How long do you keep animals at the shelter?

Animal Shelter hold times are governed under Title 47 of the South Carolina Code of Laws. Animal Control operates in accordance with state mandates. Unidentifiable stray animals are held for a minimum of five days. Identifiable animals (dogs and cats with ID tags, microchip ID or a known owner) are held for a minimum of 14 days. Animals that remain unclaimed following their hold period become the property of the City of Abbeville and are summarily made available for public adoption, transferred to authorized rescue organizations, or humanely euthanized.

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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)?