Beaufort County’s New Animal Campus Opens This Spring!

This Spring, the hard working & animal-loving folks at Beaufort County Animal Services will move their operational headquarters into a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Okatie.

This new campus will aid in its mission to promote responsible pet ownership, prevent the spread of animal-borne diseases and protect the public by seizing public nuisance animals throughout the County. 

To provide temporary shelter for stray, unwanted or homeless animals, to maintain a vigorous adoption program to include health screening, vaccinations and mandatory spay or neutering of same.  All activities shall be in compliance with state, federal and local laws and regulations and performed by a humane and professional staff.  

In partnership with the Hilton Head Humane Society, Beaufort County Animal Services will open the doors to the new Beaufort County Animal Campus in the Spring of 2019.  The new facility will help to provide temporary shelter for animals and prevent the spread of disease by offering animals a comfortable, isolated space to stay, with separate air-flow technology preventing the spread of air-borne diseases.  

The new facility offers a separate entrance for Beaufort County Animal Control officers to admit animals and a dedicated space for each class of animal, an in-house spay & neuter clinic and big, beautiful hallway, which leads to an adoption facility owned and operated by Hilton Head Humane Society.  The new Animal Campus is 15 miles south of the facility’s current location, providing a more central location among the municipalities of Beaufort County. It also includes isolated kennels, which Trice says will decrease contamination of sick animals at the shelter.

“This facility allows us to choose Hallways over Highways,” said Tallulah Trice, Director of Beaufort County Animal Services.  “Currently, when we admit an animal who requires medical attention, we need to load them up in a van with other animals and drive them across the county to a clinic in Ridgeland.  Then, we need to load them back up and drive them even further to an adoption facility. With this new facility, the animals can be admitted, receive the medical attention they need and then walk on down the hall to the adoption facility without ever leaving the campus.”

For more information about Beaufort County Animal Services and the new Beaufort County Animal Campus, please visit

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More photos & videos coming very soon!

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