Monthly Archives: July 2017

Quick action and teamwork saves Shelter dogs during fire

by Bob Gordon, FOTAS Director of Communications Finally, the skies were quiet again. The severe storm that caused the Shelter’s power to go out several times, had moved on. Stranded adopters who didn’t want to leave with their adopted pets during the torrential rains, headed for their cars. FOTAS volunteers began cleaning the kitten condos […]

Seven frozen puppies saved at the Aiken County Animal Shelter

By Joanna Dunn Samson, FOTAS Vice-President Late one cold Sunday afternoon last March, a box was left on the sidewalk of the County Shelter, which was closed. In the box were seven puppies, no more than a week old, their umbilical cords still attached. There was no mama dog and no blanket, so when the […]

Poppy the Poodle helps prepare foster kittens for adoption

by Bob Gordon, FOTAS Director of Communications When FOTAS Volunteer Muf Fuller fosters kittens from the Aiken County Animal Shelter, she has a partner that assists her with this important task. “We’re a team,” Muf said. “She’s very proud of the work she does with the kittens and I’m delighted that she takes it on […]

A Cinderella Story: The adoption of Xena, The Warrior Princess

By Joanna D. Samson, FOTAS Vice President Blossom wasn’t the prettiest dog in the County Shelter, not by a long shot. Her muted gray brindle coat was dull and ratty; her skin was rough; and her teats were saggy from indiscriminate breeding. Overall, Blossom had the haggard look of a dog that had been neglected, […]

Adopted dog Bradley helps man cope with autism and anxiety

by Bob Gordon, FOTAS Director of Communications A small, stray dog adopted from the Aiken County Animal Shelter is making a huge difference in 20-year-old Max Conger’s life. The short coat Chihuahua mix named Bradley, who was picked up as a stray in Batesburg, is helping Max lead a fuller, happier life in New Holland, […]