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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals

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

Direct beneficiaries per year: We spay/neutered a total of 402 dogs and cats in 2016! (125 McCormick County owned dogs and cats free of charge to those who qualified for it, 136 HSMC rescues, and 141 trap-neuter/spay-release.)

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.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have lived in McCormick County for most of my life and I am so thankful for the Humane Society of McCormick. A few years ago they helped me find the right rescue group to place my deceased mother's Shar pei . I have reached out to them since then when our neighborhood was a dump site fora senior bassett hound with many health issues including a large tumor dragging the ground. Again it was a success finding a rescue that came a long ways to help get this baby safe along with surgery and health care he needed. I could go on and on of the times I have reached out to them for help and they always came through. God Bless each and every one of you who are there to help these babies.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We cannot speak more highly of the Humane Society of McCormick County. The staff who helped us with our adoptions took the time to get to know us and that made it possible for them to help recommend a dog that would be a good fit for us. We are deeply impressed with the dedication and caring attitude of all the volunteers we have met. We often visit them on adoption day just to say hi. They are the best!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We are now fostering a dog for the Humane Society of McCormick County and it is so rewarding. We know that we now know more about his personality which means we can be more helpful in finding him the right home. And he is playing with our dog which is good exercise for her. It is a win-win!

Previous Stories
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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great group. They really care about their animals and they stay in touch with the people that adopt from them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

(http://www.mccormickcounty.petfinder.com)
Joy

When I retired I moved to a very rural area of the south. I learned there was a small, all volunteer group of retirees who formed an animal rescue. They did this because there is no animal control, no veterinary services and no county help for unwanted or lost pets. I began by walking dogs, cleaning up after them and playing with them. They gave me so much joy from the tiniest puppy to the biggest goofball. I soon began volunteering my Saturday's to travel by caravan with all the dogs. It takes us just under an hour and a half to reach a decent sized pet store. There we wait in anticipation to see who would find their forever home.

Nothing brings me more satisfaction to follow an animal from a skinny, flea ridden and often times shy, mangy dog, to a warm and happy home. We have endless hours of fundraising and when necessary pitch in to buy gas, food and veterinary supplies to make ends meet.
This is a meaningful way to spend my time and gives me an opportunity to give back to those who were lost. I’m glad I found the Humane Society of McCormick County.

Review from #MyGivingStory

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In one of the smallest, poorest rural counties, with no laws or county personnel to back them up, this group of all volunteers with little experience have educated themselves and their community and changed the entire dynamic of animal care in this county. I am a wildlife biologist involved in animal rehabilitation and dog rescue my whole life, and I have never encountered a group so ready to adapt to each situation and each citizen while keeping the welfare of the animal front and center. Every penny of your support will be maximized, and the need is still so great.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We recently relocated to the McCormick area and I was surprised that there was no governmental agency for animals here. Thank goodness for the hard working individuals of the Humane Society of McCormick County who give untiringly of their time and energy to provide for the homeless animals in our community. I am continually amazed at the efforts by these volunteers to provide homes and shelter for so many poor animals who would otherwise starve. When the shelter is full, they find neighbors who are willing to provide foster care until the animals are adopted. On Saturdays, they drive to other towns to spend the day making efforts to find good homes for these sweet animals. The volunteers have wonderful fundraising efforts as well, creating fun events that the entire community enjoys. I can heartily commend this organization for their hard work.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

!st I have to ask the reader of this review if you can imagine living where there is no animal control officer, no shelter funded by your municipality or one that gets any monetary support what so ever other than the money that is raised by the 100% all volunteer effort that is the ONLY help in the county for abandoned or unwanted animals? That is the situation in McCormick County, SC. I live in this county and can tell you that without this group of volunteers we'd be inundated with animals unwanted and suffering. They have saved literally thousands of animals from being born unwanted through their spay/neuter program which allows for those who have bigger hearts than they do pocketbooks to get their animals altered so they stop producing unwanted animals. They've managed in only 15 years from start to finish to build both a dog and cat shelter and they've done this by raising money through fundraising efforts, some grants, and donations from the general public. Additionally, they have found forever homes for many animals and have done this through their no-kill policy. This humane effort is truly an incredible group of folks who work tirelessly to educate, rescue, rehabilitate when needed through their nurturing ways, and place in loving homes all those animals from within our county who have needed help. I thank God for them all every day & pray they will continue to stay strong.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

McCormick Humane society is a no kill shelter.The volunteers are very nice and also hard workers.The place is very clean and all the animals are up to date with shots and heartworm treatments.I was very impressed at what I saw the day I visited them..I have rescued several dogs myself and I hate to see animals that people dump on the side of the road or in someones front yard.I know when anyone takes a dog to them they research anyone that wants to adopt that pet before they release them.I really feel good about this place..

2 Michelle171

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My mom and daughter both help out with hsmc. They LOVE it!! They stay busy walking the dogs and have even fostered. I live in Michigan and stay on top of all the events that go on. My son has helped with the dogs when he goes to visit his grandma and grandpa. He loves spending time with the dogs walking and playing with them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization, with truly dedicated members. They to a marvelous job helping the community and more importantly the Animals. A loving group of people, with the interest of the animals at heart. I am especially pleased they are "A No Kill" society. Fair weather or foul weather they never ignore their animals. If I lived there I would be a Foster Home or help anyway I could, alas I live in Mississippi. I have personal knowledge of the organization.

Review from Guidestar