Right to counsel - Indigent animal owners

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05/21/2024, Legislation, Other subject area

South Carolina enacted HB 3682, providing indigent animal owners with the right to counsel in civil actions against the owner for compensation for animal care costs in situations where the animals were seized due to the owner's alleged violation of laws against animal cruelty or animal fighting and baiting. See S.C. Code Ann. § 47-1-145(C)(1)(b).

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