Site Map -

Home: Our welcome page where you will find an introduction to our organization and other relevant information about new and ongoing events.

Shelter Info: Everything you need to know about our shelter, including the street address, mailing address, e-mail address, hours of operation, directions and maps.

Pet Adoption: Important information about adopting or placing a pet, including descriptions of APL's various adoption programs.

News & Events: Provides access the APL Newsletter and a listing current information about the shelter and our various activities, including the Annual Garage Sale, Annual Auction, FUNdraisers and other special events.

How to Help: It takes a village to run a shelter. There are lots of ways to help, including volunteering at the shelter or at special events, providing a foster home for a shelter pet, or donating goods or cash.

Pet Resources: Here you'll find links to pet related sites, both informative and fun.

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.