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Horry County News and Announcements


Animal Care Center to Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic on August 16, 2013, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the animal shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway. The Clinic will offer the following services:

  • 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 will be holding these clinics monthly.

To help homeless animals in Horry County find loving homes, the Animal Care Center will offer discounted adoptions Friday, September 6, 2013, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday, September 7, 2013, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Potential adopters are encouraged to visit and spend time with the animal they are interested in. Most of the animals are already spayed or neutered and have their shots up to date, however younger animals may need to be returned later to have shots and/or spay/neutering done. The paperwork is easy and only takes a few minutes to fill out. For this event, adoption fees will be discounted to just $40 for dogs (normally $80) and $25 (normally $50) for cats which includes spaying/neutering, vaccines including Rabies, heartworm or leukemia testing, heartworm and flea preventative, intestinal parasite treatment and micro-chipping. Qualifying new pet parents also get 30-days free pet health insurance and coupons from local pet businesses. 

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

Know your Zone Hurricane Town Hall Meetings

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Emergency Management will host several town hall meetings for the public on the Know Your Zone hurricane evacuation zones.

C.B. Berry Community and Historical Center, 2250 Highway 179, Little River
North Strand/Little River Areas - July 30 at 6:00 p.m.
South Strand Recreation, 9650 Scipio Lane, Myrtle Beach
South Strand Areas - August 6 at 7:00 p.m.
James R. Frazier Community Center, 1370 Bucksport Road, Conway
Bucksport Area - August 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Carolina Forest Recreation Center, 2254 Carolina Forest Boulevard, Myrtle Beach
Carolina Forest Area-August 21 at 6 p.m.

There are three hurricane evacuation zones, which incorporates more land mass and requires additional people living in those areas to leave during certain hurricanes based on surge inundation instead of category of storm. It will be important for every resident to know if they live in a hurricane evacuation zone and what to do when asked to leave. Residents can visit the Horry County Emergency Management’s website at to view the hurricane evacuation zone maps and related information on how to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.

To Know Your Zone and to learn more about hurricane planning, please visit Horry County Emergency Management at or call (843) 915-5150.

The L.W. Paul Living History Farm 9th "Annual Tobacco Heritage Day"

August 3, 2013 -- The friends of the Horry County Museum will be sponsoring the 9th annual Tobacco Heritage Festival on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 9:00am until 3:00 pm. Hand tying and stringing of tobacco and a variety of domestic activities such as grinding grits and meal, cooking on a wood stove, blacksmithing, soap making and traditional music, etc. will be demonstrated at the L. W. Paul Living History Farm located at the corner of Hwy 701 North and Harris Shortcut Road in Conway, SC. Live music, children’s activities, and interpretations of rural farm life in Horry County during the early 20th century will be featured as well. For more information, please contact the L. W. Paul Living History Farm on 2279 Harris Shortcut Road, Conway at 843-365-3596 or email or the Horry County Museum located on the corner of 5th Avenue and Main Street in historic downtown Conway, SC, at 843-915-5320 or e-mail

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Horry County to Host Equine Disaster Preparedness Workshop

Conway, South Carolina — The Horry County Animal Care Center and Horry County Emergency Management will host an Equine Disaster Preparedness Workshop Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue, Conway.

Speakers from the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, Clemson University, and Horry County Emergency Management will discuss emergency preparedness, evacuation tips, important health issues and other topics for horse owners.

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

Horry County Offices to Close for Independence Day

Conway, South Carolina – All Horry County offices, other than public safety operations, will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2013, in observance of Independence Day. Regular courts may be in operation in the Horry County Government & Justice Center and all jurors, witnesses, etc. will be required to be present.