About Us

What We Need

Our Manager has put together a wish list of items that we need.  Please take a look and see if there is anything that you can help with.

What We Are

The Animal Protection League of SC is a 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit, no-kill, humane organization, founded in 1982.  Our goal has been to provide a safe haven for the community’s abused and abandoned dogs and cats, and place them in permanent loving homes. 

No pet in our facility is ever euthanized for being too old, or the wrong color, or not perfect, or because it has been here too long, or just to make room.  

The pets that come to us, stay with us, as long as it takes Check out Jimmie’s story  and Bones’ Story.


Who We Are

We are a group of volunteers, from young adults to retirees, who have a passion for helping find each homeless pet its forever home.

We are all pet owners.  One of our members has 12 dogs and 6 cats, every one of them a rescue.  But that is not the record, one of our since passed on members at one time had over 20 dogs, and every one was a rescue.  One of our members tends to a colony of feral cats, all of which have been spayed or neutered.

Our backgrounds are in Finance, Insurance, Law, Nursing, Paramedic, Retail Management, Military, Education, and Computer Science.

What We Live For

Finding pets their forever home, and taking photos like these

Where We Are

Our main location is “out in the country”, about 11 miles east of Columbia, SC.  We might be far away, but our pets will tell you that it is worth the trip.

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We Also Bring Pets to You

We have cats available for adoption 7 days a week at PetSmart in Lexington, at 5135 Sunset Blvd, in the Target shopping center, where we also have dog adoptions twice a month on  Saturdays.  Check our News and Events page for the details.

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We have cats available for adoption 7 days a week at PetSmart in Columbia at 10136 Two Notch Road.

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