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Animal Welfare is an ever-growing, ever-changing field.  As shelters and animal organizations across the country implement and grow progressive programs and expand their operations to more than just sheltering, their resources and staffing needs grow congruently.  This...

Every year, as the hope of warmer weather approaches, shelters across the country prepare for the inevitable – an overwhelming numbers of homeless animals finding their way into their care.  It happens without any question of what’s to come, so animal shelters work har...

A few months ago, a couple came in to register their dogs for the dog park located at the SPCA Albrecht Center.  They were new to the area and, while registering for the park, they asked whether or not they needed their dogs registered with the City - something they we...

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On January 15th, over 270 animals, including dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and rabbits, were rescued by Laurens County Animal Control from a puppy mill in deplorable conditions.  Anderson County Animal Control, Anderson C...

Growing up, I was no stranger to moving around.  Though I was practically born and raised in Aiken, SC, our family lived a short time in Colorado and Washington State and has lived in over nine different houses, apartments and townhomes.  Since the time I moved out of...

With a brand new decade, I’m feeling a new spark of energy to kick-start some personal goals, and maybe you are too!  The New Year always brings motivation into our lives.  This combined with the fresh slate of a whole new decade, you may be feeling extra inspired to d...

The year has come to an end and we now find ourselves in a new decade – 2020!  The New Year is always exciting at the SPCA Albrecht Center.  It’s a time when we celebrate a year’s worth of triumphs, including the many loving homes our amazing animals have gone to and t...

Last year, you may have read my husband’s and my ‘Christmas Tree vs. Our Cats’ fiasco.  Here is the ‘Cliff Notes’ version:  Eager to feel some holiday cheer, we put up our Christmas tree just to be reminded that the cats chewed through our lights the year prior (n...

Reducing the Homeless Dog Population - It's Simple

The Rational for Registration

In 2005 the Aiken City Council, at the request of its shelter partner, now the SPCA Albrecht Center, took a major leap forward in the interest of animal welfare and its own tax paying citize...

What is Santa Claus bringing you this year? Maybe a new iPhone? Or a 75 inch smart TV? Perhaps you’re hoping for something sparkly?

Imagine instead finding a cute puppy or cuddly kitten wrapped in a red bow underneath the tree. Would you be thrilled? Or would you be ove...

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