What can I do about a barking dog in my neighborhood?

It is unlawful to be in possession of a dog that disturbs the comfort, peace and quiet of the public due to continuous nuisance barking or howling. A dog is considered to be a nuisance by barking or howling continuously for thirty minutes or more, two to three times per day or night or at a more frequent time period. 

Many times, nuisance barking situations may be resolved when two neighbors discuss the issue. If necessary, Animal Control will discuss the problem with the dog owner and offer suggestions to address the issue. If the problem persists, the dog owner may be issued a summons to appear in court. Complainants may be asked to appear as well in order to testify to the extent of the nuisance. For more information or to file a complaint, call 864-366-2403.

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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)?