Pickens County Humane Society is a non-profit organization operated by fundraisers and community support through donations. PCHS does not receive funding from the county, state, nor any city in which the organization serves. Pickens County Humane Society is the only NO-kill shelter in Pickens County and one of few in our region. PCHS is the only shelter in Pickens County that aids felines.
PCHS is a safe refuge & temporary home for 700-1,000 stray, unable to be cared for or simply unwanted pets, each year.
We are beyond thankful that we have been able to sustain operations for all these years!! We have stood by our mission and followed our passion to serve a great purpose! PCHS has made a difference in so many lives. Not only the 4-legged, but the families that have adopted a shelter pet, too!
Unfortunately, financial strain is a very familiar struggle to our non-profit facility. Each year we host many fundraisers and different events to help raise funds to continue operations. Mostly, we depend on the support of our community, and each year they stand behind us and what we do. Because of our donors, we have pushed through and continued to remain operational thus far; saving so many lives and making a positive impact.
We want to thank each of you who have supported our efforts and stood behind our mission, helping us fulfill our purpose!
Let’s take a stand and continue to fight for what we believe in, together!
Please consider donating today! Help us be the voice for those that go unheard!
Your donation will make a difference! No amount is too small!
In memory of Roxie... our official greeter & permanent resident for almost 10 years
Roxie came to PCHS in December 13, 2013, with a litter of EIGHT puppies. She was approximately 5 years old, heartworm positive and malnourished. This girl clearly had some bad times during her 5 years. She was extremely timid and had high anxiety, which made shelter living worse. Roxie was a Houdini. She would escape from any kennel and she was very destructive.
After Roxie was treated for heart worms and deemed healthy, she finally found a home in September 2014. Regardless of our efforts to find her a forever home, this would not be the first nor last non-permanent family she would find. Due to her anxiety and her non-adaptable, destructive ways, she was returned to our facility 3 times. Finally, in August of 2016, the latest time Roxie was adopted, she ran away from the new home the first day and was a dog on the loose for 3 weeks. We received a flyer from a concerned citizen about a stray dog that they had been leaving food for in their garage. The dog on the flyer was our Roxie. PCHS staff drove around for about an hour calling her name and could hear barking in the distance. It was our girl. She was petrified and wouldn’t come to us, but finally, we were able to get her and bring her back "home". Roxie returned to the shelter that day in September 2016 and has been our official greeter and office dog ever since. She is no longer up for public adoption and she has found her FOREVER home with the PCHS staff and facility.
Roxie is also an asset to PCHS as she is used to do dog tests on incoming dogs and she greets the public as they enter the front door (she loves getting so much attention). Roxie is used for educational programs too. Roxie brightens our days here at PCHS. Roxie enjoys playing outdoors and running like a race dog. She LOVES going for car rides, especially when it's through the Starbucks drive thru :)
This is her home, this is her forever home.
- In 2021, Roxie was diagnosed with an aggressive bone cancer. Unfortunately, after a long, hard year, she lost her battle.
We will cherish her memory forever, and we know anyone who met her will have an everlasting love of her, too!
RIP sweet girl, your work here is done. You touched so many lives & made such a paws-itive impact!
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Please understand that our adoption fee cannot be changed or waived due to the fee going to Veterinarian service expenses and needed medications. WE CANNOT OFFER REFUNDS, EXCHANGES OR TRIAL PERIODS.