Hoof & Paw to match donations up to $3K for animal shelter’s medical expenses

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Hoof and Paw Benevolent Society will make its annual matching funds donation to the Fairfield County Animal Shelter, earmarked for emergency medical expenses of the animals the shelter cares for. “For every dollar donated for emergency medical expenses beginning this Friday, Dec. 10, through Dec. 24, we will match those donations […]

Hoof & Paw resume meetings after COVID

BLYTHEWOOD – The Hoof & Paw Benevolent Society returned to in-person gatherings with their first regular monthly meeting after more than a year on Saturday, June 5. The group met at Tweedberry Farm in Ridgeway for a covered dish picnic and a K9 Agility demonstration. Alison Carter, the owner and operator of Carolina Performance K9s […]

Once near death, this rescue now enjoys the best life

BLYTHEWOOD – When a four-year-old bay mare, now named Lily, was rescued from a neglectful situation in 2012 by the Fairfield County Animal Shelter, she weighed only 450 pounds and was near death. That same year, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals launched an equine campaign called Help a Horse Day […]

Here Comes The Hay!

GREENWOOD – When the local Hoof & Paw Benevolent Society recently learned that Big Oaks Rescue in Greenwood was almost out of hay for their horses and other livestock, they donated 15 round bales to the rescue farm, hoping it will last until spring. Shown with the truck load of hay are, from left: Terri […]

Delivered from the Heart

BLYTHEWOOD – Fairfield County animal control officer Joe Shaw, left, and Teri Daughtry, right, vice president of the Hoof & Paw Benevolent Society, delivered this little Beagle, center, and six other Fairfield County shelter dogs (kenneled in the van) to Barrett Myers, a kennel worker at Blythewood Animal Hospital. There the dogs will be spayed […]

Leaders of the Pack

BLYTHEWOOD – The Hoof & Paw Benevolent Society has elected new board members/officers, from left: Aimee Griffith, member at large; Kathy Korash, secretary; Kathy Faulk, president; Janell Gregory, social media; Terry Daughtry, vice president; Minge Wiseman, treasurer, and Debby Reid (not pictured), member at large. The group holds zoom meetings the first Thursday of the […]

Fairfield deputies L.E.A.R.N about horse starvation

WINNSBORO – The Hoof and Paw Benevolent Society arranged a hands-on seminar last week at Blythewood’s Farewell Farm to provide Fairfield County law enforcement and animal control personnel in-depth information about how to recognize abuse, neglect and starvation in horses. The seminar was requested by Fairfield County law enforcement after two Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputies […]

Giving in the Garden

Winnsboro members of the Hoof & Paw Benevolent Society, Aimee Griffith, Paula Spinale and Kathy Faulk visit with customers Sunday at Woodley’s Gardens on Two Notch Road. The event was the group’s annual fundraiser whose proceeds are used to make life better for animals locally and across South Carolina. Woodley’s also made a generous donation, […]


BLYTHEWOOD – When George and Catherine Walker of Blythewood were looking for a worthy recipient to donate their 6-horse trailer to, they asked Hoof and Paw Benevolent Society members Kathy Faulk and Paula Spinale to help them find someone. Faulk suggested Elizabeth Steen with L.E.A.R.N. horse rescue in Charleston. Steen and helper Nina Lenthe who […]

Council votes to outlaw dog tethering

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County voted unanimously Monday night to unleash a ban on animal tethering, an important protection animal advocates say will help reduce animal injuries and abuse cases. Members of the Hoof and Paw Benevolent Society as well as staff from the county animal shelter were on hand to celebrate the ordinance. “It’s been […]