Monthly Archives: September 2017

Adopted Pit Bull mixes find love and give it back in spades

by Bob Gordon, FOTAS Director of Communications The American Pit Bull Terrier or “Pit Bull” was America’s dog during World War I and their photos were used in military posters. Because of their popularity, “Bullies” or “Pibbles” were often used in advertising, including the Buster Brown shoes campaign. In fact, the first famous dog to […]

In their own words: the joy and satisfaction of fostering County Shelter dogs

  By Toni Urben, FOTAS Volunteer and Foster Family My husband Gary and I are a foster family for dogs from the Aiken County Animal Shelter that were not adopted locally and have been accepted for transfer to a sister agency in another part of the country. I can’t recall what got us started, but we […]

Hurricanes and crowded shelters

By Joanna D. Samson, Vice President of FOTAS The destruction wreaked by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma over the past weeks is almost unimaginable: hundreds of thousands of homes severely damaged or destroyed, tens of thousands of people in temporary shelters. As of the day I write this, there are still 6.5 million people in Florida […]

Blind cat Ray and his adopter are companions for life

by Bob Gordon, FOTAS Director of Communications I’ve seen a lot of animals arrive at the Shelter with injuries and handicaps. These animals always stand out – not only due to their obvious physical challenges but also because they seem to be extra sweet and blessed with extraordinary character. Most of their injuries are caused […]

Medical Equipment Donations Making a Big Difference


By Dr. Lisa Levy, ACAS Veterinarian The Aiken County Animal Shelter has received some amazing donations in the last few months and I am pinching myself to be sure it is real! FOTAS received an email from Lisa and Ken Kasper asking if we would be interested in a slightly used x-ray machine that they […]