Animal Cruelty comes in many forms
You can make a difference in the lives of animals who cannot speak for themselves, help us to protect animals and help to prosecute those who abuse them.
It is illegal to neglect,abuse,torment or torture an animal
It is illegal to steal or kill a pet
It is illegal to participate in dog-fighting even as a spectator
South Carolina law prohibits these activities and a conviction of animal cruelty may bring a fine of up to $5,000 and imprisonment for up to five years. The Charleston Animal Society is an integral part of local cruelty investigations and houses,protects and treats hundreds of abuse cases each year. Please consider making a donation to support our efforts.
Animal Neglect Cases
"Spirit" neglected Silky Terrier
Current Cruelty Cases
Animal Cruelty Legislative Efforts
The Charleston Animal Society,Humane Net ,Pet Helpers and local lawmakers are hard at work introducing new wording for existing animal cruelty laws to strengthen penalties and enforce the existing laws. If you would like to be a voice for animals and help to enact new and improved laws which protect animals and their care, please email us at email@example.com