Salley, SC Pets & Animals

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Best of the West Horse Sale: Equine enthusiasts gather for social at Aiken Training Track

The promoters of the Best of the West Horse Sale hosted a social for everyone associated with the auction and the public in general on Friday, Oct. 1. The social was held at the Aiken Training Track and featured a chance to see the horses one last time before the auction, local vendors, food and drink. The auction was held the following afternoon.
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FOTAS: Aiken shelter staff goes the extra mile for homeless pets

Recently, an older dog was taken in to the Aiken County Animal Shelter as a surrendered pet. We were told that he loved his stuffed squirrel toy that didn’t make it to the shelter with him. I mentioned this to a staff member who helps with the kennels. Later that day I saw a cute little orange squirrel toy next to a soft bed in the kennel. The next day there were three stuffed squirrels in the kennel. Word spread and the team of caring helpers brought him all the squirrels they could find.
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Aging for Amateurs: Fall migrations are a format for hope

It was in October 2010 that our friend Graham Bell took my wife and me to a hide on a salt marsh separating the remote Northumberland coast of England from the isle of Lindisfarne. We went to watch the Brent geese migrating from Svalbard, their island breeding ground in the Arctic Ocean north of Norway. They would spend the winter here by Lindisfarne. Hundreds were feeding in the salt marsh; dozens more were on the wing. It was autumn, and we were already in heavy jackets — why would these birds migrate to this bone-chilling place for the winter? (They could have asked us the same thing!)

Aiken hunter kills trophy 8-point buck in full velvet

South Carolina’s 2021 deer hunting season started off quickly for James Seigler of Aiken, S.C. At 7 p.m. on Aug. 15, South Carolina’s opening day, he killed a big 8-point buck in full velvet. The buck weighed 181 pounds and had a 20-inch spread. “It was truly an awesome deer....

Discover Aiken: Area's equine heritage on display during Aiken Triple Crown

The Aiken Triple Crown is a festive celebration of the area’s equine heritage that coincides with the arrival of spring in March. Kicking off the three consecutive Saturdays of competition is an afternoon of thoroughbred racing known as the Aiken Trials. Next up is the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, during which thoroughbreds race over jumps. The finale is Pacers & Polo, featuring teams of horses and their mallet-wielding riders.
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Discover Aiken: Life-size horses, decorated by artists, dot Aiken

Colorful horses dot Aiken's landscape. They are the result of Horseplay, an effort that raised approximately $250,000 for scholarships for children and the elderly at the Aiken Center for the Arts. Life-size fiberglass horses, which had been decorated by artists, were sold during a 2004 gala ball and auction that...

Discover Aiken: Eventing a growing sport in Aiken

Sep. 26—Some of the most talented riders and horses in the sport of eventing train in Aiken during the winter, including members of the U.S. Olympic eventing team. Inaugurated in 2019, the $50,000 LiftMaster Grand Prix-Eventing showcase has brought top riders and their mounts to the Aiken Horse Park Foundation's Bruce's Field on Powderhouse Road.
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• Alexis, a 5-year-old black female Lab-mix, has the best listening ear (case 0164). • King, a 1-year-old black male Boxer-mix, needs the warm embrace of safety with you (case 0328). • Cyndi Lou, a 3-year-old black with white female Lab-mix, is no grinch to be around (case 0361). •...

South Carolina Horse Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

The South Carolina State Veterinarian’s office has confirmed a 21-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse mare with West Nile virus (WNV). The mare, who was last vaccinated for WNV six years ago, was euthanized. The American Association of Equine Practitioners recommends yearly vaccination against the potentially fatal disease. About West Nile Virus.

South Carolina Aquarium

The Turtle Trek 5K is this October on Isle Of Palms.... and your participation helps the South Carolina Aquarium ensure that sea turtles have a future in our oceans.