The Humane Society of McCormick County

Rating: 4.97 stars   75 reviews

Address:

PO Box 900 McCormick SC 29835 USA

Mission:

The Humane Society of McCormick County is a private, non-profit, no-kill organization formed in September 2000. It was created to help McCormick County, South Carolina residents and animals because McCormick County has no animal control, no shelter, and no veterinarians. HSMC is comprised entirely of volunteers dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals, to providing shelter and care for lost and unwanted animals, to implementing educational programs and services, to placing animals in humane environments, and to promoting responsible pet ownership including spay and neuter.

Target demographics:

animals

Geographic areas served:

McCormick County, South Carolina

Programs:

"No more Litters, Fix your Critters" - our free to low cost Spay/Neuter program. Since we do not have a clinic of our own, we fill up our van with cats and dogs from county residents and travel to a clinic in the next county. Sometimes we even do a second run. Having animals spayed/neutered is the only way we are going to get handle on the animal population. Our program is helping this entire county from the residents to the animals.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have fostered many dogs over the past 15 years and it is the most rewarding experience of my life. First, I get to know the dogs better because they are in my home and it makes it easier to explain to potential owners the dog's personality. Second, after being in a home, they are house trained and crate trained so they get adopted faster. I love knowing I helped a homeless dog find their forever home!

 
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I am a proud failed foster home. We fostered a shy, loving dog named Barrett and after a couple of months, we realized that he fit in perfect in our home and with our other dog. We made it official and adopted him. After he gets settled, we plan on fostering more dogs for the HSMC. It is very rewarding and fostering first is a great way to know if a dog is going to fit into your household.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to get more people involved. Once you learn the great impact that the HSMC has on the community, you just want to help. And working with the dogs and cats is the best part. They are worthy of our time and love.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Many people love animals and want to help in some way. The great thing about this organization is that people can volunteer every day, once a week, or just during special events and we need both hands-on volunteers and behind the scenes help. I live an hour from McCormick but I can still help by taking pictures at adoption events, sharing adoptable animals on Facebook, and helping to find grant opportunities online. Of course, if I wanted to walk dogs or trap cats, I would be welcome and someday I might move back and help them this way too.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have been volunteering with the Humane Society of McCormick County for 9 years. I have participated in a variety of activities but the most enjoyable moments are when I am hands on with the dogs and cats. I like to help at our adoption events whenever I can. Adoption events are good for the animals because they get socialized, they get some training, and they get lots of attention. And, they might find a forever home! It is the best feeling in the whole world when you know a dog will get to sleep on someone's bed that night because you volunteered that day. And for me, I get to play with puppies, dogs, kittens and cats. I love animals but I can't take them all home with me. My husband says I get my "puppy fix" when I help at adoption events. For every person that helps, one more animal can be shown off and possibly find a home that day.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the many thank you's I hear when I go on adoption events. Past adopters bring their newest family member back so we can see how well they are doing. The happy families and the healthy dogs/cats are all the motivation I need to continue helping at these events.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to find a way to strengthen their volunteer base. The entire organization is made up of volunteers but the key 20 people do 85% of the work. Animal rescue is hard work and stressful and the more volunteers that can help, the easier the burden would be on the individuals.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have never met a group of people with bigger hearts than the volunteers at HSMC. Their love and dedication for animals is truly genuine and inspiring. I am so glad that I am able to be a part of this organization, and I have loved every minute of it!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I moved to McCormick County in 2010. Within 2 years my husband of 47 years passed away. I was alone and recalled how I had enjoyed having a cat in my life over the years. I started looking at PetFinder and fell for the picture of Jesse. She was available through the Humane Society of McCormickj County (HSMC). They are devoted to not only the animals but to the adopters and potential adopters. They made me as a new "parent" feel like I was part of their family and if I had any question/probems, I could just give a call. Which I had to do early on because Ms Lucy was nearly a year old and had socialization problems. The HSMC volunteer worked with Lucy and me and we are now very happy together. After enjoying her for several months and following some of the HSMC activity on social media, etc, I realized that I could give back to this wonderful all-volunteer organization as a volunteer myself.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I really, really LOVE HSMC. I have had such a nice experience volunteering with them. The volunteers feel like family. They were so kind and welcoming to me the first time I volunteered. They have the cutest and sweetest dogs and kitties. If you're considering adding a furbaby to your home, I HIGHLY recommend checking out HSMC's adotable babies! Pictured below is one of their sweet pups that was adopted out a while ago! :)

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with The Humane Society of McCormick County for 3 or 4 years as a volunteer. I have been involved with the walk and feed of the pets and foster mom also. They are a wonderful group of caring and kind people whose 1st interest is safety for the dogs and cats. We are a non profit group so many fundraisers are necessary to keep the group going. I am proud to be a part of this organization

Kathy Az.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have volunteered for adoptions for the past year. The people I work with during adoption events are the most caring people I know. Everyone cares about the dogs and they all get lots of loving. If I were on the market for another dog I would definitely use McCormick County! I know their dogs and cats are healthy and get a lot of loving and interaction.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

As the reflective Thanksgiving season approaches, and this little foster kitty at my feet attempts to climb my legs in search of a warm lap, I want to thank the Humane Society of McCormick County not only for the rescue of this little guy but also for giving me the chance to share in his future.

The HSMC doesn't just rescue and shelter their animals. They make them a part of their family, each animal receiving love helping them begin the process of being the best pet an adopter can hope to find.

 
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6 people found this review helpful

I too am a volunteer for the HSMC and reading the other reviews I can only agree with all comments! What I did not realize when I began volunteering 3 years ago was how in need of a rescue shelter, spay & neuter program, medical care for lost (mulitple state parks w/camping) and abandoned animals and an adoption campaign the county is. As stated by many, there is no animal control officer in this rural county where animals are not always treated as they deserve. Too many sad stories to share. All we can do is rescue, care for, love and ready them for a forever home. We cannot change the animal control situation in our area but we can change the lives of those lucky animals we rescue.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer for the last twelve years since the minute I relocated to the South from Long Island, NY. It was a dream of mine, to volunteer to help animals in my retirement. I found my calling immediately on visiting the little outdoor facility which housed approxmitely eight outdoor kennels which sometimes held doubled up dogs or full litters in very small quarters. With the work and energy of a small town, we managed to build a shelter for unwanted, abused, and uncared for dogs. We have been operating our shelter for two years and are busting at the seams. We are hoping to generate enough funds through donations to build a cat barn to house the overwhelming number of cats of McCormick County. Our dream continues..........................

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer from Aiken for five years at Aiken PetSmart adoptions. Every Saturday this group of amazing and dedicated people at HSMC fill two vans with dogs and cats and drive over an hour (one way) to the PetSmart in Aiken with hopes of finding forever homes for them. And that's only a small part of what they do for our furry friends. Every day they lovingly care for them, socialize and provide obedience training, run a successful spay/neuter program, hold fundraisers and go to local schools to educate our youth on the importance of responsibly caring for their pets. This is all done with only volunteers, donations and fundraisers...pretty remarkable!!! I feel extremely privileged to be a very small part of this exceptional organization.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I started volunteering for HSMC a little over a year ago and have been amazed by the commitment and compassion of the all of the people who are involved. They genuinely love every animal and make sure that they are going to good homes. I am proud to be associated with this group!

 
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