Clear The Shelters

As a participating shelter, the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare is offering $25 cat and kitten adoptions, and half-off large breed dogs (over 40 pounds). Adopters will receive a goodie bag courtesy of Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Clear The Shelters sponsors (limited supply). Can’t adopt? Visit and donate to the shelter animals at the SPCA Albrecht Center: Thank you for your support! The Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign (hosted by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations (NBC and Telemundo owned stations)) will run from August 1 to August 31. To help individuals and communities continue to practice safe social distancing meas

Community Cats Are A Community Responsibility

With an estimated 70 million – yes, you read that right – community/feral cats in the United States, chances are you’ve crossed paths with one of these mysterious felines. You see them feasting at your local restaurant dumpsters, lurking around town or maybe even begging for food outside your door. As animal lovers, it’s hard to see animals without homes, fending for themselves as nomads, but what should we do to help these kitties in the best way? The best place to start is identifying whether the cat is a stray or community cat (note: community/feral/colony cats are terms used interchangeably). A stray cat is an owned cat that is either lost or abandoned. They are used to human interac

What’s The Deal With Tethering?

(Photo Credit: Max Pixel) Cruel tethering and chaining has been an issue on the minds of animal lovers for decades. Luckily, in 2018, ordinances on the county and city levels in Aiken passed and legislation in the South Carolina Statehouse was introduced, making tethering an issue on virtually everyone’s mind in South Carolina. However, with more and more discussions about regulating tethering, it’s apparent that there are a lot of thoughts and opinions that have been formed based on misinformation. It’s vital that we continue to educate ourselves on the facts regarding animal welfare issues if we wish to see a change for the better in the lives of our community’s animals: What does “chain


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