Established in 2005, The Animal Advocates is a non-profit auxiliary organization that supports the animals of Barnwell County and the Barnwell County Shelter.
Mission: Our mission is to provide care and shelter for stray, abandoned and abused cats and dogs in our community; to place these animals in stable and loving permanent homes; to promote and provide spay/neuter surgeries to reduce the animal population; and, to make the public aware and educate the community on the proper care and treatment of all animals.
General Information Our Friend for Life Center is strictly provided to help the animals of Barnwell County. The Animal Advocates pull adoptable animals from the Barnwell County Animal Shelter that would otherwise be euthanized. It is our policy that we cannot accept animals from the public.
Come Meet Our Pets...
10975 Marlboro Avenue Barnwell, SC 29812
Tuesday-Saturday: 11AM-3PM All other days/hours please schedule an appointment ahead of time
Our Adoption Process...
When have a three day waiting period once a potential adopter has submitted an Adoption Application in order for us to check vet references and process the paperwork.
All of our animals are current on vaccines and have been spayed/neutered (unless too young in which case we have adopters sign a spay/neuter agreement).
Fees for the dogs vary depending on breed, age and temperament but are generally between $125-$175.
Thank You! Your message has been sent to Animal Advocates.
You'll receive a copy, too, at
to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter!
Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures,
on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.