Greenville County Animal Care To Help Charleston Pets Displaced By Hurricane Matthew

With Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the South Carolina coast, Governor Nikki Haley announced a state of emergency in an October 4 news conference. The storm will displace thousands of pets in its path, prompting Greenville County Animal Care to serve as a primary source center for Charleston pets displaced by the storm.

Greenville County Animal Care is preparing to host more than 400 animals at their Furman Hall Road location in Greenville. The shelter is diligently working with numerous local and national pet rescue groups to get their current population adopted or fostered.

The shelter assured the public they have space to accommodate their current population, as well as those expected to arrive. Their emergency protocol was explained in an October 4 post on their Facebook community page

 “In order to best serve our friends during this state of emergency, Animal Care is suspending all regular daily activities. Those with appointments at our Wellness Clinic have been notified. Adoptions and all other regular Greenville County Animal Care functions will resume on Monday, Oct. 10th. Basically, as it relates to the general public, Animal Care will be closed until then.”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those impacted by Hurricane Matthew, including the many animals who will be displaced by the storm. Those wishing to support Greenville County Animal Care during this time of crisis can do so by donating to the Second Chance Fund.


Elisa Taylor

Elisa's articles have helped save thousands of the shelter pets she writes about, along with animal welfare and cruelty case articles which are published on as well as her personal website at (National Cat Reporter). Elisa lives with her daughter and a multitude of cats (including one cat­-dog named Cujo). As a writing "addict" Elisa enjoys sharing interesting stories with other animal lovers.