Calling All Cooks!

Calling all cooks, mixologists and creative minds: the SPCA Albrecht Center is looking for people like you! Preparation for the fourth annual Barkaritaville is underway, and we are seeking individuals to host themed booths to make this party for the animals spectacular. Barkaritaville is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, and the booth hosts are a huge part of why the event has been so successful over the past three years. So what do I mean by “booths?” Participants set up tables and tents in our shelter’s parking lot that they decorate to match any theme they come up with. They serve samples of their best dish and beverage (alcoholic or non) to attendees, who then vote for what the

Those Who Care, Teach

Though you can't tell by the weather, summer is officially over as far as the school year is concerned. Children groaned and parents rejoiced all over Aiken County last week as schools opened their doors and teachers opened their lesson plans for the 2016-2017 school year. This year, just like past years, kids will learn all the basics: reading, writing, arithmetic, science, history, social studies and social standings. They'll attend art classes, music classes and participate in sports. Maybe somewhere in there they'll find a subject or activity that brings them joy and it will lead them toward a future career goal. If their passion is animals though, specifically pets, they probably won't

Job Perks

I work for a non-profit organization. There are no stock options. No company cars or travel expense accounts. No retirement or pension plans. Heck, we don't even have free coffee. But the perks we DO have are so much better. We get pet perks. For example, every morning when I enter the SPCA Albrecht Center facility, I'm serenaded by the hungry mews of cats and kittens (so many kittens!) eagerly anticipating their morning meal after a quiet night of rest inside their enclosures. Henrietta Beans (Henri, for short) our Shelter Manager's Boston terrier and SPCA mascot, is also part of the welcoming committee. She usually runs to meet me as I make my way to my office , both to say hello but also

Olympic Inspiration for Healthier, Happier Pets

How's your summer swimsuit body coming along? Feeling fit? Looking toned? Not really? Don't worry. The Summer Olympics are underway right now in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and if anything or anyone can make the average person feel... inadequate, it's Olympic athletes. Most of these super humans have trained and devoted their entire lives to being the absolute best at their chosen sport. They are living, breathing, sweating examples of commitment and dedication. Watching these amazing athletes can be quite intimidating, but it can also be inspiring. Sure, most of us, no matter how hard we try, will never match their level of physical fitness and strength, but we can use their example as motivati


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