Monthly Archives: June 2017

Surgically saved shelter cats bring joy to their new families

by Bob Gordon, FOTAS Director of Communications In last week’s column, Dr. Lisa Levy, the Aiken County Animal Shelter’s veterinarian, wrote about saving three cats that were brought in with chronic conditions. But after these special felines were saved through challenging surgeries, what happened to them? Here is how three cats – Rose, Stump and […]

Injured and abused cats get second chance after successful surgeries

by Dr. Lisa Levy, ACAS Veterinarian This month, we’ve already taken in more than 300 strays and surrendered animals at the County Animal Shelter. Last month, we took in more than 500. When you receive this many animals, some are certain to be injured or abused, and May was a rough month for kitties. We […]

Roxy: Another heartworm positive dog is adopted and saved

by Bob Gordon, FOTAS Director of Communications It is mid-May and Roxy is crying out from her kennel at the Aiken County Animal Shelter. The disappointment of being passed over by visitors while dogs around her get adopted is upsetting her. The 3-year-old, black Retriever mix needs to find a forever home before her frustration […]

Three abandoned horses and the compassion of the Aiken Community

By Joanna D. Samson, FOTAS VP Two emaciated mares and a skinny mini-horse were dumped at the home of a very kind soul in the County, and although he had the heart to care for them, he did not have the experience or the facilities to do so. He called several equine rescue organizations and […]

Touched by an angel at the Aiken County Animal Shelter

By Joanna D. Samson, FOTAS Vice President It is May 24th as I write this article, only three weeks into the month of May, and a heart-breaking, record number of animals—480 to be exact—have been consigned to the Aiken County Animal Shelter. You read that correctly; your eyes are not playing tricks on you—480 dogs, […]