U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws

South Carolina

2019 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #42 (Bottom Tier)
  • + Care requirements (food, water, shelter) are well-defined
  • - Veterinarians are not required to report suspected animal cruelty
  • - Definition of “animal” excludes poultry
  • - No provisions for pre-conviction forfeiture
  • - No statutory authorization for mental health evaluation or treatment

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