Our History

Foothills Humane Society (FHS) is a non-profit, 501c3 No-Kill, open-admission, adoption-guarantee animal welfare organization serving the rural foothills of Polk County, North Carolina and Landrum, Campobello and Gowensville in the northern Greenville and Spartanburg counties of South Carolina, serving an overall service area of approximately 25,000 people and approximately 1,600 animals per year through our various programs. FHS began in 1957 as the volunteer-operated, Polk County Animal Protection Society. In addition to our successful adoptions and rescue programs, we offer many volunteer opportunities, public training classes, training and behavior assistance for our shelter dogs and boast an average 97% live-release rate, meaning that approximately 97% of our animals are adopted into loving homes or transferred to reputable rescue organizations.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to shelter and care for stray and surrendered companion animals within our community; Prevent cruelty to animals; Reunite lost animals with their owners, adopt animals to qualified homes or place them with reputable rescue organizations; and Educate the public about responsible animal ownership and population control.