Fairfield Animal Shelter

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Animal Shelter Director Bob Innes with shelter employees and volunteers, from left: Janice Webb, Samira Ygahi and Victoria Mize were on hand at Drawdy Park last month to help veterinarians’ administer rabies vaccination for almost 70 dogs at the Sheriffs Drawdy Park event. They also handed out the same number of […]

Raising the bar for animal care in Fairfield

Against Many Odds, Bob Innes has Turned the Animal Shelter Around WINNSBORO – It was a dark time for dogs, cats and other Fairfield County animals. In 2016, two of every three animals brought to the animal shelter were being euthanized. Making matters worse, revenues were scant. Since becoming Fairfield County Animal Control Director, Bob […]

Man charged with starving Fairfield dog

Rochester, N.H. – Police in Rochester, New Hampshire have arrested a man for allegedly starving his dog to death last fall. That dog, Mandy, a 2-year-old Pit Bull was a Fairfield dog that had been brought to the Fairfield County Animal Shelter last year and adopted to a rescue organization, according to County Animal Control […]

38 kennels donated to animal shelter

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Animal Shelter recently received a much needed donation – 38 kennels. When Camp Bow Wow, a doggie daycare facility in Columbia, moved to a new facility in November, owners Frank and Christine Ellington contacted Hoof & Paw’s community outreach director, Kathy Faulk, to ask if she knew anyone who could use […]

For the Love of Pets

WINNSBORO – Hoof and Paw Benevolent Society board members presented their end-of-year $2,000 donation to Bob Innes, director of the Fairfield County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. The group also donates to the shelter’s medical fund for emergency situations and heartworm treatment throughout the year. From left, Kathy Faulk, Marguerite Ferguson, Innes, board president Deborah […]

Shelter seeks person(s) responsible for dog’s torment

$250 Reward Offered for Conviction of Anyone Responsible WINNSBORO – Around noon on Sept. 11, a Fairfield County Animal Control officer picked up a young male Pit Bull stray with wounds so gruesome that after he was brought into the shelter and photographed, the staff felt the need to attach warnings ‘before opening’ on some […]

Solicitor declines to prosecute animal neglect case

WINNSBORO – Peebles is a lot like most Fairfield County pets suffering from neglect.  When Fairfield County animal control first inspected Peebles in June, the 10-year-old pit bull was covered in fleas. A police report said Peebles had so many fleas, a flea comb filled several times. Water used to wash the malnourished dog became darkened […]

Yard Sale benefiting Fairfield County Animal Shelter

Yard Sale – Blythewood

McNulty’s taproom brings the music to town

BLYTHEWOOD – It was a full house Friday night at McNulty’s Taproom when country music singer Wade Hayes took the stage in the main dining room. The evening kicked off with Hayes visiting with fans out front under the WCOS tent during a fundraiser for the Fairfield Animal Shelter from 6 – 8. At 9 […]