The Humane Society of Greenwood reports the Greenwood County Animal Shelter statistics on this website because transparency is an important part of managing a public agency. In addition, we want our community to understand the realities that are faced managing the Greenwood Shelter and the impact that our citizens can have on increasing adoptions and decreasing euthanasia. The Greenwood County Animal Shelter is an “open admission” shelter. “Open admission” means that we receive all animals from Greenwood County whether they are aggressive, feral, sick, underage or injured.
As the managing agent for the Greenwood County Animal Shelter, the Humane Society of Greenwood’s priority is to deliver top-notch and progressive services to the community and animals. Although we have accomplished a great deal in recent years, we continue to strive to enhance our programs and services. There is still a tremendous amount of work for us to do for the animals and we cannot do it alone. We rely heavily on our adoption and rescue partners, foster caretakers, and volunteers. And most importantly, we rely on YOU, our community, to help us achieve our goals. The Humane Society of Greenwood encourages you to spay/neuter your pets, provide a forever home for your pets, and come to the shelter to adopt.
Greenwood will have a “no-kill” animal shelter when we have a “no-kill” action supported community.
Shelter Income/Outcome Report (7/1/2016 – 6/30/2017)
Live Release Rate: Dogs – 65%, Cats – 31%, Overall – 50%
Shelter Income/Outcome Report (7/1/2015 – 6/30/2016)
Live Release Rate: Dogs – 67%, Cats – 28%, Overall – 49%