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No-Kill Sanctuary Update


Don’t miss out on the exciting announcement Monday night, July 3.  Join us at the Indian Land library at 6 p.m. for the celebration


We are proud to announce that we are ready to break ground on this much needed animal sanctuary.  Now we ask for your help in a way never asked for before.  We need each of you to help spread the word, donate to the building fund and get involved to make this happen as soon as possible.  Over 4 million animals a year meet their untimely deaths in shelters across our great country.  Even though we cannot save them all, we will strive to save as many lives as possible. With this Sanctuary we will have the proper means to provide better care, housing and training for our animals while they wait on their “forever” homes.  All donations are tax deductible and very much appreciated.
Here are some ways you can support our cause:
All support is appreciated and tax deductible.

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Eagle Scout Candidate from Boy Scout Troop 101 Helps Paws in the Panhandle

Thank You Cameron Trumbo and Boy Scout Troop 101 for all your efforts to clean out the Quonset hut at Possum Hollow. Thanks to you our furniture building is ready to open for business soon.

                                                   Scouts and Leaders from Troop 101


               BEFORE                                                                                                                 AFTER





We are very pleased to announce that we have purchased and paid for 12  acres of land upon which our new 2400 square foot sanctuary will be built.  Thank You Perkins & Will for drawing up our plans and providing our architectural rendering. We are currently taking bids on the construction of this property.  The new sanctuary will have 20 dog runs, a cat room, an examination room and an adoption area. We are happily accepting donations for our building fund.

 PawsRendering-Large                                                                    PERKINS + WILL

                                           Nicholas Ault  and Liz Richardson architects

Paraphrased form Carolina Gateway article, Wednesday, March 11, 2015:

Paws in the Panhandle Rescue and Adoption recently closed on 12 acres of land to build an animal sanctuary near Indian Land in York County.  The sanctuary location gives Paws a no-kill temporary home for animals rescued from local shelters while they wait for their “forever home.”

Per Gloria Davey, Paws founder and Executive Director:  “We could not be more excited and thrilled as we embark on our next level to saving lives in a major way.”

Every day, more than 9,000 healthy, treatable, adoptable cats and dogs are killed in animal “shelters.”  Since its inception in 2010, more than 160 animals have been saved by  from these facilities by Paws in the Panhandle through the generosity of foster homes.  Paws goal is to see this area of the country become a no-kill area.

Paws in the Panhandle is in the process of seeking help to get the sanctuary built.  Needed are engineers, architects, builders, and fundraisers.  Monetary and corporate donations are also needed to the get the sanctuary up and running.

Donations can be mailed to:  Paws in the Panhandle, PO Box 1802, Fort Mill, SC 29716 or dropped off at PAWSitively Thrifty (Building 7, warehouse 737), 429 Marvin Road, Indian Land.

If you are interested in helping or donating, please call Gloria Davey at 803-371-0807.



Thursday, OCTOBER 1st, 4-8 pm, at Midtown Sundries, 9789 Charlotte Hwy, Indian Land, SC.  Please enjoy a Pawtini from our cash bar and select from a gorgeous array of gift items for your family, friends, and yourself.    Benefit for our rescued and to-be-rescued furry friends.






We are out of Purina Dog Chow.  This brand is part of the base I like to mix with the variety of donations we receive so the pups will all have a bit of a constant in their diet.  The reason for doing this is to keep their digestive tracts from being stressed.  If you would like to donate, please drop it off at Pawsitively Thrifty at your convenience.  Thanks to all!  – Gloria and the pups