens.
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.

This special offer is running through Sunday, so come by now and help us save a life.  Hours of Operation:

Open 7 Days a Week:   Weekdays: Noon - 5pm    Weekends: 10am - 5pm
Saturday, October 25th                   11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bark in the Park Festival and Walk-A-Thon
Benefiting: Concerned Citizens for Animals

Greenville Technical College
506 S. Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC
(864) 243-4222

Mark your calendars for Bark in the Park Festival and Walk-A-Thon! Benefiting: Concerned Citizens for Animals.

The day begins with our 34th annual Walk-A-Thon, which winds its way through Greenville Tech’s campus. The festival, which follows the Walk-A-Thon, includes dozens of vendors selling items for dogs and humans.

Food will be provided by Ruby Tuesday. There will also be entertainment, including K9’s in Flight, SLED dog demonstrations and a rousing game of Musical Sit. There are also contests, such as Best Costume, Best Mutt, Most Vocal, Most Talented, Largest Dog, Smallest Dog, Best Dog Costume with Human or Group and Best in Show.   For more information, please call (864) 243-4222.
         Saturday, October 25th                                    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, October 25th                            11:00 am - 2:00 pm
2nd Annual Howl-O-Ween

Sesquicentennial State Park
9564 Two Notch RD
Columbia, SC 29223

Join us at Sesquicentennial State Park for our 2nd Annual dog-themed Halloween event! Enter your dog in our costume contest, have your photo taken with your dog and enjoy a variety of booths and vendors! This event will be located near the dog park. All dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 ft.

Phone: 803-788-2706    Registration Deadline : No pre-registration required
Meeting Place : Meet near the dog park

Fee : Free with park admission ($2/adult, children 15 and under are free)
Discounts : SC Residents 65 and older or disabled $1.25
Saturday, October 25th                          12:00 - 4:00
Palmetto Animal League 'PARTY FOR THE ANIMALS'

PAL Adoption Center
56 Riverwalk Blvd
Ridgeland, SC 29936

Come celebrate all of our cats and dogs October birthdays! Please Donate from our Wishlist:  Friskies Paté Style canned wet food, Purina Cat Chow, Purina Kitten Chow, Dry Dog Food, Dog & Cat Toys, Cat Treats.   

Call  843-645-1725. Pls visit

PAL opened its first Adoption Center on October 30, 2010 after 8 years of managing a network of loving foster families to house and care for our abandoned and homeless animals. The Adoption Center, which includes living space for approximately 150 adoption-ready cats and dogs, serves as headquarters for the League’s operations. We offer animals a friendly, comfortable, low-stress environment which encourages humans to visit, adopt, volunteer and get involved. Our 7,700 square foot building is located in Riverwalk Business Park in Okatie, SC.
Saturday, October 25th                              12:00  noon   to 3:00 pm
FREEZE - DON'T SHOOT   Benefiting: All Family Pets

SC State House
1100 Gervais St
Columbia, SC, US

Join us for a coordinated rally at all state capitols to require legislation for all law enforcement officers to have animal confrontation training and non - lethal control skills to reduce the shooting of family pets. Every 98 minutes a pet dog is shot by police. Most are in their own homes or yards.    This is a NATIONAL MARCH AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT SHOOTING DOGS.

Police are not trained or using other non lethal control skills when surprised by a family dog. Let's get police trained and learn how to reduce the danger for our pets.  For more information, please call 786-380-8993 or email
Saturday, October 25th                   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, October 25th                            12 noon to 4:00 pm
Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre Fall Festival
w/ Pet Helpers

Town Centre
1218 Belk Dr
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
(843) 216-9900

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,  October 25th                           12:30 pm-til
An Earthworms's Life-"Get Wormy"

Charlotte Nature Museum
1658 Sterling Road
Charlotte, NC 28209

Join us for a reading of John Himmelman's An Earthworm's Life. Afterward, stick around to meet and greet some live worms and get a chance to examine them in all their glory.

Join the fun at 12:30 p.m. in Dragonfly Theatre.
Activities are free with Museum Admission. Call 704.372.6261. Pls visit
Saturday October 25th                          1:00 pm -5:00 pm
Cullen's Archangel Rescue, Inc. Pet Adoptions

14 Carrot Whole Foods
5300 Sunset Blvd.
Lexington SC 29072
(803) 359-2920

Come see our beautiful, loving animals. See the animals attending this event.

CARE began in late 2003 in honor of Founder and President Tara Haltiwanger’s beloved rescue dog, Cullen, who was shot and killed in 2001 during a home invasion. Cullen was himself a rescued Greyhound mix and the model for our logo. CARE officially acquired 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in 2005.   Visit

CARE educates the public on prevention of animal cruelty, proper care for animals according to species, animal behavior and training, heartworm disease and prevention, proper immunization, and the importance of spaying/neutering. CARE is an all-species rescue made up of volunteers with varied experience in veterinary medicine with companion animals (domestic and feral), exotic pets, small & furry pets, and large & farm animals.  All donations are tax deductible.
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, October 25th                          6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Greyhound Crossroads Playgroup

Edgewood Baptist Church
Corner of Devenger and Meadow Wood in
Greenville SC

Greyhound Playgroup open to all greyhounds. Adult greyhounds only please. All dogs must be muzzled. Please bring bags and clean up after your dogs. Water is provided by the church. Contact Joanne for more info

Our Mission: Every Greyhound in the Right Home ~ Every Home With The Right Support!   Visit
Sunday, October 26th                                                 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm est
4th SpartanBurg Humane  SpartanBark

Mary Black Rail Trail
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Mark you calendars for the 4th Annual SpartanBark Costume Parade! Join everyone in the Dog Park along the Rail Trail Enter the costume contest or just walk and have a great time with all of Spartanburg and their four-legged family members.

Mission:  We respond to the needs of each and every animal who comes through our doors while also working to keep pets and their people together through our community programs.
Mary Black Rail Tail ---Beautiful!

Help us spread the word about the many affordable and life-saving programs the SHS offers our community.  As more people utilize our services, fewer animals will come to us in need of shelter.  Spartanburg Humane Society      150 Dexter Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303     phone: 864-583-4805 Visit website

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 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 :
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, October 27th                             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, October 27th                       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

Monday, October 27th                   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, October  28th                               7:00  pm til
Congaree Nat'l Park Bat Hike 

Congaree National Park
100 National Park Road
Hopkins, SC 29061

The Old-Growth Bottomland Forest Research and Education Center will hold an informal bat hike along the boardwalk. Intern Margo Vogel will discuss bat conservation and research at the park. 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, October 28th                       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, October 28th                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, October 29th                                   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, October 29th                                    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, October 29th                 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, October 30th                             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,  October 30th                           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
Thursday, October 30th                       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, October 30th                          4:00 pm -8:00 pm

Pets Inc Adoption Center
300 Orchard Drive
West Columbia, CS

Children’s costume contest (pets in costume are welcome, too), games, prizes, treat bags, professional photographer. (803) 739-9333;

PETS Inc. was founded in January 1992 by Patricia McQueen & Jane Brundage.
Our Philosophy    Many pet problems are due to overpopulation. Pure and simple. And the solution to this is just as simple. Spay & Neuter. It's not a complicated matter. But it must be addressed on a grand scale. Rescuing and placing 25 or 30 animals a year is noble but will not seriously impact the problem. If we are to end the misery we must be willing to commit to an aggressive long term solution to overpopulation.   Dogs

Ck for Nov 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 October 31st                                      9:00 am -til
Frances R. Willis SPCA 
                1st Annual Second Chance Charity Shoot                   
36 Four Paws Lane
Summerville, SC 29483

Law Enforcement Division will shoot on Friday, October 31st. Competitor, CWP, and New Shooter Divisions will shoot Saturday, November 1st.
Gates open at 8am both days. All shooters must be registered by 9am. First rounds will go downrange at 9:00 am.               Call us at (843) 871-3820 Office phone

Read all rules and regulations before registering for this event.  Complete the registration form below and then go to the donate tab to pay for your registration.  Registration fee is $25 until October 28, $35 after October 28.  (Online registration form coming soon.  If you wish to register  now, the link below takes you to the registration form which can be completed and mailed or emailed in.)

Awards and Prize Drawing at conclusion of event both days.  Special Ticket Drawings will be held at the conclusion of the event on Saturday, November 1st.
All participants will receive a Goodie Bag as well as a Charity Shoot T-shirt.
Read the rules

Francis Willis website
Friday October 31st 
Fridays     noon - 3 pm       and          4 pm - 6 pm
Service Hours Above for the month of October

Pets Inc

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, October 31st   (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 1st                  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
Saturday, November 1st                9:00 am- 2:00 pm
Folly Low Tide Dolphin 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 client 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 1st      9:00am - 12:00pm
Myrtle Beach Park Cleanup

Myrtle Beach State Park
4401 S Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Come on out and do your part to help make Myrtle Beach State Park a better place for all! The park needs volunteers for a variety of projects that may include: trail maintenance, picnic table placement, litter removal, painting, and moving mulch. We try to match the skills of volunteers with our needs! (3 hours) Call the Nature Center at 843-238-0874 by October 30th.   visist
         Saturday, November 1st                 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Charleston SPCA Adoptions

470 Azalea Square Boulevard 
Summerville, SC 29483

Loving dogs & cats will be there looking for their forever homes. Please stop by and adopt & sign up to be volunteer.

Petsmart phone (843) 821-7043...
Saturday, November 1st                         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 1st                   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 1st  (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, November 1st               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

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 1st                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 1st                                        1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Animal Forest Fall Frolic

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
1500 Old Towne Rd
Charleston, SC 29407

It's fall in the Animal Forest and the animals are looking to put on a little weight for winter. Watch the animals being enriched by games, treats and activities that bring out natural behaviors.   Children in Nature Program

The bear will bob for apples, the puma will pounce on a piñata, and the bobcats will bandy stuffed pumpkins. So join us for Fall Frolic, an afternoon of family fun in the Animal Forest!  Phone: 843-852-4200  Pls visit
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  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
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        Website
    South Carolina Animal Shelters
Adopt, Donate, Volunteer!



Rescue Organizations
Sunday, November 2nd                         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 2nd                       11:00am- 4:00
Pet Helpers at Daniel Island Park Day
*Rescheduled for November 2nd! Originally was on Nov 1st.

Governors Park
Seven Farms Drive
in heart of Daniel Island,  SC  29492

Come out and support Pet Helpers at the Daniel Island Park Day on November 1st! We are still looking for 4 volunteers to take a few Pet Helpers dogs, in hopes of finding their forever homes, out to this eventful day at Governor's Park! Please e-mail Mackenzie Russell at if you are interested in volunteering!

Park Day is a day of outdoor family fun for all ages that showcases and supports a diverse range of local charitable organizations. In addition to live entertainment, games, jump castles, animal exhibits and other favorite activities, this year’s festival will also feature a Food Truck Rodeo, a sports pub tent including a five TV Mobile Entertainment Unit to watch all of your favorite college football games and much, much more.  Barbara McLaughlin (843) 971-4401  Park Day Manager
                  Sunday,  November 2nd                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
Sunday, November 2nd                             11:30 am til
City Paws Meetup at Sky Top Orchard

Sky Top Orchard!
3403 Greenville Highway
Flat Rock, NC  48134

The leaves are in full color and the drive up and back is amazing. (The drive is 50 minutes from downtown Greenville.) Dogs are allowed everywhere in the orchard except in the proceed building. Dogs are even allowed on the hay ride tour!!!

Check page for weather- related changes.

City Paws is a social group of pups and people who get together for fun events in and around the city of Greenville, SC.  Our events include everything from hikes in the mountains to Canine Cocktail Crawls downtown. No matter what we are doing with our pups one thing is for sure... we always have a great time!

When filling out your profile, please make sure that your main profile pic is of your dog(s). A welcome greeting will be sent to you shortly after you have completed your profile and we here at City Paws look forward to meeting you and your pup(s) at an upcoming event! :)
   Sunday, November 2nd                                              12:30, 2:30 & 4:30 pm
Museum and a Movie
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 4D Experience

SC State Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 4D Experience
Get ready for an adventure of mammoth proportions – Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4-D Experience! Our favorite sub-zero heroes, Manny, Ellie and Diego venture into a mysterious underground world after Sid the Sloth stumbles across three abandoned eggs and decides to raise them as his own.

Once the eggs hatch, the adventure begins in the lost world of the dinosaurs! Featured in eye-popping 3-D with an all-star voice cast, including Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Queen Latifah*, Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs delivers more thrills, more chills, and more mammoth-sized laughs for everyone!

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
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

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, 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 2nd        Ongoing
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, November 2nd                             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
New calendar to be published November 2015.

Please contact us with any questions or events.