South Carolina Pass a law for Animal welfare in inclement weather conditions

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Animals can be left outside in any kind of weather as long as they have shelter and water. That’s not just Berkeley county South Carolina ordinance that’s state law.  Cold and Hot weather can be deadly for pets. As the temperature plummet Or rise in many parts of the country.

Cold:  Pets left outside in extreme temperatures, especially without food and shelter, are at risk of hypothermia, frostbite and even death. In my opinion this is neglect especially in those cold months. Many people have the misconception that the fur on their backs of animals will insulate them from suffering, Not true.  Their fur might provide more warmth than a human’s skin does, but think of it this way: If you had a coat on, but you still had to sit on the wet, freezing ground for 24 hours a day, your coat would do very little to protect you from the ice-cold winter.

Heat: The summer months can be uncomfortable—even dangerous—for pets and people. It's difficult enough simply to cope with rising temperatures, let alone thick humidity, Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, which takes heat away from their body. If the humidity is too high, they are unable to cool themselves, and their temperature will skyrocket to dangerous levels—very quickly." Being left outside for extensive amounts of time can lead to a heat stroke in dogs.

Some sates have passed a law that regulates the length of time a dog can be kept outside in extreme weather. The law states that dogs cannot be tied up outside for more than 30 minutes if the weather is below 32 degrees (or if the weather is above 90 degrees).

People who break this Law will face a fine and potentially even jail time, a sentence of 6 to 12 months.

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