Full Statute Name:  Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976 Annotated. Title 47. Animals, Livestock and Poultry. Chapter 3. Dogs and Other Domestic Pets. Article 13. Regulation of Dangerous Animals. § 47-3-750. Seizure and impoundment of dangerous animal.

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Primary Citation:  Code 1976 § 47-3-750 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  November, 2014 Alternate Citation:  SC ST § 47-3-750 Date Adopted:  1988
Summary:

This South Carolina statute provides that if an animal control officer has probable cause to believe that a dangerous animal is being harbored or cared for in violation of Section 47-3-720 or 47-3-740 or 47-3-760(E), or Section 47-3-730, the agent or officer may petition the appropriate court to order the seizure and impoundment of the dangerous animal while the trial is pending.

Statute Text: 

(A) If a law enforcement agent, animal control officer, or animal control officer under contract with a county or municipal government to provide animal control services has probable cause to believe that a dangerous animal is being harbored or cared for in violation of Section 47-3-720 or 47-3-740 or 47-3-760(E), the agent or officer may petition the court having jurisdiction to order the seizure and impoundment of the dangerous animal while the trial is pending.

(B) If a law enforcement agent, animal control officer, or animal control officer under contract with a county or municipal government to provide animal control services has probable cause to believe that a dangerous animal is being harbored or housed in violation of Section 47-3-730, the agent or officer may seize and impound the dangerous animal while the trial is pending.

HISTORY: 1988 Act No. 515, eff May 9, 1988; 1992 Act No. 374, § 1, eff May 19, 1992; 1996 Act No. 382, § 3, eff June 4, 1996.

 

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