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"Things" and How They Save Lives
 Posted: 08/07/18 2:34 PM by Paula Church

People and pets are what really matter, but sometimes the “things” are important, too.

Do you actually understand the size and scope of the entire Animal Care physical operation?

Yes, it’s a campus…and it’s large. In fact, I’m not sure those who visit Animal Care fully understand all of the amazing “things” that happen on campus every day. The size and scope of our facility is symbolic of the tremendous investment Greenville County (and theref ...


2017 in Review
 Posted: 01/10/18 2:22 PM by Shelly Simmons

2017 marked year 2 of our mission to build a NO KILL community. With the help of our volunteers, donors, staff and adopters, some amazing progress was made. As you'll see in the infographic below, our numbers were staggering. Thanks to the addition of our new kitten nursery and the new offering of free spay/neuter for large dogs, we were able to reduce the population of unwanted pets and save an even higher percentage of animals than ever before. That's something worth thanking you for! We absolutely, positively, 100% can't do this work without your continued help.

Now, let's get to work saving even more lives in 2018!


When Disaster Strikes
 Posted: 09/21/17 3:09 PM by Shelly Simmons

You know Greenville County Animal Care as your local animal shelter. You probably don’t know us as a disaster relief center. We partner with several national and regional organizations to assist with disaster relief in times of need. When Hurricane Irma appeared to be headed for the southeast, our team sprang into action.

On a regional level, we have a partnership with Charleston Animal Society.  When they need our aid because their facility is being evacuated or because they are assisting other low-country shelters in evacuating and they contact us for help to move animals from those high-risk areas, we work with them h ...


Defining No-Kill
 Posted: 03/02/17 4:18 PM by Shelly Simmons

In December 2016, Animal Care announced that we are now in a fellowship with a national organization called Target Zero to aggressively implement recommended strategies that helps decrease shelter intake and increase live release rates with the goal of building and maintaining a “No-Kill Community”.

But what is “No-Kill”?  For the last decade or so, we have all been inundated by the no-kill movement.  If you ask five people on the street, “What does ‘No-Kill’ mean to you?” you’ll get five very different answers. ...