Paws in the Park

Please come out and join us at Paws in the Park. Help us find each dog a forever home. There’ll be food, a kids playground, vendors, demonstrations, and a dog contest. It’s a free family event.


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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



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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.


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Those of you who are looking for something to keep you busy this summer, we would love for you to help out at the Indian Land Paws Thrift Shop. We are only asking for 3 hours a week of your time! You can pick what days you would like to volunteer. Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Shifts are from 10:00-1:00pm and 1:00-4:00pm. Volunteers are welcome to come in on Wednesdays 10:30-12:30 and help with organizing the shop, pricing and stocking sale items.

This would be a great opportunity for Scouts or teens that need community service hours!

If you are interested, please contact Gloria @ (803) 371-0897 or


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NJHSThe Indian Land High School National Junior Honor Society participated in the Lancaster Festival on behalf of PAWS IN THE PANHANDLE. These hardworking students successfully raised $161.16 for the PAWS fund.

PAWS IN THE PANHANDLE would like to thank the ILHS National Junior Honor Society, particularly their President Jessica Taylor and Faculty Leader David Dudley. PAWS is very grateful for the time and heart that all of you put into raising money to save lives. Each dollar counts and we count on the generosity of our community, so THANK YOU!

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