Humane Society of York County

8177 Regent Parkway Fort Mill, South Carolina 29715

A No-Kill Shelter

501(c)(3) Non-Profit
Federal Tax ID# 57-0655492

HSYC Shelter Adoption Hours:
Tuesday through Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Closed on Mondays

Click here for directions to our shelter

The Humane Society of York County (HSYC) was founded in 1976 to help address the needs of an ever-growing animal population. Originally, all animals were cared for in the homes of dedicated volunteers. In 1999 we moved into a modern facility in Fort Mill, South Carolina, with the capacity to house approximately fifty cats and fifty dogs.

The HSYC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals.
Our mission is to prevent animal suffering, to help reduce overpopulation by promoting spaying and neutering, to educate the public about animal welfare, and to place adoptable animals in loving homes.

***** This site is run by volunteers - if you need to surrender an animal, it will be best if you visit the shelter during our adoption hours to discuss directly with shelter staff. *****


The Humane Society of York County, serving Fort Mill, Rock Hill and surrounding areas, receives NO funding from York County, the state of South Carolina, or any animal welfare organization. The sole source of funds for the HSYC is donations from local residents/businesses.

The future of the Humane Society of York County depends on the public, please help us continue to help the homeless animals.

HSYC Wish List
Volunteers in all areas Ė Application is available online* Monetary Donations Office Supplies & Postage Stamps Cat Litter (both clumping & non-clumping), small/medium/large Litter Pans 21st Century Kitten replacement milk Pedigree Adult Dog Food Pedigree Puppy Food Pedigree Small Breed Food Purina Cat Chow Purina Kitten Chow KMR Kitten / Puppy Milk Replacer Formula (dry formula in can available @ Animal Supply House) Goats Milk Pine-Sol, Bleach, Lysole 4N1 Newspapers Old Towels, Blankets & Sheets 55 Gallon Garbage Bags Metal Bowls (we have a good supply at this time) Dog & Cat Toys & Treats Laundry & Dish Detergent Paper Towels Soft Baby Blankets & Fleece for Bedding Moist Novelettes or Wipes (like Wet Ones), Bottles (small ones) Baby Blankets, Heating Pads, small soft Stuffed Animal Kongs of all sizes

Donations are Tax Deductible & 100% of your donation will remain with the Humane Society of York County.

"Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission - to be of service to them wherever they require it."
- Saint Frances of Assissi

Our Pet List

Also, please advise the ID number when inquiring about one of our shelter animals.

Donate, shop & tell your friends, family & neighbors about

PAWSibilities HSYC's "Second Chance" Shop

NEW Shop Hours: Wednesday, 10am to 6pm, Thursday 10am to 7pm, Friday & Saturday 10am to 5pm

Childrenís Clothing ~ Toys ~ Puzzles ~ Books ~ Kitchen & Decorative House wares ~ Linens ~ Pet Supplies ~ Jewelry ~ Purses ~ Sporting Goods ~ Small Furniture ~ Crafts and much more. Something for everyone Ė all the cool cats around town are talking about it!

Volunteers run the shop. Caring individuals donate all shop items. 100% goes for the care of the HSYC animals.

We will gratefully accept your new or gently used items & tax-deductible donation slips are available.

Located just down from the HSYC shelter on the right, at 2144 Carolina Place Fort Mill, S.C. 29708 (Below BP gas, Chick-Fil-A & Lowes Home Imp. and across from Trader Marc's Flea Market)

If you would like to VOLUNTEER for the HSYC or itís thrift shop, please email us at

Barn Cats

If you have a barn or stable, you can help save a cat!
Sometimes we have cats who cannot live as house pets.
These cats go into our barn cat program.

These cats may be shy or fearful of people, and who prefer the company of other cats and animals. Sometimes, their litterbox habits make them unsuitable to live in the house. And some cats are just too independent to appreciate being cooped up in cages here at the HSYC! Please note that we do not adopt cats who are suitable to be household companions to barns, only those cats without other options.

You may be a homeless catís last chance.
Barn placement is the last chance at life for these cats. Without barn adopters, they have nowhere else to go. If you have a working barn or safe, heated outbuilding, there are cats who need you. Having a barn cat or cats will help keep down the rodent population. The cats will be helping you, while you provide them a safe place to live. And, because these cats are already spayed or neutered, you won't have to worry about endless litters of kittens appearing!

What we provide - All cats available for adoption to barns are spayed or neutered and vaccinated. When you adopt a barn cat, we will go over with you how to acclimate your new cat to the barn and make them her at home.

The $25 adoption fee for barn cats helps us cover some of their medical costs. Since many of these cats thrive in the company of other cats, we offer a $5 discount when adopting more than one barn cat at one time.

What you need - The farm or barn owners who adopt the cats agree to give them:

Shelter in a barn, outbuilding, or stable Daily food and wateró
cats cannot live on mousing alone

Long-term veterinary care, as needed (they're neutered and vaccinated now)

A secure place to keep them for the first 2-3 weeks, while they acclimate to your barn. This can be a tack room or any secure indoor enclosure that they cannot escape from.

If you have a working barn or safe, heated outbuilding, there are cats who need you.
Save a lifeóadopt a barn cat today!

To find out what barn cats we have available, please come by the shelter and ask to speak directly to Vickie Frain.

Please remember to have your pet spayed or neutered to prevent unwanted pet pregnancies.

Our Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program is temporarily suspended due to the abundant amount of applications/animals waiting. Currently we are ONLY spaying/neutering animals adopted from the Humane Society of York County until further notice.

Offered to Residents of Mecklenburg County by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department's Animal Care & Control
Applications available at:

PET MED Low Cost Mobile SHOTS and MEDS -
Rabies & DHPP shots, Flea/ Tick & Heartworm meds.
(PET MEDS is not affiliated with HSYC)
For scheduled locations in your area & information, VISIT:


On August 30, 2008, a starving, pitiful looking dog was brought to us, barely able to walk anymore. Every rib showed. His skin was covered with insect and flea bites. Not once did he offer to growl or bite. When we offered him a small amount of food and water, he looked surprised, ate it quickly, and looked for more. We had to wait to feed him again. Small amounts three times a day so he could get accustomed to eating again.

In the morning, he quietly watched us feed the animals, perhaps wondering if he would be fed too. So, after seeing the pitiful look in his eyes, we made sure we fed him first. Each day he improved. He seemed to love having a cozy bed to sleep in and people giving him so much attention. The groomer bathed him and he seemed to feel better afterwards.

We named him Chance, because he was getting a second chance with us.

Then after one week, he got a stomach virus. He stayed at the vet for 2 days, getting fluids and medication. We were all worried, afraid we would come in the next day and find we had lost him. But, he pulled through. He came back to the office with us and got better every day.

Chance learned that he would be fed every day, and be walked, and get attention from every person that walked by. This was a whole new life for him after months of being ignored and only occasionally being thrown food. After only a month here, he learned to make noises (not quite barking yet!) to get attention. He knows he is loved here and will never go hungry again.

In order for us to make this happen, we need your support. We live on donations of food, supplies and money. Our rent and utilities take a large amount of our donations. We have payroll, and supplies and food. Some months, we barely scrape by, or we get behind. We have fundraising projects going on all the time. We have wonderful volunteers that do so much for us. Could you please help us to continue to have a place for all the animals that need us so desperately? If we donít have room, or the funds to take in another animal, we donít always know what becomes of the animal. It is too sad to think about.

Please help us help Chance. He has become a wonderful, sweet, loving dog. He depends on us to take care of him. Can we depend on you to help us instead of wondering every day if enough money will come in to stay open? Let me tell Chance that yes, there are loving people out there that want us to keep doing what we are doing.

Please send a contribution to help us keep helping the animals!
And stop by to see all our wonderful animals!

Thank you for anything you can do for them!

Vickie Frain, Director