2nd Annual Happy Tails 5K and Dog Mile Fun Run
Thanks to everyone who participated in the race this year. We had 114 registered participants. A special thank you goes out to our PREMIERE SPONSOR Pet Supplies Plus and our GOLD SPONSORS Dixon Hughes Goodman Wealth Advisors, LLC and Provence Messervy Counselors and Attorneys at Law. Our SILVER SPONSORS were McELVEEN Buick GMC, Pawmetto Pet Inn, State Farm Charles Chitwood, Agent, Pentz Family Chiropractic, and Lowcountry Pet Vaccine Clinic. Our one BRONZE SPONSOR was Palmetto Primary Care Physicians (Dr. Sara Montoya). Please let these businesses know that you appreciate their support of the homeless animals of Dorchester County!
Half Price Adoption Fees
All cats, kittens who have been on the adoption floor for at least 30 days, and dogs who have been on the adoption floor for at least 30 days are half off! We currently have a large number of wonderful animals and more come into the shelter every day. We need to make room. Here are a few of the wonderful animals that are available for half off their normal adoption fee:
We are offering a senior citizens’ discount each Tuesday. Adopters 55+ can take advantage of 20% off the adoption fee of any animal 5 years and younger and 30% off the fee for any animal 6 years and older. Come find your forever friend at the FRW SPCA!
We Are In Desperate Need of Foster Homes!
Help us keep our live release rates high! You can help us save as many animals as possible by opening your home to a foster animal. Medical expenses are paid for by donations. The foster family is responsible for food, flea and heart worm prevention, and LOTS OF LOVE! If you are a disabled veteran, we have special funds to help you afford to foster. We have a special need for:
1) foster families who will take in litters of very young kittens and puppies. These young animals do not do well in the shelter and have a much greater chance of survival in a home environment. Once the kittens or puppies are old enough to be spayed and neutered they come back to the shelter for adoption. If you are interested in this short term foster program please contact Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org
2) foster families who will take in adult dogs. Our kennels are overloaded with adult dogs who need to be placed in a loving home while they wait for their “furever” home. Because dogs are very social animals, it is extremely hard on them to be kenneled for a long period of time. Adult dogs are most at risk because they do not get adopted as quickly as puppies and often spend an extended amount of time in the shelter. By taking in an animal temporarily, until they are adopted, you save that animal’s life plus another animal’s life by freeing up a spot at the shelter.
Contact Patti Kiraly at 843 873 5918 or email@example.com to find out more about the long-term foster program.
Summerville Bully Walk!
Do you have a dog who is considered a “bully breed”? Would you like to socialize with other upstanding citizens who also own a bully breed? Come to the Summerville Bully Walk. We will be meeting the second Sunday of each month at noon at Hutchinson Square, downtown Summerville. We will walk as a group throughout the area to show people that bully breeds are normal, family pets. Other breeds of dogs are also welcome! Contact Patti at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. See you on the square! (BULLY WALK MOVED TO DEC. 21 THIS MONTH DUE TO CHRISTMAS PARADE ON DEC. 14)
We are open to the public on Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays from noon until 5 p.m., Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. We are closed on Wednesdays.