Monthly Archives: April 2017

Old dogs, like old people, make great companions

By Joanna D. Samson, FOTAS Vice President “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be . . .” Robert Browning It happens all the time. Someone surrenders a senior dog to the Aiken County Animal Shelter, or worse, someone dumps their old dog far from home and Animal Control finds him wandering […]

The sooner county shelter dogs find forever homes, the better

by Bob Gordon, FOTAS Director of Communications Animals that come to the Aiken County Animal Shelter (ACAS) adjust differently to their new environment. Some are fine from admission to adoption. Others are scared at the start but then tolerate their surroundings. And then there are those that start off strong, but begin to get depressed […]

PVC pipe interactive feeders make dinner fun for County Shelter dogs

by Bob Gordon, FOTAS Director of Communications In the morning, the Aiken County Animal Shelter (ACAS) dogs are fed their breakfast in stainless steel bowls. But at dinner, their meal gets more interesting. Shiny white, foot-long PVC tubes filled with kibble are brought out and given to each dog. Each of the tubes, 2 inches […]