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Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters
of South Carolina & Sun City


Lancaster Animal Shelter
118 Kennel Lane

Lancaster, SC 29720
Phone: (803) 286-8103

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© 2019 by LASS ~ Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters of South Carolina & Sun City



Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters
of South Carolina



In 2013, two Sun City residents, Susan White and Janine Gross, decided to take a few bags of cat food to the Lancaster County Animal Shelter. The women were dismayed to see the conditions there and immediately started recruiting friends to help furnish food and supplies, and to do hands-on volunteering at the shelter. Their group, PAWS Rescue Helpers, was the beginning of LASS—Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters. 

Fast forward to 2019 and LASS now has over 150 members, both within and outside Sun City. But more active participants are needed… for both hands-on and behind the scenes volunteering. Assistance with fundraising is essential. Last year, LASS raised more than $30,000 for supplies and medical care to benefit the shelter’s animals.

Advocacy by LASS was pivotal in the recent decision by County Council to construct a new $3 million animal shelter in Lancaster County. Construction began in May, 2019.  The bright, clean new shelter will provide expanded fundraising and volunteer opportunities for LASS members. Please join us!

LASS NEWS                                   


LASS will have a Wine & Cheese Meet and Greet on November 14th, 3:00-5:00 at The Lodge in Sun City Carolina Lakes. All LASS members, guests, and prospective members from inside and outside Sun City are invited! We hope to see folks from all over the county as we push to grow our organization. Please RSVP by email: or by phoning Arlene McCarthy at 803-396-8678. Feel free to leave a message.

Directions: Come into Sun City off Hwy 521 at the waterfall entrance. Follow Del Webb Blvd all the way to the end. That takes you directly to The Lodge parking lot.


The pre-owned jewelry sale has been canceled for November 14th. LASS will have several tables at the Sun City Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday, November 16th, 10-2, where the jewelry will be sold.