SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare

SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare The SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal welfare is an animal shelter and adoption facility offering affordable spay & neuter services and vaccinations.
Animal Welfare agency (formerly the Aiken SPCA) dedicated to finding homes for dogs, cats, and other companion animals that come through our door.
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Established in 1935, the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare is a private, non-profit organization operating under IRS Section 501c3. We have been placing thousands of needy animals into loving forever homes for over 80 years. MISSION We strive to improve the lives of companion animals by rehoming abused, abandoned, and neglected pets while fighting for their well-being through vigorous legislative effort, humane education, and by offering affordable veterinary care for all. VISION We envision a world in which every animal has a safe and loving home, access to quality veterinary care, and where the unfailing love and devotion of a companion animal is valued by all. We depend upon local donations to support our efforts to save the lives of homeless dogs and cats in our community and receive no regular funding from state or federal agencies, or from the ASPCA (a completely separate entity). Our success is due to the efforts of dedicated SPCA Albrecht Center employees and volunteers, leadership and support from our Board of Directors, as well as the generous donations and continued support of our community.

Mission: We strive to improve the lives of companion animals by rehoming abused, abandoned, and neglected pets while fighting for their well-being through vigorous legislative effort, humane education, and by offering affordable veterinary care for all.

In this time of uncertainty, it is our priority at the SPCA Albrecht Center to continue providing love, comfort and qual...
04/17/2020
Spca Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare | Bonfire

In this time of uncertainty, it is our priority at the SPCA Albrecht Center to continue providing love, comfort and quality care to the homeless and neglected animals at our shelter. Every item sold provides lifesaving care for an animal in need during COVID-19 and helps us continue our mission.

This t-shirt campaign lasts for two weeks and our goal is 150 items sold. After the two week campaign, your merch will be printed and shipped directly to you, so you can show your support from the comfort and safety of your home. Even better, you can choose whether you want a t-shirt, hoodie, tank top, crewneck and more, in many colors!

THANK YOU to our incredible supporters, near and far, for stepping up in times like these, and never letting our animals go a single day without knowing the love they’ve always deserved. You give them hope.

Disclaimer: In no way do we want to make light of the situation at hand. However, we do want to continue urging our community to social distance to help keep those around us safe and healthy. Thank goodness for our furry companions, who are keeping us company during this time! #LetLoveLive

Every item sold provides lifesaving care to our homeless, shelter pets during COVID-19.. In this time of uncertainty, it is our priority at the SPCA Albrecht Center to...

The SPCA's Thrift Store may be temporarily closed, but that doesn't mean all of your shopping fun has to be over! Check ...
04/16/2020

The SPCA's Thrift Store may be temporarily closed, but that doesn't mean all of your shopping fun has to be over! Check out the SPCA Albrecht Center Thrift Store's 'closet' on Poshmark and do some online shopping from the comfort of your home while saving lives! https://poshmark.com/closet/aikenspca

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” Hi, my name is Bubba Gump! Can you guess wh...
04/15/2020

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” Hi, my name is Bubba Gump! Can you guess what my favorite movie is? I hope I know what I’m gonna get in life - a loving family of my own. I’m 8 years old, but that just means I’m a well-behaved adult. I love to go on walks, be with my person in the great outdoors and couch cuddles while watching Forrest Gump. If you’d like to meet me or my adoptable friends, visit 199 Willow Run Rd in Aiken; Monday - Saturday 11am to 3pm #LetLoveLive #SaveALife #AdoptToday

"In the animal welfare world, there is nothing scarier than finding out a puppy has parvovirus.  Why? Parvovirus is high...
04/15/2020
What Dog Owners Need to Know About Parvovirus

"In the animal welfare world, there is nothing scarier than finding out a puppy has parvovirus. Why? Parvovirus is highly contagious and many times fatal for these young pups. Unfortunately, during this time of year when there is an influx of puppies being born, the number of parvo cases rise – something we have already noticed in the SPCA’s Veterinary Care Center. Luckily, if your pet is fully vaccinated with the DHPP vaccine (meaning the initial vaccine and all boosters), the chance of your companion getting parvo is rare and, if they do, recovery is more likely.

As we’re taking extra precautions to keep ourselves healthy and safe during this pandemic, let’s also take one small (yet crucial) step to keep our companions safe and healthy by educating ourselves about parvovirus and making sure they are fully vaccinated." #LetLoveLive #HumaneEducation

In the animal welfare world, there is nothing scarier than finding out a puppy has parvovirus.  Why? Parvovirus is highly contagious and many times fatal

Everyone loves to take a silly photo, even our shelter animals!  The SPCA Albrecht Center's pet photographer captured th...
04/14/2020

Everyone loves to take a silly photo, even our shelter animals! The SPCA Albrecht Center's pet photographer captured these adorable photos of Bubba Gump, Jukebox, Dottie, Sammy, Fructose and King just in time for #tongueouttuesday Does your pet also like to take silly photos? Show us below in the comment and brighten everyone's day! #LetLoveLive

04/14/2020
Virtual Cat Adoption 4/13/20 - 4/19/20

Update: The guinea pigs are not currently available.
Abyss, Kris and Gobbles have been adopted. ❤️

THANK YOU to all that have continued supporting & adopting during this time! Here is our April 14 - April 19 Virtual CAT Adoption Video.

We MUST keep our vital staff/volunteers healthy during COVID-19, as it directly affects the health and safety of our animals. We ask that ONLY serious adopters and volunteers come to the shelter at this time. Not sure if you want to adopt? Check out our virtual cat adoption! Learn about ALL of our available cats and decide who you want to adopt before coming to 199 Willow Run Road in Aiken. CAT ADOPTION FEES $0 - Help us continue to save lives during COVID-19! COVID Adoption Hours: Monday - Saturday 11 am - 3 pm. #LetLoveLive #SaveALife #AdoptToday

THANK YOU to all that have continued supporting & adopting during this time! Here is our April 14 - April 19 Virtual CAT Adoption Video. We MUST keep our vit...

04/14/2020
Virtual Dog Adoption 4/14/20 - 4/19/20

Geralt & Tibbles have been adopted ❤️

Updated Virtual DOG Adoption for April 13th - 19th.
THANK YOU to all that have continued supporting & adopting during this time!

We MUST keep our vital staff/volunteers healthy during COVID-19, as it directly affects the health and safety of our animals. We ask that ONLY serious adopters and volunteers come to the shelter at this time. Not sure if you want to adopt? Check out our virtual dog adoption! Learn about ALL of our available dogs and decide who you want to adopt before coming to 199 Willow Run Road in Aiken. DOG ADOPTION FEES $0; PUPPIES/SMALL BREED DOGS HALF-OFF - Help us continue to save lives during COVID-19! COVID Adoption Hours: Monday - Saturday 11 am - 3 pm. #LetLoveLive #SaveALife #AdoptToday

THANK YOU to all that have continued supporting & adopting during this time! Here is our April 14 - April 19 Virtual DOG Adoption Video. We MUST keep our vit...

HAPPY ADOPTIONS! Thank you for adopting and saving a life! If you're pictured with your new pet, please tag yourself. Yo...
04/13/2020

HAPPY ADOPTIONS! Thank you for adopting and saving a life! If you're pictured with your new pet, please tag yourself. You can also check out our Happy Tails and submit your own on our website! letlovelive.org/happy-tails

HAPPY ADOPTIONS! Thank you for adopting and saving a life! If you're pictured with your new pet, please tag yourself. You can also check out our Happy Tails and submit your own on our website! letlovelive.org/happy-tails

Update: Monty, Andromeda, Madre and Rayna have been adopted ❤️Meet Monty, Andromeda, Cookie, Gobbles, Kringle, Madre, On...
04/10/2020
Photos: Pet Adoptions: SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare (4.9.20)

Update: Monty, Andromeda, Madre and Rayna have been adopted ❤️
Meet Monty, Andromeda, Cookie, Gobbles, Kringle, Madre, Onyx and Rayna, who are all in need of a loving home. Now is the perfect time to adopt a new buddy with $0 adoption fees on dogs & cats (puppies/small breed dogs $100). Thank you, The Augusta Chronicle! #LetLoveLive #SaveALife #AdoptToday

SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare is located at 199 Willow Run Rd, Aiken. See available pets and information at LetLoveLive.org. Phone: 803-648-6863. Adoption hours: Mon-Sat 11am-5pm (last adoption processed at 4:30pm). Adoption fees vary, most are $75-$150 and include spay/neuter surgery, up-...

Our animals are blessed because of your kindness and generosity.  As this pandemic hits closer and closer to home, we ha...
04/10/2020

Our animals are blessed because of your kindness and generosity. As this pandemic hits closer and closer to home, we have still seen amazing support from our animal-loving community. Over 75 animals have found their forever homes (since March 16th) and personal pets are still receiving affordable veterinary care. Unfortunately, the Thrift Store has TEMPORARILY close. Though the Store was not considered essential per the "Work or Home" order, it is highly essential to the care of our animals, as it covers over 80% of our cost to care for the shelter animals. If you are looking for a way to give back to the community's homeless animals, please consider adopting or donating - every dollar is turned into lifesaving care. https://www.letlovelive.org/donate

Thank you for your continued support. We wish all of our amazing supporters and their families/fur families health & safety during this time. #LetLoveLive

04/09/2020
Monty Goes 'Swimming'

Monty was adopted yesterday, but we couldn't help but share this adorable video! At the SPCA Albrecht Center's shelter, we get as creative as possible to keep our animals enriched and their minds going to avoid shelter stress. Knowing big boy Monty LOVES his tennis balls, he got a special surprise with a pool full of them, and was fed his dinner in the pool! This is a fun, enrichment exercise you can do with your pups at home, especially during this quarantine time. Fun fact: Enrichment activities like this are wonderful for active pups. It will tire them out quicker than a mindless walk.

10 Canine Enrichment Games You Can Do at Home: https://www.puppyleaks.com/canine-enrichment/

We have partnered with everyone's favorite store, Target, to participate in the Target Circle program! Earn votes just b...
04/09/2020

We have partnered with everyone's favorite store, Target, to participate in the Target Circle program! Earn votes just by shopping at Target or on Target.com (be sure you're signed into your account), and vote for us to help direct Target’s giving to benefit the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare and the homeless animals in our care. Voting ends on June 30th. For full program details and restrictions visit Target Circle. target.com/circle

**With news of COVID-19 developing and SC's new "Work or Home" order, please consider purchasing essentials from Target.com or on the Target App and earn votes at the same time. #LetLoveLive #TargetCircle

Update: Adopted! ❤️Hi! My name is Rayna and I am one of the newest additions to the SPCA Albrecht Center pack! I am a 1 ...
04/08/2020

Update: Adopted! ❤️

Hi! My name is Rayna and I am one of the newest additions to the SPCA Albrecht Center pack! I am a 1 year old German Shepherd mix with lots of love to give. I was adopted before, but my owner faced some lifestyle changes and hardships, and I found my way back to the shelter. I’m ready for my second chance and hope you’re it! I love to go for walks, have quality time with my person and give lots of love. I’m also likely to get along with any of your current companions too! Or, we can do a meet & greet. Come adopt me Monday - Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm at 199 Willow Run Road in Aiken. #LetLoveLive #SaveALife #AdoptToday

Let's share some positive news today! ❤️🐾If you are involved in animal welfare as a supporter, Board member, staff membe...
04/08/2020

Let's share some positive news today! ❤️🐾
If you are involved in animal welfare as a supporter, Board member, staff member, volunteer, donor or in any capacity, you know the difficult side to animal welfare - the broken souls. Especially during these uncertain times, what makes it worth it? This! The smiling faces of the animals, who may have never known love, finally finding the loving homes they always deserved. And, the smiling faces of the humans who have found their new companion and a lifetime of love. During adoption photos, you can tell that most of our shelter animals know they are finally in the arms of their person, and the excitement is undeniable. Thank you to the nearly 80 adopters in March for giving our animals hope. You make it all worth it. #LetLoveLive #SaveALife #AdoptToday

04/07/2020
Virtual Dog Adoption 4/6/20 - 4/12/20

Adopted: Ringo

Updated Virtual DOG Adoption for April 6th - 12th.
THANK YOU to all that have continued supporting & adopting during this time!

We MUST keep our vital staff/volunteers healthy during COVID-19, as it directly affects the health and safety of our animals. We ask that ONLY serious adopters and volunteers come to the shelter at this time. Not sure if you want to adopt? Check out our virtual dog adoption! Learn about ALL of our available dogs and decide who you want to adopt before coming to 199 Willow Run Road in Aiken. DOG ADOPTION FEES $0; PUPPIES/SMALL BREED DOGS HALF-OFF - Help us continue to save lives during COVID-19! COVID Adoption Hours: Monday - Saturday 11 am - 3 pm. #LetLoveLive #SaveALife #AdoptToday

THANK YOU to all that have continued supporting & adopting during this time! Here is our April 6 - April 12 Virtual DOG Adoption Video. We MUST keep our vita...

04/07/2020
Virtual Cat Adoption 3/30 - 4/5

(CATS) STILL AVAILABLE as of April 6th @ 2:30 pm:
Whitey, Kringle, Gobbles, Mable, Josephine, Madre, Andromeda, Little Guy

THANK YOU to all that have continued supporting & adopting during this time! This is last week's virtual cat adoption video, with updates above of who is still available.

We MUST keep our vital staff/volunteers healthy during COVID-19, as it directly affects the health and safety of our animals. We ask that ONLY serious adopters and volunteers come to the shelter at this time. Not sure if you want to adopt? Check out our virtual cat adoption! Learn about ALL of our available cats and decide who you want to adopt before coming to 199 Willow Run Road in Aiken. ALL CAT ADOPTION FEES $0 - Help us continue to save lives during COVID-19! COVID Adoption Hours: Monday - Saturday 11 am - 3 pm. #LetLoveLive #SaveALife #AdoptToday

THANK YOU to all that have continued supporting & adopting during this time! Here is our March 30 - April 5 Virtual Cat Adoption Video. We MUST keep our vita...

Congratulations to Patti Collins, the SPCA Albrecht Center's Veterinary Care Center receptionist, for her well-deserved ...
04/06/2020

Congratulations to Patti Collins, the SPCA Albrecht Center's Veterinary Care Center receptionist, for her well-deserved 'Employee of the Month' recognition. If you have used our Care Center, you have most likely had the pleasure of being greeted by Patti's smiling face and positive attitude. Good job, Patti! #LetLoveLive

HAPPY ADOPTIONS! Thank you for adopting and saving a life! If you're pictured with your new pet, please tag yourself. Yo...
04/06/2020

HAPPY ADOPTIONS! Thank you for adopting and saving a life! If you're pictured with your new pet, please tag yourself. You can also check out our Happy Tails and submit your own on our website! letlovelive.org/happy-tails

HAPPY ADOPTIONS! Thank you for adopting and saving a life! If you're pictured with your new pet, please tag yourself. You can also check out our Happy Tails and submit your own on our website! letlovelive.org/happy-tails

Adopted: Tula, Hawkins and River have found their forever homes ❤️Thank you to The Augusta Chronicle for featuring Tula,...
04/03/2020
Photos: Pet Adoptions: SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare (4.2.20)

Adopted: Tula, Hawkins and River have found their forever homes ❤️

Thank you to The Augusta Chronicle for featuring Tula, Geralt, Gobbles, Hawkins, Kringle, Little Guy, Onyx and River this week! These eight adorable & adoptable pets are waiting for their forever home at 199 Willow Run Road in Aiken; Monday - Saturday 11 am to 3 pm. #LetLoveLive #SaveALife #AdoptToday

SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare is located at 199 Willow Run Rd, Aiken. See available pets and information at LetLoveLive.org. Phone: 803-648-6863. Adoption hours: Mon-Sat 11am-5pm (last adoption processed at 4:30pm). Adoption fees vary, most are $75-$150 and include spay/neuter surgery, up-...

Together we can overcome!  During this time of uncertainty, the SPCA Albrecht Center and our animals are beyond grateful...
04/03/2020

Together we can overcome! During this time of uncertainty, the SPCA Albrecht Center and our animals are beyond grateful for the support you have shown. Whether through adoption, sharing our posts, bringing your pets to our Vet Care Center, volunteering or donating, every ounce has blessed our animals. We'd like to take this time to thank you and also our event sponsors. Many of our sponsors are local, small businesses, who are undoubtedly feeling the effects of COVID-19, yet have extended a hand to help save lives of precious animals in our community. Thank you McDonald's, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Family Pharmacy - Aiken Compounding, Metro Diner, Carolina Equine Clinic, Security Federal Bank and Cummings Insurance of SC. Please help us support these businesses who support the animals. #LetLoveLive

Announcing our April Pets of the Month! 🐾 Sammy and Kris are two amazing, adoptable pets that need a forever home. Sammy...
04/02/2020

Announcing our April Pets of the Month! 🐾 Sammy and Kris are two amazing, adoptable pets that need a forever home. Sammy is a 7-year-old Great Dane mix, who loves walks, cuddles, his human, chew bones and ORANGE tennis balls. Sammy came to the SPCA Albrecht Center as an owner surrender with his two companions, who have since been adopted. Can you give Sammy the loving home he's dreaming of? FREE orange ball with adoption. 😉
Kris is an 8-year-old, male, domestic shorthair kitty, who came to the SPCA Albrecht Center as a stray. He loves love, and enjoys a good head rub and time with his human.

Normally, our monthly Pets of the Month are fee-waived. However, dog & cat adoption fees are already $0 at this time; puppies/small breed dogs are half-off. Come adopt at 199 Willow Run Road, Aiken; Monday - Saturday 11 am to 3 pm. #LetLoveLive #SaveALife #AdoptToday

SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare's cover photo
04/02/2020

SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare's cover photo

Sammy is a good boy! 😍Sammy is a 7-year-old Great Dane mix with a heart of gold.  This sweet pup found his way to the SP...
04/02/2020

Sammy is a good boy! 😍
Sammy is a 7-year-old Great Dane mix with a heart of gold. This sweet pup found his way to the SPCA Albrecht Center with two canine friends as owner surrenders. His two companions found their forever homes, leaving Sammy alone and still waiting for his. This sweet guy likes chew bones, walks, rides in the car, cuddles and orange tennis balls. Yes...orange and only orange. He'll even pick the orange ball out of a group of different-colored tennis balls. Since his two best friends have been adopted, Sammy likes to choose his new friends, so we would like to do a meet & greet with any current household pets (*No kitties please*). FREE orange tennis ball with adoption! If you'd like to adopt Sammy, come see him at 199 Willow Run Road in Aiken; Monday - Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm. #LetLoveLive #SaveALife #AdoptToday

The SPCA Albrecht Center has been helping a local cat colony caretaker group find much-needed volunteers for their effor...
04/01/2020

The SPCA Albrecht Center has been helping a local cat colony caretaker group find much-needed volunteers for their efforts. Thank you to ALL that have expressed interest or have volunteered yourself!

This compassionate group cares for MANY colonies in the area - providing TNR surgeries and 7-days-a-week feedings. To fill the needs of all of their colonies and the daily feedings, they are still in need of some volunteers!

Food and training are provided. If you are able to assist, please call Diane Shelton at (336) 722-0098 or email [email protected]. Thank you for your help! #LetLoveLive

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199 Willow Run Rd
Aiken, SC
29801

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00

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(803) 648-6863

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Madre is doing well, and eating great. She is still very shy and has found her perfect little hiding spot. However the second that it’s bed time she comes out of hiding and prefers to sleep in the bed! Thank you guys for letting me have this sweet girl!
Amber Martin here is the best place to find a puppy!
if possible, can you put some sort of table as to what age range is on cats ? what is considered young? adult? senior?
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Ok cat experts... is it possible that my cat could have made his way back to our old house that is over 25 miles away? We moved 5 months ago and he went missing a week after we moved, and a couple days ago I was contacted by a family member that he swears he saw my cat.
So I brought Tatiana home to her sister and look how happy they are together. So glad I could adopt both. Thank you SPCA. 🐾🐾
We adopted Marvin last summer and he certainly has figured out how to make himself at home. Thank you for finding this sweet angel baby. We couldn’t imagine life without him!
August (Gus) relaxing in his new home. It been a great first month with him. He has adjusted well.
This guy has been hanging out around my house for the past two days. He’s a great dog.. appears to be a yellow lab mix and maybe 8 months old. No collar. Unfortunately with our schedules, we cannot take in a dog right now. If anyone is looking for their dog in our area(Coleman Bridge Rd.) please let me know.
Loved dropping off treats and gifts for the animals from my Chukker Creek Elementary School Champions for Animals Club! Thank you for all you do! Merry Christmas!
Please share! Hershey is missing from the Alpine Dr. /Aiken Elementary area. She is very skittish. She is wearing an orange/yellow collar with bumblebees on it. Please call 803-645-0749 if found.
Donations from Belvedere Elementary first grade compassion project Belvedere Bears