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Animal Shelter's Annual Open House This Saturday

(Clayton, NJ)  Tricks and treats will be in abundance at the Gloucester County Animal Shelters Annual Open House this Saturday, October 27th, from 11 am to 4 pm.  The public and their pets are invited to attend.  Refreshments, face painting, and a Pet Costume Parade at 3 pm will take place at the festive annual event. 

The Gloucester County Animal Shelter Open House honors family pets.  Our Shelter staff work hard throughout he year to match pets and families, and the Open House is a great opportunity for residents to check out our shelter and some of the animals that need homes said Freeholder Director Sweeney, whose family adopted their dog Max from the Shelter.

The goals of the Gloucester County Animal Shelter are to promote humane care and treatment of all animals; seek responsible, loving homes for animals; reduce pet overpopulation by encouraging people to spay and neuter their pets; provide lost and found services by reuniting pets with their families; and to protect animals from cruelty and neglect.

Freeholder DiMarco, who serves as the liaison to the Animal Shelter, said, The Open House is a fun day to celebrate companion animals and the valuable work of the Gloucester County Animal Shelter.  The staff at the Shelter works incredibly hard throughout the year and they are truly great people.

DiMarco noted that in addition to kittens, cats, puppies and dogs, the Gloucester County Animal Shelter also has rabbits, guinea pigs, iguanas and birds for adoption.

The Animal Shelter offers animal adoptions with low-cost spay/neuter services and responsible pet ownership counseling. The Animal Shelter GCAS also operates an off-site adoption center at the PetSmart Pet Center in Deptford.  Additionally, the Animal Shelter provides animal control services to the twenty-four towns of Gloucester County, including 24 hour emergency animal assistance. 

For more information, please call 881-2828.