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Why has 2020 been our best year ever?
 Posted: 11/12/20 10:49 AM by Shelly Simmons

No-Kill and a Shelter Revolution
To say that 2020 has been challenging is an understatement. But tough times can bring out the best in people, and we’ve never had so much hope. Because of you, we can officially call Greenville County a no kill community. Not only that, but in a time of crisis, you stepped up and inspired a shelter revolution. Our cause? Keeping people and pets together.

More people than ever be ...


Welcome to Greenville County, a No-Kill Community
 Posted: 01/06/20 12:48 PM by Shelly Simmons

Thanks to the help of supporters like you, we've finally made Greenville County a no-kill community for animals. It's time to celebrate! Take a look at the progress we made in 2019.

Check out the infographic below to see a quick summary of what we did this year:
2019 info

Everything we do at Animal Care would not be possible without supporters like you who adopt, volunteer, foster and donate. While the number of homeless animals entering your shelter decreases, the ones ...


Help Us Save Them All
 Posted: 11/20/19 2:54 PM by Shelly Simmons

Dear Friends,

This is the most important letter I have ever written in the 12 years that I have been managing Greenville County Animal Care. Please read every word. I am going to tell you just how much your donation makes a difference in the lives of animals and why we need your help even more this coming year.


2018 In Review
 Posted: 01/24/19 11:01 AM by Shelly Simmons

2018 was a milestone year on our journey to building a NO KILL community. You stepped up and helped us make significant progress. Since 2014, we've made significant progress towards making Greenville County a NO KILL community. WE'RE SO CLOSE! We only need to adopt ONE more pet per day in 2019 to achieve NO KILL status.


"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.  Because we need our community to be 100% committed ...