Category Archives: South Carolina

City of Conway, SC – Pet Restrictions Considered (Non-BSL)

WDPE Newschannel 15 is reporting that city officials have received a number of complaints in recent months.  The complaints have initiated workshop discussion to limit the number of animals kept as pets in households within Conway’s city limits.

“Right now the city of Conway has no pet ordinance, and we have been getting a number of complaints from the public,” said Catina Hipp with Conway Police.

As a result, Police proposed the ordinance last August.  The workshop is to discuss in more detail the possibilities of regulating and improving the care of animals on September 17th.

Hipp later states that the limitations (of 4 pets) can change, it’s being used as a baseline for discussion.  “It can go up it can go down, that part of the ordinance proposal can totally go away.”

To email the Mayor or a council member, please send your message to council@cityofconway.com or contact Vicky Lefler, City Clerk at 843-248-1760.

 

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York County, SC: Council will consider BSL, Aug 20

York County, SC, county council is revising their animal control ordinances. The current proposal includes language targeting “bully breeds” or “pit bull types.” If approved by the county council, the new ordinance would then go to all the cities and towns in York County for approval—so this is a county-wide issue.

The county council will meet next on August 20. This proposal will be discussed at that meeting. The Council meets the first and third Mondays of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Agricultural Building, 6 South Congress Street, York, South Carolina. Citizens who wish to address the Council may do so at a scheduled public hearing or by contacting the Clerk to Council at (803) 628-3954.

Please be RESPECTFUL and INFORMATIVE in all correspondence with county council members!

Contact info for York County council:
Clerk to Council, (803) 628-3954
http://www.yorkcountygov.com/CountyCouncil/CouncilMembers.aspx
Note one councilmember does not have email
David.bowman@yorkcountygov.com; Bruce.henderson@yorkcountygov.com; ericwinstead72@gmail.com; Bump.roddey@yorkcountygov.com; blackwellpa@comporium.net; District7@yorkcountygov.com

York County Council to revisit animal rules Monday

Published: Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012
By Jamie Self – jself@heraldonline.com

York County leaders will revisit proposed changes to York County’s animal rules aimed at empowering animal control officers – while more controversial options including restrictions on tethered female dogs and “bully breeds” will be up for discussion and public input in coming weeks. […]

If the council adopts the law with its new definitions Monday, the proposal would need to pass two more votes and a public hearing before taking effect. […]

One new option would define a “bully” breed as a “pit bull type” of dog, Stuber said.

Council members could prohibit breeding “bully” breeds and require different enclosures for them. […]

Full article retrieved 8/19/12 from http://www.lakewyliepilot.com/2012/08/15/1632110/york-county-council-to-revisit.html

All alerts for York County, SC: https://stopbsl.org/?s=%22york+county%22

York County, SC: Proposed ordinance revisions contain BSL

York County, SC, county council is revising their animal control ordinances. The current proposal includes language targeting “bully breeds” or “pit bulls.” If approved by the county council, the new ordinance would then go to all the cities and towns in York County for approval—so this is a county-wide issue.

Jodi at Bless the Bullys has more details in her alert:

One councilman has confirmed that the options being discussed include “regulating the breeding, sale and transfer of pit bulls and other dogs bred to fight; potentially prohibiting the tethering of bully breed dogs; and requiring bully breed dogs to be confined inside a house or inside a secure fence or other enclosure.”

We are working on getting the exact text of the proposal. The Public Safety Committee meets again on August 14.

The county council will meet next on August 20. We believe this proposal will be discussed at that meeting. The Council meets the first and third Mondays of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Agricultural Building, 6 South Congress Street, York, South Carolina. Citizens who wish to address the Council may do so at a scheduled public hearing or by contacting the Clerk to Council at (803) 628-3954.

Please be RESPECTFUL and INFORMATIVE in all correspondence with county council members!

Contact info for York County council:
Clerk to Council, (803) 628-3954
http://www.yorkcountygov.com/CountyCouncil/CouncilMembers.aspx
Note one councilmember does not have email
David.bowman@yorkcountygov.com; Bruce.henderson@yorkcountygov.com; ericwinstead72@gmail.com; Bump.roddey@yorkcountygov.com; blackwellpa@comporium.net; District7@yorkcountygov.com

County council launches third attempt at Animal Control ordinance

Posted August 9, 2012 9:48 pm

By Andrew Kiel

York County Council took another stab at updating the county’s Animal Control ordinance Thursday, as the county’s public safety committee addressed several revised changes to the law.

In its form now, the ordinance calls for county Animal Control officers to assume responsibility for enforcing the updated code from the Sheriff’s Office, requires the sterilization of a female dog tethered outside and identifies so-called bully breeds that are known to be dangerous.[…]

Blackwell says he’d like to see this proposed ordinance before the council later this month. If approved this fall, it would then go to the individual municipalities in York County for final adoption.

Full article retrieved 8/12/12 from http://www.wrhi.com/2012/08/county-council-launches-third-attempt-at-animal-control-ordinance-58413

East Coast bike relay event to protest BSL, Aug 29–Sept 2

Bless the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue & Education and Southern Ontario Animal Rescue (SOAR) invite you to take part in a unique effort to bring awareness to breed specific legislation, rescue, and responsible dog ownership.

Bikers and Bullys Without Borders” is a bike ride from Miami, Florida to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is an effort to demonstrate a united stance against BSL. Just as BSL has no borders, the effort to stop it knows no borders, as well.

The ride is taking place from August 29 to September 2, 2012. It starts in Miami, FL and goes up the east coast finishing in Toronto, Canada.

We are dedicating the ride to Lennox and the Barnes family, the people who loved and fought to save his life. After a two year battle, Lennox was killed last week by the Belfast, Ireland council simply because he looked like a “pit bull.” We are having a stuffed Lennox made, and along each stop on the route, he will be handed off to the next group of riders, along with any notes of condolence and support to the Barnes family. After the ride, both the stuffed Lennox and all the cards and letters will be sent to the Barnes family to show that although we are separated by thousands of miles, we stand united with them in their fight, and we all mourn the death of an innocent animal.

You don’t need to be part of an animal welfare organization to take part in the ride…you only need to have a desire to see BSL come to an end so that no dog and no family ever face the heartbreak and anguish of breed specific legislation again.

SOAR is organizing the troops for a vote on the Ontario pit bull ban in September, and using the bike rally as a fundraiser for their efforts to end BSL there. However, those taking parts in the states can simply use the ride to bring awareness to the fight against BSL, and to promote rescue and responsible dog ownership.

We need every leg of the ride filled – even if its just one bike – so that Lennox and our messages to the family can make it to Canada. Please consider taking part in this very special event, and share this with your friends and bike clubs who may be interested in taking part. Just like the effort to stop BSL, we really need YOU to make this happen!

More information on the ride can be found at the SOAR website, or you can contact me at jodi@blessthebullys.com. The route for the ride can be found here.