Monthly Archives: July 2016

An incredible summer day at the County Animal Shelter

By Joanna D. Samson, FOTAS Vice President They started lining up at the Aiken County Animal Shelter at 10:30 last Saturday. By the time the shelter opened its doors for adoptions at 11:30, the line snaked around the building. What compelled so many good citizens to stand in line patiently in the brutal heat? The […]

Fix-A-Pet Program provides assistance for spay/neutering surgery

By Bob Gordon, FOTAS Director of Communications While it is impossible to determine exactly how many orphaned dogs and cats live in the United States, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) estimates that for cats alone the number is upwards of 70 million. That figure is staggering but the ASPCA […]

A Little Kitty Love Goes a Long Way at the County Animal Shelter

By Carolyn McCurdy, FOTAS Volunteer I was feeling a little indulgent, a little selfish, but there I was driving to the shelter to volunteer, aka to get some kitty love, while my family packed the car for vacation. I told them I would only go for an hour. As I was driving I thought, “It’s […]

FOTAS partnership with New York rescue saves County shelter animals

By Gary Willoughby, Executive Director, SPCA Serving Erie County Nine years ago, when I moved to Aiken, South Carolina to join the SPCA there, it was difficult to imagine the progress that would be made in animal welfare in such a short period of time. The SPCA and the Aiken County Animal Shelter both have […]

Our little man Sam

By Kathy Jacobs, FOTAS Programs Coordinator I first saw Sam at the Aiken County Animal Shelter on a Thursday morning. I had returned a foster puppy that was ready to be moved to the adoption floor and asked one of the vet techs, Judith, if there were any other pups in residence that needed a […]

Kittens are just $10 at Aiken County Animal Shelter through July 16

By Bob Gordon, FOTAS Director of Communications They just keep coming. Stray mama cats with their babies, litters of kittens surrendered by people who cannot afford the additional felines and even some lone kittens found along the side of a road, in the woods, or callously left on private property. The influx of purring babies […]