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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: THE MISSION OF SAINT FRANCES ANIMAL CENTER IS TO PROVIDE A SAFE AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT FOR ABANDONED AND MISTREATED DOGS AND CATS UNTIL THEY CAN BE PLACED IN LOVING HOMES. RAISING AWARENESS THROUGH PUBLIC EDUCATION, COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND A WELLNESS CLINIC, WE SEEK TO PROMOTE RESPECT FOR THE LIVES OF CATS AND DOGS BY BREAKING THE CYCLE OF ABUSE, NEGLECT AND PET OVERPOPULATION IN OUR COMMUNITY.

Target demographics: abused, neglected and abandoned animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 3,000 cats and dogs in Georgetown SC

Geographic areas served: Georgetown, SC

Programs: Spay and Neuter Clinics, Free Vaccination Clinics, Feed those in Need Food bank, Low Cost Grooming Services in addition to being a privately ran animal shelter.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

I was so disappointed in this shelter. It was filthy, the staff was very rude and inconsiderate. They claim to be a no kill but while I was walking dogs I overheard the staff picking out animals to euthanize. I felt ill and will NEVER volunteer for this nasty shelter again. They make you feel out of place and as if you are a burden because you want to volunteer with the animals. They have a facade of the front being lovely and fake caring but as soon as you enter the back it all changes. Super disappointing and disturbing.

Kimberly58

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had no plans to adopt/rescue another dog but when we walked into Petsmart, Sabrina sat on my husband's foot, put her head on his knee, and the rest was history. She came to us with a lot of health issues - which we knew upfront - and it's been a great joy to share Sabrina's healing with the team at SFAC through their Facebook page.

I can't imagine being with Sabrina now - thank you SFAC!

Ruth38

Donor

Rating: 5

The staff at Saint Frances Animal Center are in one word: AWESOME! I have observed them hard at work during the many visits I have made to the Center. Wendy Goude is perfect for her position as Director. She has been invaluable to me by helping me through the grief I still experience from the loss of my little buddy Killer, a Pekapoo. He was with me daily for 17 years and was totally loyal. He let me know it was time to let him go and the great folks at the vet's office helped him achieve the ability to be free. It's been 18 months but I'm still not over this loss. I'm not ready to adopt -- I've been to the Center several times but my heart is just not in it.
Wendy has shown me how to be a help to not to just one furry friend, but to a lot of furry friends. We have tried to take the funds we would have spent on Killer and sent it to the Center. With these small donations I feel like I have made difference. Her support and love for me is above and beyond the call of duty. It is evident that she loves her job, her responsibilities and the people who love pets. I can recommend this extraordinary Nonprofit with no reservations.

Elizabeth124

Volunteer

Rating: 5

While I am just a supporter, and at the time, only in spirit, St Francis helped me beyond words. I had lost my 11 yo kitty. She had been gone 4 days.St F posted her pic o. Their Facebook. Page &. A viewf found her ! Joy!

Jill50

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learned about this shelter after I adopted 2 kittens last year from Petsmart that came from the Saint Frances Animal Center. I wanted to give back to them for helping my kittens when they were alone and abandoned and needed help. I brought them a donation last December and they were very appreciative. They gave me a tour and made me feel like a part of the SFAC family. Because of this, I have been continuing to donate to them and help them with their mission to help all of the wonderful animals in need! The people at this shelter go above and beyond to help these animals and I tell everyone about how great this shelter is! Thank you for all you do!

Kimberly56

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered 2 animals for Saint Frances recently. As a new foster parent, I needed some guidance along the way. They have been more than helpful with any questions or concerns I've had. Now I seem to be an adopter and again, they are helping me with the best care and any needs I have prior to adopting. In comparison to other Humane Societies, just walking in the door is a pleasant experience. With all the fur babies they take in, it's hard to leave without one in your arms. Adopt, Foster, Volunteer....you'll be glad you did!

Lydia7

Client Served

Rating: 5

I lost my Scooby in June. I was so empty without a dog, and I had very little hope.
Adoption fees have gone up, and I am out of work, broke my heart.j
Then I read in the paper about Saint Frances free adoption week, I went on line, and found Emily, ( Petunia). One look and I just new...
Then came the hard part, getting to Georgetown without a car, filling out the paperwork, and getting back down to pick her up.
They let me adopt her on line, pick her up after she was spayed, and mailed me all her adoption info.
Had it not been for the beautiful hearts at SF, wanted to find homes rather then make money, I would never have had my baby, the face that I see every morning that let's me know I'm loved no matter what.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted three pets from Saint Frances. I can not express how caring the staff are to not only the animals, but anyone who comes in. It is almost like visiting a childcare center. I tell everyone to please just go visit and see the wonderful job that Wendy and all of the staff are doing for our community.