Animal Services

Lexington County Animal Services picks up stray animals and enforces county ordinances that require all cats and dogs be properly restrained at all times. There is an animal control officer on call around the clock. However, due to the size of the county, the officers can only respond to emergency calls after normal business hours and on the weekends.

Calls that are considered emergency calls are for injured animals, animal attacks, or other public safety organizations requesting assistance. They do not respond to after-hours requests for stray animal pick ups. For more information, call 803.785.8149 or email