Animals brought in as strays without identification are kept for a minimum of four business days for owner redemption. Exception are animals that are suffering or are dangerous to humans or other animals, which may be euthanized before the time period is up. After four business days, the animals become the property of DCHS and are no-longer “reclaim-able.” Anyone wishing to reclaim their animals after this time period must follow our normal adoption process.

Reclaims Fees:

$25 Reclaim Fee (Darlington County Code Section 6-17)
$20 Microchip Fee (S.C. Code Ann. § 47-3-55)
$10 Rabies Vaccine Fee (S.C. Code Ann. § 47-3-40; Darlington County Code Section 6-17)
$10 Per Night Boarding Fee (Darlington County Code Section 6-17)