If you would like to report a stray animal in Richland County or the City of Columbia, call the City at (803) 776-PETS (7387) or the County at (803) 929-6000.
Be a voice for the voiceless. If you know of any animal in need, even if it is minor, call the City at (803) 776-PETS (7387) or the County at (803) 929-6000. Often a situation can be corrected simply by educating the owner. Other times, it is dire and it is in the best interest to remove the animal from their home.
Help Prevent Bites.Should you come across a stray, here are a few tips.
- Don't run from a dog as it has a natural instinct to chase. Stand still; usually the dog will sniff you, then leave you alone.
- Don't touch a sick, injured or scared animal; it may bite you out of fear or surprise.
- Avoid staring into a dog's eyes; they may think you are threatening them.
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
127 Humane Lane
Columbia, South Carolina 29209
Victoria Riles, Superintendent
(803) 776-PETS (7387)