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]

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]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Mother Live Streams After Rescue Pit Bull Killed her Son in Hampton County, South Carolina

A 6-year old boy died after being attacked by a pit bull his mother was trying to rehome. Police Release Statement Hampton County, SC - An hour ago, the Hampton County Sheriff's Office released a statement. "On Wednesday afternoon, Hampton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a residence on Mullins Ford Rd. in Brunson regarding a juvenile being attacked by a dog. Upon arrival to the incident location, officers located the 6 yr. old male child, who was deceased. Hamp… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: 32-Year Old Woman Mauled to Death by Dogs in Laurens County, South Carolina

Jacqueline Robinson, 32-years old, died after being attacked by dogs in Laurens County. Dog Owner Arrested UPDATE 10/02/20: Just after we listened to the long telephone interview with the victim's father, John Robinson, we learned that an arrest has been made. "They tore her up. They tore her all to pieces," Robinson said during the interview. "I want justice for Jacqueline." Today, Jeffrey Sullivan, the alleged owner of the dogs involved in the death of 32-year old Jacque… [Read full blog post]