§ 47-1-10 Definitions
§ 47-1-20 Acts of agents imputed to corporations
§ 47-1-40 Ill-treatment of animals generally; penalties
§ 47-1-50 Cruel work; carriage in vehicles; penalties
§ 47-1-60 Cutting muscles of tails of horses, asses, mules, mares, or geldings prohibited
§ 47-1-70 Abandonment of animals; penalties; hunting dog exception
§ 47-1-75 Immunity from civil and criminal liability
§ 47-1-80 Destruction of abandoned infirm animal
§ 47-1-90 Overloading and length of confinement of animals in railroad cars
§ 47-1-100 Care of animals unloaded during transit
§ 47-1-110 Violations of Sections 47-1-90 and 47-1-100
§ 47-1-120 Custody of animals in charge of arrested persons
§ 47-1-125 Coloring or dying animals prohibited; sale or distribution of certain young animals prohibited; penalty
§ 47-1-130 Arrest by law enforcement officers for violation of laws prohibiting cruelty to animals
§ 47-1-140 Notice to owners; care of animals after arrest of person in charge; lien
§ 47-1-145 Custody and care of animal after arrest; custodial costs
§ 47-1-150 Issuance of search warrant; purpose of section; motions regarding custody of animal; notice; care, disposal of, or return of animal
§ 47-1-170 Penalties for violations of chapter
§ 47-1-200 Requirements for transfer of animals and importation or exportation of dog or cat; penalties for violations
§ 47-1-210 Live animals as prizes; exceptions; penalties
§ 47-1-225 Animal cruelty instruction for certain judges

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 47 > Chapter 1 - Cruelty to Animals

  • Animal: means a living vertebrate creature except a homo sapien. See South Carolina Code 47-1-10
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Shelter: means 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. See South Carolina Code 47-1-10
  • Sustenance: means adequate food provided 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 and adequate water provided with constant access to a supply of clean, fresh, and potable water provided in a suitable manner for the species. See South Carolina Code 47-1-10
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.