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:
What should be done with dead animals?
Answer:
Contact the Public Services and Facilities Department at (864) 467-7016 for assistance in disposal of dead animals on public property or roads. 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/lost_found.asp
You may turn in a found pet to Greenville County Animal Care at 328 Furman Hall Road, Greenville, SC 29609 during the following hours: Monday Friday: 12 noon 7 p.m., Saturday: 11 a.m. 6 p.m.

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.