IF YOU MUST SURRENDER A PET
Ask yourself these questions:
Did I have my pet spayed or neutered? This helps stop the 3-5 million unwanted litters per year and assists my pet in not being susceptible to prostrate cancer, breast cancer or behavior issues.
Did I offer my pet professional training?
Could I find a place to live that accepts animals?
Did I exhaust all my means for caring for my pet?
If you are unable to keep you pet and live in Berkeley County, we accept all domesticated animals, regardless of health, behavior, potential adoptability or shelter space. Hours of intake are Monday – Friday from 12pm-6pm and Saturday from 12pm – 4pm. We intake animals at our Shelter Location ONLY. (502 Cypress Gardens Rd. Moncks Corner, SC. 29461). Please do not bring your animal to our adoption center or spay and neuter clinic.
What to bring: To help your pet find his new home, please bring all medical records at the time of surrender. Toys, bedding, food etc. that they are familiar with are also welcome.
Owner surrender fees: $50. We accept exact cash, credit or debt cards.
If you have lost your pet please come to our shelter and fill out a lost report. You are the only person that can identify your pet, because many animals look alike. A staff member will check and see if we have any animals that match your pet's description. Stray animals are held for five days, and it is very important for you to file the report as soon as you lose your pet. If you are unable to make it during our business hours you can fill out a lost report and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage you to send pictures,to come in person, and check back every few days.
Some other idea’s to help find your pet:
• Check other shelters as well, pets will travel. Dorchester county SPCA 843-871-3820,Charleston County Shelter 843-747-4849, Pet Helpers 843-795-1110
• Check Craig’s list and local newspapers ad’s
• Check with your neighbors and post signs
• Call area Vet offices and emergency Vet clinic’s
• If your pet is micro chipped, make sure your information is up to date with the micro chip company
Animal control: Friend or Foe?
That’s easy to answer FRIEND. People don’t understand the great service animal control provides. They risk their lives every day to keep the communities safe.
People misunderstand their role in the community, they save us everyday from unsafe animals, diseased animals, reptiles, and they keep our loved ones that may have thought they wanted a day of running free in great outdoors, but were unaware of the dangers out there, like cars, trucks, poisons that might be in others yards or on the street. They are true heroes. They help reunite us with our lost loved ones.
Something else people don’t under either, they are the law. They are the police for the animals. They are the voice of the animal. They have the same rights as a police officer. If you were pulled over by a police officer for speeding, you wouldn’t talk back or tear up the ticket he just gave you for speeding. Animal control doesn’t like giving out citations any more than a police officer likes pulling you over. But it is they’re job to keep the community safe. They all take it serious. They care about the animals and the community. So please treat them with the respect they deserve.
Did you know that State of South Carolina law says that if you feed a stray or take in a stray and keep it for more than 5 days, that animal is considered your animal? It becomes your personal property. So if you find a stray cat or dog, please call animal control. It is very dangerous for you or your own pets to try to capture what may be a feral animal that is carrying disease or might bite you. So let the professionals do that for you.
If you live in Berkley County call 719-4210
Educational Brochure Series:
This collection of educational information is a valuable support system for new adopters, behavior line callers and students. These brochures cover topics from introducing a new pet into the home to the importance of spaying and neutering. All titles are free. JUST CLICK AND LEARN!