Entries by dorchesterpaws

Game of Homes Adoption Special!

WE ARE FULL! Historically May has always been our highest intake month, but we are only on day two and are already full! We had 291 strays brought in, 17 owner surrenders, and 15 returned adoptions last month! Every run here at Dorchester Paws is occupied and we currently have five pop-up kennels in use. […]

Animals in Need of Extensive Medical Care

In just ONE week Dorchester Paws has taken in THREE animals who are in need of outside veterinary care and additional medical attention that will add up to over $5,000! We have teamed up with the fundraising platform, Donate2it, to help raise funds for Zola, Tito & Mary. Donate2it will match the donations raised up […]

Dog found hanging from fence surrendered to Dorchester Paws

Summerville, SC- Monday morning Dorchester paws took over custody of a two year old German Shepard mix, named Ginger. She was found hanging from a chain link fence by the skin of her hind leg.  Lindsey Shattuck, a neighbor of the local Summerville subdivision, heard Ginger’s whines and enlisted help from Daniel Cooper to lift Ginger off […]

Animal Crisis: Summerville Petland to Sell Puppies Brought in from Other Parts of the Country

Lowcountry Animal Organizations Issue Plea to Petland Not to Import Puppies Summerville, SC – For more than three decades, Lowcountry animal advocates have worked to build strong relationships with area pet stores to adopt out animals from local shelters and rescues in their stores. These efforts have paid off and thousands of homeless animals have been […]

Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Dorchester Paws

Dorchester Paws plans to build a low-cost spay/neuter clinic Summerville, SC – Dorchester Paws has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support the first low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Dorchester County. The clinic will be located on the campus of Dorchester Paws at 136 Four Paws Lane in Summerville, SC and Dorchester […]

A Record Nobody Wants Broken

Dorchester Paws admits over 30 animals in one day Summerville, SC – In one day, Dorchester Paws has taken in a record amount of animals. This is a record nobody wants broken. Following 16 animals admitted on Monday, May 14 and 11 last Friday, May 11, Dorchester Paws needs help. One animal was found tied to the mailbox at […]

A “Paw”-sitive Start to 2018 at Dorchester Paws

Dorchester Paws announces $50,000 PetSmart Charities grant award and other shelter updates Summerville, SC – After receiving a $50,000 grant, decreasing the shelter euthanasia rate and continuing facility improvements, 2018 looks bright for Dorchester Paws, Dorchester County’s only open-admission animal shelter. Dorchester Paws was awarded a $50,000 grant from PetSmart Charities for spay/neuter surgeries. “Each […]