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Goodbye, Thanksgiving and turkey – Hello, sleigh bells and season’s greetings. The holidays may look different this year, as we continue to social distance and do our part to keep our loved on…

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The year is winding down, and might I be one of many to say … good riddance, 2020! Despite this year being globally difficult, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and reminds us to find the…

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As the weather cools and we prepare for fun Halloween activities, our nights fill with the inkling of ghosts, werewolves and other fantastical beasts we associate with this thrilling holiday. …

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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 – tha…

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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 dis…

A couple of weeks ago, the SPCA Albrecht Center started a Facebook fundraiser for a shelter pup named Otis, who had been brought into the shelter seven times since March 2020. His "offenses" r…

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September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, and the SPCA Albrecht Center is getting ready for the upcoming hurricane season, which has devastated the Atlantic coast over the last few ye…

There is hardly anything more heartbreaking to a loving pet owner than discovering your companion has run away. The panic sets in: “Where are they?” “Will they come home?” “What if someone too…

In the world of pets, there is a lot of emphasis on understanding the body language of dogs to prevent dog bites and to better understand when our canine friends are feeling stressed. However,…

The Humane Society of the United States reports that 51% of all dog bites occur to children. We see this often at the SPCA Albrecht Center, whether it’s a new adoptee that didn’t get along wit…

Every year, I like to reflect on this article I wrote in 2018 and share it with our supporters as an important reminder. Especially in these chaotic times, your mental health is just as import…

In my totally biased, cat-loving, wanting-to-own-a-farm-of-cats opinion, kittens are on the top of my “Cutest Things On The Face of This Planet” list. From their tiny "meows" to their clumsy r…

None of us are excused from the unexpected changes life has in store. Whether we find ourselves expecting a child, making a big move, getting laid off from our job or having financial issues, …

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 e…

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Last week was National Pet Week and we wanted to recognize Aiken pets who own the spotlight. No disguise can hide these popular pets’ identities. By no means is this a comprehensive list and t…

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