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Horry County News and Announcements


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, 9 May 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 at 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

Joseph Huffman Named New Assistant County Administrator

Conway, South Carolina – Joseph Huffman, will become Horry County’s new Assistant County Administrator of Public Safety. Huffman has been the City Manager of Pascagoula, Mississippi, since 2011 and is scheduled to begin work in Horry County on May 22.

“We welcome Joseph to Horry County as he brings a wealth of knowledge from his previous government experience in Mississippi and North Carolina,” stated County Administrator Chris Eldridge. “Joseph will be a strong and solid manager for our organization, and we are excited he is joining our team.”

Under the Public Safety Division, Huffman will oversee the following: police, fire/ems, emergency management and E911 as well as being the liaison with several other elected and appointed officials to include the Coroner, Sheriff, Magistrates, Public Defender, and the Solicitor.

Huffman was chosen from among 153 applicants for the position.  Huffman was the City Manager of Pascagoula, MS, for the past five years and was responsible for all operations of a full-service coastal municipality. Prior to Pascagoula, Huffman was a city manager throughout North Carolina to include the City of Goldsboro (2005-2011), City of Laurinburg (1999-2005), City of Havelock (1994-1999), and was also a corrections officer/sergeant at the State of North Carolina Department of Corrections (1981-1989).

Huffman received his Masters of Public Administration and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolilna.

Horry County Lifts Burn Ban

Conway, South Carolina –Due to improved conditions and effective immediately, the outdoor burning ban for unincorporated Horry County has been lifted. Horry County Fire Rescue will continue to monitor conditions and may reimpose the ban at a later date as conditions warrant.

Horry County Government has a policy allowing it to institute an outdoor burning ban whenever there's a statewide red flag alert or if weather conditions appear conducive to wildfires. 

For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at (843) 915-5190.

Outdoor Burn Ban Issued for Horry County

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Government has initiated an outdoor burning ban effective immediately for unincorporated Horry County.  This ban will remain in place until further notice.

The ban has been placed due to low relative humidity and wind speeds.  Outdoor burning is strictly prohibited until during the ban and such burning if it occurs would be in violation of law.

For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at (843) 915-5190.

Horry County Government Weekly Update for April 10-14, 2017

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, releases, events, and road construction for the week of April 10-14, 2017.