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Bryson City animal shelter wins $1,000

PAWS Animal Shelter in Bryson City has won a $1,000 prize for getting the most votes in a second round of voting in The Animal Rescue Site’s $300,000 Challenge.

Sixty-seven shelters and rescue groups received grants in the second round of voting, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 in various categories.

A third round of voting began earlier this month for a chance at an even larger grant. Supporters of PAWS Animal Shelter can vote once a day at and help the cause.

PAWS Animal Shelter posts its adoptable pets online at