Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Aiken County Animal Shelter, FOTAS and the Code Red dogs thank you

  By Joanna D. Samson, FOTAS VP Once again, the Aiken community has responded to our cries for help. As the temperatures soared to triple digits, so did the intake numbers at the County Shelter – to a dismal degree not experienced in years. In June the number of homeless, orphaned and abandoned animals topped […]

Why you need a barn cat and why you should get one at the County Shelter (for free!)

By Joanna D. Samson, FOTAS Vice President Barns and stables are natural habitat for rats and mice – lots of food sources from grain bins and accidental spillage around the prep and feeding areas. That, coupled with lots of water and places to nest, equals Disney Land for rodents. But despite the adorable mice portrayed […]

Feeling the Heat at the County Animal Shelter

By Joanna Dunn Samson, FOTAS Vice President It’s hot. It’s humid. We’re short on volunteers and long – very long – on animals. Intake is crazy high. The shelter is packed full of dogs, dogs and more dogs and loads of adorable puppies, not to mention a gazillion cats and a bajillion kittens. The Aiken […]

Heroes and friends: FOTAS and the SPCA build another fence

By Joanna D. Samson, FOTAS Vice President The Fourth of July holiday is a time to celebrate heroism – not only the monumental heroism of the colonial Americans who risked their lives and freedom to protect liberty and the pursuit of happiness for generations to come, but the day-to-day heroism of everyday citizens who make […]