The Humane Society of McCormick County

Rating: 4.98 stars   54 reviews

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Location: 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  

5 people found this review helpful

It has been a busy year at the shelter. Our current Pres. is a hands on get it done kind of guy. With his persistence we were able to begin construction on our cat and dog shelters. In March, 2013 we opened our doors to a newly built cat shelter. We have a wonderful, bright facility with lots of light, cat scratching posts, wooden boxes with ladders for them to cozy up in. The volunteers also love the happy atmosphere. We also just broke ground at the same location to erect our dog shelter. It will have dog runs where they can play which is not possible at our current outdoor kennel situation. We are actively holding fundraisers to obtain the funds needed to complete the building. It is a very exciting time for our small, volunteer run, with private funding only. I have been working for ten years and I hope I can double the volunteer hours.

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

Recruit additional volunteers

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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5 people found this review helpful

I have been working hands on with the animals for nine years. We are an aging group, and always looking for new, younger people to commit to caring for our homeless animals. It is my passion to help God's animals be well fed, rehabilitated, find homes and live happy lives. Fostering is a fun way to help the dogs and cats be ready for their forever home. I work with the volunteers in many capacities, bake sales, fundraising by selling chicken dinners, to lavish parties. We help those animals that are discarded, although they are all precious in our eyes. The Humane Society of McCormick County, Inc. is solely supported by private funds. We get no assistance from the County or City. It makes for a huge challenge, but we are working through it with very dedicated people.

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

the fact that I am aware of dogs finding permanent homes after working with them.

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

Try to bring in new volunteers. We have many aging helpers. It is very hard to draw new people from our community.

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

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Get our shelter built rather than staying in our temporary kennels.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Volunteering is the best way to meet people, and it is truly provides a very worthy way to spend your retirement hours.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

There is nothing like having a dog lick your face, or watch a dog gain needed pounds after good receiving nutrition.

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1 person found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer since 2009. I'm currently the Chair, Care & Feed. This is the best job I have ever had. Everyone involved are volunteers. Our care with all dogs begins with a visit to the vet for shots and any other medical care needed. The dog go to the pens or to a foster home. We have adoption every Saturday. All our funds are through donaton. We received no money from any governmemt agenies.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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2 people found this review helpful

I answered the call for a substitute for someone for Monday Mornings. That was 2 1/2 years ago. I never thought I would be picking up poop when I retired. I clean up after my furry friend, walk them, rescue them. My own dog 13 years old passed away in July 2011. My wife and decided not have another dog. We did decide to foster dogs until they got adopted. We fostered a dog I helped rescue. That was 6 months ago and Carly is still here (forever). Second to the dogs, is the people I have met and worked with. You never see sad people when working with the dogs. Many people help in different ways. A better group you will never meet. John R. V.P.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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