Dorchester County Animal Control Officers are responsible for conducting investigations and enforcing Dorchester County Ordinances related to the regulation of animals and animal owners and keepers in the interest of the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the county.

All animal control violations are subject to a $500.00 fine or 30 days in jail.

Animals without identification will be transported to:

Dorchester Paws 
136 Four Paws Lane 
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 871-3820