The City of Columbia Animal Services Division is responsible for enforcing the City's animal control ordinance, which mandates that all citizens license their animal. They are also charged with the humane care and euthanasia of unwanted pets in the City and Richland County. 

They also ensure that biting animals are quarantined for rabies and operate a facility that serves as a public place to surrender or adopt pets at their new state of the art adoptions facility.

**In the midst of COVID-19, the shelter has changed its operating hours and will be closed on Saturdays.** 

**If you need to surrender your pet, you must call Columbia Animal Services first. Please call 803-776-7387.**

                                Adoption Services
                               Animal Control Services
                                   Animal Ordinance                                  Caring for Your Pet
                            Frequently Asked Questions                             Humane Education and Rescue Programs
                                  Licensing Your Pet

                                      Lost and Found   
                                 Spay and Neuter Your Pet                                 Surrender Your Pet
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
127 Humane Lane
Columbia, South Carolina 29209
Victoria Riles, Superintendent
(803) 776-PETS (7387)