March 23, 2023


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Aiken County animal shelters seek help getting pets adopted

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AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) – Animal shelters throughout South Carolina have lots of puppies and cats needing a endlessly household.

A new celebration in our place hopes to preserve at minimum 1,500 animals by way of adoption.

We are released to some cute playmates.

“We are at capability at this stage,” claims SPCA animal shelter Executive Director Susan Gainey.

It is a truth quite a few animal shelters facial area ideal now.

“Too a lot of animals, not enough methods in purchase to assist them,” Gainey suggests.

At the SPCA Albrecht Centre, there is no wiggle space inside with a lot more animals coming than likely.

“25 adoptions final 7 days, it sounds good, but we also had 25 animals occur in. It is pretty much a one-for-a single exchange for animals,” states Gainey.

For the center, overcrowding can get too much to handle.

“Overcrowding signifies turning people away and that is anything we in no way want to do. We’re looking at loads of animals in need to have. Additional so in comparison to previous 12 months than the 12 months right before,” says Gainey.

That’s why the centre is using part in the “Pick Me!” South Carolina Adoption Occasion.

“It’s an initiative in get to advertise adoption of homeless animals and to reduce adoption fees so that which is not a barrier to adoption,” Gainey says.

Just a several miles down the highway, the Aiken County Animal Shelter is viewing utmost ability, as effectively.

“We have additional pets in want, and less folks are coming for adoption. These are just some seriously great animals that are down on their luck and want a possibility,” states Gainey.

Which is why the shelter is also collaborating in the statewide undertaking.

Hillary Clark, adoption coordinator at the Aiken County Shelter, stated: “We have numerous great loving pets that are all set to go property right now.”

By cutting down adoption selling prices, the two shelters hope to enable these furry faces discover their endlessly households.

“We’re actually wanting for persons to appear ahead and they have home in their heart room and home in their dwelling,” claims Clark.

The SPCA shelter is open Tuesday by way of Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Aiken County Animal Shelter is open Monday as a result of Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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