Animal Control

  Scott Ruttgers

Scott Ruttgers
Animal Control Officer
(864) 848-5363

The Animal Control division of the Greer Police Department is responsible for enforcing legal ordinances and laws governing animals in the city.

Animal Control Officer Scott Ruttgers investigate cases of animal nuisance, abuse, and abandonment and responds to incidents reported by citizens.  The division ensures the medical needs of rescued animals and prosecutes owners in the event of neglect or harm to the animals.

The City of Greer operates a shelter for the safety of animals collected by Animal Control and works closely with the Greenville Humane Society and the Spartanburg Humane Society to locate loving homes for unclaimed animals.

City of Greer Animal Regulations

1.  All dogs within the city limits must be on a leash held by a person.

2.  For the safety of both humans and animals, pets (other than service animals)
     are not permitted at events in the city or at a city park during organized play
     or practice.

3.  No dog shall be licensed by the city unless and until adequate proof is
     furnished showing the dog is currently vaccinated against rabies.

4.  Unless the pet is on its owner's private property, the owner or other person
     having control or supervision of an animal must remove promptly all feces
     left by the animal on any street, sidewalk, parking lot, public park, school
     ground or on private property.  Feces may not be deposited in sewers or
     drains, whether storm or sanitary, but must be bagged and placed in a
     proper garbage receptacle or belonging to the owner of the animal.

For complete animal regulations, please consult Chapter 10 under the City of Greer Code of Laws.

City Pet License:

       $5.00 for each sterile animal.  
       This is a lifetime license

       $30.00 annually for each fertile animal.
       This fee is due in the month of December