Horry County Notebook | House pets for the holidays

Workers at the Horry County Animal Care Center are hoping you’re wanting to bring home a four-legged friend for Christmas.

Through Dec. 15, all dogs can be adopted for $40. Then, from Dec. 15 through Dec. 21, cats be adopted for $20 and dogs for $40.

The county animal shelter isn’t the only one trying to help dogs and cats this holiday season.

The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach is collecting wish list items for its animals leading up to Christmas.

Some of the items they’re asking for is kitten and puppy food, cat and dog toys, litter, litter boxes, bleach, collars, blankets and newspaper.

There are several drop-off locations in the North Myrtle Beach area for residents to take these items. They are: Animal Hospital of North Myrtle Beach; Wags and Whiskers; Hair On Main; Waterway Animal Hospital; Kind Care; Paws Inn; Prestigious Pets; Dog Club and Spa; Myrtle Beach Hyundai; Fat Harold’s; and Patio.

For more information, call the Horry County Animal Care Center at 915-5172 or the North Myrtle Beach Humane Society at 249-4948.

County offices to close for Christmas

All Horry County offices, other than public safety, will be closed Dec. 24 through Dec. 26 in observance of Christmas. Regular courts may be in operation in the Horry County Government and Justice Center and all jurors, witnesses and others will be required to attend.