Photo: KittyThe Animal Protection League of SC (APL) is a local non-profit humane organization founded in 1982 by concerned individuals who love and respect animals. Our goal is to provide a safe haven for the community’s abused and abandoned dogs and cats and place them in permanent loving homes.

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3rd Annual Plant Sale

Raising money to support the APL. Read the Plant Sale Flyer for details.

Join us for our 3rd Annual Picnic

In honor of our Black Pearls.

Photo: PicnicYou are invited to the 3rd Annual Picnic in the Park at Saluda Shoals ( PawPaw Shelter) and we really want you to come. Wear your walking shoes and spend a lazy afternoon enjoying delicious food, company of old and new friends, and the pristine beauty of Saluda Shoals.

There is no admission fee but donations to APL’s Black Pearl Project will be used to enhance the life and care of our black dogs and cats.

Our Black Pearl Project was established in 2008 to bring attention to the plight of black dogs and cats who continuously get passed over for adoption. Our project was the first in the nation and APL received a Maddie Fund Grant in 2009 for our innovative approach to promoting the adoption of black dogs and cats.

Leashed pets are welcome!!!!

Your purchase helps advance our mission.

Please R.S.V.P. by April 20th to or Debbie Corley 803.603.5443

Remember Loved Ones with a Black Pearl Gift

Your gift helps to bring attention to the Black Pearl Dogs and Cats of the APL

Photo: Black CatsThe APL invites our supporters to participate in our sponsorship gift program. We are calling attention to our Black Pearls—those beautiful, lovable black dogs and cats who end up in shelters across the country in disproportionate numbers and who are statistically more likely to be euthanized than their counterparts.

By giving Black Pearl Gifts, you can honor a loved one, bring attention to the plight of these precious animals, and support the mission of the APL—all at once!

For a donation of $50 or more, we will send your honoree one of these three gifts:

  • A card announcing that your gift in the special person's honor or memory will be used to help spay or neuter a Black Pearl cat or dog.
  • A two-toned cotton tote bag with the Black Pearl logo on both sides.
  • A black lap blanket with the Black Pearl logo embroidered in one corner.

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All three gifts will include a letter explaining the Black Pearl program and a picture collage of many of our APL black pearls.

To honor or memorialize someone, fill out the sponsorship form and mail it in along with your donation to the APL, PO Box 5354, Columbia, SC 29250. This is a year-round fundraiser.

APL Magnetic Book Marks

Photo: Bookmark-front Photo: Bookmark-back

With the APL logo on one side and cute caricatures of cats and dogs on the other, these bookmarks are a great gift idea for anyone! Just $3 each, they are strong enough to use ase large paper clips!

For more information, contact Judy at 782-5728 or by e-mail at Available at APL fund raising events, too!


A Charming Gift Idea

Your purchase of these sterling silver charms will help the APL and ASPCA

Photo: silver charmsThe good folks at Roof Jewelers at 6829 Two Notch Road have always been big APL supporters. Now they have teamed up with a national campaign to sell sterling silver charms to benefit both the APL and the ASPCA.

Each sterling silver Dog Lover, Cat Lover, or Protect Our Pets charm is approximately the size of a nickel (see larger view). It would make a great addition to a charm bracelet or could be worn on a chain as a necklace.

Here is the best part: when you purchase these charms for just $30 each, $10 of the purchase price goes to support the APL and another portion goes to support the ASPCA in its national efforts to prevent cruelty to animals.

One of these charms would make a perfect gift for all the special women you'd like to honor.

Call Roof Jewelers at 803-788-2644 to find out more about these charms. Stop by the store today to buy one for all the special animal lovers in your life. You can visit Roof Jewelers online at

Food Fund Raiser

MAESTRO FOODS, INC has teamed up with ANIMAL PROTECTION LEAGUE to sell their fundraising food products. COOKIE DOUGH-PIZZA KITS-CHEESECAKES and much more. Call STEVE BUSTLE at 803-787-8713 for your FREE catalog.

Shop at the Online Pet Pharmacy and Help the APL

APL, in partnership with PETS Inc., offers you the opportunity to support their organizations by buying your pet supplies online. A portion of each sale will go to help both organizations achieve their mission to help animals. Visit the pharmacy and take and browse for the products you use. Remember, each purchase helps support the APL. We appreciate your support!

Animal Protection League
P.O. Box 5354
Columbia, SC 29250
(803) 783-2119

The Animal Protection League of SC (APL) is a local non-profit humane organization founded in 1982 by concerned individuals who love and respect animals. Our goal is to provide a safe haven for the community’s abused and abandoned dogs and cats and place them in permanent loving homes.

Read our Mission Statement


If you would like to support APL's mission with a financial contribution, please click the Donation button and a secure PayPal screen will open in a new browser window. You do not need a PayPal account, and your donation to the APL is tax deductable. Thank you!



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APL is registered with the South Carolina Secretary of State as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity.

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


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