Voting for 2023 Rescue Brew Pet Star Search is Underway

541 dogs and cats vying to be the faces of Rescue Brew Beer! 

Tuesday | August 15, 2023 | NORTH CHARLESTON – You can now vote for your favorite dog or cat in the  Fourth Annual Rescue Brew Beer Spokesdog and Spokescat star search! Winners will appear on the labels of the “2023 Rescue Brew Beer” from Palmetto Brewing Company. 541 Pet owners entered their dogs or cats at and voting continues until September 15th.


Rescue Brew competitors will now try to gather votes on social media, and through friends and family. Anyone can vote for their favorites. Each $1 donation to a pet’s entry counts as one vote.  Money raised supports No Kill South Carolina, a statewide initiative of Charleston Animal Society, designed to end animal homelessness.

The top three vote-getters for cats and dogs will be named finalists and a panel of judges from our sponsors will decide the winner in each category.

Rescue Brew Beer 2023 will go on sale in the fall. Last year, Rescue Brew could be found in Charleston area Harris Teeters and Bottles stores and at select retailers in Columbia and Greenville.

A big thanks to Rescue Brew Sponsors: Palmetto Brewery, Southern Crown Partners, Live 5 News and the Charleston City Paper


About Charleston Animal Society
Since 1874, the mission of Charleston Animal Society has always been the prevention of cruelty to animals. Over 15,000 animals will turn to Charleston Animal Society for caring, compassion and hope this year alone. In addition to caring for homeless animals, adopting them into new homes, and reuniting lost pets with their families, the organization responds to animals in crisis as a result of both man-made and natural disasters. The comprehensive shelter medicine program not only provides direct services for as many as 1,200 animals in our system of care at one time, the shelter veterinarians also spay or neuter upwards of 10,000 dogs and cats each year and they provide emergency medical services to critically ill and injured animals arriving at the shelter daily.  For more information, visit 

About Palmetto Brewery
The original Palmetto Brewery in Charleston opened in 1888, by John Doscher. This brewery was located on the corner of Market St. and Hayne St. in historic downtown Charleston. The original Palmetto Brewery went through a brief name change, to Germania Brewing Co. (1896) in hopes of attracting customers due to the demand for German beer in the US during this time, but was changed back to Palmetto shortly after.

About Southern Crown Partners
Our continued success means we are one of the oldest continual Anheuser-Busch distributors in the country and one of the largest in the Southeast. However all of that success means nothing if you don’t give back to your community. From providing jobs throughout the region to putting feet on the ground in the areas we serve through events and fundraisers, we do our best to be good stewards to the communities we’ve called home over our 100-year history.

About Live 5 News
Charleston City Paper is a weekly independent newspaper printed every Wednesday and Live 5 News WCSC is South Carolina’s longest continuously operating television station, and the Lowcountry’s most trusted news and weather leader for Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Colleton, Williamsburg, Georgetown counties. 

About Charleston City Paper
Charleston City Paper is a weekly independent newspaper printed every Wednesday and updated daily online in Charleston, S.C., by City Paper Publishing, LLC. Independent, local and free since 1997, the Charleston City Paper offers award-winning news coverage that helps readers to better understand the communities in which they live.  The newspaper offers dynamic coverage of the Lowcountry’s food, arts and music offerings as well as diverse reporting, editorials and cartoons that give insights into local controversies in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties.