Aiken County Animal Shelter needs urgent help after shelter reaches capacity

Published: Oct. 19, 2019 at 3:52 PM EDT
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Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) – The Aiken County Animal Shelter is dealing with a severe overcrowding of incoming animals.

The shelter says they are doubling up animals in kennels and the animals are very stressed. The shelter has officially run out of room.

The shelter says they took in 102 stray and surrendered pets this week, making the total intake animals for this month at 289. They say that number is alarming and they are getting about 20 new animals per day.

The shelter tells us they do not want to be put in a position to euthanize animals. They are asking for the public's help.

They are in urgent need of adopters and fosters. If you are able to help, contact the animal shelter at (803) 642-1537.

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