Animal Law Committee

The Animal Law Committee provides education, updates and analysis of relevant issues, and holds regular meetings to discuss the changes and new directions in animal law. The Committee will maintain a website and offer CLE and public service programs. It shall also serve as a reference point to facilitate cooperation with government agencies, non-governmental humane societies, rescue organizations, animal clubs, breeders of animals, and other entities and persons involved in legal issues affecting animals.

Animal Law Committee Survey Results

Holiday Pet Food Drive
The first-ever 
Holiday Pet Food Drive was a huge success! Committee members collected more than 1000 pounds of cat and dog food, which was donated to various pet food pantries and shelters throughout the state. Other donations included kitty litter, toys, dog treats, gift cards and money. Pet food pantries provide pet food to needy families so that more families can keep their pets instead of having to surrender them to a municipal shelter. The Committee thanks its volunteers for their support and Katie Phillips for her hard work and dedication to the project.

Get Published
If you are interested in submitting an article, legislative updates or any information that would be of interest to Committee members, please forward to

Article: Cloning, Anti-trust and the American Quarter Horse Association

Animal Law 2013 Legislatve Update

Sign up for the 2013-14 Bar year by using the Committee Sign-Up form.

Committee Roster

AKC Governmental Relations

Animal Legal and Historical Center

Animal Legal Defense Fund

Clemson Livestock Poultry Health: S.C. Import Requirements

Equine Law Statutes

Healing Species

The Humane Society of the United States

National Agricultural Law Center S.C. Animal Cruelty Statues

National Animal Interest Alliance

Pawmetto Lifeline

S.C. Farm Animal Welfare Statues

S.C. Legislature: S.C. Code of Laws, Title 47 Animals, Livestock and Poultry


Staff Contact
Tara Caine
(803) 799-6653, ext. 146