LSPCA NEWS & EVENTS
Please join us for a walk on the greenway for a great cause!
1/18/22 - Together We Walk to Provide Heartworm Treatment for Shelter Dogs. February 19, 2022 ~ 1 - 4 PM on the Lindsay Pettus Greenway, Lancaster SC. Please click the link to learn more, register or become a sponsor!
LSPCA presents our Valentine's Day Exclusive Bob Doster Original!
1/15/22 - Featuring two new Bob Doster Limited Edition Original Cat & Dog Metal Statues created exclusively for LSPCA. Each piece is signed and numbered by the artist.
These sweet statues, each on a gorgeous heart-shaped base, are on sale now for $49.99 each, plus shipping (local pick-up available).
Great Gift Idea!
Order Now for Valentine's Day!
1/7/22 - Betty White's 100th birthday, January 17th, has been designated Betty White Day and the #BettyWhiteChallenge asks everyone to pick a local rescue or animal shelter in your area and donate in her name from January 10-17th. We hope that everyone will make a small donation to LSPCA in her memory. LSPCA is a nonprofit, all-volunteer rescue dedicated to saving unwanted and discarded pets in the Lancaster County area. Let's make her 100th birthday the live-saving movement she deserves!
Donate via credit card: https://form.jotform.com/212365718048155
Venmo: https://venmo.com/u/Lancaster-SPCA (7491)
More donation options: https://www.lancasterspca.net/donate
Happy New Year!
1/1/22 - Wishing everyone, 2 and 4-legged, a safe and happy New Year! Please say a prayer tonight that the shelter pets who did not get a home for the holidays get their second chance in the new year.
Nov-Dec Newsletter & Year-end Wrap-up
12/2021 - Check out the LSPCA newsletter that went out today. If you'd like to subscribe to our our newsletters, please click the "Join Our Email List" button at the bottom of the page.
Get your brick for the Walk of Hope
11/2021 - Amazing gift Idea!! LSPCA is partnering with the Lancaster County Animal Shelter to build a Walk of Hope in front of the shelter. The Walk of Hope provides the opportunity to help current and future animals at the shelter and will reflect the generous support of our community. Consider purchasing a personalized, commemorative brick to honor a precious friend or in memory of a treasured loved one — two or four legged! Your laser-engraved brick will become a permanent part of the facility and will be a tribute to those you choose to honor. The perfect gift for the person who has everything, all animal lovers or to honor any person or pet in your life, past or present. Order soon to be included in the first shipment of bricks to be installed as part of the dedication of the Walk of Hope.
Christmas Raffle Basket is Here!
11/2021 -This sensational Christmas Basket has something for everyone! Tickets are on sale now ($5 for 1 or $20 for 5 tickets) and the drawing is planned for December 10th. One winner will be selected at random and will be notified by email on December 10, 2021. The more tickets you purchase, the better your chance to win!
Halloween Spooktacular at Walnut Creek
10/17/2021 - Join LSPCA on Sunday, October 17 for our Family Celebration Halloween Spooktacular Event at Walnut Creek. We are planning an awesome bounce house, pet costume contest, kid's costume parade, food trucks, raffles, prizes, games and more! Come on out to join the fun. 10521 Walnut Creek Parkway, Lancaster from 2-4:30 PM. It will be great fun for the whole family!
FREE PET FOOD GIVEAWAY DAY
9/18/21 - Lancaster SPCA is hosting a Free Food Giveaway Day this coming SATURDAY, 9/18 at 9:00 AM at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter (2074 Pageland Hwy, Lancaster). Lots of people have asked for a Saturday date and we are finally able to do so! Besides being on a Saturday, please note that the start time of 9:00 AM is also different from our previous events. Dog and cat food will be available to anyone who needs it, while supplies last. As you know, it goes quickly so please plan to come as early as you can.
CLEAR THE SHELTERS 2021
9/18/21 -LSPCA is hosting a Clear The Shelters Adoption Event at the Lancaster Animal Shelter on SATURDAY, YES SATURDAY, September 18 from 10am - 2pm. This is going to be a fun day with a lot happening at the shelter including Lil Orbits Food Truck, WCNC personnel handing our FREE swag and the shelter will be open for adoptions to those who have been pre-approved by applying in advance on the LSPCA website: https://www.lancasterspca.net/online-application.
You can RSVP to the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/347046510486369/?ref=newsfeed
LET'S GET EVERY ANIMAL A GREAT HOME AND CLEAR THE SHELTER!
#AdoptionSavesLives #adoptdontshop #cleartheshelter2021 #LSPCAknowshowtoputonanevent #PleaseShare
Our very own Hometown Hero!
9/2021 - We are so excited to share that LSPCA President Mikala Steele has been awarded the WCNC Hyundai Hometown Hero Award to honor her life of volunteerism and dedication to the life-saving mission of rescue of homeless, injured, abused, and neglected animals. She was awarded a brand new 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe provided by Bob Mayberry Hyundai! Mikala was presented with the award by Fred Shropshire, WCNC News Anchor, Eugene Robinson, co-host of Charlotte Today, and a representative from Bob Mayberry Hyundai.
We could not be more proud of Mikala and can't think of anyone more deserving of this award! She and Marty have spent their lives dedicated to saving lives and being the voice for abused and injured animals and making sure that every animal is given proper care and love. Here's an excerpt from the nomination essay sent to WCNC:
“Mikala is the most selfless individual we know. When she hears of an injured, abused, neglected, emaciated, or dumped animal anywhere in the county, she is the first one there to rescue the animal. She has made countless trips in her personal vehicle to the closest emergency vet, which is a 90-minute roundtrip from her home. While the animals recuperate, often from severe and heartbreaking injuries, she fosters them in her home and shows them love, compassion, and how to live in a loving home. Mikala and husband Marty provide transport for adoptable animals from our local shelter to partner rescues up and down the east coast. Sometimes it is a vanload full of animals and other times it is just a few, because like true rescuers, they feel every one of them counts. In addition to rescuing, fostering, and transporting, they use their personal truck and trailer almost every week to pick up pallets of donated food from the Walmart Distribution Center and deliver the donated food to a local food pantry, Meals-on-Wheels, LSPCA Cat Sanctuary, LSPCA fosters and feed colonies of feral cats. They also give it to anyone in need on Lancaster SPCA’s free food giveaway days. All of Mikala's free time is spent serving her community, caring for the needs of animals, and making sure that they all feel loved. Mikala is a true hometown hero as she is the voice for abused and abandoned animals, and Lancaster is a better place because of her.”
Please watch the Hometown Hero segment on tonight's 6:00 News (9/1) on WCNC and tomorrow (9/2) at 11 AM as a feature on Charlotte Today with Eugen Robinson.
We Love YOU Mikala Steele, CONGRATULATIONS on this well-deserved recognition! ❤❤
8/28/21 -In conjunction with the Clear the Shelters campaign, LSPCA and Lancaster County Animal Shelter SC will be hosting an adoption event on August 28th from 10am-1pm at Hollywood Feed in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte. Please visit our Available Pets page for more information about the pets we plan to bring. If you are interested in possibly adopting, please complete an adoption application online in advance. Only approved adopters will be able to take their fur-baby home from the event. www.lancasterspca.net/online-application.
July newsletter - Kick Off of LSPCA Transport Van Fun Campaign!
07/2021 - You can help LSPCA save lives by moving animals from the Lancaster County Animal Shelter to rescues in other parts of the country where there are adopters waiting for them. LSPCA is looking to purchase a much-needed van to be used for transports several times per month and much more.
We are hoping to raise $45,000 to cover the cost of a 2021 Ford Transit 250 High Top Van. To date, we've raised about $12,000 and while that's a great start, we still have a ways to go! You can be part of the solution with a small or large donation to help us achieve the goal of getting animals to places where there are many qualified and willing adopters with loving homes. Every dollar will go toward the Van Fund and every dollar will save lives!
6/2021 - Purchase your car decals and place on your back window or bumper. If we spot your car, bike, boat, golf cart or whatever, we will leave you a note and you will win a FREE LSPCA T-SHIRT! Decals may be purchased online at the link below or locally at Neal's Tax Service - 302 N Main Street, Lancaster
Get Ready for the POKER RUN
EVENT DATE: Saturday, September 25, 2021
STARTS at D.C. Cycle: 1467 Flat Creek Rd., Lancaster
Registration & Check-In: From 10 AM - 12 PM ~ First Bike out at 10 AM
Pre-register: Use the registration form to expedite check-in
Registration Fee: $30/Rider & $10/Passenger
Registration fee includes: T-Shirt (all T-shirts are black with logo on the front and sponsors on the back) and Dinner
INDIVIDUAL & CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE
Make stops at all five places and collect a playing card at each stop.
Best & Worst poker hands at the last stop at Benford Brewing at 5 PM wins a cash prize!
See form to register, purchase an event T-Shirt or become a sponsor!
Father's Day Golf & Grill Package Raffle
6/17/21 - Tickets are on sale now and the drawing is planned for June 17th.
One winner will be selected at random and notified by email on June 17, 2021.
The more tickets you purchase, the better your chance to win!
Click the link to view the full gift contents and purchase raffle tickets.
$5 for 1 / $20 for 5
WE ARE THEIR VOICE!
Raffle tickets may also be purchased locally at Neal's Tax Service, 302 N Main St. Ste A, Lancaster,
Shop Smile.Amazon.com and Support LSPCA!
When you shop for Father's Day gifts at smile.amazon.com/ch/46-3374265, AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchases to Lancaster SPCA at NO COST TO YOU! You shop like you always do, Amazon gives! When you log into Amazon with Smile.Amazon.com and select LANCASTER SPCA as your designated charity, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to LSPCA. It's that easy and costs nothing!
NEW LSPCA T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
NEW LSPCA T-Shirts in Adult and Youth sizes are now available to purchase online! We have a few of the previous designs also listed at a discount price. Car decals are available to purchase too! We thank everyone for your support of LSPCA! Click here for the order form.
Show Your support for LSPCa with a Car Decal
Show your support for LSPCA with the new Car Window Decal. It measures 4.5"W x 2.75"H. Decals are $5, plus $1 shipping. Orders placed online will be shipped to you.Click the link below to order online. If you would prefer to pick up your decals locally, we have a supply at Neal's Tax Service, 302 N Main St., Lancaster. Open 9 am - 5 pm, M-F. Just stop in to purchase.
Join LSPCA at the Red Rose Festival
5/15/21 - Join LSPCA at the Red Rose Festival - Saturday May 15, 10am-7pm. LSPCA will be in booth 41-42 on Main Street. Bring the kids, bring the pups and stop by to chat with us, play a game, show us your putting skills, and more. Free giveaways, prizes for the kids, and great free stuff for you and your fur babies! See you there!
FREE Food Friday is Back!
5/14/21 - FREE FOOD FRIDAY IS BACK! Join us tomorrow, Friday, May 14 starting at 10am at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter - 2074 Pageland Hwy. Free Dog and Cat food will be available while supplies last! Best to plan to be there early as it usually goes quickly. Big thank you to Walmart Distribution for your generous donation of this pet food making it possible for us to help our community!
Free Food Giveaway Day - Thursday, April 29
4/29/21 - Our next Free Pet Food Giveaway Day will be this Thursday, 4/29/21 at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter starting at 10AM - while supplies last - 2074 Pageland Hwy, Lancaster. We are so grateful to Walmart Distribution for supplying our community with this much-needed pet food!
Mother's Day Spa Gift Basket Raffle
04/2021 - Tickets are on sale now and the drawing is planned for May 6th.
One winner will be selected at random and will be notified by email on May 6, 2021.
The more tickets you purchase, the better your chance to win!
All proceeds will support LSPCA's mission to help critical-need animals get the medical help they need, shelter animals find homes, fund our spay/neuter program, and provide transport to rescues around the country to give these animals an opportunity to be adopted and have a family of their own.
WE ARE THEIR VOICE!
Free Pet Food Give-A-Way Day - Saturday, April 24, 2021
04/2021 -The next free pet food give-a-way day will be on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Community Outreach Fair to be held at the Barr Street School Campus located at 610 E. Meeting Street, Lancaster. The outreach fair goes from 10am – 1pm. We will be giving out pet food for both dogs and cats while supplies last starting at 10am. See you there!
04/17/21 - It's Yard Sale time! We need your donations of new or gently used items to sell at our yard sale (no clothing, bedding, or pillows, please). Please bring them on Saturday, April 17 to the sale site at Lancaster Farmer's Market between 6-7AM. Yard sale shopping to begin at 7AM. All proceeds to benefit the animals at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter. Thank you for your support of LSPCA and the shelter!
5 Dogs & 35 Cats make their way to their new lives in VA, VT & NY!
3/23/21 - Update on today's transport: 1st stop - Tulip, the sweet yellow lab from the Lancaster shelter has been dropped off at Lab Rescue of Greater Richmond. All of the dogs have been walked and everyone is ready to go again. Next stop - Syracuse, NY to meet Kitty Korner Cafe of VT and drop off 24 cats. Safe travels, everyone.
3/26/21 - Free Food Friday!
3/26/21 is FREE FOOD FRIDAY (cancelled if it’s raining). And, we’ve got A LOT of pet food to distribute! Thank you Walmart Distribution for this amazing donation for our community!
WHERE: Lancaster County Animal Shelter SC 2074 Pageland Hwy.
WHEN: Friday, March 26 starting at 10 am while supplies last.
Coco is Available for Adoption!
4/1/21- It may be April's Fools Day, but this is no joke - Coco is officially available for adoption! This Dachshund mix girl is about 5 years old and came to us after her elderly owner became ill and was no longer able to care for her. She's been with a foster for several weeks and is doing great. She loves everyone and has a sweet and loving personality.
If you can give Coco the home and life she deserves, please complete an application on our website: www.Lancasterspca.net. Fenced yard required.
We Have a Winner!
4/1/21 - Congratulations to Angela Jordan of Heath Springs! She is the winner of the LSPCA Easter Basket Raffle! We thank everyone who purchased raffle tickets in support of LSPCA's transport van fund. We appreciate the support of the community as our volunteers do their best to rescue, provide medical care, foster, transport, and find loving homes for the animals who need us to be their voice. We could not do it without your support. ❤❤ Happy, Happy Easter to you all!
Easter Basket Raffle Tickets on Sale NOW!
3/21/21 - LSPCA Easter Basket Raffle is going on now! This Dog Lover's basket is loaded to the brim with treats and goodies for your furry friend and gorgeous Easter table decorations (and a few treats) for you, PLUS a $50 gift card for 5 Grands Creamery in Lancaster. Raffle tickets are just $5 each and there are discounts for more. TEXT "Easter Basket Raffle" to 243725 or click this link http://bidpal.net/easterbasketraffle to buy tickets with a credit card. The more tickets you buy, the better your chances to win. Winner selected at random on April 1, 2021 and will be notified by email. Basket value $200+. Proceeds to benefit LSPCA Transport Van Fund! Thank you for your support of LSPCA!
Join us for dinner for a cause!
3/16/21 - Please join us on March 16 from 5pm-7pm at Chick-fil-A (Lancaster store at 901 Hwy 9 Bypass) for LSPCA Night! Please print out this flyer and bring it with you. LSPCA will only get credit for the sale if you bring the flyer. If you need a pre-preprinted flyer you can pick one up at The Scrub Shop, Southern Comfort Resort & Spa, Hair Artistry, or the Lancaster County Animal Shelter. Please support LSPCA's efforts to rescue Lancaster's most critical-need animals and enjoy a wonderful dinner for the family either drive-thru or delivery!
January - February Newsletter in Available Now!
01/2021 - Subscribe to our monthly newsletter for the latest news and event information from LSPCA. Click the Learn More button below to read this month's newsletter and learn how to subscribe.
Virtual Dog Walk Event with In-person (socially distant, of course) walk at the Greenway!
2/22/21 - Help us support the medical needs of the animals residing at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter. Your registration fee and any donation you make on this form will be used exclusively for this purpose.
EVENT DETAILS: There are two components to this event and we invite you to participate in one or both parts!
Background: February 22, 2021, is "National Walk Your Dog Day." We are celebrating by hosting a virtual walk/run with your dog event from February 12-28th with an optional in-person walk on Sunday, February 21st. This is not a timed race or anything like that, it's just a great way to get outside with your pups and support the shelter animals at the same time. Win-Win!
Virtual Dog Walk: February 12th - 28th. Walk your dog anytime you like and show us your pictures and videos on our Event Page on Facebook.
In-Person Dog Walk: February 21st from 1:00-4:00 pm. All interested participants are invited to join us for a 2-mile walk on the beautiful trails of the Lindsay Pettus Greenway in Lancaster on Sunday, February 21st from 1:00-4:00 pm, meeting at the Nature Pavillion. All government guidelines will be followed including social distancing and mask requirements.
Please register in advance using the link to the form below to participate in this wonderful event that supports the shelter animals.
ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE USED TO SUPPORT THE MEDICAL NEEDS OF THE ANIMALS AT THE LANCASTER COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER.
Valentine's Day Flower Sale benefiting Two Local Nonprofits!
2/14/21 - Local Lancaster nonprofits, LSPCA and WEC (Women's Enrichment Center), are teaming up for a special Valentine's Day fundraiser. All profits will be divided between LSPCA and WEC. We want to thank Comporium for sponsoring this fundraiser and making this all possible!
Flower arrangements can be delivered for a $10 delivery fee or you may schedule free pick-up at Lotus Boutique, Lancaster. Your Choice! Orders must be placed by February 10, 2021 to get in on this amazing deal for Valentine's Day Flowers for the one you love!
Thank you to all the Shelter-in-Place 2020 Sponsors
Our Open House and Shelter Tours event was a huge success. Lancaster County should be so proud of this gorgeous new facility that will make a tremendous difference in the lives of the homeless, unwanted and discarded pets that find themselves in the shelter looking for a new home and a better life. We could not be more grateful to you all.
Dedication of statues at the new shelter
September 23, 2020 - Construction on the new shelter is almost complete. Beautiful dog and cat statues were created by artists Pook Bellini and Kristina Ray and contributed by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts. They were dedicated and installed at the new Lancaster County Animal Shelter on September 23, 2020 in preparation for the shelter opening in late October. The statues will help welcome the public to this amazing new space which is a great asset to the Lancaster community and all the animals in need.
The address of the new shelter is 2074 Pageland Hwy., Lancaster, SC 29720. Opening to the public is slated for late October. Check back here for details as they become available.
Donate a Bed For a Shelter Pet
August 10, 2020 - LSPCA would like to provide every pet at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter with a Kuranda Bed. A Kunanda ShelterBed is a life-changing gift! They are made in the USA and are practically indestructible! Specifically designed to be easy-to-clean, last for years and years, they resist chewing and digging - perfect for a shelter environment! These beds provide essential comfort -- helping them sleep better, reducing stress behaviors, and increasing their chance for adoption! To donate a bed, visit LSPCA's wish list at https://donate.shelterbeds.org/369717
Shelter in Place 2020 to Replace the Fur Ball this Year
August 5, 2020 - As we are unable to host our annual Fur Ball event, this year LSPCA is partnering with the Lancaster County Animal Shelter to raise funds to address the needs of the shelter.
Your donations will be used to help the 3000 - 5000 animals that go through the shelter each year.
The name or logo of every sponsor will be displayed at the new shelter and sponsors will be advertised on our social media pages, website and newsletter.
Although COVID-19 will prevent us from enjoying the Fur Ball with all its delicious food, fancy attire, and tasty cocktails, we are arranging a private Open House and tour of the new Lancaster County Animal Shelter for our “SHELTER in Place 2020” sponsors prior to the opening to the public. All social-distancing and precautionary measures will be in place for our guests.
We ask that you please complete the sponsorship form shown below and return it by September 1, 2020.
If you'd like to donate in memory or in honor of a loved one or beloved pet, we encourage you to make a donation in their name in any amount you'd like.