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Animals & Wildlife Rescue

ANIMAL ALLIES
1097 Asheville Highway
Spartanburg, SC  29303
(864)576-6971 or Toll-Free, 866-479-0074
EMAIL: info@animalalliesclinic.org
INTERNET: www.animalalliesclinic.org
HOURS: Call for hours
FEES: Call, or see website for fees
Provides low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter services for residents of Spartanburg and surrounding counties. Vaccinations and other services are available at the time of surgery. Trap rental program for trapping of feral cats for spay/neuter surgery. Limited financial assistance may be available for qualified low-income individuals.  Call 576-6971 for surgery appointments. Also presents humane education programs for businesses, schools and civic organizations.
FUNDING: Fees for services and donations.
Date of Last Update: 20110715

CRITTER CONNECTION
PO Box 6886
Spartanburg, SC  29304
EMAIL: critterconnectionspartanburg@gmail.com
INTERNET: www.critter-connection.petfinder.org
HOURS: 24-hour phone line
FEES: Annual membership available-Individual-$12/year (includes subscription to quarterly newsletter); Adoption fee-$70 for cats and $75 for dogs (covers all shots and spay/neuter)
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Contact organization for procedures to adopt, be a foster home, or to volunteer.
A non-profit organization whose goal is to rescue abandoned, abused, and neglected animals within our community and find permanent, loving homes. No animal within our care will ever be euthanized. Provides education on the importance of proper animal care and an effective spay/neuter program. Always in need of volunteers and donations. Donations are tax deductible.
FUNDING: Strictly donations
PARENT AGENCY: Carolina Critter Care
ALTERNATE CONTACTS: President-Lisa Gosnell; Treasurer-Amanda Covert; Vice President-Ashley Bendall; Secretary-Ed Gosnell
AREA SERVED: Upstate
Date of Last Update: 20111221

HUMANE SOCIETY, SPARTANBURG
Animal Shelter-Adoption and Education Center
Sandy Christiansen, President & CEO
150 Dexter Road
Spartanburg, SC  29303
(864)583-4805; Adoptions x101 & x102; Lost and Found/Animal Receiving x111 & x117; Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic x115; Humane Education Coordinator x113; Volunteer Coordinator x108; Good Dog Academy Dog Training, ext.109
EMAIL: sandyc@spartanburghumane.org
INTERNET: www.spartanburghumane.org
HOURS: Receiving and Lost & Found: Monday-Friday, 8 am-6 pm, Sat. 8 am-5 pm, Closed Sundays;  Adoptions & Save-A-Pet Store: Monday-Friday 11 am-6 pm, Weekends 11 am-5 pm.  Directions: Take Church Street to Asheville Highway, go one block past California Avenue and turn left.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Services are open to all members of the public.  There is an application process for adoption.
FEES: Puppies & Dogs: $85, Kittens & Cats:$74.  Includes spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccines, a microchip (permanent identification), animal ID tag, 30 days of free pet health insurance, and a pet training DVD.  Low-Cost Spay/Neuter: Male cat $25, Male dog $50, Female cat $40, Female dog $55.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call the shelter with questions about these and other services.
FUNDING: Private contributions and fundraising; program services; contractual services
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County and neighboring counties
Date of Last Update: 20100803

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Environment

Coalition To Control Kudzu Without Chemicals
Buddy Waters
(864)895-7501
EMAIL: waters1149@msn.com
INTERNET: www.kokudzu.com
The Coalition is a nonprofit. volunteer organization that is run by volunteers. We are dedicated to the removal of kudzu from our communities, using methods that are chemical-free, with emphasis on education and encouraging students to get involved.
Date of Last Update: 20110809

CONSERVATION FOUNDATION, PALMETTO
Spartanburg Office
George Fields
264 Wheeling Circle
Glendale, SC  29346
(864)529-0259 ; FAX: (864)529-0262
EMAIL: gfields@palmettoconservation.org
INTERNET: www.palmettoconservation.org
The Palmetto Conservation Foundation is a statewide, non-profit organization that promotes conservation in a non-adversarial manner.  The mission of the Palmetto Conservation Foundation is to conserve South Carolina's natural and cultural resources, preserve historic buildings and landmarks, and promote outdoor recreation by building rails and greenways.  Some of our key projects include South Carolina's Mountains to the Sea Trail, the Palmetto Trail; the Revolutionary War Military Heritage Project and PCF Press, a publications division that promotes advocacy, access and appreciation for South Carolina's natural and historical wonders through outdoor guidebooks, how-to manuals, histories, and conservation books for adults and children.
ALTERNATE CONTACTS: Mike Fields
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110607

ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT
James Nelson II, Director
298 Broadcast Drive
Spartanburg, SC  29303
(864)562-4080 or 596-3582
EMAIL: jnelsonjr@spartanburgcounty.org
INTERNET: www.spartanburgcounty.org
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm  On call officer, 24/7, for emergencies.
For animal and litter control in Spartanburg County. Educational presentations (slide shows in schools). County Adopt-a-Road Program. Litter Critter Hotline: 562-4069. For Spay Program, contact Animal Allies at 576-6971 or Spartanburg Humane Society at 583-4805. Contact Property Maintenance 596-3186 for abandoned or derelict vehicles and property maintenance code violations.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20100823

GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL, SC CHAPTER, UPSTATE BRANCH, UNITED STATES
Laura Cloud
EMAIL: laura.cloud@milliken.com
INTERNET: www.usgbcsc.org
MEETS: Various Upstate locations
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Go to website to pay membership dues and fees.
FEES: USGBC Member (corporate): Cost: $300-$12,500/year - dependent on business and revenue. You will need to register on the www.usgbc.org national website in order to join. At the login page, click "Register" to create a new account. Go to www.usgbc.org/youraccount
SC Chapter Member (individual): Cost: $50 for employees of USGBC member corporations; $65 otherwise; $25 for emerging Green Builders.
The South Carolina Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, with representatives from educational, government and private industries, strive to uphold and disseminate the goals of the National USGBC while working on a local level to educate the citizens of South Carolina about the benefits of green building.
AREA SERVED: 11 counties in Upstate
Date of Last Update: 20100722

HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF
Environmental Quality Control Region 2
Cindy Carter
900 South Pine Street Suite 2A
Spartanburg, SC  29302
(864)596-3800
EMAIL: cartercm@dhec.sc.gov
INTERNET: www.scdhec.net or www.dhec.sc.gov
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
DHEC’s mission is to promote and protect the health of the public and the environment. The Environmental Quality Control offices work to protect and maintain air quality and water quality and to deal with land and waste management issues.
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110909

SPACE; SPARTANBURG AREA CONSERVANCY
Mary Walter, Executive Director
100 East Main Street Suite 7B
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)948-0000
EMAIL: spacemary1@bellsouth.net
INTERNET: www.spartanburgconservation.org
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9 am-4:30 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Donations are requested.
FEES: $35+
A non-profit conservation organization, Land Trust, preserving and protecting natural areas of ecological, historical, and/or aesthetic value for the public benefit.
FUNDING: Contributions
PARENT AGENCY: Spartanburg County Foundation
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20100816

UPSTATE FOREVER
Angela Viney, Director-Spartanburg Office
100 East Main Street, Suite R-4
Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864)327-0090 ; FAX: (864)327-0101
EMAIL: spartanburg@upstateforever.org
INTERNET: www.upstateforever.org
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
FEES: $35.00
Non-profit membership-based organization that promotes sensible growth and protects special places in the Upstate through our Land Trust, Clean Air and Water, and Sustainable Communities Programs.
FUNDING: Donations are requested
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County and the ten county Upstate Region
Date of Last Update: 20111025


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