The South Carolina Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in Charleston in 1880 to combat rampant cruelty to animals and an epidemic of stray dogs. In 1940, the Society adopted the name of its board president, John Ancrum.
Today, the JASPCA takes in more than 13,000 animals a year. In addition to operating two adoption centers, it has a low-cost spay/neuter clinic, has taken a leadership role in prosecuting dog-fighting rings in our state, and offers a range of educational programs. JASPCA continues to fight animal cruelty and neglect daily, find safe homes for abandoned animals and reduce pet over-population.
more information may be obtained at www.jaspca.com