New Animal Campus Coming To Beaufort County

Hilton Head Humane

The Hilton Head Humane Association, together with Beaufort County, recently approved plans for a new 21,136-square-foot facility in Okatie, near the intersection of U.S. 278 and S.C. 170 at Pritcher Point Road. The building’s interior area of 16,830 square feet includes Hilton Head Humane’s spay/neuter clinic, an adoption center and Beaufort County Animal Shelter & Control. Over 4,300 square feet of exterior kennel space is included, as well as separate “get acquainted” and exercise yards for the dogs.

The facility’s design team, headed by Glick Boehm Architects of Charleston and Shelter Planners of America, is now moving forward with site planning, exterior aesthetics and development of all other building elements. Centralizing adoption, spay/neuter services and the Beaufort County Animal Control into one facility will be an exciting opportunity for the citizens and the animals of the Lowcountry.

To complete this campus, J. K. Tiller Associates is actively planning the 70-plus acre Okatie River Passive Park to the west of the building. This park will complement and enhance the animal campus by offering dog park areas and trails spread throughout a natural and beautiful setting

Although Beaufort County and Hilton Head Humane have made substantial financial commitments to bring the animal campus to fruition, more money is necessary. To raise more money for the project, Hilton Head Humane soon will launch the Beaufort County Animal Campus Capital Campaign.