Animal Care CenterAnimal Care Center

The Animal Care Center provides excellent care and humane treatment for all animals while maintaining a clean and healthy environment for both animals and people. Its main goals are to promote and provide healthy adoptions and work with animal control to better serve Horry County.

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The HCACC will not refuse to accept stray pets in Horry County. If you cannot afford to pay the intake fee please speak with a Customer Service Representative.

If your pet does not have a current Rabies vaccine, we can provide that for $10.00 at the time of reclaim. Microchipping can also be provided for an additional $15.00.

You will need to show identification such as a driver's license or state issued identification and should bring photos, vet records, etc. to verify proof of ownership. This facility is not a no-kill facility. While we offer every opportunity to find homes for all the animals, there aren't enough homes for all that come in. Euthanasia decisions are based on health, temperament, and the amount of space we have available. When you surrender your pet, you give up all rights and claims to that animal. We will not contact you further. If you are not comfortable with this policy, try placing an ad in the newspaper, online, or other facility before bringing the pet here. We cannot guarantee that your pet will be adopted.

Adoptions are on a "first-come, first-served" basis. We cannot hold an animal.

The Horry County Animal Care Center accepts cash, Visa & Mastercard as acceptable forms of payment. We do not accept checks (except for donations). Full payment is due at the time services are rendered. No payment plans are acceptable.

Adoption Fees

Type Fee Description
Dogs $80.00 Includes spaying or neutering, distemper and parvo vaccines, bordatella vaccinations, rabies vaccine, heartworm testing (if over 6 months of age), deworming, Capstar (flea prevention), microchip implantation, and 30 days of free pet health insurance.
Cats $50.00 Includes spaying or neutering, feline viral rhinotracheitis, calici virus, panleukopenia vaccine, Rabies vaccine, leukemia testing (if over 6 months of age), deworming, Capstar (flea prevention), microchip implantation, and 30 days of free pet health insurance.
Ferrets / Hamsters / Gerbils / Rabbits / etc. $5.00 Does not include any tests, treatments or vaccinations. You will need to seek proper veterinary care for these.
Horses / Cows $20.00 to $150.00 Based on veterinary care provided and condition of animal. Horses include current Coggins Test and EEE vaccine.
Goats / Sheep / Hogs $10.00  
Exotic Fowl $20.00  
Chickens / Ducks / Geese $2.00  
Drop Offs $10.00/animal
or $25.00/litter
 

Reclaim Fees

Reclaim (Small Animal)
$50.00 intake fee (1st 24 hours) per animal
Second offense in 6 months- $75.00
Daily housing: $7.00 per day per animal
Any medical expenses such as intake vaccinations, deworming, or veterinary care to prevent suffering additional.
All pets over 4 months of age must have proof of current Rabies vaccination.
If your pet came in with identification such as a microchip or pet ID tag, we will take $15.00 off the Intake fee.
Reclaim (Large/Farm/Exotic Animal)
$50.00 plus $10.00 per day
2nd offense in 6 months: $100.00
Daily housing: $10.00 per day per animal
Additional Reclaim Charges
Intake vaccinations & deworming (dog & cat): $10.00
Rabies vaccination (for dogs or cats being reclaimed): $10.00
Microchip implantation (for animals being reclaimed): $15.00
Euthanasia Request
$40.00 - Call for an appointment
Rescue Groups
Fee based on services or medications the animal has received.
Rescue groups are Non-profit organizations. You must have proof of membership with a recognizable rescue group to receive these prices.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if a stray comes up to my house?
If a stray shows up, you can take it to the Animal Care Center, Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, or you can contact animal control at (843) 248-1520 to come and pick it up. Please note that they do not pick up stray cats unless they are already captured. If you cannot catch it, you will need to purchase, rent or borrow a trap from a friend or relative and capture the cat.
Can I get my pet spayed or neutered or vaccinated at the Animal Care Center?
We do not perform spay/neuter services for the public. Please check with your veterinarian or local Humane Societies for this. We are proud to begin offering low-cost vaccination clinics to the public. They are held at the end of each month. Days vary so please call for the next clinic.
When are rabies clinics?
DHEC sponsored Rabies Clinics are held the month of April. The cost of the Rabies vaccine is $10.00. For Horry County Sponsored vaccination clinics please see the information above.
How do I report animal abuse?
Contact the Horry County Animal Control Division at (843) 248-1520. They will send an officer to investigate the situation.
Can I borrow a trap?
Horry County does not have traps available for public use.
Is it against the law to feed the birds and wildlife?
It is not illegal to feed songbirds from a feeder but it is unlawful to feed migratory waterfowl in Horry County. We also do not recommend feeding wildlife as they become dependent on human interaction and then become a nuisance or danger to the public.
What is the leash law in Horry County?
There isn't an actual leash law in the county. There is a public nuisance ordinance that states that the animal must be on the owner's property or on or under the owner's control at all times. Pets cannot run at large.

Common Terms

Dangerous Animal
Any animal whose behavior constitutes a reasonable risk of injuring a human or animal or damaging personal or real property. The behavior includes, but is not limited to, an animal biting or attempting to attack a human or another animal. However, this definition shall not apply to any animal that has been subjected to provocation or if the victim has been trespassing, as defined herein, upon the animal owner's premises.
Exotic Animals
Any animal that is not common to the area. Example: lions, monkeys, ostriches, emus, etc.
Wild Animals
Any animal which can normally be found in the wild state, particularly those feral, exotic, dangerous or non-domestic animals which generally do not live in or about the habitation of humans, including but not limited to deer, lions, racoons, skunks, squirrels, snakes, alligators, bears.

For Your Information

You should not feed wild animals such as raccoons, alligators, bears or foxes. Feeding these animals will cause them to cohabitate with humans, very often creating a nuisance and possibly a threat to humans.

If a fox, bobcat, raccoon or opossum is on your property and shows no fear of human beings you should exercise extreme caution. These animals are known to be carriers of rabies and extreme caution should be taken with them.

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Department Head
Garry Gause
Contact
Phone: (843) 915-5172
Fax: (843) 915-6170
Mailing Address
1923 Industrial Park Road
Conway, SC 29526
Physical Address
1923 Industrial Park Road
Conway, SC 29526
Office Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday

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