Thanks!

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 […]

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 […]

Hoof & Paw raises $30K for animals

COLUMBIA – “Without a doubt, it was the best one yet,” Kathy Faulk, said about this year’s Evening in the Garden, the Hoof and Paw Benevolent Society’s annual fundraiser. Faulk served as chairperson of the event. Held Saturday at Woodley’s Garden Center on Two Notch Road amid lights, plants and music, the event sold almost […]

Evening in the Garden to benefit animals

COLUMBIA – The Hoof and Paw Benevolent Society’s 3rd annual fundraiser, An Evening in the Garden, will be held at Woodley’s Garden Center on Two Notch Road, Thursday, Nov. 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event benefits abused, homeless and abandoned dogs, cats, horses and goats across the state. Hoof and Paw provide monthly […]

An Evening in the Garden benefiting Hoof & Paw

COLUMBIA – An evening in the garden can help a number of dogs, cats, horses and goats that need to be rescued. Hoof & Paw’s 3rd annual fundraiser, An Evening in the Garden, is hosted at Woodley’s Garden Center on Two Notch Road northeast Columbia. It’s Thursday, Nov. 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. There […]

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 […]

Hoof and Paw thanks Sharpe

BLYTHEWOOD – Larry Sharpe, above, owner of The Farm at Ridgeway, received this photo of The Farm from the Hoof & Paw Benevolent Society  as a token of their appreciation for donating the use of the venue for Hoof & Paw’s recent reception and unveiling of their coffee table book. More than 200 people attended […]

Volunteer of the Year

BLYTHEWOOD – Hoof & Paw Benevolent Society member Minge Wiseman was named the H & P 2018 Volunteer of the Year during the group’s December meeting. She received the award for her collective volunteer work with the group, but specifically for organizing this year’s very successful coffee table book project. The fundraiser brought in more than […]

Council to finalize animal law

WINNSBORO – It could cost up to $500 per violation in the enhanced animal control laws under consideration by Fairfield County Council. Second reading of the draft ordinance passed unanimously last week. While animal rights advocates applaud higher fines and greater guidance for law enforcement, they say the new law, which hasn’t been updated for […]