Jayce’s Law Has Hearing: Powerful Testimony by Charleston Humane Society and Mother of Boy Killed by Stray Pit Bull

On April 22, 2021 a hearing was held for Jayce's Law, a proposed statewide pit bull law in South Carolina. Powerful testimony was given by his mother and the Charleston Animal Society. Columbia, SC - On Thursday, "Jayce’s Law," H. 4094, sponsored by Rep. Huggins, had a hearing in the Special Laws Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee. It was a fantastic hearing with powerful testimony by Joe Elmore, president and CEO of the Charleston Animal Society, Jayce's mother,… [Read full blog post]

Unprovoked Pit Bull Attack in Maine Shows that Characteristics of 'Classic Pit Bull Attack' Violence Never Change

"Tell them to step it up. Tell them to step it up!" - Audio Dispatch Files Pit bull attack in Maine shows that "classic pit bull attack" traits never change. Classic Pit Bull Attack Lewiston, ME - On Thursday morning, a 71-year old woman was viciously attacked by a loose pit bull while she raked leaves in her own yard. The dog was still actively attacking the woman when police arrived. The first officer on scene said the woman was yelling, "He (the dog) is killing me." The officer Tas… [Read full blog post]

Animal Advocate Posts Video After Adopted Out Pit Bull-Mix Viciously Attacked a Carriage Horse in Cane Creek Park

On April 3, Amanda Underwood and Queen Charlotte, a draft horse, were severely injured after a pit bull-mix broke free and attacked the horse while it pulled a carriage in Cane Creek Park. Union County, NC - On April 3, pit bull-mix violently attacked a draft horse pulling a carriage in Cane Creek Park as children screamed in the background. The carriage driver, Amanda Underwood, was seriously injured while trying to fend off the attack. The draft horse, Queen Charlotte, was a… [Read full blog post]

South Carolina 'Fertile Pit Bull' Bill is Back with Lower Fees and Support from Animal Shelters Across the State

The "fertile pit bull" bill has been reintroduced in South Carolina with lower fees. Reducing Pit Bull Births Columbia, SC - Last week, it was reported that House Bill 4094 was filed by Rep. Chip Huggins. The “fertile pit bull” bill only affects pit bulls that are not spayed or neutered in the state. If an owner chooses to keep an unaltered pit bull, the registration fee is only $25. Similar legislation introduced in 2019 required a $500 fee. The new fee reduces the incentive to st… [Read full blog post]