Report Equine Neglect

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:

  • Constant access to a supply of clean, fresh, and potable water.
  • Adequate food provisions at suitable intervals of quantities of wholesome foodstuff suitable for the species and age, sufficient to maintain a reasonable level of nutrition to allow for proper growth and weight.
  • Adequate shelter that reasonably may be expected to protect the animal from physical suffering or impairment of health due to exposure to the elements or adverse weather.

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.


SC Minimum Standards of Care

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.  

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