Holiday Happening

You're Invited... On Tuesday, November 6th from 6-8 pm, the SPCA Albrecht Center in Aiken will host their last event of the year with a ‘jolly’ good time. Join staff, volunteers, board members and supporters at the SPCA’s Mitchell Plaza Thrift Store; located at 1589 Whiskey Road in Aiken – ‘Where Shopping Saves Lives.’ The evening will feature live music by Rick Scott, beer and wine, appetizers, fantastic door prizes, an ugly Christmas sweater contest, all new winter apparel and the Grand Opening of the store’s Christmas Décor Shop. There will be special pricing for event guests on select items, that night only. The Mitchell Plaza Thrift Store will be closed on Monday, November 5th and Tue

'Bone' Voyage

If you can believe it, the holidays are quickly approaching, which means time with family, holiday cheer and lots of traveling. Last year, a whopping 507,000 animals were flown commercially in the United States, according to the Department of Transportation. Unfortunately, 24 of these animals died from the conditions of their flights, which resulted in various airlines altering their pet flight policies to ensure better safety and standards of care for journeying pets. United Airlines, for example, has been working with American Humane, a national humane organization, to revise their PetSafe program - a program designed to guarantee safety for animals that are not eligible for cabin trave

Pick Me! SC Results – Thank You South Carolina!

On October 5-7, the SPCA Albrecht Center was one of 50 shelters, rescues and Petco stores across the state to participate in Pick Me! SC, a history-making statewide adoption event. With combined forces, hard work, and the love of adopters, more than 1,188 animals statewide found their new forever homes over the three-day weekend. The SPCA acted as the Midland’s hub for the event and hosted Barnwell County Animal Shelter during the weekend. The Albrecht Center alone found homes for 14 dogs, 15 cats and 2 bunnies, and Barnwell found homes for 6 dogs and 2 cats. The event was sponsored by the Petco Foundation and organized by No Kill South Carolina (NKSC). Many shelters across the state, inc

Shelter Cats Are Waiting, and Waiting.

Dogs are more popular than cats. If you're a cat person, you probably just furrowed your brow at that declaration, but it's true. According to The American Veterinary Medical Association's 2012 U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook[i], American dog households beat out cat households by slightly more than six percent. State-by-state, cats certainly have their favored regions - most of the West, the Northeast, and Florida are dominated by cat lovers, but the South is definitely dog country[ii], and it's not hard to tell in any southern animal shelter. Most adopters coming to the shelter walk right past the cats and head straight to the dogs. Fortunately, cats seem to tolerate longer she


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