Partners in Animal Care is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that supports Greenville County Animal Care - the state’s largest open-admission animal shelter - in its efforts to save more homeless animals and sustain “No-Kill” status. Partners in Animal Care aims to do this by raising awareness of the shelter and its needs and by fund-raising assistance. Our all-volunteer board members (no one receives a salary) are animal-loving Upstate residents, several of whom volunteer regularly at  Greenville County Animal Care on Furman Hall Road.



While the shelter has made significant progress toward increasing live-release rates to 90%+, its ability to sustain newly initiated programs for the thousands of animals taken in, many of whom have been abused or need serious medical attention, requires more revenue. Our 501(c)(3) offers a way for individuals and businesses to make immediate, recurring or legacy charitable donations to a leading animal welfare organization and reap a tax deduction for federal income tax purposes. Our 501(c)(3) also can apply for grants that the shelter can’t otherwise pursue.


Open admission means that no animal is turned away due to health conditions, age or breed. The animals may be old, blind or deaf, or they may be young, healthy and energetic. They may have been abused or abandoned, or they may have been turned in as a matter of last resort when the loving owner lost his or her job or had to return to military service. Each animal’s story is unique and open-admission shelters try to help the greatest number with their available resources.



Greenville County Animal Care is dedicated to promoting the compassionate treatment of animals in our community through adoption, education, and affordable spay/neuter and veterinary care. It has the largest, most diverse selection of adoptable pets in the Upstate, and its innovative programs and partnerships have moved Greenville County towards being a No-Kill community.

Our Mission

Partners in Animal Care is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports the mission, programs and initiatives of Greenville County Animal Care by engaging the community, increasing awareness and raising funds to enhance the health, welfare and environment of companion animals.

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