Monday, May 17, 2010
Aiken's SPCA will unveil new plans for a state-of-the-art shelter
AIKEN, S.C. – Aiken's SPCA will unveil new plans for a state-of-the-art, 20,000-square-foot shelteron Tuesday.
The organization plans to build a world-class adoption center and high-volume spay clinic for the CSRA.
The SPCA will hold a press conference on Tuesday, May 18 at 11 a.m. at 199 Willow Run Road in Aiken.
Barbara Nelson, president of the Board of Trustees of the Aiken SPCA, Gary Willoughby-Executive Director of the Aiken SPCA, and Sharon Brown-Chairperson of the General Gifts Committee will present the Capital Campaign status and the plan for building the world-class facility for homeless pets in Aiken.
"The new Aiken SPCA shelter will provide an atmosphere that embraces homeless pets, actively encourages adoptions and acts as a resource to the community with educational activities, affordable spay/neuter programs, a dog park and retail center," a press release states. "It will be able to increase the capacity of homeless pets by 50 percent and perform over 12,000 sterilizations per year."
"The education center will provide space needed for training classes," the release added. "The building will also incorporate energy-saving technologies, such as a geo-thermal loop, super insulation and low E-glass and solar panels which will help save on utility costs."
The Aiken SPCA services the CSRA, as well as Ridge Spring, Saluda, North Augusta, and the following counties in South Carolina: Aiken, Barnwell, Allendale, Edgefield, Lexington, Greenwood, Orangeburg and Bamberg.