General FAQs

General FAQs

You are viewing the GENERAL FAQ page. For more specific questions, please visit the Adoption FAQs, Surrender FAQs, and Spay/Neuter Clinic FAQs pages.

What is the difference between your facility (located on Airport Rd.), and Greenville County Animal Care Services (located on Furman Hall Rd.)?
Are you part of the Humane Society of the United States?
Does the Greenville Humane Society get United Way or Government funding?
Who do I contact if I suspect/ witness animal mistreatment or illegal/inhumane breeding?
Will my adopted animal be spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations?
Does the Greenville Humane Society offer wellness visits?
Does the Greenville Humane Society accept animals other than dogs and cats?
Do you board animals?
What is the difference between your facility (located on Airport Rd.), and Greenville County Animal Care Services (located on Furman Hall Rd.)?

The Greenville Humane Society is a private, not-for-profit, no-kill humane organization. We do not receive any taxpayer dollars. We are completely dependent upon contributions from public and private sectors, receiving no funding from United Way, Greenville County, the State of South Carolina, or any national animal welfare entity. We treat all animals in our Adoption Center like any loving pet owner would and do not euthanize animals due to capacity limits or the length of an animal’s stay. All animals in the Greenville Humane Society Adoption Center remain on our floor until they are adopted. In addition, owners are not charged a fee to surrender pets under 6 months of age.

The Greenville Humane Society follows the ASPCA’s guidelines on euthanasia. It is to be resorted to only when necessary in sparing an animal further hardship and suffering. Occasionally an animal will require euthanasia if it is determined to be too sick to recover to a life of quality, or if its aggressive behavior is a danger to human safety. The Greenville Humane Society is dedicated to providing a loving home for each and every animal that comes through our doors.

Greenville County Animal Care Services is an open-admission county-run organization that is funded by tax dollars. GCACS is the central location to locate all stray/lost animals. Animals may be surrendered for a relinquishment fee. Due to capacity limits, GCACS animals may be euthanized.

Note: The Greenville Humane Society (GHS) was previously located at Furman Hall Road. There is no relationship between GHS and Greenville County Animal Care Services (GCACS), which currently resides in our old building.

Are you part of the Humane Society of the United States?

No. We do not receive funding from, nor are we affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States or any other national animal welfare entity. The Greenville Humane Society is a private, independent, 501©(3) non-profit organization.

Does the Greenville Humane Society get United Way or Government funding?

The Greenville Humane Society is 501©3 non-profit organization completely dependent on contributions from the public and private sector. No funding is received from United Way, Greenville County, State of South Carolina, or any national animal welfare entity.

Who do I contact if I suspect/ witness animal mistreatment or illegal/inhumane breeding?

If you suspect/witness an animal being abused or neglected or a potentially illegal or inhumanely operated breeding operation, please contact your local Animal Control Department. The Greenville Humane Society has no jurisdiction over Animal Control—they are a separate entity typically controlled by the County Government.

Will my adopted animal be spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations?

Yes. In an attempt to combat the growing pet overpopulation problem, each animal that is adopted from the Greenville Humane Society has been spayed or neutered. In addition, every animal is vaccinated upon arrival and receives vaccinations on a set schedule while at the Greenville Humane Society. Following adoption, cats and dogs will need to see a vet for remaining vaccinations.

Does the Greenville Humane Society offer wellness visits?

The Greenville Humane Society is not a full-service veterinary office. We do not offer wellness, check-up, or sick visits. However, we do offer a wide range of low-cost, preventative care services at our Vaccine and Spay/Neuter Clinics.

Does the Greenville Humane Society accept animals other than dogs and cats?

No, the Greenville Humane Society only accepts and adopts out dogs and cats.

Do you board animals?

No, the Greenville Humane Society does not offer boarding services. Our facility is used only to house adoptable animals and pets receiving spay/neuter surgery.

Do you send your animals to other shelters or to rescues in the Northeast?

We do not send our animals to other shelters, rescue groups or outside adoption organizations. All of our animals who come to our facility, stay with us until they are adopted.

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