Aiken Co. Animal Shelter offering free cat adoptions Saturday

Burt, a kitten at the Aiken County Animal Shelter
Burt, a kitten at the Aiken County Animal Shelter

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – The Aiken County Animal Shelter, along with Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS), are hosting “Cat-pacity Caturday” this Saturday, October 8, from 11:30 am to 4pm.

Shelter officials are waiving adoption fees for cats and kittens, usually $35, in an effort to reduce the number of cats currently at the shelter and provide much-needed space so that the shelter can take in more animals in need. Officials say they have seen a record number of animals surrendered to the shelter this summer. Unlike most shelters and rescues, the Aiken County Animal Shelter, which is funded by taxpayer dollars, cannot refuse an Aiken or Edgefield County animal regardless of capacity.

The shelter currently has more than 80 cats that need loving homes.

For more information about the County Animal Shelter’s programs and adoptable animals, go to fotasaiken.org or call the Aiken County Animal Shelter, (803) 642-1537.

WHO: Aiken County Animal Shelter

WHAT: “Cat-pacity Caturday”

WHEN: Saturday, October 8th, 11:30am to 4pm

WHERE: Aiken County Animal Shelter, 333 Wire Road, Aiken, SC

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