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About Us

Who We Are

The Humane Society of York County (HSYC) is an independent local non-profit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals. We are a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

We are located in Fort Mill, South Carolina, and serve the greater Charlotte region including York, Lancaster and Mecklenburg counties.

Your donation and support is especially important to us, as we receive NO funding from the city, county or state; and are NOT affiliated with or supported by the Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCA, or any other animal welfare organization.

Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law, and 100% of your donation remains with the HSYC.

Our Vision

To help York County become a No-Kill community.

Our Mission

To find loving fur-ever homes for dogs and cats.

To make sure cats and dogs in York County, SC and surrounding areas are treated in a humane manner, are rescued, and are placed in loving and forever homes by:

  • Increasing dog and cat rescues and adoptions
  • Empowering the environment so pet owners are responsible and accountable for their actions
  • Supporting spay and neuter programs for community dogs and cats
  • Providing a Helping Hands Program to assist with critical treatment for dogs and cats in need
  • Championing community collaboration amongst rescues

Our Values

Compassion  |  Treat people with dignity and kindness

Accountability  |  Do what you say you are going to do, be where you need to be, answer to whom you need to answer

United in Purpose  |  Volunteers, staff and board members united for the cause

Transparency  |  Be open about what you are doing

Inclusion  |  Provide opportunity to and value the input of diverse people

Integrity  |  Behave with principle and by these values even when no one is looking

Perseverance  |  Keep pushing and fighting for the cause

Security and Safety  |  Behave and work in a way to ensure there is no hazard for people or animals

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

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