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Q: My 2 1/2 year old German Shepard Service Dog has been stolen from my property. Is this punishable by law? I know who did
Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Oct 14, 2019

Absolutely. You will need to contact your local law enforcement agency and file a report so that they can start an investigation. You can also file a civil matter in Magistrates court to get your dog back from the person.

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Q: Is there a statute of limitations for animal cruelty in South Carolina?

I took my neighbors dog from her 9 months ago because the dog was emaciated and had heat spots, the dog was kept in a burn barrel. Need to know if I can still call police and report her. Have pictures and all

Carole Jean Hayes
Carole Jean Hayes answered on Mar 13, 2019

Absolutely call the police and the humane society. There is no statute of limitations on doing either.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: Am I liable if a Unleashed dog runs into the street and runs into my car
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 22, 2016

Generally no. They may be responsible for your property damage. Note also that a dogs "value" in most states is minimal.

However if they are making a claim you have an obligation to notify your insurance. Do not discuss on social media.Talk less, listen more if dealing with them.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for South Carolina on
Q: If my dogs attack another dog on street. Can owner sue me?
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens answered on Mar 3, 2016

They can always sue you, but unless you did something negligent they are not going to win.

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