Details on Contacting Cherokee County Animal Control

Animal Control Details on Contacting Cherokee County Animal Control

Learn About Cherokee County Animal Control Laws With DoNotPay

Animals are an important part of the world and our lives. From the furry friends who live beside us to the creatures who populate nature, everyone has a place to belong. Sometimes, though, our relationship with animals isn't as good as it could be, and it's necessary to get the professionals in to help deal with it. Here's what you should know about the Cherokee County Animal Control and how DoNotPay can help you contact them when you're in need.

About Cherokee County Animal Control

The Cherokee County Animal Control works with but is independent of the animal shelter. As such, the shelter handles most of your non-emergency needs better. However, Animal Control still has many things it can do for you, such as:

  • Enforcing the county tethering ordinance.
  • Investigate reports of problem animals.
  • Pick up strays or nuisance animals.
  • Provide no-cost non-lethal animal traps.

Cherokee County Animal Control Location, Hours, and Contact Details

The Cherokee County Animal Control is part of the sheriff's office. It's open Monday to Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Address312 E. Frederick St. in Gaffney, SC 29340
Phone Number
  • Phone: 864-487-8529
  • Fax: 864-487-2758
EmailSend them a message via their Contact Us page
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Cherokee County Dog Bite Laws

Cherokee County is part of South Carolina. Therefore, the state governs its dog bite laws. Here are the fast facts on what to know about dog bite laws in the county and state:

Who Is Liable If a Dog Bites Someone?

Cherokee County follows South Carolina's statute on dog bites: Section 47-3-110. In short, this means that the owner of a dog is liable if they bite someone, under the conditions that the person bitten was in a public place or occupying the dog owner's private property lawfully. Obviously, if a burglar breaks into your home and a dog defends you, the burglar can't turn around and sue you for being bitten. Additionally, a dog's owner is not liable for a bite if the person bitten did something to provoke the animal (repeatedly taunting it, hitting it, etc.).

What to Do If You're Bitten By a Dog

If you've been bitten by a dog, the first thing to do would be to tend to your injuries. After that, though, you can report the animal by calling 864-487-8529 if you believe it to be a danger to others.

Can You Sue Someone for Dog Bites?

In most cases, you can sue the dog's owner if their dog bites you. The major exception is, as mentioned before, that those provoking a dog into attacking them do not have grounds to sue for being attacked by the dog. It's also worth mentioning the various precedence that makes up the "scienter" section of liability laws: (Giles v. Russell, 225 S. Ct. 513, 180 S.E. (2d) 201 (1971). Also see McQuaig v. Brown, 270 S.C. 512, 242 S.E. (2d) 688 (1978) and Conoley v. Riel, 279 S.C. 521, 309 S.E. (2d) 291 (1983).) Basically, owners are considered to be negligent if, in the event their dog bites or attacks someone, they should have had proper knowledge of the dog being a danger to others but failed to take appropriate measures to prevent this. Most often cited here are past incidents of violent behavior the dog has displayed or it being of certain breeds.

How to Sue for a Dog Bite in Cherokee County on Your Own

Suing is a complicated process and frequently involves hiring your own lawyer. If you've never done this before, the process can be scary and overwhelming. This is one reason why DoNotPay is a good alternative to doing it yourself, since our Sue Now product can be used to easily and painlessly file claims on your behalf. If you're looking to control the process, though, here are some basic steps on how to file your claim:

  1. Contact animal control to let them know a dangerous dog is out there.
  2. Get the dog owner's contact information.
  3. Get in touch with a local lawyer. If the firm you contact initially does not handle dog bite cases, they'll likely be able to recommend you to someone who can help.
  4. Explain the situation to your lawyer and say that you want to take action.
  5. Collect as much evidence as possible about the situation, including witness testimony and receipts for any expenses needed for your medical care or the like resulting from the incident.
  6. Decide what you want from your lawsuit. This could range from the reimbursement for your medical expenses or wages lost due to not being able to work during recovery, to compensation for pain, disfigurement, disability, or emotional damage.
  7. Sign off on the paperwork your attorney provides to allow them to file the case.

Reporting an Incident to the Cherokee County Animal Control With DoNotPay

If you have an animal problem in Cherokee County, DoNotPay can help get the animal control workers on the scene. Just follow these three easy steps to get the ball rolling:

  1. Search "animal" on DoNotPay, find the Animal Control product, and select whether you've sustained a physical injury.


  2. Select whether you would like to report this incident to your local government agency, or demand compensation from the pet owner.


  3. Tell us more about the incident, including when and where you were injured, a description of the animal that caused the injury, and the contact information for the pet owner (if known).


And that's it! DoNotPay will file the demand letter or government report on your behalf with your incident details! You should hear back from them directly with further questions/confirmation regarding your demands.

DoNotPay Can Handle Animal Control in Multiple Places

If you live outside of Cherokee County, DoNotPay can still help you. We handle animal control and dog bite claims in places like Los Angeles and the rest of California, Atlanta, Miami, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, and everywhere in between. If there's an animal, we'll be there.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

DoNotPay isn't just limited to helping you handle animal control claims and dog bites. We offer users a ton of other services, including:

Whether it's dog bites or anything else, DoNotPay is able to help. Try the app today to start saving time and simplifying your life.

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