Golf tournament raises funds for LowCountry Animal Rescue

Your birdies can help save cats and dogs.

The ninth annual Fore Paws Golf Tournament to benefit LowCountry Animal Rescue is scheduled for Sept. 29 at Summerville Country Club. Registration is $75 per player or $300 per team and includes cart, goodie bag, prizes, beer, beverages, BBQ dinner and awards ceremony.

The tournament will feature a shotgun start for Captains Choice play which starts at 1 p.m. and includes a $5,000 putting contest and a $10,000 hole in one contest as well as skill prizes.

Sponsorships of various levels are also available starting in the $50 price range. For more information, call 843-821-3175 or email lowcountryanimalrescue@ymail.com.

The LowCountry Animal Rescue network of foster homes takes in approximately 400 abandoned, lost, neglected or abused dogs and cats (and an occasional hamster, ferret and guinea pig) annually. The charity provides an array of medical assistance to the animals in its care ranging from spaying/neutering and vaccination shots to providing a microchip for every animal before it is adopted. It works closely with local SPCA chapters on issues affecting animals and accepts many of the animals for which SPCAs cannot afford medical care.

The organization also educates the public on spaying and neutering to help prevent overpopulation and promote responsible pet ownership. It is often called upon to help in animal hoarding and abuse cases.