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The SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare of Aiken, SC announced it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support TNR efforts and veterinary care adoption prep to help reduce cat overpopulation in the shelter. 

The Petco Foundation investment wi...

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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...

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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