No Kill South Carolina

no kill south carolina sunset

“No Kill” means every healthy and treatable animal is saved.

How Big is the Challenge in South Carolina?

It’s clear we have a long way to go. We know healthy and treatable animals are being euthanized every day. Unfortunately accurate and comprehensive shelter data just doesn’t exist, though we do have some estimates. The ASPCA reports that 7.3 million dogs and cats enter US animal shelters every year, and that 2.6 million of those are euthanized. In South Carolina, we have some data that indicates live release rate at SC shelters may be about 65-75% but currently there is no way to know for sure.

So we’re asking our shelter partners to contribute their intake & outcome stats to Shelter Animals Count, a new national database project to find out once and for all how many animals we’re really talking about. By having the complete picture, we’ll better understand the risk factors, and be able to implement effective strategies and positively impact all lifesaving efforts. Shelter Animals Count is free to join and organizations retain control of their own data. Learn more at

The Petco Foundation Makes No Kill South Carolina Possible

petco foundation logo

No Kill South Carolina will Energize our State’s Humane Network.