Carolina Helping Paws Rescue is an all volunteer animal rescue organization serving Sumter County and nearby areas in South Carolina. We feel it is our moral responsibility to protect abused and homeless animals, and to save as many animals from terrible circumstances that we can, regardless of breed or age, and to provide appropriate medical care for each rescue. We try to save from high kill shelters when foster homes are available.  


Animals in our care are spayed and neutered, vaccinated, dewormed if needed, and treated for any medical issues identified.  Our volunteer fosters provide love, socialization, and tend to the rescued animal's needs until they are placed in their carefully screened forever home. We believe that it is of vital importance that the animal be placed in the right home with the right family. 

A secondary goal of ours is to help educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering animals to control overpopulation of strays, and advising adopters, caregivers, and the general public on the current standards of care for companion animals. 

Additionally, when we are able, we also help families with pets in our community by providing pet food to those in need, seniors on fixed income, and any other financial burdens a family may encounter to help them be able to keep their family pet(s). 


We also offer Save & Surrender Assistance Program which allows a community member to save a rescue and continue to foster it while the rescue assists with the adoption process to ensure the pet finds a forever home and does not fall into the wrong hands.   

We have many dogs and cats in foster care that are HW+; meaning, longer foster care and expensive HW treatments before they can be adopted. Our fosters need puppy / dog food and cat food, heart worm preventative medications, dewormer, and flea medication while in foster care until they are found by their forever families. Please consider donating towards their care and help us as we screen homes from applicants.  

If you have extra flea preventative or heart worm preventative that maybe your pet no longer needs due to weight or other reasons, please consider donating it to us.


You can mail it to us at P.O. Box 855, Sumter, SC 29150 or call or email and we will arrange to pick it up or meet you locally.