Monthly Archives: August 2016

A heartbreaking week results in many amazing animals up for adoption

By Kathy Jacobs, FOTAS Programs Coordinator This has been a very heartbreaking week. In just six days, the Aiken County Animal Shelter (ACAS) received 150 homeless dogs and cats. Many of these animals were brought in by Animal Control Officers, who pick up the stray, neglected, abused or abandoned animals wandering our streets. Some were […]

Aiken Family finds enrichment from fostering Shelter animals

By Bob Gordon, FOTAS Director of Communications When Wendy Dietzel read on the FOTAS Facebook page that the Aiken County Animal Shelter was at full capacity and needed volunteers to foster dogs and cats, she called a family meeting. She, her husband, John, and two daughters, 13-year-old Ella and 8-year-old Audrey, discussed the shelter’s critical […]

Tuxedo kitten helps adopter see the world differently

By Patricia Dugan Life is good! The old house has been sold and a new adventure begins in Aiken. Retirement is freeing. A time for adventures, wonderful new neighbors, traveling, and a new home. With less responsibilities and all the time in the world to get busy on my bucket list, I should be quite […]

Lost, mud-covered pup leads family to love Bully mix breeds

By Bob Gordon, FOTAS Director of Communications Five years ago, Lauren Kilbreth was heading home after a job interview when she passed some little kids running from a mud-covered puppy. Lauren wasn’t in the best part of town, it was cold and pouring rain, and she was dressed in one of her best business suits […]