The Large Animal Rescue Team offers 24/7 emergency services for equine and livestock and is staffed by Aiken Public Safety. Your donation assists in specialized training of the officers as well as obtaining and maintaining 2 large animal ambulances and equipment. Your donation goes directly toward their training and equipment. There are no administrative fees.

Aiken Volunteer Mounted Unit is an all volunteer unit developed in partnership with Aiken Public Safety, serving as ambassadors to our community. Any donation received goes to providing on-going training for the horses and riders and maintaining our General Liability Insurance. The AVMU provides their own horses, tack, training, transportation, and other necessities required to provide volunteer services. There are no salaries or administrative fees directed to AVMU. In light of that, seeking community support is of utmost importance. Your support in any form of donation would be gratefully appreciated. As a 501(c)3 organization, we will be happy to provide a letter for tax purposes.

How to Donate

Aiken is a unique and special community, and YOU are a part of that when you support AVMU and The Large Animal Rescue Team.

Charitable Donations to AVMU and/or LART (tax deductible)

Your gift of ANY amount is sincerely appreciated! To securely donate $10, click the Pay with PayPal button below. To increase your donation in increments of $10, please select the number of “items” … for example 5 to donate $50, 10 to donate $100. etc. On behalf of AVMU, LART and your Aiken community, Thank You!!


You may also submit your donation by check made payable to AVMU and mailed to PO Box 5517, Aiken, SC 29804


We welcome corporate and small business sponsorships. Please contact AVMU president Carol McElwee to learn about opportunities to partner with us.


Fill out the from below to request information about volunteering with the Aiken Volunteer Mounted Unit. There are many ways to get involved with varying levels of time commitment and skills required, both for riders and non-riders.

Thank You!

We couldn’t do it without you. Our heartfelt thanks to ….

The Willcox, Aiken, SC for their gracious hospitality for our meetings.

Aiken Embroidery and Design for their quality workmanship and customer service.

Kendra DeKay Equestrian Services LLC  website creation

The Daly Grind  Karen Daly, logo design