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7:32 am on Wednesday February 20, 2013

More than 200 dead dogs found at Goose Creek home (Updated)

Image by ABC News 4 (Updates below.) Berkeley County police discovered the remains of over 200 dogs and more than 40 living dogs at the home of a Goose Creek man on Monday. Judging that not all of the dogs died of natural causes, Loney L Garrett has...
4:57 am on Friday January 27, 2012

Humane Society fights for better animal cruelty laws in SC (Update: Horry County does the same)

Flickr user powazny Update January 27, 2012: Horry County is looking to make stiffer penalties for animal abuse.  With the Humane Society fighting for animal cruelty laws on the state level, locals in Horry County are trying to get some tougher...
3:33 am on Tuesday August 9, 2011

Conway residents think pets are poisoned (update: police respond)

Flickr user Maven Dooshe Update August 9th: Horry County has started an investigation into what may have happened to Cliff Clark's dog. Horry County spokeswoman Lisa Bourcier also mentions that citizens should call 843-248-1300 to report free...
9:31 am on Sunday June 26, 2011

Man accused of striking seagull with baseball bat on Folly Beach

Image by Flickr user Steven Beger Photography (Beger.com Productions)Louis Hoppmann III, 32, has been accused of animal cruelty following an incident on Saturday at Folly Beach. Several onlookers said Hoppmann swung a baseball bat into a seagull in...
5:15 am on Monday August 23, 2010

Humane Society fighting to ban bear baying in South Carolina

Image by Flickr user ucumariThe Humane Society of the United States is pressuring state officials to outlaw the practice of bear baying — a practice that has been banned in every other state other than South Carolina. Before I continue, here's a...
5:51 pm on Thursday August 12, 2010

Accused killer of four West Ashley cats gets bail reduced

Shane Andrew Byerly, 32, is accused of killing four of his neighbor's cats earlier this month in West Ashley, and while his initial bail was set at $100,000, a judge has reduced it to $10,000. Read about the latest turn of the wheel at The Post and...
2:15 am on Saturday November 7, 2009

Charleston carriage company gets license suspended (update)

Update November 7: The Post and Courier has followed with a slightly more in-depth write-up that has some additional context; read it here. First reporting: Following a guilty plea for violating city codes regarding animal welfare, the Carolina...
11:18 am on Wednesday August 19, 2009

Carolina Polo Company pleads guilty, fined $1,800

Image by Flickr user cliff1066Image by 20090819-carriage.jpg The Carolina Polo and Carriage Company pleaded guilty to violating four city code violations and was slapped with $1,800 in fines. The fines seem a bit weak considering the company...
7:36 am on Monday July 13, 2009

Carolina Polo and Carriage Company cited, headed to court (updated)

Image by Flickr user pocketwileyImage by 20090710-horses.jpg Update July 13: The Post and Courier reports that the Carolina Polo and Carriage Company has requested that a jury consider the company's eleven code violations. Each code violation is...
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