How to treat a local shelter pet to a new home this Halloween

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Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 12:12 PM EDT
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AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Aiken County animal shelter will be the site of a Halloween pet adoption event this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be adoption specials, lots of Halloween treats and pets in costumes during the event at 333 Wire Road in Aiken that’s being co-organized by Friends of the Animal Shelter.

Walk-ins are welcome but you can also schedule an appointment by calling 803-642-1537, option 3, or emailing

The shelter continues to experience an unusually high intake of homeless pets, putting it at full capacity.

This month, adoption fees are $35 for dogs, $10 for cats/kittens. And U.S. veterans and active military personnel can adopt a pet at no cost.

The shelter’s adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 11 a.m. to to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information, email or call 803-642-1537, option 3.

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CAT SPECIAL: The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Allbrecht Center in Aiken is holding a cat adoption special. The adoption fee is $25 for kittens under a year old and the fee is waived for adult cats. The center at 199 Willow Run Road is open for adoption Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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