For the Animals

BLYTHEWOOD – The annual Yard-Bake-Plant sale in the parking lot of Blythewood’s Trinity UMC church was full of fun, good weather and great bargains. “We had a great sale day with lots of customers carrying away everything from rocking chairs to clothing to pet supplies at really great prices,” said Sonja Murphy, one of the […]

Community wishes Bob Innes well

WINNSBORO – It was a bittersweet moment Monday as Fairfield County’s animal control director stepped to the podium for perhaps the last time. Usually Bob Innes, in his distinct British accent, takes to the lectern to advocate on behalf of abused and abandoned animals. He’s lobbied for stronger animal care laws. He’s pleaded for funding […]

Low-cost vet clinic returns Aug. 26

WINNSBORO – Concerned with the decreasing availability of veterinarians in Fairfield County these days, Fairfield County Animal Shelter volunteers are experimenting with a new kind of health care for the county’s small animals – a mobile vet clinic. With the success of the first mobile vet clinic on July 22, they decided to do it […]

FCSO Deputy Dog of the Month

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Every month, the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office “deputizes” one of the many pets at the Fairfield County Animal Control and Adoption Center to publicize the need to find homes for all of us. Sheriff Will Montgomery has said he believes that everyone should do their part in this endeavor. Anyway, about me. […]

Innes: We need more vet care, staff & a decent shelter

WINNSBORO – During public comment time at the April 10 county council meeting, Kathy Faulk, president of Hoof and Paw SC, asked council to consider doing more for the animals in Fairfield County. As an example of how a county can improve the lives of its animals, Faulk pointed to the City of Aiken’s animal […]

Animal Shelter receives another $10,000 from Petco

COLUMBIA – Petco, on behalf of Petco Love, presented another $10,000 to the Fairfield County Animal Control & Adoption Center – this time it’s a Life Saving grant that to be applied toward the cost of a new animal shelter.  The presentation was made to Shelter Director Bob Innes, left, and Volunteer Samira Yahgi, center, […]

Innes: Animal neglect becoming crisis in Fairfield; council needs ordinance changes

“This County Needs to Lead and Move Forward Doing the Right Thing.” – Bob Innes WINNSBORO – Fairfield Animal Control Director Bob Innes got a few things off his chest during Monday night’s council meeting when he addressed council. After stating that he wanted to let council know “what’s going on in this county right […]

Overcrowding may force Fairfield shelter to euthanize

WINNSBORO – Because of severe overcrowding and weeks of unrelenting heat, the heretofore no-kill Fairfield County Animal Shelter may have to start euthanizing animals, says Bob Innes, the shelter’s director. The overcrowding has reached an intolerable point in the last six weeks due to a sudden drop in the number of pets being adopted and […]

Thank You!

It was another great yard sale this year – the fifth annual- for the friends and furs of the Fairfield County Animal Shelter. Even with all the events in the area last weekend, it was a great turnout of shoppers and supporters. And the community volunteers pictured here made it happen. The results? Lots of […]

Dogs push Fairfield County shelter over capacity

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Animal Shelter announced on Jan. 6 that it would be closing its doors for all non-emergency intakes until further notice. “We are so overcrowded right now that we can’t take any more dogs from people dropping them off for surrender,” said Fairfield County Animal Shelter Director Bob Innes. “We have […]

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