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Even The Smallest Donation Can Make The Biggest Difference In Saving A Life.

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You Can Help.

Lancaster SPCA is a South Carolina 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization - EIN 46-3374265. We are an all-volunteer organization and have no paid staff and no shelter facilities. Donations are tax-deductible where allowed.

We rely entirely on donations from supporters, corporations and community partners. If you would like to donate, please choose a fund below that means the most to you.

Click the fund name to learn more about each one.
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 B.J. was a pillar in our community and a friend to every living creature on earth. Although she passed too soon, her family wanted to find a way to continue her mission to help shelter and rescue animals. They created B.J.'s Blessings Memorial Fund so that her legacy and love for animals would carry on. 

BJ's Blessings

How LSPCA Uses Donations

Lancaster SPCA is a nonprofit, all-volunteer animal rescue dedicated to saving unwanted, homeless and discarded pets in the Lancaster County area. We take in critically-ill (usually the toughest and most-expensive medical cases that most rescues would not touch), abused, neglected, and injured animals who would have little or no chance of survival without our intervention. LSPCA ensures that each one receives the best possible veterinary care, then we focus on getting those animals temporarily fostered until adopted into a loving home or transported to a rescue partner.

LSPCA also provides:

  • Support for the Lancaster County Animal Shelter by providing rescue for urgent and critical-need animals.

  • Humane Educational programs in local elementary schools promoting ethical treatment and proper care of animals. 

  • Transport of shelter animals to rescues up and down the east coast where there are qualified adopters waiting for them. 

  • Resources for area residents for low-cost spay and neuter services to control the overpopulation of unwanted and discarded pets that fill our shelters.

  • Free pet food giveaway days to distribute pet food to anyone in need including the Meals-on-Wheels program, Lancaster County Shelter fosters, area citizens in need, feral cat colony feeders, and more.

  • For residents who must keep their pets outside in the elements, LSPCA helps by providing a dog house, blankets, and hay that will allow the animal to keep warm during the winter months.

What’s better than receiving a donation?
Receiving a RECURRING donation!

Over the last few months we have had a few generous donors set up a recurring monthly donation. This is so appreciated and helps to take some of the pressure off of our never-ending need for funds to help as many animals as possible. If you are in a position to be able to do this, please consider it. We are so appreciative of everyone who supports us.

Recurring donations are extremely helpful, even if only in small amounts (like $10/month) because it is income that we can rely on to take care of the animals who need us so desperately.

LSPCA Year In Review 2020

Learn about Ferdinand's story, the husky hoarding case, fundraising through a pandemic, and all of our most memorable cases from 2020.

LSPCA Year In Review 2021

Learn about Callie & Owen, Cinnamon's rescue, LSPCA community outreach, fundraisers, the Hyundai Hometown Hero Award, and all of our most memorable cases from 2021.

Year in review videos
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Here's What Your Donations Can Do

Lancaster SPCA is an all volunteer, foster-based rescue group funded entirely by donations. We have no costly salaries or office overhead.

100% of your TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation goes toward a pet's care!

  • A $10 donation will buy collars, toys, treats or food for a cat or dog.

  • A $50 donation will cover wormer, vaccines and microchip for a dog or cat. It can also purchase a tank of gas for our transports to northern rescues.

  • A $100 donation will cover the cost of an exam and spay/neuter to help alleviate overcrowded shelters.

  • A $200 – $500 donation will pay for the cost of heart worm treatment or other necessary care.

  • A $500-$1,000 donation will help pay for major surgery for a dog or cat that has suffered severe trauma or provide books for an entire grade level of elementary school students for our Humane Education Program.

We also need:

Financial donations may be made in the following ways:


  • Checks may be sent via U.S. Mail to:


       PO BOX 3042

       LANCASTER, SC 29721

  • Credit or debit card donations to our secure PAYPAL link or Donation Form. 

  • We now accept Venmo! Our Venmo address is @Lancaster-SPCA. Click HERE to donate via Venmo.

  • We also accept gifts of appreciated stock and securities. This means that those who own stocks that have appreciated may gift the stock to LSPCA (a nonprofit) as a charitable donation and thus avoid capital gains. Please contact us for more information.

How You can help
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Your tax deductible donation to LSPCA goes directly to the animals. There are no paid positions within LSPCA, so your donation will be applied toward medical expenses for critical-need animals, spaying and neutering, new equipment, pet food, medicines, and transport of animals to northern rescues where there are many qualified adopters waiting for them. Every dollar makes a difference in the life of an animal! Please consider making your donation a recurring monthly donation to have an even bigger impact!

Donate Items from our Wishlist
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LSPCA is always in need of certain items that you may already have or are willing to purchase for us. If you pick up items, you can bring them to the shelter or to Faulkner Animal Hospital and they will hold it for us. Items that are always needed include: 

  • Insulated dog houses and cedar shavings for our "Off The Chain" program.

  • Purina cat & dog Food (canned & dry) - Purina is Good! No Old Roy products, please.

  • Purina kitten food and pate (canned & dry)

  • Purina ProPlan Puppy food (canned & dry)

  • Dog chews (lots!) NO rawhide, please.

  • Cat litter 

  • Old towels (No sheets or bedding, please)

  • Dog crates (new or in good condition)

  • Cat carriers (new or in good condition)

  • Dog/cat toys

  • Dog collars, leashes, slip leads & harnesses (all sizes - new or in good condition)

  • Clorox or Lysol Wipes

  • Paper towels

  • Clorox bleach

  • Liquid laundry detergent

  • Pee pads

We have a wishlist on Amazon, Tractor Supply and Chewy. You may choose an item and it will be shipped directly to us. Both have the shipping address on file. Thank You!

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There are opportunities available for volunteers to work primarily with cats at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter. We do have other volunteer opportunities available from time to time to help LSPCA transport animals to vet appointments, run errands, assist with adoption events (when we have them again) and fundraisers and other tasks.

Volunteers should be 18 years of age or older. Note that due to COVID-19, the number of volunteers will be limited at any given time and facial coverings are required while on the shelter premises.

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Fosters provide rescue animals with temporary or long-term housing and care while waiting to move into their forever home, thus affording the pet a comfortable lifestyle that every dog truly deserves and appreciates. Fostering provides socialization and training for the animal and gets them away from the stress of living in the shelter. This also allows the foster parent to observe the animal's behaviors to make sure that they find the best-suited home.

Qualified foster care provider commitments include: 

  • Feeding & boarding

  • Behavioral training, exercise, and socialization

  • Proper grooming

  • Attending adoption events

  • Transporting to/from veterinarian appointments

  • Providing pets with lots of TLC

  • Assisting in finding the perfect family match for the pet

If you are looking to foster a pet, we ask that you complete the foster application. Please note that the completion of an application does not guarantee that a pet will be placed in your care. We reserve the right to refuse for any reason. 

To be considered for foster, we have several requirements:

  • Fosters must be 21 years of age or older. ​

  • Non-smoking homes only.

  • If you rent your home, you must provide written consent from your landlord to have a dog or cat on the premises. 

  • All dogs and cats in the home 6 months of age or older must be spayed or neutered.

  • All pets in the home must be up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm prevention & flea/tick prevention. 

  • Dog fosters should have a physical fence in place so that the dog(s) will have a safe place to run and play. A home visit will be required.

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Show your support of LSPCA with our 10-year Anniversary t-shirt, tank, or hoodie! Proceeds from the sale of LSPCA merchandise is used to buy medicines, supplies, and play equipment for the Lancaster County Animal Shelter, fund our spay/neuter program, and help pay for medical care for critical-need animals.

LSPCA T-Shirts
Sponsor a Sanctuary Cat

The LSPCA Cat Sanctuary has 60+ cats that are housed and cared for by volunteers. Every kitty gets all the TLC they want and need. Some are feral, some are just unfriendly, some have health issues, and all are unadoptable for one reason or another. Sponsoring a sanctuary cat is a wonderful way to help care for a cat while it lives out its life in the safety and security of the sanctuary. 

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