Animal Control Enforcement

Karen Hagood

Karen Hagood

Animal Control is unique among Police Units in that it serves and protects both people and animals.

People are protected against diseases such as rabies and psittacosis as well as dangerous animals. Animals are protected from cruelty and homelessness, and animals which come into the animal shelters are given a new chance at life with families who adopt from the animal shelter.

If there is an emergency situation regarding an animal then call the police department at (843) 747-5711.

If you have lost or found an animal then call (843) 554-4221 (ext. 316) immediately as all domesticated animals that are picked-up are kept for a period of at least 7 days at the Hanahan Animal Shelter.  It is located at 5920 Steward Street in Hanahan.

It is also recommended to contact all animal shelters in the Charleston area as people will sometimes drop off animals at the shelter they know of, not necessarily the shelter nearest to where the animal was found.


Charleston Animal Shelter     :- (843) 747-4849

Doc Williams Animal Shelter  :- (843) 761-0683/ (843) 761-5266

Francis Willis Animal Shelter  :- 871-3820

Hanahan’s Animal Control Officer, Karen Hagood, can be reached at 843.554.4221 ext. 316 or by email