Find Your New Best Friend at the Humane Society of Marlboro County!
The Humane Society of Marlboro County, SC is PROUD to be an ALL Volunteer run shelter. We rent the Marlboro County Animal Shelter and are NOT an open intake shelter. We are striving to remain a no kill shelter by not euthanizing for space. We utilize foster homes in addition to the shelter and work with rescue organizations to move many of our pets out of the shelter and into forever homes. There are so many homeless animals in Marlboro County that we are currently unable to help and we are constantly on the lookout for new rescue partners so that we can save more animals in our community.
Adoption visits are by appointment only. Please email us at email@example.com to set up a meeting time. The shelter answering machine is checked once a day so please be patient with us!
Can you spare a few hours for the homeless animals of Marlboro County in 2014? Our shelter is all volunteer run and we always need extra hands to help with our cleaning and feeding shifts. If you would like to spend some time with some very appreciative, loving cats and dogs, puppies and kittens, please email us at humanesocietyofmarlborocounty@ya
Thank you for considering making life a little brighter for our furbabies! Please email us if you can help! firstname.lastname@example.org
We also are in URGENT NEED of Fosters!
Our 16 runs are filling up fast! Can you foster a cat, dog, puppy or kitten? Fill out our Foster Questionnaire.
Please check out the Support Page to find out how you can help and as always, thank you for your care and support of these abandoned homeless animals.
We are always in need of the following items:
Purina Dog & Puppy Chow
Purina Cat & Kitten Chow
Pedigree canned puppy food
Pedigree canned adult food
Canned Cat food
Stainless Steel water buckets
Stainless Steel dog bowls
Towels and rags
Dog and Cat Crates
Kong Dog toys, mostly large or extra large
Kong stuffing or natural peanut butter
Washable dog toys
A bit of background: We have worked for many months to gain control of the Marlboro County and City Animal Shelters. We have raised a substantial amount of money to put towards a new building and have almost secured the site to put it on, have received a pledge of $50,000 from the county which the city may match in like. We have held adoption drives and coordinated and transported rescues and many other actions. The Marlboro County Animal Shelter was an old jailhouse in need of major repair, with one county employee (ACO) and a prisoner dropped off every morning. In the summer of 2011, we were able to convince them to shut down their gas chambers, though they were still a high kill shelter. In September 2011, we gained a set of keys to access the facility after hours and were able to post videos and photos of the conditions there which have outraged the public. Due to the outcry, in September 2011, the county offered the Humane Society of Marlboro County a lease agreement. The county made some much needed repairs such as replacing the roof, repairing the drainage, installing heating and fans and painting. We moved into the building in August of 2012 and we care for over 100 dogs and 65 cats. We are ALL volunteer run and rely on donations.