Ninth annual Walk & Wag held Saturday | #students | #parents


By Andy Ann

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

Colleton County Animal Services (CCAS) also conducted its first free “Return To Home” microchip clinic. FoCCAS was able to raise funds exceeding $15, 000 for the animals of Colleton, and over 60 animals were microchipped.

Visitors had the opportunity to bring their dogs and cats to the clinic to be scanned or microchipped for free. Each microchip was inserted by trained CCAS staff. The family event also included visiting vendors, food, music, raffles with prizes, photo ops, and a dog walk.

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

Congratulations go to all of the raffle winners: the $500 cash prize winner, Tabatha McLaine; fall wreath #1 (donated by Tammy Polk from Polkadot Pretties) winner, Doreen Schaefer; fall wreath #2 (donated by Tammy Polk from Polkadot Pretties) winner, Carol Armentrout; Dog Lot (donated by Autoglass Masters & Thrift Masters) winner, Mackenzie Morehead; Sand + Paw Candle Basket (donated by Sand + Fog Home – California) winner, Tabatha McLaine; Cat House Lot (donated by a FoCCAS board member) winner, Doreen Schaefer; Bissel carpet cleaner (donated by a FoCCAS board member) winner, Kathleen Amundson; Dog Bones Guess (799 bones in the container) winner, Tabatha McLaine.

FoCCAS is a non-profit that partners with CCAS. It provides community service by supporting homeless animals at the Colleton County Animal Shelter through fundraising, volunteering, education, and other various projects in efforts to reduce the population of companion animals without a home. FoCCAS is not a rescue and is not a shelter. Donations are needed and appreciated, Monetary donations can be sent to paypal.me/FoCCASSC.

For more information about FoCCAS , email foccas.sc@gmail.com or through FB messenger.

For more information about the CCAS call Mon. – Fri. between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 843-893-2651. For emergencies outside of business hours, call county dispatch at 843-549-2211 and they will contact the animal control office on duty. The shelter is open to the public Mon.- Fri. from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and by appointment. The shelter is closed on the weekends. Emails can be sent to ccaec@colletoncounty.org.





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