Cherokee County Animal Shelter

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Cherokee County Consolidated Animal Shelter is the impoundment facility for the City of Gaffney (one animal control officer) and Cherokee County (two animal control officers), and is funded 100% by Cherokee County taxpayers. The Shelter has a manager and an animal care technician. County policy does not provide for adoption or rescue of impounded animals, and they should not be contacted regarding these matters.

By agreement with the County, the Humane Society of Cherokee County, Inc. is the adoption and rescue agent for all the animals at the Cherokee County Animal Shelter.

The Humane Society of Cherokee County, Inc., is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization incorporated in 2000 for the prevention of cruelty to animals and the adoption or rescue of unwanted animals. We have no paid employees and our board of directors is a hands-on group that routinely donates in excess of 100 hours per week to actions which have been proven to save the lives of homeless animals.

Adopting a friend !

If you would like to adopt an animal listed here, please contact us by email first at HSCCadopt@gmail.com to complete an adoption application and schedule an appointment.

Please DO NOT CALL the animal shelter or the Humane Society regarding adoption or rescue of a pet you have seen on line. This will not get you a quicker response than email, nor will it put you in a more favorable position for adoptions. E-MAIL ONLY PLEASE!!!! The adoption/rescue process is very quick, so please be willing and able to decide and set up pick up within 48 hours of approval. Time and space are not our friends.

The Humane Society of Cherokee County's volunteers are allowed to schedule appointments with prospective/approved, adopters at the Cherokee County Shelter between the hours of noon and 3:30pm Monday through Friday. By special arrangement we can sometimes offer after hours appointments, only if the pet has been removed from the pound to another location that we do have access to.

We are all volunteers, however we do our best to respond to inquiries the same day to ensure that as many shelter animals are saved as possible.

You can now contact us via email only !
Email: cherokeeshelter@gmail.com


The Cherokee County Animal Shelter is located at 300 Yale Street, Gaffney, SC..

Other ways to help!

The primary reason so many animals are put to sleep is because of rampant overpopulation due to failure of pet owners to spay and neuter their pets to prevent unwanted litters. Please help stop this by sterilizing your own pets and encouraging all your pet-owning friends to do the same!


Humane Society of Cherokee County, Inc.
P. O. Box 2223.
Gaffney, SC 29342
Email: CherokeeShelter@gmail.com




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