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Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976 Annotated. Title 47. Animals, Livestock and Poultry. Chapter 3. Dogs and Other Domestic Pets. Article 1. Regulation by Counties and Municipalities. 47-3-40. Impoundment or quarantine of cat or dog running at large; release to owner.

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Citation: Code 1976 47-3-40

Citation: SC ST 47-3-40


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 12/2013

Summary:   This South Carolina statute provides that the county or municipal animal shelter or animal control officers shall pick up and impound or quarantine any dog running at large. To obtain release of a dog or cat, an owner must prove that the dog or cat is currently inoculated against rabies and also pay an impound or quarantine fee determined by the governing body of the county or municipality.


Statute in Full:

The county or municipal animal shelter personnel or governmental animal control officers shall pick up and impound or quarantine any dog running at large or quarantining any cat. To obtain release of his dog or cat, an owner or keeper must satisfy the animal shelter personnel that the dog or cat is currently inoculated against rabies and also pay an impound or quarantine fee determined by the governing body of the county or municipality. Payment of this fee bars prosecution under Section 47-3-50. All fees collected must be delivered to the county or municipal treasurer for deposit in the general fund of the county or municipality.

HISTORY: 1962 Code § 6-145.3; 1972 (57) 2733; Amended by 2000 Act No. 293, § 1, eff May 19, 2000.

EFFECT OF AMENDMENT

The 2000 amendment rewrote this section.

 



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