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Spartanburg Humane Society Charity Profile
In 1964, a group of concerned citizens led by Mary Frances Grimes incorporated the Spartanburg Animal Welfare League (SAWL) to provide a humane method for managing the county's homeless animal population.
While our mission remains focused on providing shelter and care to lost, abandoned, and neglected pets, the SHS has evolved to develop proactive strategies aimed at combating its root causes.
As we respond to the immediate needs of displaced animals, we also offer services that help owners keep pets at home.
Adoptions at the SHS are designed to set families and pets up for successful and lasting relationships. . .
Affordable veterinary and spay/neuter services enable pet owners to provide their companions with the medical care they need and deserve. . .
Our Good Dog Academy training classes help pet owners prevent or correct problem behaviors that threaten the bond with their pet. . .
Humane Education programs share information on responsible care with current and future pet owners. . .
As we work to help pet owners make responsible choices for their best friends -- decisions that will keep them at home where they belong -- we are always here for the lost, abandoned, neglected, and unwanted animals who need us!
Spartanburg Humane Society Volunteer Information
The work that the SHS accomplishes would not be possible without the generous contributions of our volunteers. By joining our team, you will help us provide lifesaving services and meaningful programs to pets and people throughout our community.
Quick facts about becoming an SHS volunteer:
The SHS volunteer program welcomes adults 17 years and older (opportunites for animal lovers 16 and younger are offered through our Humane Education department)
The first step to becoming an SHS volunteer is to complete an online volunteer application. If you prefer, you can download an application and mail or fax it in
The next step is to attend a volunteer orientation where you will learn about the SHS and all the ways you can help animals
The final step is to complete specific training for individual volunteer opportunities
After completing these steps, you are welcome to volunteer whenever your schedule allows!
There are countless ways in which you can help!
Walking and training dogs, comforting cats, bathing puppies, helping our clinic staff at low cost vaccine clinics, taking pictures or video of adoptable pets, stuffing envelopes, visiting schools with our Humane Education Coordinator, landscaping to keep our grounds attractive and inviting, helping to raise awareness and support at special events. . . the list goes on and on.
If you love animals, and want to share your time and talents to help us better serve them, then the SHS has a volunteer opportunity just right for you! Learn more.
To reach the Volunteer department call 864-583-4805, ext. 108 or e-mail us your question.