Monthly Archives: January 2016

In the Yard

By Joanna D. Samson, FOTAS Vice President On a recent morning in the yard of the Aiken County Animal Shelter, a sweet, quiet dog named Alexa was basking in the sunshine when a dark brindle puppy named Terry scrambled to her side, volunteer in tow. Alexa gave the puppy a friendly sniff. “Hey, little guy, […]

Pulling for the Pibbles

By Joanna Dunn Samson, FOTAS Vice President   Luci was surrendered to the Aiken County Animal Shelter by her owner, who had been deployed overseas. Olivia was picked up by Aiken County Animal Control, starving and anxious. Harley spent the first part of his young life outdoors, starving and dodging abuse from the drug-addicts who […]

Labor of love, Part 3: You can make a difference

By Joanna D. Samson, FOTAS Vice President Here’s what I know about you: you have a big heart and you love animals (or you wouldn’t be reading this article). You probably have pets at home – maybe a dog or cat or two or more – and those pets bring you and your family great […]