Background on Port Royal's dog control; How to have your opinion be heard

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Should all fidos be more regulated in Port Royal? Be heard.

First reporting February 26, updates below: Following up on the two recent dog-bites-child stories in Port Royal, WSAV's Holly Bounds has a report about the town's response.

In short, the reaction from Port Royal Town Manager Van Willis seems to be that options are on the table — read Bounds' report here — but what's particularly interesting is that Wills says he hasn't heard much from the community. 

So if you'd like to see some change in the town's policy, reach out Willis at or the elected leadership (contact info below.)

Remember, if you want change, make yourself heard.

Update February 27: In a similar vein The Island Packet has published a piece on Port Royal's dog enforcement rules, and what key players think should be done.

Read that lengthy piece by Kyle Peterson here.


Samuel E. Murray
612 16th Street 
Port Royal, S.C. 29935
Home: (843) 524-4890
Elected 5/99
Occupation: Retired Principal, Davis Elementary School
Mayor Pro Tempore
Mr. Henry Robinson
632 Fort Frederick Cir.
Port Royal, SC 29935
Home (843) 521-4490 Work: (843) 525-2973
Elected 5/99 


Council Member
Ms. Mary Beth Gray-Heyward
4 Lottery Lane 
Port Royal, SC 29935
Home: (843) 524-4561
Work: (843) 770-0404
Elected 5/01


Council Member
Mr. Joe Lee
1011 10th Street 
Port Royal, SC 29935
Home: (843) 522-9867
Elected 4/06
Council Member
Mr. Vernon DeLoach
1310 London Avenue 
Port Royal, SC 29935
Home (843) 524-4655
Elected 5/01


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