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Orangeburg County’s Animal Control Ordinance outlines the definition of what is considered an "animal at large" and specifies what constitutes legal justification for taking such animals into custody.
Please refer to the County Animal Control Ordinance documents for more information.
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The Orangeburg County Animal Control Office takes all complaints regarding domestic animal disturbances such as barking dogs, dogs running at large, etc. within the County. The responding Officer will investigate the complaint and initiate action for resolution as required. Contact the Animal Control Office at 803-534-0045.
Contact Animal Control at 803-534-0045 or the Division of Public Services at 803-533-6164 for finding 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.
Notify Animal Control at 803-534-0045. Please take the animal to a veterinarian if it is your pet.
Seek immediate medical attention. If a citizen witnesses a dog or cat attacking a person, notify the rabies control officer in the health department (South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control can be reached at 803-898-3432) or Animal Control Office to receive instructions as to what to do. Remember, “Rabies Kills” - no bite should be ever considered minor!
Yes. Orangeburg County Ordinance 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.
No, the traps are used by officers on complaint calls on a first-call, first-serve basis, pending an emergency situation. The citizen would need to contact Animal Control, 803-534-0045, and once an officer has responded to your complaint you must sign an agreement allowing a trap to be set.
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, who can be reached at 800-922-5431, handles all wildlife.
No, pet owners are responsible for finding homes for their unwanted pets. You may contact Animal Control at 803-534-0045 for assistance if you have questions.
Yes! The Orangeburg County Animal Control pet adoption program runs Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm. Any animals that the shelter has available for adoption can be viewed on our Facebook page.
No. Any person wishing to have their animal spayed or neutered can contact a local veterinarian of their choosing.