Experience the wonderful feeling of saving a life!
The Gloucester County Animal Shelter has two programs that you can join to help save one of the many animals that end up at the shelter.
If you love animals and have a few hours to give, you can become a volunteer at the Shelter or the shelter’s off-site adoption center at the PetsMart stores in Mantua and Turnersville.
Volunteers are needed to exercise the animals for adoption, escort potential pet parents to what animals the shelter has available for adoption and several other minor duties that the shelter needs completed such as Adoption follow-up phone calls and some cleaning and paperwork tasks.
Potential volunteers must be over 18 years of age and can come in to complete a short questionnaire about themselves.
You can give as much or as little time as you can afford. The staff can work a schedule based on whatever amount of time you can give.
The shelter is always looking for responsible, animal-loving people who are willing to open up their hearts and homes to special needs animals. Sometimes the shelter doesn’t have the ability to help these animals and looks for caring individuals to give their time and care. Some of the types of animals that may need foster care are sick dogs or cats, mommies with litters of kittens or puppies (especially babies that need to be bottle-fed) or animals that need to be socialized or trained.
Volunteers play an important part in helping the shelter find new homes for pets and giving the attention they need while at the shelter.
Contact us today to help!
Gloucester County Animal Shelter Wish List
The Gloucester County Animal Shelter is very grateful to those who like to donate items for the animals. Below is a list of items that Animal Shelter can use to take care of animals.
Please be aware that we can not accept any medical supplies for humans or any supplies that are expired.
Many of these items are not suitable for animals. But we want to thank you for thinking about us!
- Canned cat food with pull tops
- Food for: Rabbits, Guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets, gerbil and iguana
- Dog and cat treats
- No Rawhide Please
- Wild bird seed
- Nail clippers for cats and dogs
- No flea or tick products, please!
- Hard rubber dog toys (Kong Brand)
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Plastic balls and Catnip toys
- Naturalized, sterilized bones (hickory flavor is best)
- Please - No Rawhide Bones!
- Lint brushes (disposable)
- Old towels and blankets
- Newspapers - bagged or wrapped
- Heating pads
- Paper towels - paper plates 6" round
- Blue pens
- Sticky note pads
- Batteries - AA, AAA
- 1 lb Metal coffee cans
- Duct tape, clear gallon size zipper bag
- 'Frontline', 'Advantage' for dogs and cats
- 8ft by 10ft vinyl tarps ( 10 mil thickness )
If you have a doghouse you no longer use, please contact us for other pets in need.
Thank you for your support!