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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.

One-Time Gift

In Memory Of

Recurring Gift

Planned Giving

Buy a Brick

Trap / Neuter / Return

About No Kill

About No Kill

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.

Palmetto Peanut Boil

Palmetto Peanut Boil

Now in its 14th year, the Palmetto Peanut Boil has grown from a small backyard affair to an annual outdoor festival drawing thousands of attendees from all over the Midlands. Highlighting the best of the best cooks and recipes in SC, the competition features teams vying for the honor of the championship trophy and bragging rights for another year. And along with the competition, the Palmetto Peanut Boil also offers live music, food, and kids’ entertainment. Leashed pets are welcome!






What is a No Kill Community?

Trap Neuter Return

Make a Donation

The Paw Path

Fill the Red Truck

Palmetto Peanut Boil