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About Lancaster South Carolina SPCA Rescue 


Founded in 2013, Lancaster South Carolina Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA) is a nonprofit rescue organization funded entirely through donations from individuals and corporate sponsors. In addition to rescuing the most critical-need animals in our community, LSPCA is committed to educating the public as to the ethical treatment of animals and promoting spaying and neutering as the most humane way to control the overpopulation of unwanted pets that are overwhelming area shelters. Lancaster SPCA is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, transport, and adoption of homeless pets. As an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue organization, LSPCA has no paid staff or shelter facilities. 


Our Mission:

  • To build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness.​

  • To assist the Lancaster County Animal Shelter by providing supplies and funds for medical care, fosters, networking to rescue groups, photography, social media exposure to showcase available animals, and transport to rescues around the country in an effort to find "furever" homes for animals to reduce shelter overcrowding.

  • Provide services and resources for community residents to assist in the proper care of pets, including a low-cost spay and neuter program to help control the overpopulation of homeless pets to reduce and ultimately eliminate euthanasia within our shelters. In addition, distribute pet food to anyone in need, provide dog houses (when available), straw bedding for outdoor pets, and animal-care education. 

  • Provide care and fostering for critical medical cases and those animals in immediate need or danger.

  • To act as an advocate for all animals to lend them a voice in the community concerning legislation and protections under the law to ensure those who mistreat, dump, abandon or fail to provide medical care are prosecuted. Additionally, we strive to eliminate animal cruelty, dogfighting, puppy mills, and the like to protect animals from inhumane treatment. 

Service Area

Lancaster SPCA operates in Lancaster County South Carolina area. 


More About Us

  • Official Name: Lancaster Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA)

  • Founded: July 2013

  • Tax Status: A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations to Lancaster SPCA are tax-deductible.

  • EIN: 46-3374265

  • Volunteers: We are an all-volunteer organization having no paid staff and owning no sheltering facilities.

Adoption process

Anyone wanting to adopt one of our animals is subject to an application process, veterinary reference and/or home visit.


Adoption fees

  • Puppies - $200.00 - Includes full veterinary exam, spay/neuter, microchip, deworming and age-appropriate vaccines.

  • Adult Dogs / Seniors - $200.00 - Includes full veterinary exam, heartworm test, geriatric blood work (if needed), spay/neuter, microchip, deworming, and age-appropriate vaccines and boosters.

  • Cats & Kittens - $50.00 for one and $25.00 for each additional cat or kitten adopted at the same time - Includes spay/neutering, age-appropriate vaccines, and FIV screening. Microchip available for additional $20. Kittens are litter box trained.


Current Board Members

Karen Nichols - President

Sharon Sapp - Vice President, Cat Division

Hannah Buccini - Vice President, Dog Division

Angie Matthews - Treasurer

Stephanie Scott - Secretary

Melissa McGinnis - Board Member

Linda Todisco - Board Member

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