The Allendale County Animal Shelter has been serving the community for almost 30 years, but many people are still surprised to learn that this small, rural county in South Carolina has its animal shelter. Located in the heart of downtown Allendale, the shelter is a vital resource for the community and its furry residents.
In the past, the county provided minimal financial support for the shelter, but in recent years, the community has come together to rally around the cause and the shelter has also received generous donations from northern rescue partners. These efforts have helped the shelter to provide the best possible care for the animals in its care.
At the shelter, a team of dedicated staff and volunteers works hard to provide tender, loving care for every dog. The shelter has space for 25 dogs and is committed to ensuring that all of the animals are vaccinated and spayed or neutered before they are adopted or transferred to rescue organizations. The treatment for heartworm, which is common among adult dogs at the shelter, is funded by Partners for Pets of Allendale County, a 501(c)(3) rescue organization that has been formally partnered with the county since 2010.
Many of the dogs at the shelter have come from neglectful or abusive situations, and the team at the shelter is committed to providing them with the love and care they deserve. Each dog is given individual attention and the staff works hard to socialize and train them, preparing them for their forever homes. The shelter’s motto, “Saving One Dog at a Time,” is a reminder of the importance of every individual dog and the impact that the shelter is making on the community.