Animal Control

FOUNTAIN INN ANIMAL CONTROL

Animal Control provides control and enforcement services to the city, to maintain public safety and health while ensuring animals are treated humanely.   Due to facilities and staffing, Fountain Inn animal control only accepts canines. 

Normal hours of operation for Animal Control during the week are, Monday- Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm and Friday from 9 am to 11 am.

If you are in need of Animal Control assistance please contact us:

Animal Control Main Line: (864) 409-3310.

After Hours Animal Control: (864) 862-4461.


SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (SCDNR)

The SCDNR provides help with nature and wildlife around the home and can be contacted at 800-922-5431. 


ANIMAL CONTROL FEES

Service

Fee

Reclaim Dog

$75 (plus $10 per day boarding fee)

Unwanted Dog

$25 (for City to pick up)

 

WILDLIFE REHAB OF GREENVILLE

The Wildlife Rehab center instructs callers on what to do when an injured or orphaned animal or bird of prey is found. Wildlife Rehab of Greenville is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned wildlife in the seven counties of the Upstate. You can contact them at 864-233-0339.

MUNICIPAL CODE FOR ANIMAL CONTROL

The City of Fountain Inn Municipal Code includes ordinances related to animals, including regulations for licensing, nuisance animals, impoundment, fees and penalties.  Animal Control Ordinance

DOG LICENSING

A current metal rabies tag, issued by a licensed veterinarian within the State of South Carolina, shall be considered a license for dogs and cats within the city limits of Fountain Inn. The tag shall at all times be attached to a collar or harness worn by the dog for which the rabies certificate and tag has been issued. In other words, your rabies tag is your pet's license.

LEASH LAW

All dogs when off the private property where the dog is housed shall be in the control of the owner on a leash at all times.  Leashes shall not exceed 12 feet in length.  All person in control of the animal must be able to maintain the animal when off their private property.

UPSTATE VET EMERGENCY AND SPECIALTY CARE

Call 864-233-7650. The emergency clinic is a fully staffed after-hours emergency facility in the Greenville area, located at 393 Woods Lake Road. The Upstate Vet Emergency Care Clinic is open from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and 24 hours a day on weekends, starting at 6 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Monday.

PET POISON HELPLINE

The Pet Poison Helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be reached at 800-213-6680. There is a $35 per case fee charged.

DEAD ANIMAL REMOVAL / CITY OF FOUNTAIN INN

Call the Solid Waste Division at 864-409-3310 for assistance with disposal of dead animals on public property or roads in Fountain Inn city limits. If the dead animal is on private property, the property owner is responsible for removal.

DEAD ANIMAL REMOVAL / COUNTY OF GREENVILLE

Contact the Public Services and Facilities Department at 864-467-7016 for assistance with disposal of dead animals on public property or roads. If the dead animal is on private property, the property owner is responsible for removal.

GREENVILLE HUMANE SOCIETY

The Humane Society is located at 305 Airport Road and can be reached at 864-242-3626. The Humane Society feeds, houses and provides medical care for unwanted animals in the Greenville community. Contact them to adopt a pet needing a good home.