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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.

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  August and Ongoing    
~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!

Joint Base Charleston 102 E Hill Blvd, Joint Base Charleston, SC 29404
Joint Base Charleston is a United States military facility located partly in the City of North Charleston, South Carolina and partly in the City of Goose Creek, South Carolina.
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Friday, August 10th (and 11th)    9:00 am-3:00 pm 
Lexington  Animal Shelter 'Back to School' Promotions 

Lexington Animal Shelter 321 Ball Park Rd. Lexington, SC 29072
803-785-8149

All animal adoptions will be 15.00. Since all animals available for adoption are already processed (spayed/neutered, wormed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, etc.), it only takes a few minutes to fill out paperwork before you will be ready to bring your new pet home. 5 of our long term pets will have adoption fees waived. 
http://www.lex-co.sc.gov/departments/DeptAH/Pages/AnimalServices.aspx

Roy Mefford, Animal Services Director/Chief is a wonderful manager and is saving more lives with his innovative promotions and community outreach. 

Check for regular promotions. Also please check out how to be a volunteer . So many ways for you to help the shelter pets! Lexington County Animal Services'
Adoptable Friends for looking for their forever home. 
http://www.lex-co.sc.gov/departments/DeptAH/Pages/Adoptions.aspx
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Friday, August 10th      10:00 am - 2:00 pm
SPCA Albrecht Center Dog Wash

SPCA Albrecht Center; 199 Willow Run Road Aiken, SC 29801 (803) 648-6863

Including ear cleanings and nail clippings, you can get everything you need to spruce up your pup for the summer months. Pricing can be found on the event page; click 'More Info.' Event will take place at the Albrecht Center; 199 Willow Run Road.
https://www.letlovelive.org/adopt
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Friday, August 10th    7:00 pm-10:00 pm
South Carolina Aquarium Beer From Here, 
After Hours Event

Charleston Harbor  100 Aquarium Wharf   Charleston, SC 29401

Hops, habitats, and a heaping amount of animals await you at this Carolina-led craft beer experience! Enjoy local brews and local wildlife in one setting. Sip on select beers at tasting stations throughout the Aquarium. Sustainably-sourced small plates from Good Catch partners, additional bar refreshments and entertainment also provided with purchase of your all-inclusive ticket. Event is 21 yrs up .

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra joins the Aquarium to present a marine-inspired musical performance especially for children. Enjoy tunes by the tank and visit the Instrument Petting Zoo, where children can see, hear and touch the instruments as demonstrated by professional musicians.The musical merriment is free with Aquarium admission or membership.
http://scaquarium.org/calendar
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​Friday, August 10th         7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Bark in the Park: 
Myrtle Beach Pelicans vs Wilmington BlueRocks

Myrtle Beach Pelicans   1251 21st Ave. N.,     Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

During the dog days of summer why not bring your companion out to the ballpark for a bit of America's pastime? Water bowls will be around for your dog to stay hydrated! Thirsty Thursday is moving to this Friday event so you can enjoy 1/2 price Duplin Wine, $1 Bud and Budlight drafts, and $2 cans while having the option to participate in Beer, Brats and Baseball.     https://www.bringfido.com/event/35254
https://www.facebook.com/events/454949161574076/
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Saturday, August 11th (and 11th) 9:00 am-3:00 pm 
Lexington Animal Shelter 'Back to School' Promotions 

Lexington Animal Shelter 321 Ball Park Rd. Lexington, SC 29072
803-785-8149

All animal adoptions will be 15.00. Since all animals available for adoption are already processed (spayed/neutered, wormed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, etc.), it only takes a few minutes to fill out paperwork before you will be ready to bring your new pet home. 5 of our long term pets will have adoption fees waived. 
http://www.lex-co.sc.gov/departments/DeptAH/Pages/AnimalServices.aspx

Roy Mefford, Animal Services Director/Chief is a wonderful manager and is saving more lives with his innovative promotions and community outreach. 

Check for regular promotions. Also please check out how to be a volunteer . So many ways for you to help the shelter pets! Lexington County Animal Services'
Adoptable Friends for looking for their forever home. 
http://www.lex-co.sc.gov/departments/DeptAH/Pages/Adoptions.aspx
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Saturday, August 11th  9:00 am-3:00 pm
Columbia Animal Services Adoptions  

City of Columbia Animal Services 127 Humane Lane (off Shop Road)
Columbia, SC 29209 803- 776-PETS (7387)

So many wonderful pets for adopt for only $35.00. Pls inquire about volunteer opportunities too!  https://www.petfinder.com/search/pets-for-adoption/?shelter_id%5B0%5D=SC183&sort%5B0%5D=recently_added

Pls note FINDING FOREVER HOMES ON August 18, 2018 Clear the Shelters (National Homeless Animals Day too! Adopt fees waived. ) Pls visit https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/sc/columbia/city-of-columbia-animal-services-sc183/
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Saturday , August 11th  10:00 am-2:00 pm 
Charleston Animal Society 
"Sip, Share... Lily Pulitzer Adoption Event"

Lily Pulitzer     251 King Street    Charleston, SC 29401  

Come shop, sip a cool drink and have a great time at Lily Pulitzer on beautiful King Street in historic Charleston. We’ll have dogs available for adoptions and you can see all the latest summer and fall fashions! See you there!

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. http://www.charlestonanimalsociety.org/adopt-a-dog/
https://www.charlestonanimalsociety.org/adopt-a-cat/
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Saturday, August 11th     9:00 am-11:00 am
Hub City Farmers' Market -Rick Childers on 
the Wade’s Community Stage

Northside Harvest Park 498 Howard St Spartanburg, SC  29303

Rick Childers has performed oldies from the 50s, 60s, & 70s around Spartanburg for the past few years. Entertaining the young and old at Spartanburg’s Spring Fling on the Wall Street Buskers stage for three years. . This is his first year performing at the Hub City Farmers Market and received very positive commits from the vendors and guest after performing on the Wades Community Stage in March of last yr. Having a very strong background in gospel music it’s not uncommon at all to hear a few ol’ gospel tunes peppered into his performance as well.

Northside Harvest Park is home to The Butterfly Foundation, the Monarch Cafe and Fresh Food Store, Hub City Farmers’ Market’s Saturday Market, and HCFM’s Urban Farm. Harvest Park grew from an idea that a community working together could fight food disparities in Spartanburg. 

The facility springs from the effort of many, many partners: local, regional, and national, all with the idea of creating a “farm to fork” opportunity in a food desert. More than 3 years in the making, Harvest Park offers Northside residents a chance to buy healthy produce within walking distance for the first time in more than a generation.    http://hubcityfm.org/harvest-park/
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                              Saturday, August 11th                      10:00 am-4:00 pm
Charleston SPCA Offsite Workout & Dog Adoptions

CycleBar     1601 Palmetto Grande Dr Ste 1       Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 

Work up a sweat, burn off some calories and adopt a dog for life! What an awesome  day-- right? It’s all happening at CycleBar in Mt. Pleasant!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.    
Visit  http://www.charlestonanimalsociety.org/adopt-dont-buy/
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Saturday, August 11th      10:00 am-2:30 pm 
Humane Society of McCormick County Adoptions 
PetSmart Aiken 2527 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, SC 29803 Phone: (803) 643-8626

The Humane Society of McCormick County is a private, non-profit, no-kill organization formed in September 2000. We are staffed entirely by volunteers who raise every cent of our operating capital ourselves. Our rural county is a very poor county in South Carolina. Statistically 54% of the county's population is at the federal income poverty level or below.
See loving adoptables https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=SC63
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 Saturday, August 11th           11:00 am-3:00 pm 
L.E.A.R.N. Horse Rescue 

​L.E.A.R.N. Horse Rescue   P.O. Box 619, Ravenel, SC 29470 (843) 991-4879

 Every horse in our care receives medical attention to address immediate physical needs and ongoing veterinary and farrier care thereafter. Call us for an appt. 
Our volunteer team of supporters provide peaceful pastures and personal attention. 
We customize training programs to help each horse realize their full potential and to address scars that cruelty or neglect may have left on their physical and emotional lives.

Our mission is not solely to rescue and rehome existing horses in need, but to prevent future cruelty towards horses. https://learnhorserescue.org/
https://www.facebook.com/LearnHorseRescue/
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Saturday, August 11th     11:00 am -1:00 pm
Paww Shucks, Come Meet Our Lucky Pups! w/ Lucky Pup Rescue

Lucky Pup Rescue SC Whole Foods Market 1140 Woodruff Greenville, SC 

Come meet our luckiest pups and learn more about Lucky Pup Rescue SC!

Join us for a morning and afternoon of dogs, and so much fun!!! We will be accepting dog food/supply donations at the door and we will have super cute, adoptable dogs on site! Spread the word and mark those calendars! Loving  Adoptables   http://luckypuprescuesc.com/adopt/

Lucky Pup Rescue is a 501c3 non profit, foster based dog rescue in Greenville, SC. We are committed to saving as many homeless dogs as we can through community outreach and matching dogs to the perfect adopter. We rescue dogs from high kill shelters, abuse/neglect situations, owner surrenders and strays. We provide medical care, emotional and physical support through our foster homes. All our dogs live with fosters until adopted. 
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Saturday, August 11th   11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jasper Animal Rescue Mission "Off-Site" Adoptions

PetSmart 322 Robert Smalls Pkwy  Beaufort, SC 29906 
JARM 843-726-7799

Jasper Animal Rescue Mission is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the stray and neglected dogs and cats of Jasper County, South Carolina. See loving adoptables animals   http://jarmission.org/adopt/

To serve the people of Jasper County by providing shelter and humane care to dogs and cats that are lost, abandoned, neglected or abused; placing adoptable dogs and cats in good homes with caring people; reducing the population of stray and neglected dogs and cats by promoting and providing spaying and neutering; and providing educational material and learning opportunities concerning the proper care and treatment of pets.
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Saturday, August 11th 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
All 4 Paws Surfside Adoption Event 

Petco Surfside  160 Sayebrook Blvd     Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

All 4 Paws rescue page is dedicated to saving and placing companion animals while remaining a compassionate community resource. http://all4pawssc.org/adoption-cats/
http://all4pawssc.org/adoption-dogs/

All4Paws has so many volunteer opportunities to choose from. Check as many boxes as you think would interest you. If you have a particular skill please let us know.
http://all4pawssc.org/become-a-volunteer-2/
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  Saturday, August 11th 11:00 am-1:00 pm  
Greyhound Crossroads Adopt Meet n Greet 
Petco Animal Supplies, 353 Harrison Bridge Rd, Simpsonville, SC 29680

We believe in helping every greyhound who needs us, regardless of original place of adoption.Origin of dogs: Primarily Florida and Alabama Race tracks with a few coming from Kansas farms and West Virginia Tracks. See our loving adoptables.  http://greyhoundcrossroads.com/

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. Adopt Meet n Greets Greenville, SC Petco Cherrydale on 1st Saturday of every month 10:30 am-2 pm.
http://greyhoundcrossroads.com/index.php?page=adoption
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Saturday, August 11th      11:00 am-1:00 pm ​(Potluck at 1:00 pm)
Columbia Veg Cotton Branch WorkLuck

Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary 328 Lightwood Knot Rd, Leesville, SC 29070 Phone: (704) 712-1802

Join compassionate friends for our monthly Volunteer WorkLuck at Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary! You heard that right. WorkLuck! We will be hosting our normal volunteer work day from 11:00am - 1:00pm then we will have a Vegan Potluck at 1:00pm! Enjoy spending time with the animals, working on their care, and eating some awesome vegan dishes from the community! So bring a friend, a vegan dish to share, and recharge with the animals! If the weather is extremely hot or cold, we will bring the party indoors!
Columbia Veg website and mission: 
https://www.meetup.com/ColumbiaVeg/events/vpwzrpyxlbpb/

At Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary we provide a safe haven for abandoned, abused, neglected, and elderly farm animals. While there are many shelters and rescue organizations for animal companions such as cats and dogs, and wildlife, there is a lack of sanctuary for farm animals, who make up 98% of the animals killed in the US each year. We exist to help those animals. https://www.cottonbranch.org/
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aturday, August 11th           12 noon-3:00 pm 
 Adoption Meet and Greet, by Sinbad Sadie 

Petco    101 N Main St #307    Summerville, SC 29483

We will have adoptables and some surprises too!There are many volunteer opportunities with Sinbad-Sadie including: Assist at adoption events- We have at least two adoption events each month and can always use help.  https://www.facebook.com/SinbadSadie/
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Saturday, August 11th  and Ongoing 
South Carolina Animal Shelters
Adopt, Donate, Volunteer!

Petfinder
http://www.petfinder.com/awo/index.cgi?action=state&state=SC&limit=100

Animal Shelter.org
http://www.animalshelter.org/shelters/South_Carolina.asp

Rescue Organizations
http://www.sciway.net/org/upstate-sc-animal-rescue.html
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Saturday, August 11th      12:00 noon- 4:00 pm 
Humane Society of Greenwood Adoptions
Petco      526 SC-7   Greenwood, SC 29649  (864) 229-4473

See our FB page for  the latest news.   https://www.facebook.com/HumaneSocietyOfGreenwood
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 websites. Email humane@gwdhumanesociety.org Visit website and facebook above for much more info on all they offer. 10:00am - 5:00pm    Phone(864) 942-8775  Pls visit Website  
See our FB page for all the latest news.     
https://www.facebook.com/HumaneSocietyOfGreenwood
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Saturday, August 11th        12:00 noon- 4:00 pm
 New Beginnings Shepherd Rescue 
New Beginnings  PO Box 1671     Holly Hill, South Carolina 29059

New Beginnings Shepherd Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3), no-kill, animal rescue organization made up entirely by volunteers. We are dedicated to rehabilitating, caring for and finding permanent placements for abused, neglected and unwanted animals in a no-kill environment.
We never euthanize an animal to make room for another. We care for all the animals we take in until they are adopted.  https://www.newbeginningsrescue.com/adoptable-dog
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Saturday, Aug 11th    12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
Greenville Animal Care New Volunteer Orientation

Greenville County Animal Care Conference Room
328 Furman Hall Rd, Greenville, South Carolina 29609

Greenville County Animal Care is dedicated to promoting the compassionate treatment of animals in our community through adoption, education, and affordable spay/neuter and veterinary care. 
We have the largest, most diverse selection of adoptable pets in the Upstate, and our innovative programs and partnerships are steadily moving Greenville County toward becoming a no-kill community. NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
http://www.greenvillecounty.org/acs/
https://www.facebook.com/gcanimalcare/
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Saturday, August 11th           12:00 pm-6:00 pm
​Dogust Birthday Bash Event

Pet Supplies Plus 208 St. James Ave., Goose Creek, SC 29445 (843) 277-2844

Come have some fun at our Dogust Birthday Bash event. 

Sometimes Furlife German Shepherd is there for adoptions. We want to protect our GSD breed! We will take in GSD's from high kill shelters, abuse and neglect cases, strays, and dogs with health issues including seniors! e are always in need of volunteers and foster homes. We are a registered non profit incorporation through the State of SC and FGSR is a 501(c)(3) organization. 
https://www.facebook.com/FurlifeGermanShepherdRescue/
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Saturday, August 11th       2:00 pm til
Center for Birds of Prey Guided Tours and Flight Demonstrations
Avian Conservation Center/Center for Birds of Prey   4719 N Hwy 17  Awendaw, SC 29429

The Center for Birds of Prey offers visitors a unique insight into the lives and impressive adaptations of nearly 50 species of birds of prey including eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, kites & vultures. Whether you’re a birder, a photographer, or simply want to spend the day outdoors, we invite you to explore the natural history of birds of prey. (Jack Hanna says it is the best 

Highlights include:
Guided Tour: Enjoy a walking tour of the grounds with an experienced guide.
Flight Demonstration: Watch as hawks, falcons, owls, eagles, and vultures soar above; learn about their hunting and flying techniques.
Exhibit Area: The grounds are designed as a campus where visitors follow paths accentuated with aviaries housing more than 30 species of birds of prey.
Owl Wood: Owls are universally recognized as some of the most compelling ambassadors for the natural world. The Countess Alicia Paolozzi Owl Wood spans two acres in which visitors experience owls from around the world in a refined & tranquil setting.
 http://www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.org/
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Saturday, August 11th  6:00 PM – 11:00 PM 
Paddling Film Festival to benefit local conservation group, Save Our Saluda!
Sunrift Adventures  1 Center St Travelers Rest, SC 29690

The Paddling Film Festival is an international adventure film tour presenting the world’s best paddling films of the year – whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP, action and lifestyle – in more than 120 cities and towns across Canada, United States and around the world. Sunrift Adventures is super excited to host the festival for the second year in a row with proceeds to benefit our local conservation group, Save Our Saluda!

Join us at Sunrift Adventures on August 11th from 6pm for great films, live music, food trucks, beer & more! Only 10.00! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paddling-film-festival-fundraiser-sunrift-to-benefit-save-our-saluda-tickets-47246006076

Save Our Saluda works to protect and restore water resources in the Upper Saluda Watershed through environmental awareness and citizen action. 
 https://www.saveoursaluda.org/
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​                          Saturday, August 11th      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Greyhound Crossroads Play Group - Greenville

​Fairview Church on corner of Devenger and Meadow Wood just off Pelham Rd In Greenville SC (map)

We believe in helping every greyhound who needs us, regardless of original place of adoption.Origin of dogs: Primarily Florida and Alabama Race tracks with a few coming from Kansas farms and West Virginia Tracks. See our loving adoptables. http://greyhoundcrossroads.com/

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  joanne@greyhoundcrossroads.com

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. Adopt Meet n Greets Greenville, SC Petco Cherrydale on 1st Saturday of every month 10:30 am-2 pm.  http://greyhoundcrossroads.com/index.php?page=adoption
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Saturday, August 11th          8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
'IN THE DARK OF THE NIGHT'
AT Rose Hill STATE HISTORIC SITE SC Park 

Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site 2677 Sardis Rd, Union, SC 29379
(864) 878-9813

Surrounded by forest, with only the stars above you, come out to Rose Hill Plantation and join in on a twilight nature hike followed by a bonfire. Enjoy s’mores as you gaze at the sky, learning about the constellations and how enslaved individuals would use the cover of dark to escape north with only the stars to navigate their way.
https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004788

Dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothing with hiking boots or sneakers. Bring a flash light, bug spray, a blanket or chair for seating by the bonfire, and a mug (we will fill the mug with a cold beverage). Friendly Leashed dogs welcome. 
REGISTRATION DEADLINE August 6th. FREE ADMISSION WITH PARK PASSPORT PLUS Yes PRICE  $10 per person.
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     Sunday, August 12th      10:00 am - 11:00 am
'​Meowmaste'  Hosted by Pet Helpers Adoption Shelter and Spay/Neuter Clinic

Pet Helpers    1447 Folly Rd    Charleston, SC 29412 (843) 795-1110

Join us for cat yoga.Sunday, August 12th  a vinyasa flow yoga class benefitting Pet Helpers.
Class taught by Bri Andreucci -Suggested donation of $ any amount.  

Pet Helpers is a private, 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 lowcost spay/neuter surgeries; offering humane education; pursuing animal-cruelty prosecution; and initiating animal-welfare legislation. https://pethelpers.org/
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Sunday, August 12th    10:15 am - 1:00 pm
Columbia Veg
Good Life Cafe Brunch Buffet for the Animals!

Good Life Cafe  1614 Main Street ·  Columbia, SC  29201 (803) 726-2310

Join us for a delicious brunch buffet AND benefit the animals at Cotton Branch Animal Sanctuary at the same time! Good Life Cafe will generously be donating 20% of their brunch sales to Cotton Branch Farm Sanctuary. https://www.meetup.com/ColumbiaVeg/

10:00 am - 1:00 pm General Seating and Buffet hours 10:15 am - Meetup Group Seating
The cost of the buffet is $13.95.Looking forward to seeing you all out at Good Life Cafe!
https://www.meetup.com/ColumbiaVeg/events/zhwbspyxlbqb/
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Sunday, August 12th         12:00 noon - 5:00 pm 
Grand Strand Humane Society 

Grand Strand 3241 Mr. Joe White Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

 Grand Strand Humane Society is happy to announce extended hours of operation. The shelter is now open 7 days a week with our new business hours outlined below. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm until 5 pm Thursday & Friday from 12 pm until 7 pm
  Loving adoptables http://www.grandstrandhumanesociety.com/available-pets-3/                                                 
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Sunday, August 12th  See website for time
Charleston Veggies & Vegans Meetup!
 Leafletting for Farmed Animals
Charleston, SC
One of the most positive, life affirming choices anyone can make for their health, other people, the earth and all species is to adopt and practice a vegan lifestyle. This group is for anyone who is already vegan, vegetarian or just curious about this popular lifestyle choice. The meet-up is a non-judgmental place to have fun, learn more and connect with community. See details for group and event info on website. 

You do not have to be vegetarian or vegan to attend events, but please note that all events promoted and/or hosted by the group will cater to the vegan diet, as that is in line with our values, and is inclusive to everyone. https://www.meetup.com/Charleston-Veggie/
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Sunday, August 12th  Ongoing
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, https://www.netpets.org/netp/foster.php
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Sunday, August 12th   5:30pm – 8:00pm
Clemson SC Greyhound Walk & Dinner at Dakota's 

SC Botanical Garden Perimeter Rd, Clemson, SC 29634

Bring your greyhounds for a walk then join us for dinner at Dakota's Courtyard. We believe in helping every greyhound who needs us, regardless of original place of adoption.Origin of dogs: Primarily Florida and Alabama Race tracks with a few coming from Kansas farms and West Virginia Tracks. See our loving adoptables.   http://greyhoundcrossroads.com/
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August and  Ongoing Year Round 
..Pilots-N-Paws...Saving the Lives of Innocent Animals
~Flying Pets to Forever Homes & Freedom~

Pilots-N-Paws    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:      http://pilotsnpaws.org/join-our-group/rescues/

The informations and instructions are listed in the registration process.  Note: Emailing Transport Requestst to us on our contact page will not result in a transport being posted. 
We are available to answer questions at above address.THANK YOU.
Visit facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pilotsnpawsfanpage

Pilots & Rescues ----pls visit page to see how to become involved. 
Pilots:  http://pilotsnpaws.org/join-our-group/pilots/
                                   Rescues:      http://pilotsnpaws.org/join-our-group/rescues/
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Monday, August 13th             7:30 am drop off
Hilton Head
The Spay/Neuter Alliance & Clinic (SNAC)
Low-cost spays and neuter throughout 
the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire

SNAC  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. info@snac1.com   (843) 645.2500 
Website is https://www.facebook.com/pages/SNAC-SpayNeuter-Alliance-Clinic/86524546841

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Monday, August 13th              See website calendar for times
Humane Society of SC 'Fido Fixers

The Humane Society     121 Humane Lane     Columbia, SC 29209    Phone 803.783.1267

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 http://www.humanesc.org/         


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  wbrennessel@humanesc.org
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Monday, August 13th                        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.
Permanent Microchip ID............................$15.00

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.
https://spartanburghumane.org/clinic/
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Monday, August 13th                        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 www.myRCPL.com
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Monday, August 13th                 10:00 am-5:00 pm 
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m
Newberry Animal Shelter Adoptions 

Newberry Animal Control Shelter 
11494 SC Highway 34Newberry, South Carolina 29108   Phone  (803)321-2185

All dogs and puppies are $85. This fee includes the spay or neuter, DHPP, Rabies, and Kennel Cough vaccination, heartworm test in adult dogs, deworming for hookworms, whipworms, roundworms, and tapeworms, and microchipping and registration with a Home Again microchip. All cats and kittens are $65, and this fee includes the spay or neuter, feline leukemia test, RCP-Felv vaccination, and deworming for hookworms, whipworms, roundworms, and tapeworms. Come out and adopt one our sweet adoptables. We have loving pets for adoption. 
http://www.newberrycounty.net/departments/animal-control/adoptions
FB
 https://www.facebook.com/Newberry-County-Animal-Shelter-289999222430/
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                                      Monday, August 13th     and  Ongoing-
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. Visit facebook page.   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Serenity-Pastures/340493632744543
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        Monday, August 13th   and Ongoing
South Carolina Animal Shelters
Adopt, Donate, Volunteer!

Petfinder
http://www.petfinder.com/awo/index.cgi?action=state&state=SC&limit=100

Animal Shelter.org
http://www.animalshelter.org/shelters/South_Carolina.asp

Rescue Organizations
http://www.sciway.net/org/upstate-sc-animal-rescue.html

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Monday, August 13th              Call to schedule  times
Palmetto Animal-Assisted Services
PAALS  PO  Box 25679         Columbia, SC 29224       803-788-7063

See all the services they offer with their amazing therapy dogs! READ dogs, Prison Pals, Patriot program.  http://paals.org/paals-services    
Visit facebook  https://www.facebook.com/PalmettoAnimalAssistedLifeServices.PAALS
PAALS http://www.paals.org/             EMAIL:   info@paals.org
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.

STUDENTS! Sign up with our after school program training dogs!    https://paals.org/after-school-paals/
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Monday, August 13th     9:00 am-5:00 pm (sched appt.)
'Primp Your Pit' by Pawmetto Lifeline

Pawmetto Lifeline is located in the Harbison area at 1275 Bower Parkway, Columbia, SC 29212.

Primp Your Pit Call (803) 465-9100 or email clinic@pawmettolifeline.org

Must leave a message and mention this ad when making the appointment. Please allow 2-3 business days for reply. Primp Your Pit is in collaboration with PetSmart Charities, petsmartcharities.org. *For select SC counties only. Residents of Aiken, Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda and Sumter counties.

See our loving adoptables. http://www.pawmettolifeline.org/adopt/
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Tuesday, August 14th      12:00 noon-6:30 pm 
Laurens County Humane Society Adoptions 

Laurens County Humane Society    793 Poplar St  Clinton, SC 29325   (864) 833-9060

The Laurens County Humane Society has as its mission to improve conditions for animals and to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Laurens County by assisting in pet adoption, ownership, and care. See our loving adoptables.   https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=SC160

Please support our T-Shirt fundraiser! You can choose a short sleeve, long sleeve or hooded sweat shirt! Your purchase will help save more lives in Laurens County! Thank you!  http://www.laurenshumane.org/
FB https://www.facebook.com/LaurensHumaneSociety/
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Tuesday, August 14th    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. 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. 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: http://www.aikenequinerescue.com/SWH_Program.html#sthash.rJnp75hI.dpuf

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 live on a beautiful 80 acre farm in board fenced paddocks with shelters. 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  http://aikenequinerescue.org/​   https://www.facebook.com/AikenEquineRescue
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Tuesday, August 14th  10:00 am.-2:00  pm
Horry County Animal Care Ctr Pet Vaccination Clinic

 Horry Animal Care Ctr  1923 Industrial Park Road  Conway, SC 29526

The Horry County Animal Care Center (HCACC) will hold a vaccination clinic, August 14, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road. The following services will be offered:


The Animal Care Center also holds low-cost spay/neuter clinics, which are open to all residents of Horry County. The cost for cats is $50 and dogs are $80 (discounted fees are available for residents receiving government assistance). Contact the HCACC for more information or to make an appointment.

To help homeless animals find loving homes, the HCACC offers discounted adoptions the first Friday and Saturday of each month. https://www.horrycounty.org/News/Tag/pets
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Tuesday, August 14th             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: info@scdogs.org    Website http://www.scdogs.org/

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 have a waiting list of facilities requesting our services and we need you to help us meet that growing need.
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Tuesday, August 14th     6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Truck Inn Tuesday Blco Party 

Swamp Rabbit Inn and Properties   1 Logan Street   Greenville, SC 29601

Everyone is invited to our local block party in the West End in the parking lot of the Swamp Rabbit Inn! We have live music, a food truck, local makers and lots of fun! Did we mention that we have FUN this is a fun event for locals and visitors alike! New in town? You will be sure to make some new friends at this event!

This event is family friendly and pet friendly! Parking is available at the end of Logan Street in the large church parking lot What can I bring into the event?  Chairs, pets on leash, children, NO COOLERS.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?endy Lynam: wendy@swamprabbitinn.com

Call 864-517-4617 or email wendy@swamprabbitinn.com with questions. Bring your friends or make some new ones! Bring your chairs too if you want but no coolers please. #bikeinnbikeout https://www.eventbrite.com/e/truck-inn-tuesday-tickets-45083680502
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Wednesday, August 15th               7:30-9:30am​
Birding at Pinckney Island

Meets at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge.    Bluffton, SC 29926
912-652-4415

Tour participants will be guided through a walking tour of Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge by an experienced bird watcher. With a combination of natural habitats including Salt Marsh, Maritime Forest and open fields, the site allows participants to see many different species of birds. Depending on the season, diverse birds can be spotted: Summer Tanager, Eastern Kingbird, Painted Bunting, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Egrets, Herons and many, many others.

Wednesdays at 7:30-9:30am (Except in January and July). $12 per person (ages 12+) / No children under the age of 12 please. Meets at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Suggest good walking shoes and your own binoculars. Reservations required: call 843-689-6767 ext. 223 or register online.
https://www.coastaldiscovery.org/home/discover-and-learn/walkstalkstours/#2352​
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Wednesday  Aug 15th 12:00  (Wed, Oct 31, 2018)
16th Annual SCWF Wildlife Photography Contest Opens

South Carolina Wildlife Federation 215 Pickens Street, Columbia, SC 29205 Phone - (803) 256-0670

Calling all amateur photographers! The SCWF is sponsoring their 16th Annual Wildlife Photography Contest. Send us your best pictures capturing the beauty of South Carolina’s nature – in your own backyard or our backyard – that being South Carolina’s natural landscapes and creatures.  http://www.scwf.org/events/
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         Wednesday, August 15th                   9:00 am-5:00 pm
York County Animal Control Adoption Day

York County Animal Control     713 Justice Blvd      York, SC 29745
 (803) 628-3190

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.

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
http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=SC111
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    Wednesday, August 15th          Schedule your time          
South Carolina Search and Rescue Dog Association
Community Education

SCSARDA      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 info@scsarda.org

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 http://scsarda.org/
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Wednesday, August 15th                  Call to Scheduletime 
Spartanburg Humane Society 
The lowest clinic &  spay neuter surgery prices in SC Upstate! 

Spartanburg Humane Society   150 Dexter Rd      Spartanburg, SC 29303 
(864) 583-4805 ex 115

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  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. https://www.spartanburghumane.org/
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 Wednesday, August 15th 3:00-4:30pm.
Coastal Discovery Museum's Dolphin Cruise

Departs from Broad Creek Marina on Marshland Road. Hilton Head Island, SC 29926  843 689 6767

Join a museum docent in this cruise along the waters and salt marshes of Broad Creek. The Lowcountry’s Salt Marsh is home to many interesting creatures such as river otters, eastern oysters, blue crabs and a great species of birds. Among the most charismatic creatures found in the Salt Marsh are the Bottlenose Dolphins. Museum guides share their knowledge about this and many other of the fascinating creatures found in the salt water channels of Broad Creek.

FAMILY FRIENDLYMarch-October: Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:00-4:30pm.
$19 adult / $13 child (ages 1–12).Departs from Broad Creek Marina on Marshland Road.
Reservations required: call 843-689-6767 ext. 223 or register online. https://www.coastaldiscovery.org/home/discover-and-learn/experiences-water/
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          Thursday, August 15th                        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.. 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 eocain@humanesc.org
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Thursday, August 16th         10:00 pm -5:00 pm
The Oconee Humane Society  Adoptions 

Oconee Humane Society  1925 Sandifer Blvd  Seneca, SC  29676   (864) 944-2151

 Our goal is to assist with controlling pet overpopulation in Oconee County by encouraging the purchase of spay and neuter certificates and contributing to be an advocate for the humane treatment of animals..Also, come see us and find your new furry family member! Pets Available for adoption. http://www.oconeehumane.org/
https://www.facebook.com/oconeehumanesociety/
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Friday, August 17th      8:00 am -5:00 pm
Hope Remains Ranch  

Hope Remains Ranch   1771 John Dodd Road      Wellford, SC 29385


Hope Remains’ purpose is to glorify God by changing the world one child, one adult and one family at a time through the power of Christ and the help of our gentle horses. 

Hope Remains Ranch is in need of volunteers just like you!We have many area that you can volunteer and invest your time and gifts.

Are you looking for a fun and unique environment to host your next special event? Hope Remains offers several event packages that are sure to meet your needs. Please review our available packages and contact us to make arrangements.
  https://hoperemains.org/about/core-values/
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Friday, August 17th    & Everyday                   8:00 am and  ALL Day
     South Carolina Animal Shelters
Adopt, Donate, Volunteer!

Petfinder
http://www.petfinder.com/awo/index.cgi?action=state&state=SC&limit=100

Animal Shelter.org
http://www.animalshelter.org/shelters/South_Carolina.asp

Rescue Organizations
http://www.sciway.net/org/upstate-sc-animal-rescue.html
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Friday, August 17th     8:00 pm - August 19th   12:00 am
Rock the Rescue! Benefitting Dorchester Paws 

At 11 venues around the Tri-county area-Hanahan Amphitheater for the closing celebration, see details on websitre.

Are you ready to rock at Charleston’s largest local music festival? Benefiting the animals at Dorchester Paws, over 70 local bands will play at 11 venues around the Charleston area over 3 days in August. Visit here for more details.
https://dorchesterpaws.org/rocktherescue/

Benefiting the animals at Dorchester Paws, over 70 local bands will play at 11 venues around the Tri-county area on 3 days in August.

August 17 & 18 bands will play in 10 venues around the Tri-county area. All shows start at 8 pm and are 21+ only.

Rock the Rescue is now 3 days!! On August 19, come out to Hanahan Amphitheater for the closing celebration! Gates open at 1 pm for live music, food trucks, jump castles and vendors. This event is family & pup friendly!

Dorchester Paws, formerly known as Frances R. Willis SPCA, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals in Dorchester County, South Carolina. Dorchester Paws is the only open-admission shelter in Dorchester County, serving towns including Rosinville, Ridgeville, Oakbrook, St. George, Summerville and Grover, SC. Partnering with Dorchester Code Enforcement, we take in every lost, abandoned and abused animal and provide them with food, shelter and medical attention until they find their forever home. https://dorchesterpaws.org/adopt/
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Saturday, August 18th       ALL DAY! 
International Homeless Animals’ Day (IHAD) 2018 
Across SC 

 Contact ISAR to receive your 2018 International Homeless Animals’ Day Planning Packet!

ISAR conceived and began International Homeless Animals’ Day (IHAD) in 1992. Since that time, ISAR’s International Homeless Animals’ Day Observances have consistently grown in number. They bring people all over the world together to shed light on pet overpopulation and the spay/neuter solution. 

By now, IHAD events have been celebrated in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, in over 50 countries and on 6 continents, saving millions of animals’ lives.
http://isaronline.org/programs/international-homeless-animals-day-ihad/
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Saturday, August 18th      9:00 am-4:00 pm 
Columbia Animal Shelter 'Clear the Shelter'

Columbia Animal Control Shelter     127 Humane Lane   Columbia, SC 29209
(803) 776-PETS (7387) 

All animal adoptions will be FREE at both locations. Since all animals available for adoption are already processed (spayed/neutered, wormed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, etc.), it only takes a few minutes to fill out paperwork before you will be ready to bring your new pet home.   https://www.columbiasc.net/animal-services/adoption

Please like our Facebook page, and check it regularly for special adoption promotions.
https://www.facebook.com/Columbia-Animal-Services-147113838684835/

Like our facebook page and check for regular promotions. Also please check out how to be a volunteer or an adoption ambassador. So many ways for you to help the shelter pets!
  https://www.petfinder.com/search/pets-for-adoption/?shelter_id%5B0%5D=SC183&sort%5B0%5D=recently_added

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Saturday, August 18th   9:00 am-3:00 pm 
Lexington Animal Shelter 'Clear the Shelter'

Lexington Animal Shelter 321 Ball Park Rd. Lexington, SC   29072
803-785-8149

All animal adoptions will be FREE. Since all animals available for adoption are already processed (spayed/neutered, wormed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, etc.), it only takes a few minutes to fill out paperwork before you will be ready to bring your new pet home. 
http://www.lex-co.sc.gov/departments/DeptAH/Pages/AnimalServices.aspx

Roy Mefford, Animal Services Director/Chief is a wonderful manager and is saving more lives with his innovative promotions and community outreach. 

Check for regular promotions. Also please check out how to be a volunteer . So many ways for you to help the shelter pets!  Lexington County Animal Services'
Adoptable Friends for looking for their forever home. 
http://www.lex-co.sc.gov/departments/DeptAH/Pages/Adoptions.aspx
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​​Saturday, August 18th 9:30 pm -11:30 pm
Nature Discovery Walk Congaree Nat'l Park 

Harry Hampton Visitor Center 100 National Park Road 
Hopkins, SC 29061  (803) 776-4396 

Join a park volunteer naturalist on a guided boardwalk walk to explore the forest, looking and listening for animals, see large old-growth, and learn about the dynamic floodplain that is Congaree National Park.

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.
https://www.nps.gov/cong/planyourvisit/events.htm
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Saturday, August 18th    10:00 am-5:00 pm 
2nd Annual Aloha! 'Clear the Shelter' Adoption Event

Horry County Animal Care Center  1923 Industrial Park Rd    Conway, SC 29526

National Clear the Shelter Day and  we would love for you to be a part of it! You can help by spreading the word and help the animals find a forever home. Free adoptions. 

FINDING FOREVER HOMES ON AUGUST 18, 2018 (National Homeless Animals Day too!) 

We'll be partnering with other agencies and rescues in the area to get animals out of the of the shelters/rescues and into a home. We'll post the links to those organizations as they confirm. https://www.facebook.com/events/230087180974244/ 

On this special occasion the HCACC will be waiving all adoption fees for canines and felines. 

Things to bring when adopting: collar & leash (dogs)carrier (cats)
Driver's License   Adoption Form. The link for the HCACC adoption form and adoptable pets will be in the discussion section. All adoptions are first come, first served. Once a pet has been adopted it immediately comes off of our website. 

If you have other pets or small children at home, we always recommend doing a meet and greet prior to adopting. For info regarding our vaccine clinics or public spay neuter, please refer to our website: https://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/Animal-Care-Center
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Saturday, August 18th             11:00 am - 3:00 pm
 Operation Care Adoptions Day 
PetSmart  1110 Hospitality Dr, Rock Hill, SC 29730 (803) 817-6610

Operation C.A.R.E. (Carolina Animal Rescue Effort) is a Rock Hill, SC non-profit, no kill, 501c3 all volunteer animal welfare organization saving animals in the Carolinas since 1990. Our rescue focuses primarily on the rescue of animals from area high kill shelters. Occasionally, we do attempt to help good Samaritans in the community who have found homeless or abandoned animals who are destined for shelters. https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/sc/rock-hill/operation-care-sc80/

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Saturday, August 18th            11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spartanburg Humane Society Adoption Day 

The Spartanburg Humane Society 150 Dexter Rd      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 www.spartanburghumane.org/     We hope to see you at this special event!
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Saturday, August 17th    11:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Greyhound Pets of America Charleston, SC 
Adoption Meet n Greet

Summerville Pet Supplies Plus M&G 9500 Dorchester Rd #350, Summerville, SC 29485 (843) 873-7611

The Greyhound Pets of America Charleston Chapter is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to finding caring, permanent homes for retired racing greyhounds, and to providing support and guidance for the adopted dogs and their families.

Our mission is to connect the retired racer with the most appropriate family. We endeavor to educate the public of the plight of these wonderful dogs and demonstrate what loving companions they make. Our philosophy is to work closely with the racing industry to ensure the dogs with the highest degree of pet potential are placed for adoption. Our goal is to save as many greyhounds as we can, one at a time.Come out to our monthly meet & greet at the Summerville store! Remember this is an indoor event!  http://www.adoptcharlestongreys.org/adoption
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Saturday , August 18th 12 noon-6:00 pm 
Clear the Shelters Doc Williams SPCA Adoptions

Doc Williams Adopt Ctr 2673 South Live Oak Dr. Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Doc Williams Spay and Neuter Clinic 107 St. James Ave Goose Creek, SC 29445
Our mission -Contribute to the well being of our community's animals as means and need dictate.
-Cultivate in the people of our community an awareness of the animals whose world we share
-Instill respect for and appreciation of all living things.
-Act as an advocate for animals in the Legislative Process. Since 1991 the Doc Williams -----SPCA believes that animals, as living creatures, have value beyond economic
 measurement and are entitled to legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection.

Loving Adoptables http://docwilliamsspca.org/adoptable-pets
FB  https://www.facebook.com/DocWilliamsSPCA/
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Saturday, August 18th                   10:00 am-5:00 pm 
Charleston Animal Society Clear the Shelters 

Charleston Humane 2455 Remount Road North Charleston, SC 29406 

Since its founding, our mission has always stayed the same: The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. In 1874, Charleston Animal Society became the first animal organization in South Carolina and one of the first in the Nation and has never turned our local animals away.

Our Vision is one where all healthy and treatable animals are saved. It’s a vision where all people and animals are treated with respect and kindness. And it envisions a world where cruelty is not tolerated.
Dogs  https://www.charlestonanimalsociety.org/adopt-a-dog/
             Cats  https://www.charlestonanimalsociety.org/adopt-a-cat/
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Saturday, August 18th           2:00 pm-3:00 pm 
South Carolina Aquarium  AMBASSADOR ANIMAL Enrichment 
South Carolina Aquarium  - 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401

Join Aquarium staff in the Great Hall as they highlight our featured creature of the day and learn how changes to their environment help promote happy and healthy lives for all of our animals. http://scaquarium.org/calendar/

So many wonderful programs they offer. Breaking Down Plastic: South Carolina Aquarium Plastic Pollution Summit
Through education and action, we are working to reduce the negative impact of plastics on our environment. From holding beach sweeps on Folly Beach to hosting zero-waste special events, we set an example for waste sustainability. We’re part of a coalition to explore ways to minimize the use of single-use plastics in the Charleston metropolitan area.
http://scaquarium.org/conservation/
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Saturday, August 18th    3:00 pm- 6:00 pm
 'Pints for Pitties' 
Hosted by Just 4 Dogs Mobile Dog Treats and South of the Bully & Friends

Fortnight Brewing 1006 SW Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27511

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  http://www.southofthebully.com

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!
http://www.southofthebully.com/services.html

Through public donations, South of the Bully Rescue provides all necessary veterinary care, including spay or neuter and any basic needs. 
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                                 Sunday, August 19th        10:00 pm-5:30 pm
 Freedom Fences -Freedom Farm 
(Helping Chained Dogs)

Freedom Fences is a small non-profit that is concerned with the well-being of dogs. We provide fencing for dogs living chained 24/7 in our community (anderson, Oconee, Pickens counties) that have been spayed or neutered. Owners must provide proof of financial hardship. We also operate a small rescue building called The Wag Shack located at the Freedom Farm where we house dogs awaiting transport up north to one of our approved rescues. Together we can make a difference. Pls visit our FB and learn how to help   https://www.facebook.com/FreedomFences/
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​                                 Sunday, August 18th        1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Toto’s Day on the Farm
Thompsons Farm     16 25 Bucksville Dr     Conway, SC 29527

Man’s Best Friend is invited to Thompson Farm for one special day this October! Bring your dog dressed in their best costume! 
The all day event is included in general admission. Established in 1845 by the Thompson family, Thompson Farm is a must-see southern gem. Even today the farm is owned and operated by the fourth and fifth generations of Thompsons. In 2011, our beloved farm won South Carolina Farm of the Year, winner of the Small Farm Competition. https://thompsonfarmandnursery.com/
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Sunday, August 19th   Ongoing 
 Orangeburg Animal Rescue Coalition-

OARC  Call (803) 535-9600    Orangeburg, SC 29118

Second Chance of Orangeburg Animal Rescue Coalition believes the lives of homeless pets matter. We are working to build a coalition of animal rescues..

No treatable or healthy animal should die just because they are homeless. To build an army of compassion that will help eliminate the death of homeless dogs. Second Chance of Orangburg animal rescue coaltion believes the lives of homeless pets matter.

We are a rescue, our mission is to end the pain and suffering of homeless pets and work with others to become a NO KILL county state and Nation.

https://www.facebook.com/Second-Chance-of-Orangeburg-Animal-Rescue-Coalition-224117024394364/
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Sunday, August 19th          ongoing 
Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue

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 http://www.cgpr.org/
CGPR President, including all emails relating to adoptions
president@carolinapyrrescue.com (336)768-4142 
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Sunday, August 19th            evening 
Lights Out for Loggerhead Turtles
Charleston Area Beaches Isle of Palms SC

The support of South Carolina coastal residents is needed more than ever to raise awareness and educate our visitors to Keep Light’s Out for Loggerheads. The loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtle nesting season is May through October. Nesting occurs on the beaches of South Carolina’s barrier islands.

Loggerheads are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act and are protected by federal and state laws. The loggerhead nesting population in the southeastern United States is continuing to decline and it has been recommended that this species be reclassified from threatened to endangered.

 If a sea turtle hatchling is disoriented by artificial light, the maximum federal fine for harming a threatened species is $25,000. County and local lighting ordinances exist to protect sea turtles. To see a list of lighting ordinances in South Carolina, please visit: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/seaturtle/volres/ordinances.pdf 
Violating local or county lighting ordinances carry fines up to $500.

Visit our sea turtle nest monitoring page (http://www.seaturtle.org/nestdb/index.shtml?view=2) and our sea turtle stranding page http://www.seaturtle.org/strand/
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August  and Ongoing -Scores of  Events !
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. Founded in 2010. 

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.   http://www.meetup.com/ColumbiaVeg/
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August and Ongoing 
The Heartworm Project
Heartworm Project P.O. Box 7308 West Columbia, SC 29171 803-394-7470

The Heartworm Project is a volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that provides medical care for shelter animals in need. Founded in 2004, the original purpose was to treat heartworm positive dogs at local shelters who were scheduled to be euthanized because of their illness. Since inception, we have expanded to include dogs and cats of all ages who need medical intervention that shelters are not capable of providing.
Loving adoptables http://www.heartwormproject.org/adoptions
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August  and Ongoing 
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 www.huntingtonbeachsc.org/
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August  Ongoing
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 http://jrranger.southcarolinaparks.com/

**See a comprehensive list of all the JR Ranger Parks!   Phone #: (843) 869-2156
http://jrranger.southcarolinaparks.com/parks/
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 Saturday, August  and Ongoing
    Lowcountry House Rabbit Society Hay 
Buy Hay, Help the Bunnies (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.  http://lowcountrybunny.org/
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August  and Ongoing
Paws for People Assistance Dogs

Wilmington, NC  and serving all of SC also 
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.   http://paws4people.org/
Paws4people foundation has more than 200 volunteers and operates in 24 states, placing dogs with nationwide consideration.
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August and Ongoing 
Fun Dog Parks in South Carolina
http://www.doggoes.com/parks/south-carolina
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Sunday, October 19th                                  6:00 pm-7:00 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, http://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html

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Click on Swimming Dolphins to hear "One Love."


South Carolina Week for the Animals
August 11-19, 2018. 
 2018 calendar will be growing extensively!
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Please contact us with any questions or to create events!