The Animal Protection League

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Who We Are

The Animal Protection League of South Carolina, Inc. (APL) is a local non-profit organization founded in 1982 by concerned individuals who love and respect animals. Our mission is to provide a safe haven for our community’s abused and abandoned companion animals, with the goal of rehabilitation and adoption into loving homes.

APL is funded entirely by private donations and volunteer fund raising activities. All funds go directly to alleviating the homeless pet problem.

Petmatch is APL's adoption team, which strives to match the right pet with the right family. We do not send an animal to a home if it's not the right fit.

Our Mission:

To provide a safe haven for abandoned and abused animals, restore them to good physical and mental health and then place them in loving homes.

To promote effective spay-neuter, lost and found, and adoption programs.

To educate the public through printed materials and educational activities regarding their responsibility in the proper care of animals.

Adopting a friend

If you would like more information about adopting a pet, please e-mail

Adopt-a-Pet Saturdays

Join us every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at PetSmart in Lexington on Highway 378, Lexington Pavillion, Target complex. APL volunteers will have available a variety of cats and dogs who are eager to find loving homes.


Thanks to the miracle of modern technology anyone with a PayPal account can now make a donation to the APL right from this site. Simply click the button below and a secure PayPal screen will open in a new browser window. Enter the word "Donation" in the box marked "Payment For" and then log in using your PayPal account and password. Once you have completed the transaction, close the browser window to return to this site. Remember, PayPal is totally secure, and your donation to the APL is tax deductable. Thank you!

Come Visit Us!

The APL animal shelter is open from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m Wednesday through Sunday. Address: 6080 Old Leesburg Road, Hopkins, SC 29061 Telephone: (803) 783-2119

Columbia, SC 29201


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