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Help animals in need by donating and holiday adoption deadlines

ForImmediate Release: December 6, 2017
Contact:  Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger(856-853-3395) or
FreeholderDan Christy (856-853-3383) 

Help animals in need by donating and holidayadoption deadlines

(Clayton, NJ) – The Gloucester CountyAnimal Shelter would like to remind residents that the last day to adopt a petfor the holiday season is Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Due to newlyadopted animals requiring time to become accustomed to their new house beforethe rush of the holiday, the animal shelter will not start to release animalsagain until after Christmas to avoid stress being put onto the animals.

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said,"The greatest gift anyone can give to any animal is a family. This holidayseason, we are hoping to put many of our animals into homes that will give themthe love they deserve."

The Gloucester County Animal Shelterwould also like to remind residents that the season of giving can also beextended to animals in need. The shelter has a wish list of items that theycould always use and donations are greatly appreciated.

Freeholder Dan Christy, Liaison to theGloucester County Animal Shelter said, "Donating to the shelter is a great way togive to animals that might not get to spend this holiday season with a familyof their own."

Supplies needed include:

Fabric softener sheets
Anti-bacterial hand soap (any type)
Spray Bottles (16oz-22oz)
Bleach, Laundry Detergent - HE onlyplease
Cascade powdered dishwasher detergent
Paper towels

Food Items
Canned cat food with pull tops
Small animal food (guinea pig, hamster, rabbit, ferret, etc.)
Dog and cat treats
No rawhide please
Wild bird seed

Animal Supplies
Hard rubber dog toys (ex. Kong Brand)
Plastic balls and Catnip toys for cats
Naturalized sterilized bones (hickory flavor is best)

Lint brushes (disposable), New or Used towels and blankets
Newspapers, Heating Pads, Paper Plates 6” round Used tennis balls, Sticky notepads
AA or AAA batteries
Duct tape, Clear gallon size zipper bags, Small coffee cans
Frontline or Advantage for dogs and cats
PetsMart Gift Cards
Cat Carriers

Ifyou have a doghouse or kennel you would like to donate, contact the GCAS forinformation on how to donate them for other pets in need.

The Gloucester County Animal Shelter is located at 1200 North Delsea Drive,Clayton, NJ  08312 (856) 881-2828, Mondaythrough Saturday.