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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~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!

SC War Dog Memorial
Veteran Vietnam dog handler, Johnny Mayo, mission to build a world class monument honoring the Loyalty, Sacrifice, and Bravery of our military working dogs of our nation, WWII to present. SUPPORT &   Visit scwardogmemorial.com/
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Friday, December 2nd                       6:00 pm- til
Fur Ball 2016 Gala...A Lifetime of Love

Gaillard Center                      95 Calhoun St                Charleston, SC 29401

Purchase your ticket TODAY! Dinner, drinks, dancing, live and silent auction items, bidding and bubbly is what's in store for the 12th Annual Fur Ball. Get your holiday shopping done early with some great bargains at the Fur Ball all while benefiting the animals in the Lowcountry!
Featured Entertainment: Plane Jane!  Attire: Black tie optional 

Pet Helpers is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 Rescue and Adoption Center and low-cost Spay/Neuter & Veterinary Center that serves communities across the Lowcountry.  Our mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs by keeping all animals until adopted; providing low cost spay/neuter surgeries; offering humane education programs; pursuing animal-cruelty prosecution; and initiating animal-welfare legislation. https://pethelpers.ejoinme.org/FurBallTickets
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Saturday, December 3rd                           All Day
Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day

The first Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day was celebrated by 80 bookstores. Since then, the number has grown to over 700. Have a look at our Bookstores page to see a map of where they all are, and add your bookstore to the map! Also see our team page to learn about the people behind the scenes at TYCBD. And finally, here's how you can spread the word about Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day.
Find out who is participating in your area. Take Your Child!
http://www.takeyourchildtoabookstore.org/
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Saturday, December 3rd         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: 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 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     http://www.aikenequinerescue.com/Home_Page.html
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Saturday, December 3rd                         8:00 am-12 noon
Hub City Farmers' Market - Saturday Market

Northside Harvest Park           498 Howard St               Spartanburg, 29303

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, December 3rd                   9:00 am-9:00 pm
Florence Humane Society Canines 5K 10K in Costume for a Cause
Timrod Park       400 Timrod Park Dr          Florence, SC 29501

It's time to put on your walking shoes, gather your friends and family- human and canine alike- and join the Florence Area Humane Society for it's 5th annual Canines in Costume for a Cause benefit. The Canines in Costume for a Cause is a fun event for families and dogs, held in beautiful Timrod Park and surrounding neighborhoods. Registration for the races is 8:00-8:45.  Early registration fees are $25 for the 5k and $35 for the 10k.  On race day, the entry fees are $30 for the 5k and $40 for the 10k.  The 5k is USATF certified. 
http://caninesincostumesforacause5k10krunwalk.itsyourrace.com/
event.aspx?id=7305

There will be cash prizes for the overall male and female first place winners, and gift certificates for the second and third place winners.  There will be raffle prizes for the runners.  These will include prizes from Academy Sports, the Palace Theatre, Big M Casino, and Calvin Gilmore Theatre among others. Wicking shirts are provided to the runners while supplies last.  Awards will be given out to each age division.  Post race food is also supplied to the runners. The 5/10k walk/run and the 1 mile pledge walk is held in conjunction with the canine costume contest. Only dogs in the run or pledge walk may participate in the costume contest. All proceeds directly benefit the Florence Area Humane Society. All pets must be on a leash.

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) : http://www.florencehumanesociety.org/Adopt.html
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                            Saturday, December 3rd                 9:00 am- 2:00 pm
Folly Low Tide Dolphin Kayak Tour

McClellanville Public Boat Landing
405 Pinckney Street                        McClellanville, SC 29458

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

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

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

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 http://www.coastalexpeditions.com/
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            Saturday, December 3rd              9:00 am-9:00 pm
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,  December 3rd                        9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Greenville Humane Lowcost Vaccine Clinic

Greenville Humane Society      305 Airport Rd.           Greenville, SC 29607
864.242.3626

No appointment necessary for our monthly Saturday Vaccine Clinic! Get all of your animal’s shots starting at just $9, with no additional fees. We also offer heartworm testing, rabies vaccines, ear cleaning, microchipping and much more. Be sure to also get your pet’s flea/tick/heartworm preventative while you’re here!
http://www.greenvillehumane.com/event/vaccine-clinic-3/2016-12-03/
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Saturday, December  3rd                  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Christmas at the Farm

L.W. Paul Living History Farm   2279 Harris Short Cut Road, Conway, SC 29526                        (843) 365-3596

Come and visit and see how the farm family would have prepared for the Christmas season. Demonstrations will be centered on activities that would have taken place in the farm house and include making traditional seasonal food on the wood burning stove.   http://www.horrycountymuseum.org/   http://www.horrycountymuseum.org/farm/
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                 Saturday, December 3rd                                10:00-2:00 pm
Greyhound Crossroads Adoptions
Cherrydale Shopping Center       Hwy 290      Pleasantburg, SC    29609

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.
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        Saturday, December 3rd                                11:00 am-2:00 pm
     Mutts & Mistletoe Photos @ Florence Humane

Florence Area Humane Society    1434 McCurdy Rd    Florence SC, 29506

Santa will pose with your 2 and 4 legged family members. Donations appreciated! We save the lives of hundreds of animals each year.  Donations make it possible to give these homeless animals a second chance.  Phone 843-629-5456

Become a member of the Florence Area Humane Society and put a little love in your heart!  Yearly memberships start at just $25. Members willreceive a heart car magnet and a quarterly e-news letter. Please donate and help save a life. We can't do it alone.   http://www.florencehumanesociety.org/index.html
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Saturday, December 3rd(Open 7 days a week)         11:00 am-4:00 pm
Charleston SPCA Adoption Days

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

Help us find homes for hundreds of wonderful animals currently at our shelter. We are offering low cost adoptions on adult dogs and cats.https://www.facebook.com/CharlestonAnimalSociety/
 
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.  Emailmedia@charlestonanimalsociety.org
Websitehttp://www.charlestonanimalsociety.org
Emailmedia@charlestonanimalsociety.org

Hours of Operation: Open 7 Days a Week:   Weekdays: Noon - 5pm    Weekends: 10am - 5pm Note:  Look for our Subaru Share the Love event on Dec 9 & 10
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                                  Saturday, December 3rd                              12 noon-4:00 pm
Charleston Animal Society Adoptions

Petco   975 Savannah Highway     Charleston, South Carolina 29407

Charleston County could not have become the first No Kill community in the Southeast without your support. Abused and neglected animals rely on the gifts of your home, your time, and your dollars. Because of you, we have been able to build and maintain your No Kill community. Join us as we evolve into a community where cruelty to animals and violence against humans will not be tolerated. Join us as a supporter of No Kill. No Harm., and say No More. Because YOU are Charleston Animal Society.  Adopt https://www.charlestonanimalsociety.org/adopt-dont-buy/
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Saturday, December 3rd (& ongoing)            12:00-4:00 pm
Humane Society of Greenwood AdoptionDay

Petco       526 Bypass 72 NW     Greenwood, South Carolina 29649

HSG has a fantastic adoption day planned just for you at Petco.  Come out and adopt a loving pet today!
https://www.facebook.com/HumaneSocietyOfGreenwood
10:00am - 5:00pm shelter phone(864) 942-8775  Pls visit Website
We are a  non-profit organization. Photographs of available dogs and cats, spay/neuter information and low cost clinic, pet care tips, ways to help, and state cruelty on our website above. Email humane@gwdhumanesociety.org      Visit website and facebook above for much more info on all they offer.
http://www.gwdhumanesociety.org
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   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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Saturday, December 3rd                 12:00 am-2:30 pm
We Found Santa on Beach-Bring Pets for Photos

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

Santa Claus is on the beach making his list and checking it twice! Enjoy some holiday fun at Myrtle Beach State Park. Bring your camera for a one of a kind family photo. Santa will be on the beach from noon until 2:30pm.

Santa also loves pets, so feel free to bring your pet (always on a leash). Holiday activities will include holiday beach games and races, roasting your own marshmallow over a fire, crafts, marine inspired carnival games, horse rides on the beach, and much more! The pier gift shop will be having a sale, so get some holiday shopping done, too. Escape the holiday stress and spend the day in the great outdoors! Look for the schedule of events on top of the Programs and Events page.

Host Park: Myrtle Beach State Park. Visit  http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/myrtlebeach/
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  Saturday, December 3rd                                  3:00-4:00 pm
Greyhound Crossroads Playgroup

Fairview Church on corner of Devenger and Meadow Wood just off Pelham Rd In             Greenville,  SC  29615

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!
http://greyhoundcrossroads.com/index.php?page=road-to-adoption

Greyhound Crossroads 314 Sample Rd, Greenwood, SC 29649 (864) 229-2696. Visit http://greyhoundcrossroads.com/
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Saturday, December 3rd              8:00 pm – 11:00  pm
South Carolina Aquarium 'Sea Life by Starlight' Party

Charleston Harbor  100 Aquarium Wharf               Charleston, SC 29401

A little party never killed nobody! Join us for a roaring good time at the South Carolina Aquarium’s 6th Annual Sea Life by Starlight Party on Saturday, December 3, presented by PNC Bank. Your ticket to this swanky 1920s party includes small plates from our Good Catch partners, an open bar, live music, entertainment and a silent auction.

Festive Cocktail Attire.  Learn more and purchase tickets on website.  Visit  http://scaquarium.org/calendar-2/
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Sunday, December 4th                                        All Day
Paws 4 People  5th Annual Family Reunion & Graduation

UNCW Campus         601 S College Rd         Wilmington, NC 28403

COST: $75 adults; $50 children over 10; Free children under 10; $25 Joan Brady
CONTACT:   Beth Bridger  803.727.5627  http://paws4people.org/calendar/cat_ids~439/
This nonprofit’s mission is educating and empowering people to utilize Assistance Dogs to transform their lives.

We have 500 highly trained Assistance Dogs with one or more certifications providing support in areas such as mobility and psychiatric service, educational and rehabilitative assistance, and therapeutic visitation. Together, these dogs have made more than 1,000,000 therapeutic contacts. http://paws4people.org/our-programs/
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Sunday, December 4th                12:00 am-2:30 pm
We Found Santa on Beach-Bring Pets for Photos

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

Santa Claus is on the beach making his list and checking it twice! Enjoy some holiday fun at Myrtle Beach State Park. Bring your camera for a one of a kind family photo. Santa will be on the beach from Dec 3 & 4th from noon until 2:30pm.

Santa also loves pets, so feel free to bring your pet (always on a leash). Holiday activities will include holiday beach games and races, roasting your own marshmallow over a fire, crafts, marine inspired carnival games, horse rides on the beach, and much more! The pier gift shop will be having a sale, so get some holiday shopping done, too. Escape the holiday stress and spend the day in the great outdoors! Look for the schedule of events on top of the Programs and Events page.

Host Park: Myrtle Beach State Park. Visit  http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/myrtlebeach/
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Ongoing
..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 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 https://www.facebook.com/pilotsnpawsfanpage

Pilots & Rescues ----pls visit page to see how to become involved.
Pilotshttp://pilotsnpaws.org/join-our-group/pilots/
                                 Rescues:     http://pilotsnpaws.org/join-our-group/rescues/
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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 2016, 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.  http://www.paws-sc.com/projects-wish-list/

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
http://www.paws-sc.com/     Email : paws.sc@gmail.com
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Monday, December 5th                   7:30 am drop off
Hilton Head The Spay/Neuter Alliance & Clinic (SNAC)
Low-cost spays and neuters 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

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
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Monday, December 5th                                   All day
Coastal SC Environmental & Conservation Organizations
Please visit--
http://www.sciway.net/org/environmental-coastal.html
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Monday, December 5th                      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

Animal World USA is donating wonderful animal books to the Library system!
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Monday, December 5th                                          9:00 am-5:00 pm
Keep Your Pet Home for the Holidays
All Thru December Microchip Special

The Humane Society (of SC)           121 Humane Lane    Columbia, SC 29209
803.783.1267 |

Microchip your pet for only $15.00. Limit 2 per household.   “The mission of The Humane Society is to end animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation.”
Monday-Thursday - 9:00 am-5:00 pm   Friday - 9:00am-4:00 pm    803.783.1267
Check out Fido Fixers Mobile clinic too! http://humanesc.org/fido-fixers-mobile-clinic/
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                    Monday, December 5th              12:00 noon-4:00 pm
The Oconee Humane Society Low Cost Spay & Neuter

Oconee Humane Society      1925 Sandifer Blvd.      Seneca, SC 29678
864-882-4719

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.  http://www.oconeehumane.org/
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Monday, December 5th 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. Vist facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Serenity-Pastures/340493632744543
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  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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Ongoing
South Carolina Animal Laws
https://www.animallaw.info/statute/sc-dog-consolidated-dog-laws
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Monday, December 5th                          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.
Dogs:
Rabies........................$9    DHPP (parvo/distemper)........$11
Bordetella (kennel cough).........................$11
Cats: Rabies..........................$9    FVRCP (feline distemper).........................$11
Permanent Microchip ID............................$15
Keeping pets current on vaccinations is important to protect them from potentially deadly viruses but annual health exams are just as critical to keeping your pets healthy. Remember, catching medical problems early can avoid more serious illness.  Note: Do you have extra time on your hands?  Find out some of the many ways you can get involved to help animals through our  volunteer program.
http://www.spartanburghumane.org/help-us-help-animals.php
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Monday, December 5th                 Call for times
Palmetto Animal-Assisted Therapy Dogs
PAALS       P. O. 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 page at  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.
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Tuesday, December 6th              See website calendar for times
Humane Society of SC 'Fido Fixers Orangburg

The Humane Society     121 Humane Lane     Columbia, SC 29209   

We’ll be offering spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations at our everyday low prices.* There will be an additional charge of $5.00 per surgery to help off set the cost of transportation and fuel. Call us for more information or to schedule your pet’s surgery. 803-783-1267.   Website is http://www.humanesc.org/       
Phone  803.783.1267
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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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Tuesday, December 6th              12 noon-7:00 pm
Greenville Animal Care Pet Adoptions only $35.00!

Greenville Animal  Care  328 Furman Hall Rd. Greenville SC 29609
Phone: 864.467.3950

Interested in adopting a pet?  Email: adoptapet@greenvillecounty.org
Phone: 864.467.3985  Our $35 flat rate adoption fees are an amazing value! All adoptions will include the following:
Spay or neuter  Microchip and RegistrationCanine or Feline Vaccines
De-wormerFlea spray treatment as neededHeartworm Test (for dogs)
Feline Leukemia/FIV Test (for cats)    Coupons with local pet related businesses
$5 off coupon Hill's Science Diet pet food        Hours   Mon-Fri 12pm-7pm
Sat 11am-6pm  See loving beauties waiting on forever homes! http://www.greenvillecounty.org/acs/adopt.asp
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Tuesday, December6th             Scheduled Times-See website
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 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.
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Tuesday, December 6th                                           5:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Museum and The Polar Express & Happy Feet Showing

SC State Museum   301 Gervais Street       Columbia, SC 29201

The museum is open late every Tuesday until 8 p.m. for Second Shift Twosdays. Explore four floors of permanent and changing exhibits, special planetarium shows, 4D Theater films, evening viewing in the Observatory and more.
NEW! General admission is 2 for $10 during Second Shift Twosdays!
Visit  http://scmuseum.org/explore/4-d-theater/
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Wednesday, December 7th                      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
http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=SC111
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Wednesday, December 7th                         Ongoing Program
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, December 7th                   Schedule time
Spartanburg Humane Society
Lowest spay and neuter surgery prices in SC Upstate!

Spartanburg Humane Society   150 Dexter Rd      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.
https://www.spartanburghumane.org/
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Wednesday, December 7th and Ongoing
Pet Helpers 'Unchain Charleston'

Pet Helpers   1447 Folly Road    Charleston SC 29412

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

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

Apply for a Fence   Please Note: We are only accepting applications for our waiting list at this time. Do you or someone you know have a chained dog outside? Apply for an Unchain Charleston fence build by submitting the form below on our website.
http://www.pethelpers.org/unchain-charleston/
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Wednesday, December 7th                         5:30-10:00 pm
Holiday Festival of Lights

James Island County Park    871 Riverland Dr       Charleston, SC 29412

This famed annual event features more than 700 light displays throughout a three-mile-long drive. It was na.m.ed by USA Today as one of one of the “10 Best Holiday Light Shows in America” and has everything from sweet shops to carousels.
Park your car and enjoy family activities, shopping, food, entertainment, and so much more! Admission is only $20 per vehicle.  One of a kind! Visit  http://www.ccprc.com/1546/Holiday-Festival-of-Lights
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Wednesday, December 7th                                               6:00 pm til
Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

Pirates Voyage       8901 North Kings Hwy               Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, takes the adventure and fun of its cavalier crew of characters on a Christmas adventure unlike anything else to be experienced this holiday season.  Pirates Voyage combines a classic Christmas tale with a bountiful feast that will combine a pirate’s “Yo Ho” with the season’s “Ho Ho Ho.”

The Mystical Christmas Spirit takes the captain through time and space to find the true meaning of Christmas, including a “dream” where giant toys come to life and perform amazing acrobatics high above the indoor lagoon.
Other adventures during this holiday experience at Pirates Voyage include a live Nativity featuring the three wise men on camels, an angel with a special message and a comical Christmas castaway and her sea lion companion. The meal begins with voyager creamy vegetable soup and buccaneer bread. Vegetian meals upon request.
Visit      http://piratesvoyage.com/
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  Thursday, December 8th                     9:00 am - 11:00 am
Exploring Pinckney Island

Pinckney Island    Between the bridges off the island  Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926

A brief historical and natural history overview is given by a Museum docent, followed by a walking tout of this National Wildlife Refuge, including salt marsh and maritime forest.  Wildlife may include variety of birds, alligators and marsh inhabitants.  Every Tuesday and Thursday 9 am – 11 am.

$12 adult, $7 child (ages 4-12)  Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.  http://www.hiltonheadisland.org/
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  Thursday, December 8th                      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 eocain@humanesc.org
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Thursday,  December 8th                      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  www.charlestonanimalsociety.org/
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Ck for Dec Thurs date                                   7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Humane Society of Marlboro County Monthly Meeting

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

The Humane Society of Marlboro County is a non-profit animal rescue organization devoted to saving, rehabilitating and rehoming abandonded and abused animals in Marlboro County, SC.

The organization is run by a group of volunteers and is funded by the generosity of individuals and organizations. Our monthly mtg is location above.
Email      humanesocietyofmarlborocounty@yahoo.com
P.O. Box 135 Bennettsville, SC 29512                                  Call 843-479-3330  
  http://www.humanesocietyofmarlboro.org/
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Friday, December 9th   & Everyday                    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, December 9th & 10th          10:00 am-5:00 pm
Charleston SPCA & Subaru 'Share the Love'

Crews Subaru    8261 Rivers Ave            Charleston, SC 29406

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

Fill the Subaru with supplies and Picture your Pet with Santa Paws!
Help us find homes for hundreds of wonderful animals currently at our shelter. We are offering low cost adoptions on adult dogs and cats.https://www.facebook.com/CharlestonAnimalSociety/
 
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.  Emailmedia@charlestonanimalsociety.org
Websitehttp://www.charlestonanimalsociety.org
Emailmedia@charlestonanimalsociety.org

Hours of Operation: Open 7 Days a Week:   Weekdays: Noon - 5pm    Weekends: 10am - 5pm Note:  Look for our Subaru Share the Love event on Dec 9, 10
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Friday December 9th
Fridays     noon - 3 pm       and     4 pm - 6 pm
Pets Inc CHEAP SHOTS Vaccination Clinic

Pets Inc    300 Orchard Drive    West Columbia, SC 29171

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

PRT Exams are $15.  If you're bringing multiple pets at the same time, each additional pet's exam is $8.  $  7  Rabies                                                                                                                                                    
$10   DHPP         $13   Bordetella    $17   Heartworm   $65   Neuter   $80   Spay
RATES FOR CATS:
$  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. http://petsinc.org/
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                          Friday, December 9th  (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. )
Along the way, learn about the city’s most historical buildings and events.   Call 843-442-7299 or email info@CharlestonPirateTour.com Website www.charlestonpiratetour.com/
A portion of our porceeds goes to BirdLove Avian Sanctuary, a parrot rescue facility and Captain Bob's former home.
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Saturday, December 10th                       9:30 am - 10:30 pm
' Camp Dig It' at the Santa Elena History Center

Santa Elena History Center     1501 Bay St             Beaufort, SC 29902.

Camp Dig-It is geared toward children ages 6-14 and offers an introduction to the field of archaeology by a professional archaeologist. Participants in the program will have the opportunity to learn about the past as they excavate and identify from dig boxes.
Instructor: Dwayne Pickett          Advanced registration through this website is strongly recommended.       https://www.facebook.com/pg/santaelenafoundation/events/
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Saturday, December 10th                         10:00 am - 6:00 pm
'No Cat Left Behind'

Charleston Animal Society   2455 Remount Rd    North Charleston, SC
29406

The shelter has launched a "No Cat Left Behind" drive for all cats 1 year and older, with free adoptions and free food for the life of the adopted cat. All cats adopted from Charleston Animal Society come spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped and with 30 days of free health insurance.

The adopt campaign will continue as long as it takes to alleviate the shelter’s overcrowd issue.  (843) 747-4849  Visit http://www.charlestonanimalsociety.org/
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Saturday, December 10th                10:30 til
Humane Society of York County Fostering Class

Humane Society of York County    8177 Regent Pkwy    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.
http://www.humanesocietyofyorkcounty.org/    Phone (803) 802-0902
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Saturday, December 10th  (thru weekend)                        11:00 am-4:00 pm
Santa Paws-Pictures of your Pet with Santa

Petland           975 Bacons Bridge Road      Summerville, SC

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.  Santa Pictures!

Francis Willis website http://www.summervillespca.org/
Adoptables         http://frwspca.org/cats/
http://frwspca.org/adoptable-dogs/
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Sunday, December 10th                    11:00 pm - 4:00 pm
South of the Bully Adoption Days-- 2 locations

PetSmart   5401 S Blvd Ste 14      Charlotte, NC      28217  (704) 523-0132
Same time same day at Also:
PetSmart 206 S Sharon Amity Rd       Charlotte, NC  28211   (704) 366-3807

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!
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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Saturday, December 10th              11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spartanburg Humane Society Adoption Day

The Spartanburg Humane Society
150 Dexter Road      Spartanburg, SC   29303

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

As always, you will be able to meet the many animals we have looking for their forever homes. You may even want to spend some time reading to the dogs!  (864) 583-4805
Visit www.spartanburghumane.org/    We hope to see you at this special event!
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Saturday, December 10th                        11:30 am-12 noon
Close Encounters of the Bird Kind

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

They are alien, strange, and bizarre. They eat what you and I can't. And we find them ugly and scary. But take a closer look at their lives and you might find you should really appreciate them. So let's talk turkey - turkey vulture that is! Join us at the Animal Forest Vulture/Turkey Habitat and see the beauty behind the beast. Please allow at least 15 minutes to walk from the Visitor Center to the Animal Forest turkey and vulture habitat.
http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003918
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Saturday, December 10th                             12 noon-4:00 pm
Charleston Animal Society Dog Adoptions

PetSmart        676 Long Point Road                  Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Charleston Animal Society is South Carolina’s largest animal rescue. Every day we combat cruelty by using innovative, scientifically-based strategies including a large-scale spay/neuter program, a free roaming cat initiative, educational outreach programs that teach our children to be humanitarians and a food bank for pets. We also work with police, prosecutors and lawmakers to make sure animal cruelty laws are enforced and made stronger. Visit
http://www.charlestonanimalsociety.org/adopt-a-dog/
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Saturday, December 10th          12 noon-4:00 pm
Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue

CGPR President, including all emails relating to adoptions
president@carolinapyrrescue.com
(336)768-4142

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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Saturday, December 10th                       1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Big Tree Hike at SC Park
Harry Hampton Visitor Center              100 National Park Road
Hopkins, SC 29061                  (803) 776-4396

Join volunteer naturalist John Cely for an exciting exploration of some of the park's big trees. Please bring good footwear, water, snacks, and insect repellent. Note: this tour takes visitors off of the maintained trails. Distance is approximately 4.5 miles round trip.      Meet at the Visitor Center. 803- 647-3963; Visit http://www.nps.gov/cong     Park  803-776-4396         http://www.nps.gov/state/sc/index.htm

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 http://www.nps.gov/cong/forteachers/index.htm
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Saturday, December 10th                            5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Charleston Animal Society Belle Hall Holiday
Magic Jubilee

Belle Hall Shopping Center 600 Long Point Road Mt. Pleasant, 29464

Come ring in the Holiday Season at Belle Hall Shopping Center. We’ll be there with adoptable animals, and awesome shopping is just steps away. See you there!
Bring in the holidays with your new best friend. Save a life!
Dogs  https://www.charlestonanimalsociety.org/adopt-a-dog/
Cats  https://www.charlestonanimalsociety.org/adopt-a-cat/
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Ongoing
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.  http://www.meetup.com/ColumbiaVeg/
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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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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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December and Ongoing
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 http://www.grandstrandhumanesociety.com/
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Ongoing-Call for appt.
The Doc Williams SPCA  Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic

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

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

Spaying and neutering has many benefits for the altered animal in addition to reducing the numbers of homeless pets.   *Dogs are required to have rabies vaccine. If they are not up to date they will be given a vaccination at time of surgery.

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

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

Charleston Animal Society  2455 Remount Road    N. Charleston, SC 29406

CHS has received a grant to help people in Berkeley County spay or neuter their pets! Dogs fee is $25.00 which include their yearly Vaccines.  Cats fee is $20.00 which also includes their Vaccines.For more information, please call: 843-556-7729.  Pls visit http://www.charlestonanimalsociety.org/
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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 http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/SC57.html
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  Tuesday,December 6th              Ongoing
Low Income Assistance
The Pet Helpers Greer Spay/Neuter Clinic

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! 
Example:
- 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

501(c)3 RESCUE GROUPS:
Pet Helpers provides special pricing for rescue groups.  Please call the Clinic to learn more about pricing and scheduling.
FELINE FIX:
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 coordinate843-302 - 0556http://www.pethelpers.org/promotions.php
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December and Ongoing
Paws for People

Wilmington, NC & serving  SC also
Paws4people foundation was founded by Kyria Henry in 1999, when she was just 12 years old, with the purpose of using dogs as a means of helping people.  This nonprofit’s mission is to enhance the lives of those living with serious illnesses or disabilities by utilizing highly trained assistance dogs.

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

Presently, we specialize in training customized Assistance Dogs for two general groups: children and adolescents with physical, neurological, psychiatric, or emotional disabilities; and Veterans and active-duty Service Members with Chronic/Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), and Military Sexual Trauma.   http://paws4people.org/
Paws4people foundation has more than 200 volunteers and operates in 24 states, placing dogs with nationwide consideration.

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Dog Parks in South Carolina
http://www.doggoes.com/parks/south-carolina
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Sunday, December 11th                                   5:00 pm-6:00 pm
A Prayer for the Animals

~An Official SC Week for the Animals event~

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

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


South Carolina Week for the Animals
New 2016 calendar will be growing daily.
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Please contact us with any questions or events!