About the APL Shelter

Photo: APL front door


The APL animal shelter is open from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m Wednesday through Sunday.

Street Address: 6080 Old Leesburg Road, Hopkins, SC
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5354, Columbia, SC 29250
Telephone: (803) 783-2119


Please watch this short video about our organization.




From Columbia, go 11.5 miles on Leesburg Road (Hwy. 262). Turn right onto Harmon Road. Go approximately 300 feet and turn left onto Old Leesburg Road. The second driveway on the right leads to the APL shelter.

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Animal Protection League
P.O. Box 5354
Columbia, SC 29250
(803) 783-2119

The Animal Protection League of SC (APL) is a local non-profit humane organization founded in 1982 by concerned individuals who love and respect animals. Our goal is to provide a safe haven for the community’s abused and abandoned dogs and cats and place them in permanent loving homes.

Read our Mission Statement


If you would like to support APL's mission with a financial contribution, please click the Donation button and a secure PayPal screen will open in a new browser window. You do not need a PayPal account, and your donation to the APL is tax deductable. Thank you!


APL is registered with the South Carolina Secretary of State as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity.

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


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