• Tue. Dec 6th, 2022

The ninth annual Walk & Wag takes place on Saturday

ByDenise T. Tatum

Nov 24, 2022

By AndyAnn

The 9th Annual Walk & Wag, sponsored by Friends of Colleton County Animal Shelter (FoCCAS), was held on Saturday, November 19th in the parking lot adjacent to the Walterboro Wildlife Center. This was a fundraising and community service event for visitors of all ages.

Colleton County Animal Services (CCAS) also conducted its first free Return To Home microchipping clinic. FoCCAS has raised over $15,000 for Colleton’s animals and over 60 animals have been microchipped.

Visitors had the opportunity to bring their dogs and cats to the clinic free of charge to have them scanned or microchipped. Each microchip was inserted by trained CCAS personnel. The family event also included vendor visits, food, music, prize draws, photo ops and a dog walk.

Special thanks to all of the event sponsors: the City of Walterboro, The Olde House Cafe’ for the chicken bog and hot dogs, Starbucks of Walterboro for the coffee and puppuccions, Heather Lynn Designs for the photo frames and centerpieces, all raffle donors and everyone Volunteers, shelter workers and FoCCAS board members.

Congratulations to all raffle winners: $500 cash winner Tabatha McLaine; Fall Wreath #1 Winner (donated by Tammy Polk of Polkadot Pretties), Doreen Schaefer; Fall Wreath #2 (donated by Tammy Polk of Polkadot Pretties), winner Carol Armentrout; Dog Lot (donated by Autoglass Masters & Thrift Masters) Winner, Mackenzie Morehead; Sand + Paw Candle Basket Winner (donated by Sand + Fog Home – California), Tabatha McLaine; Cat House Lot (donated by a FoCCAS Board Member), winner, Doreen Schaefer; Kathleen Amundson, winner of Bissel Carpet Cleaner (donated by a FoCCAS board member); Dog Bones Guess winner (799 bones in bin), Tabatha McLaine.

FoCCAS is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with CCAS. It does community service by supporting homeless animals at the Colleton County Animal Shelter through fundraising, volunteerism, education and other various projects to reduce the population of homeless pets. FoCCAS is not a rescue and not a shelter. Donations are needed and welcome. Monetary donations can be sent to paypal.me/FoCCASSC.

For more information about FoCCAS, please email [email protected] or FB messenger.

You can obtain further information on the CCAS by telephone Mon. – Fri. between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at 843-893-2651. For after-hours emergencies, call the county dispatcher at 843-549-2211, who will contact the Animal Control Office on duty. The refuge is open to the public Mon.-Fri. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment. The shelter is closed on weekends. Emails can be sent to [email protected]