Animal Control

*For all non-emergency and minor animal-related calls, individuals need to contact our Environmental Enforcement Department at (864) 596-3582 and follow the available options. The same phone number applies during normal working hours and after hours. Please only call 911 for true animal-related emergencies. An example of an animal emergency could include an active report of a canine or feline being hit by a car, an active attack or report of an aggressive animal.


Environmental Enforcement Animal Control Officers enforce local and state laws pertaining to pets. Officers handle such items as the removal of stray and or vicious domesticated animals, nuisance pets and cruelty violations.

Animal Control Officers set traps for stray domesticated animals. Citizens may call and request a trap. Each Officer has an assigned area and maintains a first come, first serve list for the traps.

Spartanburg County Ordinance 0-12-01 section 6-17 prohibits pets from Running at Large. At Large means being off the property of the owner or keeper and not under restraint.

Spartanburg County Ordinance 0-12-01 section 6-8 is know as Rabies Control and states that no person shall own, keep or harbor any dog or cat over four months of age within Spartanburg County unless such dog or cat is vaccinated against rabies.

All strays and pets found to be running at large are housed at Greenville County Animal Care's facility, which is located at 328 Furman Hall Road in Greenville South Carolina. Contact information is (864) 467-3950.

Greenville County Animal Care's normal hours of operation for the public is Monday - Friday, 12 pm - 7 pm and Saturday, 11 am - 6 pm. The facility is closed on Sundays and on County Holidays.

For more information about how to adopt or foster a pet, please visit our friends at Greenville County Animal Care.

Want to help lost pets find their way home?

If a dog is found, text the word FOUND to (864) 467-3950 to get step-by-step guidance on how to successfully reunite a lost dog with its owner. Pet owners looking for their lost dog are asked to text LOST to (864) 467-3950. 

You can also click here to view other Lost & Found resources.

Humane Tethering of Pets and Sheltering Requirements. 

Large Animals

If you may be interested in fostering livestock, please complete the form below.

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