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None of us are excused from the unexpected changes life has in store.  Whether we find ourselves expecting a child, making a big move, getting laid off from our job or having financial issues, we have all been faced with life-altering decisions.  Overshadowed by the ne...

Believe it or not, in the wake of every difficult situation or tragedy, there is a life lesson to be learned or a friendship to be gained or a self-discovery to be uncovered - a light at the end of the tunnel.  Since March in South Carolina, we have had to adapt to a n...

Last week was National Pet Week and we wanted to recognize Aiken pets who own the spotlight. No disguise can hide these popular pets’ identities. By no means is this a comprehensive list and there are other Aiken pets ready to tell their own stories.


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From the moment their paws enter the doors of the SPCA Albrecht Center, all we hope for the homeless animals in our care is a loving, forever home.  Sometimes, potential adopters are ready to adopt and know exactly what kind of animal they are interested in adding to t...

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Heartworms.  That one word is enough to change a potential adopter’s mind from a “yes” to a “no” in the span of two syllables.  And, we get it!  This disease is uncharted territory for many pet owners and adopters, and the word itself sou...

Birds are chirping, butterflies are fluttering, flowers are blooming – Springtime is here!  This time of year is known for its symbolism of rebirth and new life, but this season can also become a time of loss if you are not aware of the toxic plants growing in your bac...

In the animal welfare world, there is nothing scarier than finding out a puppy has parvovirus.  Why? Parvovirus is highly contagious and many times fatal for these young pups.  Unfortunately, during this time of year when there is an influx of puppies being born, the n...

During this time of COVID-19 precautions, students all over the country are experiencing changes to their education and extracurricular activities. Aiken’s youth are a very important part of our community, and I want to express how much they mean to us here at the SPCA...

The effects of COVID-19 are widespread, affecting millions of people, but also affecting thousands of companion animals in your local shelters.  The animals, as well as the health of our vital staff and volunteers, are our top priorities at this time.  We are working h...

Coronavirus – it’s all we’ve been hearing about in the news, on social media, and in everyday conversation with peers.  And, with a breaking story about a pet Pomeranian in Hong Kong testing positive for SARS-COV-2, the conversation about including companion animals in...

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