Horry County Animal Care Center reopens after more than 30 seized animals received emergency medical treatment

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – The Horry County Animal Care Center was planning to reopen Saturday morning after being temporarily closed Friday to allow staff members to care for more than 30 animals seized as part of negligence investigation.

In a Facebook post, the center said it would reopen at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and plans to offer free adoptions for at least the next week. There is a “great need for adopters, foster homes and rescues”, the center said.

However, the animals seized as part of the investigation are not among those available for adoption, Horry County Police said Saturday.

“As many animals as possible are currently being doubled up in kennels – if you’ve ever shared bunk beds as a child, trust us when we say sharing a kennel isn’t nearly as fun,” the center said. .

All animals available for adoption are up to date on their vaccines, have been spayed or neutered and have been microchipped, the center said. Plus, PetHub QR code ID tags at time of adoption for $5.

The refuge will be open until 12:30 p.m. Saturday. It is closed on Sundays but is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

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No further information on the case was immediately available as the investigation is still in its early stages. Count on News13 for updates.

Benjamin M. Yerger