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impacting the community


  1. Becoming a NO-KILL facility

  2. Establishing new collaborations

  3. Completed kennel area remodel

  4. Remaining open for operations for 47 years

  5.  Obtaining all surgical supplies and machines for a low cost clinic

  6. Pet Food Bank

  7. Pet boutique/ thrift store

Future Goals

  1. Grant writer

  2. Corporate sponsors

  3. Marketing

  4. Low cost spay/neuter/ vaccine clinic

  5. Restructuring board of directors

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Millions of healthy, adoptable cats and dogs are euthanized each year in the U.S. because there simply are not enough homes for them all. Shelters are full, overcrowded and cannot properly maintain the number of animals that come through the doors without euthanasia or turning away animals.  A solution is to offer affordable services to alter cats and dogs so that they cannot reproduce, which in turn reduces overpopulation of unwanted and stray animals.  It is reported that only 10% of animals ending up in shelters have been spayed or neutered. 


ONE unaltered female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only six years.  And, in seven years one female cat and her offspring can produce an unbelievable 370,000 kittens. The one-time cost of spaying or neutering is much more affordable than the cost to round up strays, feed, house, and euthanize those in ill health or that prove to be dangerous. Sterilized animals live longer, happier lives.


The impact of providing a low-cost Neuter and Spay - It's the Only Way! not only will help reduce the unwanted pet population, it will help Pickens County Humane Society to reinvest those low-cost fees back into our program.


Neuter and Spay - 

It is the ONLY Way!

YOUR help is needed make a PCHS low-cost clinic a reality!


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Keeping our pets safe is a year-round job, with an emphasis during the holidays, special occasions and during the winter & summer seasons. 

Why Adopt vs. purchasing from a breeder?

Why?  We can't say it any better than Animal Planet did in a recent article regarding cats, which also applies to dogs.  Click this link and check it out!  

5 Ways to Make Your Newly Adopted Pet Feel at Home

Our adoption partner, PetsMart, has many years of research to improve the lives of our pets.  Check out this PetsMart blog article to help transition your new shelter pet to your home.

Summer Care 

Summer can be dangerous for your pet(s). Contact us to set up an educational presentation for your school, club, or even during a social event to hear the variety of ways you can keep your pet safe during the Summer. 

Things to consider before adopting:

  • Has this decision been well thought through? Pets are a lifetime commitment!

  • If you rent, make sure your landlord allows pets and check for additional fees that may be required to own a pet. If you own your home, check your homeowners insurance about breed specifications. Not all breeds are allowed with certain insurance companies. 

  • Can you afford proper care for a pet? Some pets require more than just yearly vaccines and monthly preventatives. Pet care can be costly

  • Do you have the proper amount of time for a pet? Some pets require more exercise than others

  • Do you have adequate space for a pet? Some pets aren't well suited for small homes or apartments. 

  • Do you understand it could take a pet weeks or months to adjust in a new home/ environment? Do you have the patience & knowledge to help a pet adjust? 


Grooming needs will vary depending on your pet. 

  • Bath (typically with anti-flea and anti-tick shampoo)

  • Brushing

  • Eye and ear cleaning

  • Nail trimming

  • Teeth brushing

  • Haircut (if needed)

  • Anal gland expression

Grooming is an essential part of caring for an animal.

Make sure your pet is                       identifiable

  • Collar

  • Rabies tag

  • Personal identification tag

  • Microchip 

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