Who We Are
Partners in Animal Care is a newly organized 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 attain a “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 Animal Care on Furman Hall Road.
Why We Exist
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 501c3 offers a way for individuals and businesses to make a charitable donation to a leading animal welfare organization and reap a tax deduction for federal income tax purposes. Our 501c3 also can apply for grants that the shelter can’t otherwise pursue.
What is an open-admission animal shelter?
Open admission means that a shelter will not turn away ANY animal that comes to its door. 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.