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Cherokee County

 

 

Animal Control


  • Cherokee County Animal Control is located at: (April 1st 2016)
  • 312 E Frederick St (Sheriff's Office)
  • Gaffney, SC 29340
  • Phone: 864.487.8529
  • Fax: 864.487.2758
  • Animal Control Hours of Operation:
  • Monday – Friday
  • 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Officers:
  • Donnie Crowe, Supervisor
  • Todd Coggins
 
  • The Animal Shelter is open to the public:
  • 300 Yale St
  • Gaffney, SC  29341
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  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Employees:
  • Kelly Ellis, Supervisor
  • Jonathan McNeil

Click here to fill out a form to report a complaint about an animal.

Click here to fill out a form to request a trap.

If you lose a trap the fees are as follows:

  • Large Trap: $225.00
  • Small Trap: $125.00
  • Cat Trap: $65.00

You are responsible for returning the trap to animal control. If a stray is caught, please contact animal control and they will come collect the animal in the trap.

KEEPING YOUR ANIMAL UNDER CONTROL

The following is the definition of keeping your animal under control as defined in Section 473-50 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976 as amended. This is also the definition used in the Cherokee County Animal Control Ordinance.

KEEPING YOUR ANIMAL UNDER RESTRAINT

An animal controlled by means of a chain, leash, fence or other restraining device, or which is sufficiently near the owner or keeper to be directly under such person’s control and which is obedient to that person’s commands, or which is on the property of the owner’s, or is on property by that owner’s permission, or is within a vehicle being driven or parked.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE ABOVE ORDINANCE MAY RESULT IN JAIL TIME AND / OR A FINE OF $212.00

FAILURE TO INOCULATE

This is the definition of Inoculation: Pets shall be inoculated annually: Under section 47-5-60, has to be done by a licensed Veterinarian; by South Carolina Code of Laws.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE ABOVE ORDINANCE MAY RESULT IN JAIL TIME AND / OR A FINE OF $523.00

Click here for additional Animal Control Information