Jasper Animal Rescue Mission 1352 Carters Mill Road Ridgeland SC 29936 843-726-7799
Miracle Animal Rescue Spay & Neuter Clinic PO Box 102 Tillman SC 29943 843-227-2537
Morningstar Animal Rescue & Referral 1626 Bees Creek Road Ridgeland SC 29936 843-717-3444
Noahs Ark Animal Sanctuary & People Against Cruelty 805 3rd Avenue Ridgeland SC 29936 843-726-7997
Palmetto Animal League 56 Riverwalk Boulevard Ridgeland SC 29936 843-645-1725
Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.
Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.