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Animal Control Ordinance

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Animal Control Frequently Asked Questions
Question:

What office should be called to report barking dogs, or other animal complaints?

Answer:

The Animal Control Officer takes all complaints regarding domestic animal disturbances such as barking dogs, dogs running at large, etc. within the County. The Officer will investigate the complaint and initiate action for resolution as required. Contact the Animal Control Office at 864.467.7595.

Question:

Who should I call about a dead animal in the roadway?

Answer:

Contact the Engineering & Maintenance Department at 864.467.7016 for verification of road ownership and forwarding calls to the appropriate agency to remove dead animals within road rights-of-way. If the dead animal is on private property, the property owner is responsible for removal.

Question:

What should be done with an injured stray animal?

Answer:

Notify Animal Control at 864.467.7595 or the Animal Care Services facility at 328 Furman Hall Road, 864.467.3950. After hours, contact Animal Emergency Clinic at 864.232.1898.

Question:

Does Greenville County have a leash law?

Answer:

Greenville County Ordinance 4099, "Animals: Running at Large" is an offense of the County Animal Control Ordinance. Running at large is defined as being off the premises of the owner or keeper and not under physical control of the owner/keeper by means of a leash or other similar restraining order.

Question:

What should be done or who should be called if you find or lose an animal?

Answer:

You can post your lost or found pet here: http://www.greenvillecounty.org/acs/LostFound.aspx
You may turn in a stray pet to Greenville County Animal Care at 328 Furman Hall Road, Greenville, SC 29609. The hours to turn in a stray pet can be found on the following page.

Question:

Do dogs and cats have to be vaccinated for rabies?

Answer:

South Carolina state law states that all dogs and cats must be currently vaccinated for rabies by a licensed veterinarian and the vaccination tag must be displayed around the animals neck.

Question:

Does Greenville County Animal Control have dog and cat traps available for the public to use to capture stray animals?

Answer:

Yes, the traps are used on a first-come first-serve basis, pending an emergency situation. The citizen would need to contact Animal Control, 864.467.7595, and sign an agreement accepting responsibility for the trap.

Question:

Who removes and handles wildlife such as ducks and raccoons?

Answer:

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources handles all wildlife.

 

Contact Information

Greenville County Animal
Control
328 Furman Hall Road
Greenville SC 29609

864.467.7595
864.467.3940 Fax

 

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