The Aiken County Animal Shelter provides animal services for the unincorporated area of Aiken County. The shelter is located at 333 Wire Road, at the intersection with May Royal Drive.

Adoption hours - Monday & Friday: 9:00 - 4:30 | Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 9:00 - 5:00 | Saturday: 11:00 - 4:00

Adoption fees: Dogs -$70.00 | Cats - $35.00 (includes spay/neuter, microchip & rabies shot) - (May vary depending on monthly specials) visit to see the wonderful dogs and cats for adoption.

For volunteer & foster opportunities at the Shelter – visit

Citizen Stray Intake hours- Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 4:00

Owner Surrender by Appointment: - Call 803.642.1537 prompt #7

Surrender fees: - 1 - 3 animals: $15.00 | 4- 5 animals: $25.00 | 6 or more: $50.00

Fees for Animal Control Officer pick up of surrendered dog or cat at home or business: $40.00

County Low Cost Spay/Neuter Voucher Program- – Vouchers for participating vet clinics are available at the Aiken County Animal Shelter for qualified Aiken County citizens who need financial assistance to spay/neuter their dogs or cats. If you choose to use the Aiken SPCA Albright Center for your spay/neuter surgery, be advised, these vouchers are also available there onsite, please call their facility to make an appointment.

Read Voucher Application Rules  |   Download the Voucher Application

Aiken County passed a Return to Field Resolution in February 2016. Referred to as the "TNR Program" (Trap & Release). Community/Feral cats trapped by Aiken County citizens may now be brought to the shelter by appointment and can be fixed free of charge. The altered cats will then be given back to the citizen to return to field. The number of return to field surgeries the shelter can accommodate are limited to 32 each month. Please contact the Animal Shelter @ 803.642.1537 for more information.

To see pets currently looking for a home, visit the Petfinder website.

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