Our mission is to encourage and respect the animal- human bond while anticipating and providing services that insure public health and safety through the proper promotion of animal welfare. We seek to fulfill our mission through proactive animal-control enforcement, quality education in recognizing and preventing animal cruelty, and the enactment of progressive humane initiatives to relieve animal suffering. We also provide care and placement for unwanted animals through quality adoptions, licensed rescue, foster programs and transport programs.
Cherokee County Animal Shelter is open door, compassionate, proactive,dedicated to humane education, invested in the welfare of pets in our community & committed to saving animal lives.
A message from the Director,
The staff of the Cherokee County Animal Shelter area committed to providing superior service to both the animals and citizens of our county through our work here at the shelter, education, and outreach program. Only with the help of this exceptional community can we reach our goal of eradicating the need for "sheltering" by reducing the number of homeless animals and dangers to any animals in Cherokee County.
Our core values are:
Compassion: We will treat all animals with the Five Freedoms and all citizens with respect regardless of their circumstances.
Education: We are dedicated to providing our children and citizens educational opportunities that will create a more positive bond between humans and animals.
Community: We strive to bring our community together through outreach programs that benefit our residents, animals, and individuals.
Services & Fees:
(includes Spay/neuter, microchip, first round of routine vaccinations, heartworm test for adult dogs, leukemia test for adult cats and kittens and some additional services.
1st offense $75.00 + rabies
2nd offense $125.00 + rabies
3rd offense $175.00 + rabies
Boarding additional $15.00/day
Rabies voucher fee $30.00
(no proof of rabies vaccination)
Bite case animals $75.00 +
Boarding additional $15.00/day (quarantine = 10 day minimum)
Euthanasia Fee $50.00
We accept cash, debit and all credit cards* except American Express.
*There is a processing fee to use all debit/credit cards of an additional 3% charged by Pay.gov.