Together, we're working to address the root cause of pet overpopulation and neglect.
It's working. In the last ten years, we've more than doubled the number of free and low-cost spay/neuter vouchers issued annually in our community. The result: an 87% reduction in the number of pets euthanized annually at the City of Columbia Animal Shelter. With your continued support, we CAN achieve the goal of No Kill status and create an environment where Midlands pets are happier and healthier.
You can help.
Helping fund our spay/neuter program is greatest gift you can give pets in our area. And there are so many ways to contribute.
The true measure of no kill varies from community to community with no one size fits all metric being universally appropriate. Each community is different, and data is viewed through a local lens for a fair and accurate understanding. The widely accepted benchmark is 80% and above live release for all animals who enter the system, and the City of Columbia Animal Shelter is on target to achieve a live release rate of 78% for FY20/21. This is up from only 21% when we began our spay and neuter program in 2006.
Euthanasia due to lack of space or resources has decreased by over 85% in that time.
Fill the Red Truck 2021
Started in 2009 by Shandon resident Carolyn McKenzie and six of her closest friends, the Fill The Red Truck event has been hosted at the corner of Heyward and Holly Streets annually to help fill the supply needs of the City of Columbia shelter through the busy spring months.
Animal Mission is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to addressing the root cause of shelter overpopulation and euthanasia in the Midlands of South Carolina by removing barriers to spay and neuter services for all pet owners in our community.