Horry County Animal Care Center to reopen at full capacity and run free adoptions

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A day after the Horry County Animal Care Center announced its closure on Saturday, the center will be open to the public.

The HCACC announced on Saturday morning that it will be open at 10:30 a.m. and staff will be carrying out free adoptions for at least the next week.

The HCACC also said it is at capacity and “is in dire need of adopters, foster families and rescues”. The center will also have QR code identification tags for purchase at the time of adoption.

It comes after the center said on Friday it had taken in more than 30 seized animals who were receiving emergency medical treatment after an investigation into animal neglect. Information regarding the animals seized or the investigation in general was not immediately available.

Officials said those animals would also not be up for adoption starting Saturday.

The Horry County Police Department told WMBF News in a statement that no photos or video of the animals involved in the investigation are available.

The refuge will be open until 12:30 p.m. Saturday and will reopen Monday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

You can view HCACC’s adoptable pets here.

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Benjamin M. Yerger