Monthly Archives: November 2015

The art of fostering and letting go

By Joanna Dunn Samson, FOTAS Vice President Oddly enough, when I ask dog-loving folks with the means and opportunity to be a short-term foster for the Aiken County Animal Shelter and they refuse, it’s generally not because of the inconvenience of babysitting a canine guest, or the costs (there are none – FOTAS pays if […]

Wonderful Weekend Launch: Fifty Felines Adoptable for Free

By Bob Gordon, FOTAS Communications Director and Volunteer Wow, what a wonderful weekend for the animals at the County Shelter! Yesterday, FOTAS held its Pre-Holiday Yard Sale, with all proceeds going to the orphaned animals, and launched an amazing adoption special that allows the shelter to waive the adoption fees for 50 spayed/neutered cats. With […]

Shelter dogs and veterans face life together

By Joanna D. Samson, FOTAS Vice President Luci is a golden boxer/pit mix with a white chest and soft brown eyes. Olivia is a rangy, muscular brindle pit mix with a white chest, white socks and golden eyes. Buddy is a shepherd/lab mix with a white chest, a black nose and a great big dog […]

Babysit our orphans this holiday season

By Joanna Dunn Samson, FOTAS Vice President The Thanksgiving Day holiday is just around the corner, and no matter how much we might complain about large family gatherings and way too much food, the alternative – being alone on that day – is, for most of us, unbearable. The animals at the Aiken County Animal […]