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 […]

Top Dogs

BLYTHEWOOD – Newly elected board members of the Hoof and Paw Benevolent Society are, from left: members-at-large Margy Peterson and Margurite Ferguson; Kathy Lewis Korash, secretary; Paula Spinale, president; Kathy Faulk, vice-president; and Minge Wiseman, treasurer. Not shown are Janelle Gregory, social media advisor, and Jill Kuppens. The group meets at the Blythewood Lizard’s Thicket […]

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 […]

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 […]

$250 Reward for Dog Information

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 […]