Here is a list of shelters open around the Lowcountry

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Impacts from Hurricane Dorian are expected to arrive to the Lowcountry today.

There is a list of emergency shelters open if you need to go to one. Some are pet-friendly, some are not. Keep in mind you will also need to take things with you so that you are comfortable.

  1. WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY REC
  2. DUBOSE MIDDLE SCHOOL – PET-FRIENDLY
  3. CONWAY HIGH SCHOOL
  4. LORIS HIGH SCHOOL
  5. OCEAN BAY MIDDLE SCHOOL
  6. RIDGELAND HIGH JUNIOR ELEMENTARY COMPLEX
  7. CHARLESTON COUNTY COASTAL PRE-RELEASE CENTER – PET FRIENDLY
  8. PLEASANT HILL ELEMENTARY
  9. STALL HIGH SCHOOL
  10. ZUCKER MIDDLE SCHOOL
  11. NORTH MYRTLE BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
  12. AYNOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
  13. MILITARY MAGNET
  14. VOORHEES COLLEGE LEONARD E. DAWSON HEALTH & HUMANS RESOURCE CENTER
  15. COLLETON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL – PET FRIENDLY.
  16. CANE BAY HIGH SCHOOL – PET FRIENDLY
  17. WESTVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL
  18. ST. STEPHEN ELEMENTARY
  19. BERKELEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

Click here to navigate more information about emergency shelters in the area.

Some shelters may ask that you show one or two forms of ID. You are also encouraged to take food, water, medication, and anything else you will need.

During an evacuation, pay attention to emergency alerts via media and road signs for information about the nearest open shelter in case you need it.

Colleton County Animal Services and the Colleton County Animal Response Team (CCART) are now offering a co-shelter for dogs and cats for those who will seek shelter at the American Red Cross shelter located at Colleton County High School (150 Cougar Nation Drive) in Walterboro, SC.

For the safety of all pets, we will not accept reptiles and pocket pets.  Services will be provided first come, first served and as long as space allows.

Pet owners coming to the shelter should check in first with the human shelter staff, then proceed to the co-shelter.

The co-shelter is located next to the tennis courts at the high school. Pet owners should bring the following items:

  • Rabies certificate
  • Food for 3 days (labeled with last name and pet name)
  • Collar and leash for dogs
  • Medications (labeled with last name and pet name)
  • Optional – a blanket or object that will comfort the pet – no toys if your dog is a chewer!

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