Walk & Wag raises $5K for FoCCAS | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | September 29, 2017 5:00 pm
Last Updated: September 27, 2017 at 11:19 am
By CINDY CROSBY
The 4th Annual Walk & Wag, held this past Saturday in downtown Walterboro, raised approximately $5,000 for Friends of the Colleton County Animal Shelter (FoCCAS). The event had 62 corporate and individual sponsors and drew approximately 130 “humans.” Additionally, many four-legged guests were seen enjoying the plentiful treats, company, and, most certainly, the kiddie pools filled with cool water.
The money raised during the event helps support FoCCAS’ initiatives of community spay/neuter, education, and rescue/adoption.
“Today’s Walk & Wag will help offset some the additional costs FoCCAS incurred when the shelter was able to save over 63 animals right before Hurricane Irma,” said Sarah Miller, Walk & Wag Committee member and FoCCAS president. “On average, it costs $100 to send a healthy animal to rescue or to get them ready for adoption.”
The “Going to the Dogs Band” performed throughout the day, and a hot dog lunch with chips and homemade desserts was served to all sponsors and attendees.
“The band was a huge draw,” said Miller. “They donate all their donations from their gigs to FoCCAS. They will be hosting a Howl-o-Ween Extravaganza on Oct. 14 at Stegall’s Auction House for the benefit of FoCCAS.
“I love that the whole community gets involved in an event like this and celebrates pet ownership,” said Miller. “We borrowed tables from the Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society and tents from the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market. Chris Cook from the Walterboro City Fire Department filled our doggie pools and provided additional ice.”
The Walk & Wag committee was co-chaired by Miller, Audra Hudson and Jeannette Neal, and was made possible through the efforts of 25 volunteers.
“Thank you to the community, our volunteers, the Going to the Dogs Band, and all our sponsors for making this another great event for the animals of Colleton County,” said Miller.