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The Anderson County Humane Society is a private, not-for-profit animal welfare organization.  An all-volunteer Board of Directors governs our organization.  We are NOT affiliated with the Animal Shelter or Animal Control.  (although we do try to help place animals from the shelter)  Because we are NOT a division of County Government, we receive NO county funds and depend solely on donations from concerned citizens like YOU.

All of the members have regular jobs and volunteer for the Humane Society as time permits.  Our organization has no building to house the animals in nor do we have an office building.  Meetings are held at various locations and animals are kept in individual foster homes until they are adopted.  The Anderson County Humane Society DOES NOT euthanize any animals.  However, many wonderful animals have to be turned away due to the limited number of foster homes.  We could really use your help in this area.  Please call the hotline at (864) 225-9855 if you would be willing to foster an animal.  This program is a life line for our animals.


To improve the quality of life of animals in the Anderson County Area.  We accomplish this mission through various programs, activities, and events.


The hotline is a voice mail message system monitored daily by all Humane Society Volunteers to provide a point of contact for animal related issues.  Please keep in mind that since all volunteers have regular jobs, we may not get back to you at that moment and sometimes will call you in the evening when we arrive home.  If you have an emergency, the hotline will direct you on who to call.

Your concerns and identity are confidential!  Please leave your name, address, and phone number with every call.  If we don't respond within a day, please call back.  Perhaps a wrong phone number was given and we're unable to reach you.   Remember, we can't help you or the animal you're calling about if we can't contact you!

When to call the Humane Hotline

  1. To report maltreatment or neglect of an animal.  If there is a life threatening emergency, immediately call Anderson County Animal Control at (864) 260-5576.   Call us back on the hotline with the details so we can do a follow-up.
  2. Emergency medical assistance-Take the animal to a Veterinarian first for Initial treatment then contact the Humane Society with your request.  Assistance is reserved for people experiencing financial difficulty.  It is given on a very limited basis only after a case review.  Remember we have a voice mail system and precious time could be lost resulting in permanent injury or death if you try to contact us first!
  3. Lost & Found-Leave a good description of the animal.  Where it was lost or found, your name, address, area phone number and the best time to reach you.
  4. Adoption-If you'd like to adopt one of our foster animals leave your name, address, phone number and a brief message indicating your reason for calling.
  5. Membership & Volunteering-Leave your name, address, phone number and a brief message indicating your reason for calling.
  6. General Information-Animal related questions, animal services, etc.  Leave your name, address, phone number, and a brief message indicating your reason for calling.
  7. Low Cost Spay/Neuter-If you need assistance in spaying/neutering an animal, call our low-cost spay/neuter clinic (864)367-7220 to get information or make an appointment.
  8. Foster Homes-We desperately need help in this area.  If you would like to become a foster parent please contact the hotline.  Leave your name, address, phone number, and a brief message indicating your reason for calling.

Do not call the Humane Hotline for:

  1. Don't call to cause trouble for your neighbor when there really isn't an animal related problem.  Precious man-hours are lost investigating cases without merit!
  2. To find a home for a family pet.  The Anderson County Humane Society is not a pet placement service nor do we have a shelter.  Unfortunately we do not have the resources needed for these services at this time.  We recommend that you place an ad in classifieds asking for people with Veterinarian references.  Use a contract signed by both you and the adoptive parents, which includes items you deem necessary for a responsible pet adoption.

ACHS helped spay and neuter over 800 animals in 2004


You can help!!!

Become a Member or Make a Donation!



Anderson County Humane Society

P.O. Box 2262

Anderson, SC  29622

(864) 225-9855


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