Are my pets required to be fixed (spayed or neutered)?

There is currently no law requiring pet owners in the city limits to have their pets spayed or neutered, although we strongly encourage pet owners to do so. Spayed/Neutered pets help to address the problem of animal overpopulation, which in turn contributes to large numbers of animals entering the shelter each year. In addition, there are many health benefits for having the procedure done, as well as a reduction in desire to roam along with aggression and behavior problems. Animal Control has a cooperative agreement with Animal Allies Clinic of Spartanburg to provide low cost spay and neuter services to Abbeville area residents. Please call 864-576-6971 for more information and keep an eye on the Abbeville City Animal Services Facebook page for special pricing announcements.

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1. Where is the animal shelter located?
2. When is the Animal Control Officer available?
3. Who do I call if I have lost my dog or cat?
4. What about animals that are picked up in the County?
5. How long do you keep animals at the shelter?
6. Who do I call to report a stray dog or cat?
7. How can I report suspected animal cruelty?
8. Can I make an anonymous complaint?
9. Are dogs permitted to run loose?
10. Does Animal Control pick up dead animals on the roadside?
11. What can I do about a barking dog in my neighborhood?
12. What do I do if my dog or cat bites someone or if I’m bitten by an animal?
13. How much will it cost me to pick up my pet from the animal shelter?
14. Does animal control provide vaccines or veterinary services?
15. Are my pets required to be fixed (spayed or neutered)?