Aiken County Animal Shelter at Full Capacity, Hosting a Life-Saving Pick Me Event


AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WRDW / WAGT) – With the lifting of pandemic restrictions and the rise of the kitten season, the Aiken County Animal Shelter (ACAS) is seeing an unusually high intake of animals from homeless company. The refuge is at full capacity. Therefore, FOTAS and ACAS are happy to participate in Pick Me! SC from June 18 to June 27. During this 10-day period, the county shelter will offer significant discounts and, in some cases, waive adoption fees altogether.

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

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

Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) is also reminding U.S. veterans and serving military personnel that they can adopt a pet from Aiken County Animal Shelter, thanks to FOTAS.

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

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 magnificent mix of 10-year-old shepherds, is the oldest resident of the county refuge. She is wonderful but must be a unique pet.

Third photo: Fergus, 70 pounds and just two years old. He’s a great athlete and ready for his forever home.

Photo four: Blaze, rescued from the middle of a two-lane highway heavily used by a Good Samaritan. He’s super soft and loves to pick up tennis balls.

Photo 5: 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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