After 149,471 votes were cast by the public to determine the winners, rescued dog Pippin and rescued cat Sirri, the official Spokesdog and Spokescat of the 2021 Recue Brew Beer, are on the labels of the new Palmetto Brewing Company beer. The Rescue Brew Beer will debut at a special event Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Palmetto Brewing Company’s Charleston Taproom, 289 Huger Street, Charleston, SC 29403 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Proceeds from the sale of draft beer on tap and six-packs at the taproom benefit the lifesaving programs of Charleston Animal Society.
The 2021 Rescue brew Beer is also available for purchase at all area Harris Teeter Stores and at Anson Restaurant in Charleston through the spring season.
A record 674 dogs and cats were entered into the Rescue Brew Beer contest for a chance to become the 2021 Spokesdog and Spokescat. Every vote cast by 2,262 people was a $1 donation for the lifesaving work of Charleston Animal Society raising exactly $150,000. The 2022 contest is planned to launch later this year.
The three finalist dogs in this year’s contest were Pippin, owned by Donna Moekel, with 29,241 votes, Duke, owned by Jennifer O’Shea, with 27,684 votes and Shem, owned by Terry Schucany, with 11,663 votes. The cats in the top three slots were Sirri, owned by Hank & Laurel Greer, with 6,312 votes, Tyson, owned by George & Jeannette Sink, with 4,687 votes and Cooper, owned by Jaime Ianco, with 1,443 votes.
“We are excited to again partner with Charleston Animal Society in the Spokesdog and Spokescat Contest and to create the Rescue Brew Beer,” said Lauren Hutson, Manager of the Charleston Taproom for Palmetto Brewing Company. “The 2021 Rescue Brew Beer is crisp and refreshing, with a hint of sweetness. Just like your rescue pet, this beer is a light, cheerful friend at the end of the day. Full-bodied yet smooth, Rescue Brew Beer 2021 is the ale to drink beside your favorite furry friend.”
“The Rescue Brew Beer contest is one of my favorite events of the year because it brings the entire community of animal lovers together,” said Joe Elmore, CFRE, CAWA, President and CEO of Charleston Animal Society. “Thousands of people enter their favorite pets and then vote for the best Spokesdog and Spokescat. Summer is the hardest time of all to raise needed funds for our lifesaving work and the Rescue Brew Beer contest makes fundraising fun and something that anyone can participate in.”