Find Your New Best Friend at the Humane Society of Marlboro County!

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Web banner_728x90_Dog only$20 Adoption for seniors, bully mixes &  Long Term Residents over 6 months throughout the month of March.

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 humanesocietyofmarlborocounty@yahoo.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@yahoo.com. We are looking for help every day for morning and afternoon feeding/cleaning/socialization shifts and times are flexible!  You will be rewarded with tail wags, bear hugs and sloppy wet kisses!

Thank you for considering making life a little brighter for our furbabies! Please email us if you can help! humanesocietyofmarlborocounty@yahoo.com

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
Kurandah beds
Dog houses
Towels and rags
Old newspapers
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.


7 Responses

  • Trish Dooling says:

    No one told me you guys were making a website, but boy does it look great!

    You are doing what is RIGHT and for that, you must be commended.

    Know that you are not alone in your struggle and the more folks find out about your mission, the faster it will come to pass.

    God bless you in all you are doing.

  • HSMCadmin says:

    Thank you, Trish, for everything you are doing to help us!

  • Kelly Love says:

    Agreed, the website is awesome. And I am really hoping that tonight’s meeting is successful for you. Prayers and good thoughts are coming your way from me and many other animal lovers that are too far away to be there with you.

    Kelly Love
    In Honor of Annie

  • Suzanne Gill says:

    The new website is great. My thoughts and prayers will be with you at tonight’s meeting. I want to thank you for your compassion and hard work.

    Though your tears fall and your heart breaks,
    Your body hurts and your back aches,
    Your pockets are empty and your home is full,
    You continue.

    You know there is another puppy or needy dog,
    Just waiting.
    Their little body, used and abused,
    But a glimmer of hope still deep inside.

    A little tail thump
    As they see your approach,
    Though their body shakes and trembles in fear.

    You open your arms
    And gather them to your heart.
    A tiny soft sigh,
    They know… they are safe,
    In the arms of a rescue angel.

    ~~Author UnKnown!~~~

  • michelle neufeld says:

    Kenny, Jennifer and Josh -i LOVE this website it looks great!! Thanks for everything youre doing to help your county’s homeless animals. i am here to help and support you and the animals any way i can!

  • The recent video posted on You Tube is creating a lot of questions about how people can help. I’ve encouraged them to contact you directly via your website. Some people even mentioned calling PETA. I asked them NOT to do this. Maybe y’all need to post something to clarify the significance of how the newly formed Humane Society WILL work to improve conditions for these animals. God bless you in your efforts!

  • HSMCadmin says:


    Thank you so much for your concern. Obviously, as stated above the shelter in the video is not the Humane Society’s, it is the Marlboro County Shelter. We have absolutely no control over it despite the fact that we have been battling for change for months. If anything, we have less access to it now than before we tried to make a change. We have done our best to pull as many animals as possible from it for rescue. We have met with County Council numerous times and have had the National Humane Society try to help us in our efforts. Currently, the county shelter in question has stopped taking in animals unless they are a danger to the public. So it is not a question of how we WILL work to improve conditions but how we HAVE BEEN working relentlessly. Again, we are not in control of this facility, the county is.

    People can help by supporting and sharing the mission of the Humane Society of Marlboro County, by calling the local government and voicing their concerns over the County run shelter and by helping to place the animals we do have in our foster homes. Please visit our facebook page or Petfinder page to share our adoptable pets.

    Again, thank you for sharing our concerns

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