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North Augusta Animal Control
61 Claypit Road
North Augusta, SC 29841

803-441-4298

Animal control services are provided within the city limits and an Animal Control Officer is on duty Monday through Friday from 8:15a.m. - 4:15p.m.

Pet Ownership

No more than three (3) dogs or three (3) cats, four months of age or older, may be kept on any residential premises. Pet owners are required to keep their animal(s) under restraint at all times and should be placed on a leash whenever outside of the owner's property. Owners are required to assure that an identification tag or plate, indicating the name and address of the owner, is securely fastened to the animal's collar or harness. All animals kept within the City of North Augusta are required to be inoculated against rabies and appropriately tagged.

Impounding Animals

All domestic or domesticated animal or fowl found running at large may be impounded by an Animal Control Officer. Additionally, section 5-24(b) of the City Code states that "any person may seize any animal found on such person's premises and deliver it to the pound to be impounded..."

The city provides humane traps to assist residents in impounding animals that are running at large. Immediately upon impounding any animal, the impounding officer shall make reasonable effort to notify the owner.

Impounded animals may be reclaimed by the owner within Five working days by payment of $25 per pet per day for the first day & $10.00 per day thereafter and $35 per pet per day for the first day and $10.00 per day thereafter for subsequent incidences. All owners are required to show a current certificate of rabies vaccination prior to the release of any animal In addition, You must have proof that your animal has been microchipped.(SC Code 47-3-55) . If you cannot provide proof you will need to bring a prepaid receipt for your vaccination and Microchip from a Veterinarian, claim the animal from the City, and return to have your animal vaccinated. Animals not picked up within five working days become the property of the city and may be humanely destroyed, or, upon being spayed or neutered, placed in the custody of a responsible and suitable owner.

For additional information, please call 803.441.4298.