SERVICES

Temporary Home for Pets in Need

The Spartanburg Humane Society offers a second chance for pets who can no longer stay in their homes.

We also work with the city of Spartanburg to help reunite lost pets with their families.

As of November 1, 2011, strays animals found in Spartanburg County are being transported to Greenville County Animal Care Services.

There are many reasons why animals need our help.  No matter what the reason is, no one is ever turned away and every animal is treated with respect and care.

Lost Report

Lost Report

  • Owner Information

  • Lost Pet Information

  • Please tell us what kind of animal your pet is.
  • (color(s), size, weight, distinguishing marks, eye color,etc)
  • Drop files here or
Found Report

Found Report

  • Road, City, you can include landmarks or businesses
  • :
If you need to surrender your pet: 864-583-4805, ext. 116

If you are considering surrendering your pet because of a medical condition and would like help, please contact the Spartanburg Humane Society Veterinary Clinic.

We understand that some circumstances cannot be overcome and we offer shelter and care for these pets.  Learn more about what is involved in surrendering your pet to the Spartanburg Humane Society.  If you need to give up a pet, our animal receiving department is open 6 days a week:  (map)

Monday – Saturday, 9-11am, 12-6pm.
Closed on Sundays

If your pet is lost or missing: 864-583-4805, ext. 116

If your dog or cat is missing, don’t wait! Contact the animal shelter that houses lost animals from your community. Nobody knows your companion as well as you, so it is always best to visit the shelter to look for your pet.  Visit as often as possible –shelters receive lost dogs and cats from animal control officers and good Samaritans every day. More tips on finding a missing pet.

If you live in the city limits of Spartanburg:

Immediately contact the Spartanburg Humane Society’s Lost and Found department to complete a lost report, or fill one out online.

You can visit the Spartanburg Humane Society’s shelter to search for a missing pet 6 days a week:

MondaySaturday, 9-11am, 12-6pm

If you live in Spartanburg County:

As of November 1st, 2011 Spartanburg County Council elected to contract with Greenville County Animal Care Services for the housing and care of its stray animals.   This means that the Spartanburg Humane Society no longer houses lost pets found in Spartanburg County (outside the city limits of Spartanburg). 

Please review all of the information below to make sure you are aware of the new steps needed to locate your pet:

You will need to contact Greenville Animal Care Services to see if your pet has been picked up.  You can complete a lost report on Greenville Animal Care Service’s website.  You may also check out Spartanburg County Animal Control’s online photo gallery of animals that have been picked up by animal control officers.  You should also visit Greenville Animal Care Services to look for your lost pet.

Greenville Animal Care Services
328 Furman Hall Rd
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 467-3950

If you find a stray or lost animal within the city limits of Spartanburg:

If you find the animal in the cities of Spartanburg, and you feel comfortable handling and transporting the animal, you can bring it directly to the Spartanburg Humane Society. (map)

Monday through Friday, 9-11am, 12-6pm

If you do not feel safe handling the animal, contact Spartanburg City Animal Control at: 864-582-1558.

End of life services for pets

The Spartanburg Humane Society strives to support pet owners at every stage of their companions’ lives.  This includes those sad times when euthanasia is necessary to end suffering from illness or age.

We also offer private and communal cremation.  Pet owners are welcome to inter their pets ashes in our beautiful and peaceful Remembrance Garden.  The Spartanburg Humane Society provides end of life services that are designed to help pet owners say goodbye to their friends peacefully and respectfully.

Saying Goodbye

Surrendering Your Pet to the The Spartanburg Humane Society

Giving up a pet is a very difficult and emotional decision.  At the Spartanburg Humane Society, our goal is to help you keep your pet at home.

If you are considering giving up your pet because of a medical condition and would like help, please contact the Spartanburg Humane Society Veterinary Clinic.

We understand that some circumstances cannot be overcome and we offer shelter and care for these pets.  If you need to give up a pet, our animal receiving department is open 6 days a week:

Monday – Saturday, 9:00-11am, 12-6pm

Closed on Sundays

The Spartanburg Humane Society has a very high standard of care for all pets in our shelter. This includes essential vaccinations and boosters, screening and treatment of intestinal parasites like round worms and hookworms, screening for feline leukemia or heartworm disease, and regular flea control, not to mention healthy food, a clean environment, and TLC.

We want to provide your pet with the best possible care we can for their well being and in order to give them the best possible chance for adoption into a loving home. We need your help to make this possible. We ask for a minimum service fee when you are turning in your pet or pets. This fee is due when your pet to us. The amount depends on the type and number of pets you are turning in.

These amounts are only minimums and do not cover the full cost of care that pets receive.  Please support this care as generously as you are able.

Pets from Spartanburg County
  • Single dogs, cats or rabbits require a fee of $25.00 each.
  • Litters of puppies or kittens require a fee of $35.00 per litter.
  • Mother dog/cat with the litter of puppies/kittens require a fee of $50.00
Returned pets adopted from the SHS

No fee is required for returned pets adopted from the Spartanburg Humane Society within one month of return. After one month, the return fee is $25.00.

Pets from Outside Spartanburg County

We hear from many pet owners who are willing to travel from outside of Spartanburg County in order to give their companion the benefit of care at our shelter. We want to remain available for these pets, however, we must ask for additional support:

  • Single dogs, cats, or rabbits require a fee of $40.00 each.
  • Litters of puppies or kittens require a fee of $50.00 per litter.
  • Mom and litter require a fee of $75.00.
Other Pets
  • Large birds like cockatiels or parrots, or exotic pets like lizards require special care and special food. In order to ensure that we can provide this care, we must also ask for a minimum fee of $20.00
  • The fee for smaller “pocket pets” like hamsters, smaller birds (like parakeets or finches), guinea pigs, or hamsters is $20.00.
  • The fee for multiple small animals is $40.00.

If you have questions about these fees, you can contact us at (864) 583-4805, ext. 116.

End of Life Services

Humane Euthanasia Services

Choosing euthanasia for a beloved companion is one of the most painful decisions we face as pet owners.  It can also be the final act of kindness and mercy we can offer our pets.

At the Spartanburg Humane Society, we understand this and we are committed to helping pet owners during this difficult time.

The Spartanburg Humane Society offers a full range of services to assist you during the difficult time of losing a pet to honor and care for your loved one with integrity, dignity and compassion – from euthanasia services, to cremation, to honoring your pet in our beautiful memorial garden, we are here to support you and your family during this difficult time. You are always welcome to be present with your companion during euthanasia.

If you wish to not be present for the euthanasia and have a pet under 40 pounds, we ask for a minimum donation of $40. For pets over 40 pounds, we ask for a donation of $50.

To schedule an appointment to be present with your pet during the euthanasia procedure:  864-583-4805, ext. 116. We ask for a minimum donation of $65 for this service.

Appointments can be scheduled Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm.

If you do not wish to be present with your pet during euthanasia, no appointment is necessary.  This service is available Monday – Saturday.

Monday – Saturday

9-11am, 12pm-6pm

Cremation Services

We also offer private or communal cremations as a service to pet owners.

The fee for private cremation is $85.00

Small Urn – $13.25

Large Urn – $15

Large Wooden Box- $22

Small Wooden Box- $16.50

The fee for communal cremation is $10.00.

Please call 864-583-4805, ext. 110 for more information on our cremation services.

If you wish to not be present for the euthanasia and have a pet under 40 pounds, we ask for a minimum donation of $40. For pets over 40 pounds, we ask for a donation of $50.

To schedule an appointment to be present with your pet during the euthanasia procedure:  864-583-4805, ext. 116. We ask for a minimum donation of $65 for this service.

Appointments can be scheduled Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm.

If you do not wish to be present with your pet during euthanasia, no appointment is necessary.  This service is available Monday – Saturday.

Monday – Saturday
9-11am, 12pm-6pm

LOST & FOUND

Keep Your Best Friends Safe at Home

In Spartanburg County, dog owners are legally required to keep their pets on a leash or under direct control when off their property. Not only is this the law, it makes good sense!

Pets kept indoors or comfortably confined inside a fenced yard are protected from dangers such as other animals, people with ill-intentions, and traffic. Remember that cats need this protection, too.

Be prepared in case your pet does get away.

  • A pet — even an indoor pet — has a better chance of being returned when wearing a collar and an ID tag with your name, address, and telephone number.
  • Permanent microchip identification is also available through the Spartanburg Humane Society. You can get a microchip for your pet for $20 (including registration) for walk-ins during regular shelter business hours.
  • Microchips cost $15 during vaccine clinics, which are held at the humane society every Monday, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
  • Write up a complete description of your pet including any identifying information today, so that you won’t have to rely on your memory when you are worried about Tigger or Rover. And be sure to keep current pictures of your pet.

If your pet is missing. . .

  • Don’t wait! If you lose a pet in the city of Spartanburg, come to the Spartanburg Humane Society (map) to complete a lost report and see if your pet is here.
  • If you have lost your pet and live outside the city limits of Spartanburg, please contact Greenville Animal Care and Control at 864-467-3950.
  • It is always best to visit the shelter to look for your pet in person because nobody knows your pet as well as you. Visit as often as possible – we receive lost dogs and cats nearly every day.
  • If you can’t come to the shelter immediately and living within the city of Spartanburg, complete a lost report or call us at 864-583-4805, ext. 101 and then come to the shelter as soon as you can.
  • Most pets, especially cats are found very close to home. Make sure to go door to door in your neighborhood several times each day. Ask neighbors, letter carriers, and delivery people if they have seen your pet.
  • Post lost pet flyers at grocery stores, community centers, veterinary offices, and traffic intersections. Also, place advertisements in newspapers. Include your pet’s sex, age, weight, breed, color, and any special markings. Feel free to use this template to create a flyer for your missing pet.

Say “YES” to Training!

Many people who surrender pets to our shelter blame problem behaviors.
The good news is that often these behaviors can be easily corrected or prevented with training.

Online Assistance

The ASPCA’s Virtual Pet Behaviorist provides pet owners with expert advice at their fingertips, 24 hours a day.  For no charge at all, nationally recognized behaviorists provide advice and solutions to a variety of behavior challenges.

In Person

We encourage you to look for qualified dog trainers who utilize positive reinforcement based methods. These methods produce reliably trained dogs while minimizing the risk of potential side effects often seen when more punishment based methods are used. (Read why we do not recommend punishment based training)

Positive reinforcement training is powerful and can be used for teaching any skill, from the most basic obedience exercises to advanced behaviors seen in working and performance animals. The Association of Pet Dog Trainers offers excellent resources to help you find the right trainer for you and your pet.

In-shelter programs

The Spartanburg Humane Society believe that it is just as important to address the behavioral health of animals in our care as it is to address medical health.  Volunteers are needed to help staff provide enrichment for animals staying with us.  Enrichment includes petting timid animals, making condos for cats, walking a dog, stuffing frozen KONG toys,  and training shelter dogs.

If you would like to volunteer your time and talent to help us with these efforts, please read about becoming an Spartanburg Humane Society volunteer.

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