Open House Information

Adopting one animal won’t change the world,
but it will change the world for that one animal

About Us

Founded in 1982,
the Animal Protection League,
was the first no-kill shelter to serve central South Carolina

APL started by fostering pets in their individual homes

In 2020,
APL got a brand facelift

Today, APL sports an attractive, crisp, professional logo and overall consistent appearance

In 2020,
APL got a brand facelift

Today, APL sports an attractive, crisp, professional logo and overall consistent appearance

In 2024,
APL moved to their new location

Leadership with a vision, hundreds of volunteer hours, and local specialized resources, brought the new facility to life

The new facility provides a modern, professional environment

Including an inviting reception area, comfortable adoption meet-and-greet area, spacious work area, and modern break room for volunteers and staff

Refurbished kennel areas

Non-slip floors in pedestrian areas; super tough quartz floors in the pet spaces; reconditioned kennel doors and dividers; fresh, calming colored paint for the dogs; and large, comfortable spaces for the cats

Join Our Team

We have room for all sorts of people

Volunteer Opportunities

Dog People
Cat People
People People
“I just wanna help” People

Volunteer Coordinator
Adoption Specialist
Event Coordinator
Receptionist
Assistant Manager
Dog Trainer

Employment Opportunities

Dog People
Cat People
People People
“I just wanna help” People

Volunteer Coordinator
Adoption Specialist
Event Coordinator
Receptionist
Assistant Manager
Dog Trainer