Adopt A Shelter Dog Month!

Over 6.5 million homeless, companion animals find their way to the country’s shelters every year. The number is extravagant, but the good news is it has decreased from 7.2 million in 2011 – thanks to the efforts of shelters, supporters and adopters. Unfortunately, this number is still too high, resulting in approximately 1.5 million animals being euthanized in shelters across the country - 860,000 cats and 670,000 dogs. On the flip side, a wonderful 3.2 million are adopted to loving homes – 1.6 million cats and 1.6 million dogs – and nearly 710,000 stray animals are returned to their owners ( Of the approximately 1,300 homeless and neglected animals the SPCA Albrecht Center takes

Celebrating Pit Bulls

For quite some time, Pit Bulls have endured the reputation of being labeled ‘aggressive,’ ‘hard to handle,’ and ‘unfriendly.’ News story after news story has perpetuated these dogs as ‘violent’ and discriminatory legislation and company policies have forced Pit Bulls into a narrative far from their true origin. This is partly why you see so many Pit Bulls in shelters (along with their overbreeding), and why approximately 40% of all dogs euthanized in shelters across the country are Pits. At the SPCA Albrecht Center, nearly 30-40% of our yearly canine intakes are Pit Bulls, yet they are less likely to get adopted due to the presumptions surrounding them. This can be seen in shelters across th

Where Shopping Saves Lives!

If you’re a supporter of the SPCA Albrecht Center, you may have visited the SPCA’s Thrift Store, located in the Mitchell Shopping Center. There have been various locations over the years, but the concept of the Store has always been the same – to provide Aiken with a one-of-a-kind Thrift Store, which, in turn, directly provides for the wellbeing of the homeless and neglected animals that come to the Shelter. This earned the Store its motto: ‘Where Shopping Saves Lives.’ Opening in the spring of 2018, the new Store in the Mitchell Shopping Center (1589 Whiskey Rd) is packed with amazing Thrift Store finds. From clothing, jewelry and shoes to houseware, furniture and pet supplies, the Store is


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