How much will it cost me to pick up my pet from the animal shelter?

Animal Control fees are charged on an escalating scale. Fees are as follows:

  • $10 for first offense impounds
  • $20 for second offense impounds
  • $30 for third offense impounds
  • $40.00 for each subsequent offense

All animals reclaimed by their owners are required by South Carolina Code of Laws, Section 47355, to have a microchip ID implanted at first offense at an additional $10.00 cost. Microchip procedures are performed by Animal Control. Pet owners are asked to visit the shelter to identify their animals prior to reclaim if they are not microchipped or wearing ID tags. Animal Control will issue an owner redemption form which must be taken to the Municipal Building/Opera House for payment of shelter fees. All fees must be paid prior to reclaim.

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1. Where is the animal shelter located?
2. When is the Animal Control Officer available?
3. Who do I call if I have lost my dog or cat?
4. What about animals that are picked up in the County?
5. How long do you keep animals at the shelter?
6. Who do I call to report a stray dog or cat?
7. How can I report suspected animal cruelty?
8. Can I make an anonymous complaint?
9. Are dogs permitted to run loose?
10. Does Animal Control pick up dead animals on the roadside?
11. What can I do about a barking dog in my neighborhood?
12. What do I do if my dog or cat bites someone or if I’m bitten by an animal?
13. How much will it cost me to pick up my pet from the animal shelter?
14. Does animal control provide vaccines or veterinary services?
15. Are my pets required to be fixed (spayed or neutered)?