Cat Rescuers 208 Lockwood Drive Lexington SC 29072
Cayce Animal Control 1800 12th Street Cayce SC 29033 803-794-0456
Chapin Animal Shelter 1128 Richard Franklin Road Chapin SC 29036 803-781-4790
Cullen's Archangel Rescue, Inc. PO Box 969 Swansea SC 29160 803-622-9813
Dachshund Rescue of North America, Inc. 3208 Montcrest Road Columbia SC 29210 803-354-9109
Greyhound Lifesavers 213 Meetze Avenue Lexington SC 29072 803-957-3866
Greyhound Pets of America 206 Chowning Place Lexington SC 29072 803-749-3174
Lexington County Animal Control 321 Ball Park Road Lexington SC 29072
Pets Inc. 300 Orchard Drive West Columbia SC 29170 803-739-9333
Project Pet 1275 Bower Parkway Columbia SC 29212 803-407-0991
Save Our Strays PO Box 715 Lexington SC 29071
South Carolina Awareness & Rescue of Equines PO Box 84914 Lexington SC 29073 888-866-8744
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.