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Upcoming Events


Adoption Days

  • Saturday 5, 12, 19 & 26
    10 - 2:30 PetSmart (dogs and sometimes cats)
    2527 Whiskey Rd.
    Aiken, SC 29803
  • Saturday 5
    11 - 3 Petco (kittens / cats only)
    251 Fabian Drive
    Aiken, SC 29803
  • Cat Cafe

    • Sunday 20
      11 - 2

    Garage Sale

    • Saturday 5 & 19, 8 am - 1 pm
      210 S Mine Street in McCormick.

    National Feral Cat Day

    • Wednesday 16th
      See Events Page for details.

    Spay and Neuter

    • Every month
      leave a message at 864-391-2349 ext 1 for more details

    Adoption Days

    • Saturday 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
      10 - 2:30 PetSmart (dogs and sometimes cats)
      2527 Whiskey Rd.
      Aiken, SC 29803
    • Garage Sale

      • Saturday 2 & 16, 8 am - 1 pm
        210 S Mine Street in McCormick.

      Spay and Neuter

      • Every month
        leave a message at 864-391-2349 ext 1 for more details


Who We Are

The Humane Society of McCormick County is a private, non-profit, no-kill organization formed in September 2000. We are staffed entirely by volunteers who raise every cent of our operating capital ourselves. Our rural county is a very poor county in South Carolina. Statistically 54% of the county's population is at the federal income poverty level or below.

Spay - NeuterMcCormick County does not allocate any money for a shelter and the county does not have a veterinarian.

We are all our county has for any help with animals.

We approach this problem through our "No more litters... fix your critters" low cost spay/neuter program. We altered a total of 332 dogs and cats in 2018! (92 McCormick County owned dogs and cats free of charge to those who qualified for it, 137 HSMC rescues, and 103 trap-neuter/spay-release.)

See our 2016 stats.

See our 2017 stats.

See our 2018 stats.

The Petco Foundation awarded a $4,000 lifesaving grant to the Humane Society of McCormick County that enabled us to provide free spay/neuter vouchers to pet owners who reside in McCormick County this summer. We are so grateful!

HSMC Awarded Prestigious Angel Award by South Carolina
The Angel Award was awarded because the HSMC devotes over 95% of its expenditures to its programs. The HSMC has no paid staff and relies solely on the generosity and hard work of its volunteers and supporters.

Join Us - Become a Volunteer

The Humane Society of McCormick County has been caring for homeless dogs and cats for more than 19 years. All the work is done with volunteers. We need your help. Join us.

Our Goals

The Humane Society of McCormick County is an advocate for animals by speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Our main goals include:

  • prevention of cruelty to animals
  • providing shelter and care for lost and unwanted animals
  • educational programs and services that promote responsible pet ownership
  • educating the public of the importance of animal population control
  • and ultimately placing animals in humane and loving homes

If anyone would like to help with this venture please contact us. Together, we can improve the lives of the people and animals of McCormick County.

Adopting a friend


The adoptable animals in our care urgently need a permanent home where someone can provide individual loving care and attention.

Please consider adopting your family pet from the Humane Society of McCormick County.

Our basic requirements are:

  • Paying a standard adoption fee
    • $125 for dogs.
    • $70 for cats.
  • Signed adoption agreement assuring you will provide proper care.
  • Every animal has been given all appropriate vaccinations.
  • Every animal that is old enough has been spayed/neutered.

Contact us by phone or e-mail as noted below to arrange to visit any of our animals or watch the Upcoming Events section for our adoption days - where we take some of our dogs and cats to various locations. Directions to our standard locations are located on the Events page.


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