Skip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
top story

Horry County shelter closed to care for seized neglected animals, no details released

Horry County Animal Care Center

The Horry County Animal Care Center temporarily closed until at least June 4 while staff cared for more than 30 seized animals from a neglect case. Nicole Ziege/Staff

MYRTLE BEACH — The Horry County animal shelter has temporarily closed as staff care for more than 30 seized animals in a neglect case, but officials have not shared details.

The county announced June 3 its Animal Care Center would be closed through June 4 as the animals were brought to the center to receive emergency medical aid.

The Horry County Police Department declined to discuss the case, and the animal care center staff declined an interview.

“All staff are currently involved in ensuring their treatment and safety,” the department said in a statement. “There is no further information available at this time regarding the ongoing investigation and animals seized.”

During the closure, the shelter will not be able to conduct adoptions and accept owner surrenders or stray intakes.

Rescues could continue on a case-by-case basis. For more information, email For animal-related public safety matters, call, (843) 248-1520.

Sign up for weekly roundups of our top stories, news and culture from the Myrtle Beach area. This newsletter is hand-curated by a member of our Myrtle Beach news staff.

 Follow Nicole Ziege on Twitter @NicoleZiege.