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Anderson County Environmental Services Division
P.A.W.S. (Pets Are Worth Saving)

Anderson County Animal Shelter
1320 Highway 29 South
Anderson, SC

Air Quality Animal Shelter Recycling Solid Waste Stormwater Wastewater

P.A.W.S. (Pets Are Worth Saving)

Regular Hours of operation:
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: 12 noon – 6 pm
Tuesday: 12 noon – 6 pm
Wednesday:  12 noon - 6 pm
Thursday: 12 noon – 6 pm
Friday: 12 noon – 6 pm
Saturday: 12 noon - 4 pm

Pet Drop Off Hours
Monday - Friday: 12 noon – 5 pm
Saturday: 12 noon - 3 pm

For environmental enforcement,
visit Enforcement.

Animal Shelter Twitter Page,
visit Animal Shelter Twitter.


Anderson County Humane Society
Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

The Anderson County Humane Society now operates a Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic.   The clinic operates several days a week and is currently open to all.  Normal fees range from $35 - $65 depending on sex and size of the animal, and possible extra help is available for people in need.  To make an appointment please call: 864-367-7220.   Help prevent the euthanasia of unwanted pets, please spay/neuter!

Mission Statement

The Environmental Services Division supports the County’s mission to make Anderson County a better place to live, work and play by furnishing services, environmental education, resources and facilities related to Wastewater Management, Solid Waste, Recycling and the Anderson County P.A.W.S.

Fill out the following form and email to:

Anderson County P.A.W.S. Volunteer Application


Lost Dog Form

Lost Cat Form
Found Dog Form
Found Cat Form
please email your completed forms to:

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Animal Shelter Animals

Download P.A.W.S. Documents:

Adoption Application and Adoption Information

Winterize Your Pet


  • P.A.W.S. accepts unwanted, stray, and abandoned animals from all citizens of Anderson County.
  • P.A.W.S. works diligently to provide proper care and humane treatment to all animals housed at the facility.
  • P.A.W.S. works closely with Anderson County Animal Control and local law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of all State and County Animal Control Ordinances.
  • P.A.W.S. makes every effort to place adoptive animals in loving homes.  Adoption fees include cost of Spay/Neuter Surgery, booster shot, feline Leukemia test for cats/kittens, heartworm test for adult dogs and rabies vaccination for all animals four (4) months or older
P.A.W.S. Adoption Services
Typically, we keep a brief listing (with pictures) of animals available at P.A.W.S.  Listing is posted as soon as pictures of these potential pets have been taken! Please follow the link below to view listings. You may also visit the animal shelter, or give them a call at (864) 260-4151. Adoption fees (include cost of Spay/Neuter Surgery, booster shot, feline Leukemia test for cats/kittens, heartworm test for adult dogs and rabies vaccination for all animals 4 months or older) are as follows:
  • Puppies under 4 months...$65
  • Dogs over 4 months...$65
  • Kittens under 4 months...$55
  • Cats over 4 months...$55
NOTICE:  Once you release an animal to the Anderson County Animal Shelter (ACAS), we can not give you any information on the animal.  If you release your own animal you can not get it back.  If it is a stray animal, we must hold it for a few days to give the owner an opportunity to claim it.  It is unlawful to give false information on the release form.  ACAS has the right to decide the fate of an animal.  ACAS makes every effort to find good homes for all healthy and friendly animals.  However, we have a responsibility to public safety and cannot adopt out sick, injured or aggressive animals.  ACAS staff members are all very dedicated to providing humane care to the animals housed here.
View Pets Available for Adoption at Anderson County P.A.W.S. >> (Opens in a New Window)
Donation Information In order to properly care for our “four legged friends,” AC P.A.W.S. is in need of the following donations:
  • Cat Litter
  • Cat/Kitten Food (canned & dry) 
  • Dog/Puppy Food (canned & dry)
  • Towels 
  • Newspapers/Shredded paper 
  • Bleach 
  • Dish Detergent  
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Blankets 
ACAS also accepts monetary donations to help purchase products to care and provide clean quarters for the animals housed at the shelter.
Contact Information: Jessica Cywnar  


Phone: (864) 260-4151 Fax: (864) 260-1054  
Physical Address: 1320 Hwy 29 South
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8002 Anderson, SC 29622
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