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The Humane Society of McCormick County

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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.

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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Rating: 5

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.


Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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