St. Paws Thrift Stores will be distributing $5,000 among animal rescue and welfare organizations at the beginning of October.

They are including shoppers in a contest to  enable one of those rescues to receive an extra $100 until September 30, spend $10 or more at either St. Paws Thrift Store location and you’ll get one vote for one of the rescues listed. One vote per day per person.

Organizations that will be receiving “Paw Awards” and are eligible for the extra $100 vote grant:

– Animal Protection League

– Basset Rescue Crew of the SE (BaRSCE_

– Carolina Wildlife Center

– Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary

– Heartworm Project

– Homeward Bound Pet Rescue

– Patter Pets

– SQ Rescue


St. Paws has two locations. West Columbia at 304 12th Street, 803-936-0077; or Irmo at 111 Ministry Drive 803-403-4419.