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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, March 13, 2018, 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



Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize the Galivants Ferry Convenience Store March 7, 2018, at 3 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Joseph William Holliday (J. W.) opened a farm supply store in 1869, in Galivants Ferry next to the Little Pee Dee River. The original establishment was called The Pee Dee Store and became a major provider of farm supplies in the Western portion of Horry County. Today patrons know the store as the Galivants Ferry Convenience Store, which supplies visitors and residents alike with a variety of items. Currently, the store is owned by J. W.’s descendants; Billy Holliday, Betty Holliday McLeod, Judson Holliday, Christy Holliday Douglas, and Russell Holliday, and stands on the historical site of the Galivants Ferry Stump Meetings. 

The Horry County Legacy Business Recognition Program pays tribute to local businesses that have contributed to the economic heritage of Horry County for more than 50 continuous years.

The Galivants Ferry Convenience Store is located at 135 Highway 501, in Galivants Ferry. For more information, contact Lou Conklin, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at (843) 915-5340.



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, February 13, 2018, 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



Horry County to Host First Annual International Drive Road Race

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Government Wellness Committee is excited to announce the First Annual International Drive Road Race. The event takes place on April 29, 2018, and features a 5K, 10K, and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run. Both the 5K and 10K courses will be USATF certified and sanctioned. Participants are able to compete in both the 5K and 10K with the top 1st-3rd overall male and female runners receiving cash awards. Each participant receives a finisher medal. Registration for all three races is now open, and fees currently range from $5-$30. Registration fees include a high quality t-shirt, a finishers medal and refreshments at the finish line. Fun Run participants have the option of purchasing a t-shirt.     

Wellness Committee Member John Bodner has been heading up the event and says, “We are excited about the first year of this race and look forward to seeing the race grow and continue each year.” 

Black Dog Running Company is managing the event. Second Wind Race Timing will be the official timing company. The 5K and 10K courses will use chip timing devices attached to the participant bib to record each runner's time.

For more information and to register for the event, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/MyrtleBeach/1stAnnualInternationalDriveRoadRace



Horry County Animal Care Center Reduces Pet Adoption Fee for December

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center (HCACC) wants all homeless pets in Horry County to be Home for the Holidays! To accomplish this, all dog and cat adoptions for the month of December are half price! Dogs are just $40 and include spaying/neutering, distemper and parvo vaccines, bordatella vaccines, rabies vaccines, heartworm testing (if over six months of age), deworminig, flea prevention, microchipping and 30-days of free pet health insurance.  Cats are just $25 and include spaying/neutering, feline viral rhinotracheitis vaccine, calici virus vaccine, panleukopenia vaccine, rabies vaccine, leukemia testing (if over six months of age), deworming, flea prevention, microchipping and 30-days of free pet health insurance.

For more information or to view pets currently available for adoption and stray intakes contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, visit us on Facebook, or visit our website



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