Horry County Council Votes on Animal Care Law, Fireworks Rule

The Horry County Council voted on two new ordinances at their meeting last night. The first, an animal care law ordinance was approved on it’s third reading and it sets up new rules for the care and treatment of animals and states “anyone owning, harboring, keeping in possession, or having custody or control of any animal shall provide such animal with sufficient food and water, proper shelter, and veterinary care when needed, providing for humane care and treatment and to prevent suffering”. The Animal Voice Alliance of South Carolina, Best Friends Animal Society and Horry County Police Department worked together to develop the ordinance.

The second, a firework ordinance was approved on it’s first reading and makes it ‘unlawful for anyone to ignite, discharge, light or cause to be launched within an area that has been designated a no fireworks area’ by the county. First time violators could face a $50 fine and repeat offenders would face a fine of $100.