It is unlawful to knowingly or intentionally overload, overdrive, overwork, ill-treat any animal, deprive any animal of necessary sustenance or shelter, inflict unnecessary pain or suffering upon any animal, or by omission or commission knowingly or intentionally cause these things to be done.
An animal owner/keeper must provide:
If you wish to report a case of animal cruelty or neglect, please call your local animal control department. If you do not hear back, continue to contact them or ask to speak to a supervisor.
The South Carolina Horsemen's Council has put together information and facts that provide an objective guide to assess the caretaking and wellbeing of all horses and more over a horse that is suspected to be suffering from neglect or mistreatment. Click the link below to learn more.