Proposed South Carolina bill wants owners to 'pay for their pit bull'

Folks could soon be paying up for their pit bull. 

A proposed bill in South Carolina would penalize pet owners who don't spay or neuter their dogs. 

HB 3709, sponsored by Rep. Chip Huggins, R-District 78, aims to help control the pit bull population.

Those who own a pit bull would be forced to pay a $500 fee and face a misdemeanor, meaning they could be jailed for up to one year.

The lawmaker behind this bill said pit bills are 'the most desired breed for dogfighting and they die at a higher rate in local animal shelters.' 

For more information on House Bill 3709, please click here