Beaufort County Animal Shelter

Find Beaufort County South Carolina animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Beaufort County Animal Shelter 23 Shelter Church Rd Beaufort SC 29906 843-846-3904


Beaufort Humane Association PO Box 4326 Beaufort SC 29903 843-525-1211

Hilton Head Humane Association 10 Humane Way Hilton Head Island SC 29926 843-681-8686

True Ethics for Animals Rescue Sanctuary PO Box 531 Beaufort SC 29901 843-643-1889

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What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.