Animal Shelter


Please be advised that effective Monday, June 29, 2020, the Lancaster County Animal Shelter will be operating with the following restrictions:

  • Masks are NOW MANDATORY on shelter grounds for the safety of staff and visitors. If you don't have a mask, one will be provided.
  • There will be a limited number of people viewing animals at one time. Please be patient while visiting and maintain social distancing.
  • We will NOT be offering microchips for the time being.
  • Owner reclaims will be allowed. Please call 803-286-8103 (opt. 2) to schedule a pick up time.
  • No owner surrenders at this time. Please call 803-286-8103 (opt.2) for questions or concerns.
  • For complaints regarding a stray animal, animal neglect or animal abuse, please contact Animal Control at 803-283-3388 (opt 4).

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Office Information

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Alan Williams
Shelter Manager

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1809
Lancaster, SC 29721
877-241-7299 Fax