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Horry County Animal Care Center Vaccination Clinic Cancelled

Conway, South Carolina – The vaccination clinic that Horry County Animal Care Center (HCACC) was to hold, 12 September 2017, has been cancelled due to the potential impacts from Hurricane Irma. Additionally, all the spay/neuter clinic appointments scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2017, have been cancelled.

For more information, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172



Horry County Moves to OPCON 5

Date: 29 August 2017

Time: 8 a.m.

Subtropical Storm 10 Update:

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County has moved to Operating Condition (OPCON) 5, which is normal operating conditions, as of this morning. The Horry County Emergency Operations Center was not opened however Horry Emergency Management is available for questions, concerns, etc. 

Beachgoers should continue to heed the advice of lifeguards as the National Weather Service still lists our area under a moderate rip current risk. This means that beachgoers should swim close to lifeguards and obey the flag warning system. 

Residents in low lying or flood prone areas along the Waccamaw River are advised to monitor the water levels closely as the National Weather Service river forecast has the river peaking at 11’5” on Thursday, August 31, 2017. 

Drivers are cautioned to NEVER DRIVE THROUGH WATER!  It only takes a small amount of water to sweep a vehicle away. 

For more information, call Horry County Emergency Management at 843-915-5150 or visit Horry County’s website. Horry County Emergency Management can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.



Horry County Moves to OPCON 4

Date: 28 August 2017

Time: 8 a.m.

Potential Tropical Cyclone 10 Update:

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County has moved to a Level 4 Operating Condition (OPCON 4) as of 8 a.m. this morning in preparation for potential tropical cyclone 10.  OPCON 4 puts Horry County on “alert” status, which means county officials have begun discussions with South Carolina Emergency Management, coastal communities including local municipalities, and will continue to monitor the situation closely. The Horry County Emergency Operations Center is not activated at this time, however Horry County Emergency Management will continue to keep the public aware of changes in the forecast and appropriate action will be taken as necessary. 

In anticipation of possible effects on Horry County from the tropical system, the National Weather Service issued a tropical storm watch for all of coastal South Carolina.  A tropical storm watch means that hazardous weather is likely in the warning area within the next 48-hours. 

Horry County may see winds to 35 miles per hour as the system moves by with rainfall amounts of three to six inches or more possible. Citizens are reminded to never drive through moving water, to avoid flooded areas and to report any downed power lines to the utility company. 

Citizens should also have their family hurricane plans in place; including items that may be needed like water, batteries, flashlights, etc.  Additional hurricane information can be found on Horry County’s website at www.horrycounty.org.




Horry County Animal Care Center to Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center (HCACC) will hold a vaccination clinic, 15 August 2017, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway. The following services will be offered:

  • Distemper/Parvo                   $10--must be at least 8-weeks old (canine)
  • Bordatella                              $10--must be at least 8-weeks old (canine)
  • Rabies                                   $10--must be at least 4-months old (canine & feline)
  • Microchip                               $15--must be at least 8-weeks old (canine & feline)
  • Rhinotracheitis/Calici            $10--must be at least 8-weeks old (feline)

Dogs and cats are both welcome; dogs must be on a hand-held leash and cats must be in a pet carrier.

The Animal Care Center also holds low cost spay/neuter clinics, which are open to all residents of Horry County. The cost for cats is $50 and dogs are $80 (discounted fees are available for residents receiving government assistance). Contact the HCACC for more information or to make an appointment.

To help homeless animals find loving homes, the HCACC offers discounted adoptions the first Friday and Saturday of each month. The discounted fee typically includes spaying/neutering, vaccines, heartworm or leukemia testing, heartworm and flea preventative, intestinal parasite treatment and microchipping. Qualifying new pet parents also get 30-days free pet health insurance and coupons from local pet businesses. 

To view animals currently available for adoption, stray intakes or for more information on the monthly clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website

****CHRISTMAS IN JULY**** ALL PETS AT THE HORRY COUNTY ANIMAL CARE CENTER ONE YEAR OF AGE AND OLDER ARE JUST $30 TO ADOPT UNTIL THE END OF JULY!



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