HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — The Horry County Animal Care Center planned to reopen Saturday morning after being temporarily closed on Friday to allow staff members to care for more than 30 animals seized in a neglect investigation.
In a Facebook post, the center said it would reopen at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and plans to offer free adoptions for at least the next week. There is a “great need of adopters, fosters and rescues,” the center said.
However, the animals seized in the investigation are not among those available for adoption, Horry County police said on Saturday.
“As many animals as possible are currently doubled up in kennels — if you ever shared bunk beds as a child, trust us when we say sharing a kennel run is nowhere near as fun,” the center said.
All of the animals that are available for adoption are up to date on their vaccines, have been spayed or neutered, and have been microchipped, the center said. In addition, PetHub QR code ID tags at the time of adoption for $5.
The shelter will be open until 12:30 p.m. Saturday. It is closed on Sundays but is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
No other information about the case was immediately available as it is early in the investigation. Count on News13 for updates.