Pet Tips

Owner Responsibilities

York County Animal Control would like to take this opportunity to provide you with tips on being a good pet owner.

Remember to always provide your pets with:
  • Adequate food and water
  • Adequate shelter
  • Adequate space in the home for the animal, which varies depending upon age, size and weight
  • Humane care and treatment
  • Veterinary care when needed to prevent suffering

Pet Related Laws

In York County, dogs and cats are also required to get a yearly rabies vaccine. Dogs must be fenced in, kept on a leash or under the control of their owners at all times when outside. It is also illegal for animals to stray onto other private property without the property owner's consent.

If you need any assistance with a pet, call Animal Control at 803-628-3190.

Pet Safety Guide

See this Pet Safety Guide for information on keeping pets safe at home and the importance of responsible pet ownership including spaying or neutering pets.

Related Documents

Amendments to Animal Control Ordinance (Effective 9/3/19)