Sumter County Animal Shelter

Find Sumter County South Carolina animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Gods Creatures Deserve To Live Inc. 3221 Camden Highway Dalzell SC 29040 803-316-1526


Heavens Gait Horse Rescue 2126 Boykin Road Rembert SC 29128

SPCA Humane Organization 1140 South Guignard Drive Sumter SC 29150 803-773-9292

Sumter Animal Control 1240 Winkles Road Sumter SC 29153 803-436-2755

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What is an Animal Shelter?

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.