Finding loving homes for pets in need.


Spring has sprung and in celebration we are announcing new hours for the upcoming months.  In order to take advantage of the extended daylight and to give our customers a little more time to come out and adopt a new friend, we will be staying open an hour longer on Thursdays and Fridays.  Beginning on April 14, the shelter will be open to the public on the following schedule:

Mondays and Tuesdays:  12 noon until 5 pm

Thursdays: 12 noon until 6pm

Fridays: 11 am until 6 pm

Saturdays and Sundays:  10am until 5pm

(Closed on Wednesdays)

T-Shirt Fundraiser!  Buy this lovely shirt and a portion of the the price goes directly to the FRW SPCA to help our animals in need. Hurry!  We have to sell at least 50 shirts by April 30 to benefit from this.  Click on the link below the shirt for ordering information.

Frances R. Willis SPCA Animal Welfare Fund

We Are In Desperate Need of Foster Homes!

Spring is just around the corner and unfortunately, spring is the beginning of our kitten and puppy season. We are usually  overwhelmed with cats, kittens, puppies, and dogs during the spring and summer months.  Our live release rates for December-February were between 85%-95%  and we would like to continue this positive trend. Please help us save as many animals as possible by opening your  home to a foster animal.  Medical expenses are paid for by donations.  The foster family is  responsible for food, flea and heart worm prevention, and LOTS OF LOVE!  If you are a disabled veteran, we have special funds to help you afford to foster. We have a special need for:

1) foster families who will take in litters of very young kittens and puppies. These young animals do not do well in the shelter and have a much greater chance of survival in a home environment. Once the kittens or puppies are old enough to be spayed and neutered they come back to the shelter for adoption. If you are interested in this short term foster program please contact Ashley at

2) foster families who will take in adult dogs. Our kennels are overloaded with adult dogs who  need to be placed in a loving home while they wait for their “furever” home.   Because dogs are very social animals, it is extremely hard on them to be kenneled for a long period of time.  Adult dogs are most at risk because they do not get adopted as quickly as puppies and often spend an extended amount of time in the shelter.  By taking in an animal temporarily, until they are adopted, you save that animal’s life plus another animal’s life by freeing up a spot at the shelter.

Contact Patti Kiraly at 843 873 5918 or to find out more about the long-term foster program.


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Summerville Bully Walk!        


Do you have a dog who is considered a “bully breed”?  Would you like to socialize with other upstanding citizens who also own a bully breed?  Come to the Summerville Bully Walk.  We will be meeting the second Sunday of each month at 12 noon at Hutchinson Square, downtown Summerville.  We will walk as a group throughout the area to show people that bully breeds are normal, family pets.  Other breeds of dogs are also welcome! Contact Patti at if you have questions.  See you on the square!