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Fundraising Opportunites

The Animal Rescue Site $100,000 Challenge

Help APL win support from the Animal Rescue Site.

  • Go to The Animal Rescue Site and click on the purple “Click here to give” button.
  • On the next page, click on the “vote” button at the top of the page.
  • Select your country and state, choose Animal Protection League, and vote!

You can cast one vote every day. Sign up to get daily reminders. Vote today!

Don’t Forget! Use Goodsearch and Goodshop to Benefit the APL

In the previous newsletter, we encouraged everyone to add the GoodSearch toolbar to his or her Internet browser so that each Internet search or online shopping purchase can benefit the APL. If you haven’t done so yet, please go to GoodSearch for details. We are listed as “Animal Protection League – South Carolina.”

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APL Events

Annual Auction:

The annual auction will be held November 3. Please see the home page for details.

Adopt-a-Pet Saturdays:

Photo: dog13The APL takes a selection of dogs to various locations on Saturdays to make them available for adoption. These events are usually from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are held at the Animal Supply House in Irmo (1674 Lake Murray Blvd), the Animal Supply House in Lexington (5474 Augusta Rd), and PetSmart in Lexington (5135 U Sunset Blvd). To find out where we will be on a particular Saturday, please see our most recent newsletter for the adoption schedule.

The APL adoption staff volunteers knowledgeable about the pets and will answer questions and assist with the adoption process. An adoption fee is required to help cover the cost of the spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations and other health care required for the pets to be ready for adoption. The current fee is $100 for a cat and $150 and up for a dog. (Cats are available at the APL shelter, PetSmart in Lexington, and PetSmart on Two Notch Road.) For additional information please call 783-2119 or e-mail the shelter at

To see all the animals who are currently available for adoption, go to our Pet Adoption page.

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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