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 […]

Animal Shelter benefits from Artists Guild Holiday Market

BLYTHEWOOD – The busiest vendor booth at the Blythewood Artists Guild Holiday Market, held at the Manor in Blythewood last weekend, was the one sponsored by the Fairfield Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. For the last two years the Guild has invited Holiday Market goers to bring a donation of either money, pet food, or […]

Volunteer snags $10K donation for shelter

WINNSBORO – Last week, Petco Love recognized Fairfield County Animal Shelter volunteer Samira Yaghi as one of five Unsung Heroes in the nation for her hard work and devotion to helping the animals of Fairfield County. The honor was accompanied by a $10,000 check for the Fairfield County Animal Shelter where Yaghi volunteers. As one […]

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 […]