Monthly Archives: August 2017

Clearing the Aiken County Animal Shelter

By Joanna Dunn Samson, FOTAS Vice President Last Saturday, people started lining up at the County Shelter around 10:00 in the morning. FOTAS volunteers and County staff were manning the sign-in desk, cleaning up the yards, walking and grooming dogs, drying off kittens, organizing paperwork, plugging in gigantic fans, directing traffic and icing down the […]

The endless flow of homeless animals at the County Shelter

By Joanna Dunn Samson, FOTAS Vice President Yesterday, the Aiken County Animal Shelter participated in the National Clear the Shelter Day for the second time. By all accounts, the day was an awesome success, and for a few short moments in the afternoon, the Shelter was blissfully empty and quiet. It won’t last. It can’t […]

Kids today, they’re so generous to shelter animals in need

by Bob Gordon, FOTAS Director of Communications We’ve all heard and read the negative comments about today’s youth. Kids are lazy these days! They’re more interested in their iPhones and video games than the world around them. They’re not as engaged with society and care more about taking selfies than reaching out to others. But […]

One Less Leg, Just as Much Love

Dr. Lisa Levy, ACAS Veterinarian Three years ago, a small, scared, black dog came into the shelter. Her right rear leg was missing below the knee, leaving the end of the broken bone exposed. She also had a deep scar around her neck from a past embedded collar. Normally she would have been euthanized, but […]