The SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare and Best Friends Animal Society, two organizations with the same goal of saving animal lives, are teaming up for another adoption campaign to encourage people to choose to adopt, not d buy, their next pet.
All fees will be waived until the end of September. The goal is to get around 100 animals rehomed by early October. This will free up room for more animals and put more animals on the floor that are available for adoption.
The SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare is located at 199 Willow Run Rd. in Aiken and is open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for adoptions.
Recent data published by Best Friends showed that US shelters were seeing an increase in animal intakes and a decrease in pet adoptions from shelters. This has gradually turned into a crisis in the animal welfare community, where many shelters are over capacity.
In August, the SPCA Albrecht Center admission number was 119. As of September 15, the facility had already brought in 33 animals.
“There is a growing shelter crisis across the country and the animal welfare community is not going to just sit back and let innocent animals die,” said Julie Castle, CEO of Best Friends Animal Society. “In fact, it’s quite the opposite. We’re joining forces with our extensive network of shelters and rescues across the country to host our third National Adoption Weekend since May to get people out and about. to adopt.
“We have evidence that national promotions like the first two adoption weekends we held in May and July are working,” Castle said. “Our July National Adoption Weekend saw nearly 10,000 animals adopted in three days.”
That’s why the SPCA Albrecht Center is participating in the next National Adoption Weekend.
“The pet overpopulation crisis caused a bottleneck of shelter animals that needed to be modified before adoption. spaying and neutering surgeries for shelter animals,” said Susan Gainey, Executive Director of the SPCA Albrecht Center. spaying and spaying surgeries for shelter animals at the Albrecht Center. We were only able to achieve this with the help from contract veterinarians and the dedicated staff of the Albrecht Center.
“These are the unsung heroes of animal rescue who spent their Labor Day weekend helping animals shelter,” she added. “Our staff literally don’t take a day off and look after our beloved shelter animals 365 days a year – regardless of the number of animals. If you can’t adopt, we offer a program of home where you can bring home a sheltered animal up to 4 weeks old. We will provide the food, medicine or other supplies needed to care for the animal.”
For more information, visit www.letlovelive.org or call 803-648-6863.