Horry County Animal Care Center overcapacity after 130 animals brought in from 2 surveys
CONWAY, SC (WBTW) — After taking in 130 animals in five days following two investigations, officials said the Horry County Animal Care Center in Conway was overcapacity.
Officials said Tuesday morning that 270 animals were being cared for at the shelter. On Monday, the shelter took in 59 emaciated, dehydrated and neglected dogs after an investigation. Another 44 dogs, 13 chickens, 12 ducks, a mini horse and a goat were brought in on Thursday after another investigation.
The center will remain closed all weekend while officials tend to the animals; however, adoptions will resume at the Tamroc Kennels, located at 201 Bush Drive, Myrtle Beach, which is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
“There are so many people in need that ACC had no choice but to lease space from a community partner to house 31 of the current adoptables until they find forever homes” said a county spokesperson. “Community members who have a heart to adopt or foster are urged to do so now.”
Despite the influx of new animals, the spokesperson said authorities would continue to pursue cases of neglect.
“We are committed to fulfilling our duties as a public safety refuge – we can’t stop pursuing cases of animal neglect and holding those responsible accountable for their actions,” the spokesperson said. “We are committed to finding a home for every adoptable and treatable animal possible – we will not euthanize for space. To do both, we need your support. We need animal lovers to adopt, to foster, to support the work done at ACC day in and day out.
All adoptable animals at Tamroc are free, neutered, up to date on vaccines and microchipped.
“In the coming days, after grooming, neutering, dental work, vaccinations and microchipping, the shelter anticipates that most of the animals from last week’s case will be available for adoption,” the spokesperson said. county. “Among these animals are a number of small dogs, mainly poodles.
“We appreciate the understanding and patience of our community as we continue to work to bring adoptable animals into loving homes, as well as provide sick and injured animals with life-saving care.”
Animals will begin to be available for adoption around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Once available, adoption fees will be $100 for small dogs, $150 for mini horse, $100 for goat and $10 for chickens and ducks.