Every year one of the feral cats in my community takes up home in the underneath the empty home next to me and gives birth to a litter of kittens, leaving me to decide whether to start the slippery slope of leaving them food, let nature sort them out, or try to find them a home. As a result, I’ve learned a little bit about some of the local pet adoption agencies in Greenville, South Carolina and I thought that I’d pass along the information in recognition of June being adopt a cat month.
Foothills Humane Society
The Foothills Humane Society is a private nonprofit organization that has been in operation since 1987 with the support of individual donations and adoption fees. Their website provides a full catalogue of the animals that are available in the Greenville area, including photos and descriptions of the animal’s physical and psychological profile. The Foothills Humane Society is located at 500 Five Forks Rd in Liberty, SC and can be reached at (864) 843-9693.
Feline Urgent Rescue (FUR) of the Upstate
Unlike other animal adoption organizations in Greenville, FUR is dedicated solely to the mission of placing cats of all ages with new owners. Their website provides photo’s of the cats that are available along with a write up on each cat that is written in the first person of the cat, adding a bit of humor and personality into the process. Feline Urgent Rescue of the Upstate is hosted by a Petsmart store located at 2449 Laurens Rd in Greenville.
Greenville Humane Society
The Greenville Humane Society seems to be the largest pet adoption agency in the area and places over 5000 animals into new homes every year. They’re website is considerably more advanced than the other operations in town and it is clearly well funded. In addition to its shelter and adoption program, the society also offers spay and neuter clinics, foster home progams. The Greenville Humane Society is located at 328 Furman Hall Road in Greenville and can be reached at (864) 242-3626.
On a closing note, it’s worth considering rescuing an adult cat if you are in a position to adopt a cat. Although there isn’t much adorable than a very young kitten, they’re much easier to place in a loving home than adult cats, especially ones that have clearly used up one or two of their nine lives before showing up at a local shelter. Although there are some adult cats that clearly have a couple of screws loose, the dedicated people at the pet adoption agencies of Greenville are very helpful in guiding you to the adult cat that is just right for your home.