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In 1981, I asked TV anchor, Phyllis Slocum (my tennis partner) who was on CBS, Augusta's Channel 12 news as co-anchor with Charley Britt, about having pets on TV for adoption. At that time, I was a volunteer with the Augusta Humane Society. Phyllis suggested that I talk with Angie Stiepel at Channel 12. On February 20, 1981, I began more than thirty five years of showing many homeless pets for adoption. I was on TV for the Augusta Humane Society first and when their facility near Lake Olmstead closed, I started going on TV for the Richmond County Animal Control, now known as the Augusta Animal Services. I was on Channel 12 for almost twenty-five years until the end of 2005. During 2006 I was involved often in my own pet rescue work. A friend of mine talked with WBPI, the Christian Station in North Augusta, SC, about having pets on TV and for several months Adopt-A-Pet used that venue.. Jan Hodges Burch asked NBC Augusta, Channel 26, about having an adopt a pet segment that she and her auto company would sponsor. In September of 2007, the first adopt a pet segment aired there until the end of 2009 when NBC Augusta merged with WJBF as a sister station. Since NBC Augusta was no longer going to have the 11 a.m. news with Liz Hill and Jay Jefferies, I was asked if I would like to go to WJBF, Channel 6 to be on the noon newscast with Mary Morrison, every Wednesday. The Adopt-A-Pet segment began at WJBF on January 13, 2010 with Christy Baughman of the Aiken SPCA. During the more than thirty years that Adopt-A-Pet has been on TV, thousands of pets have been adopted info forever homes. We now have more than a dozen groups in our weekly rotation and have shown pets at NBC Augusta and ABC Augusta, with Rescues and organizations coming from Georgia and South Carolina. Aiken County Animal Services, SC is on the noon newscast every first Wednesday of the month.

Mrs. Sawyer serves on our Luv 4 Paws Fund, Inc, Board of Directors....
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