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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About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.