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Laurens County Animal Services and Control’s mission is to:

  • promote responsible domestic
  • protect the public from nuisance domestic pets/livestock roaming throughout the County
  • provide a temporary shelter for stray, unwanted or homeless domestic pets.

All activities shall be in compliance with State and local laws and regulations and performed by a humane and professional staff.

Hot Weather and Your Pet

We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger, especially leaving your pet in an automobile. To prevent your pet from overheating, take these simple precautions:

  • Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot or humid outdoors. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun, be careful not to over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it’s extremely hot.
  • Know the symptoms of overheating in pets, which include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, stupor or even collapse. Symptoms can also include seizures, bloody diarrhea and vomit along with an elevated body temperature of over 104 degrees.
  • Animals with flat faces, like Pugs and Persian cats, are more susceptible to heat stroke since they cannot pant as effectively. These pets, along with the elderly, the overweight, and those with heart or lung diseases, should be kept cool in air-conditioned rooms as much as possible.
  • Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle. It lead to fatal heat stroke.
  • When the temperature is very high, don’t let your dog linger on hot asphalt. Being so close to the ground, your pooch’s body can heat up quickly, and sensitive paw pads can burn. Keep walks during these times to a minimum.

For other tips visit American Society for the Prevention Cruelty to Animals

Adoptions Available


Make a Donation

Laurens County Animal Control is an agency of Laurens County government. Our operating budget is funded by the tax payers. As an animal control department, we respond to hundreds of calls each month. Our average animal intake is around 100 dogs per month. We are trying to create a new environment and bring about positive changes to our county.


Pedigree adult dry dog food
Pedigree Puppy dry dog food
Pedigree can dog food.

Animal Items

Clean towels, washcloths, sheets and blankets
Water Buckets, Feeding dishes

Miscellaneous Supplies

Blue Dawn
Laundry detergent

Medical and testing supplies

HW testing, Parvo test kits, Sedation medicine

Donations can be made to:
Clinton Animal Hospital
404 Willard Rd.
Clinton, SC 29325
(864) 833-2487


Laurens County Animal Shelter
79 Mount Vernon Church Rd.
Laurens, SC 29360