Aiken County Animal Shelter at full capacity and host of the life saving “Pick me” event



AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WRDW / WAGT) – With pandemic restrictions finally lifted and kitten season ramping up, the Aiken County Animal Shelter (ACAS) is seeing an unusually high intake of homeless pets. The shelter is at full capacity. Therefore, FOTAS and ACAS are happy to take part in Pick Me! SC from June 18-27. During this 10-day period, the County Shelter offers significant discounts and in some cases waives the adoption fees altogether.

Dozens of shelters, rescue and petco locations across the state are participating in this life-saving event. The nationwide adoption event is sponsored by Petco Love (formerly Petco Foundation) in partnership with BOBS from Skechers.

Choose Me! SC is organized by No Kill South Carolina 2024, an initiative of the Charleston Animal Society. The aim is to save 1,500 lives through adoptions. Most shelters and adoption centers offer “free” or “low cost” adoptions as part of this lifesaving event.

Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) also reminds U.S. veterans and active military personnel that they can adopt a pet from the Aiken County Animal Shelter, compliments from FOTAS.

The shelter is located at 333 Wire Road in Aiken. Adoption times are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 am to 5:00 am; Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 am to 7:00 am; and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact FOTAS at [email protected] or call ACAS at (803) 642-1537, option 3.

Photo 1: Florence, a 2 year old Brindle Retriever mix, is looking for a loving home.

Photo 2: Savannah, a beautiful 10 year old German Shepherd mix, is the longest resident of the County Shelter. She is wonderful but has to be an only pet.

Photo three: Fergus, 70 pounds and just two years old. He’s a great athlete and ready to go home forever.

Photo 4: Blaze, rescued by a good Samaritan from the middle of a busy two-lane highway. He’s super cute and loves to pick up tennis balls.

Photo five: Big Butch, a 6 year old retriever mix and has a wonderful, easy going personality.

Photo 6: Ralphie, a friendly, goofy mixed breed who loves people and bitches.

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