CLAYTON — Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Dan Christy announced today that the Gloucester County Animal Shelter will hold their annual Open House on Saturday, Sep. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The celebration will include refreshments, music, balloons, a face painter for kids and a Pet Costume Parade at 3 p.m. Rescue Groups, veterinarians, groomers and vendors selling products for animals will be part of the Open House. The rain or shine event is free and open to the public.
Freeholder Director said, “The Animal Shelter is a wonderful place that helps save lives. Since the start of 2014 the Gloucester County Animal Shelter has found homes for 169 dogs, 344 cats and 22 other animals. The staff and volunteers are dedicated and work hard to find homes for stray and unwanted animals.”
Freeholder Dan Christy said that while dogs and cats are the norm, you could find just about any pet you would like at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter.
Christy said, “Rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, and birds are also adoptable at the shelter. In addition to helping either reunite lost pets with their owners and finding new homes for animals, the staff does a lot of educational programs in our schools by teaching students the importance of animal care and the responsibilities that come with having a pet.” Christy is the liaison to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter.
All dogs and cats adopted from the GCAS include spay/neuter and shots. Adoption costs for dogs at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter is $125, cats are $95. There is a discounted fee for senior citizens and veterans of $35.
The Gloucester County Animal Shelter promotes humane care and treatment of all animals; seeks responsible, loving homes for animals; reduces pet overpopulation by encouraging people to spay and neuter their pets; provides lost and found services by reuniting pets with their families; and protects animals from cruelty and neglect.
The Gloucester County Animal Shelter is located at 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton. You can see animals that are ready for adoption on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GloucesterCountyAnimalShelter or for more information call 881-2828 or visit www.gloucestercountynj.gov.