Administration, Adoptions, Animal Shelter, and Large Animal Contract
to have an environmental officer dispatched concerning a dangerous animal
Horry County Animal Care Center
1923 Industrial Park Road
Conway, SC 29526
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Saturday
Closed Sundays and County Holidays
Provide excellent care and humane treatment for all animals.
Maintain a clean and healthy environment for both animals and people.
Promote and provide healthy adoptions.
Offer excellent customer service and humane education.
Work with animal control to better serve Horry County.
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
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
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 per animal or $25.00 per litter
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
Reclaim, large animal, farm, exotic
$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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 2011 Horry County Rabies Clinics
Contact the Horry County Animal Control Division at 248-1520. They will send an officer to investigate the situation.
Horry County does not have traps available for public use.
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.
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.^ top
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.
Any animal that is not common to the area. Example: lions, monkeys, ostriches, emus, etc.
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.
Disclaimer: Cities within Horry County may have additional ordinances.State Ordinances
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. We do however, encourage feeding birds and squirrels and do not see these as a threat to the public.
If a fox, bobcat, raccoon or opossum is on your property and shows no fear of human beings you should exercise extreme caution and call the Environmental Services Department. These animals are known to be carriers of rabies and extreme caution should be taken with them.^ top
Horry County Animal Care Center
1923 Industrial Park Road, Conway, SC 29526
Take Hwy 701 north towards Loris. Go 1 mile past the Horry Telephone Company and make a left on Industrial Park Rd. Follow Industrial Park Rd down to the sharp left turn. Make a right where the road goes left and you will be in the parking lot.
Take Hwy 22 west to Hwy 701. At the off ramp, go south (left turn) 2.3 miles and make a right. When the road makes a sharp left, turn right into the department's parking lot.
Take 319 towards Conway. Make a left turn on Harris Shortcut (follow the signs for the detention center) Make a left turn on Industrial Park Road. When the road makes a sharp right, go straight into the parking lot.^ top