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PetSmart National Adopt-A-Thon Will Aid County Animal Shelter The Adopt-A-Thon Runs from November 12th November 14th at 3 County Locations

(Deptford, NJ) -The Gloucester County Animal Shelter will again join with three PetSmart stores in Gloucester County to promote the adoption of shelter animals.  The Adopt-A-Thon runs from November 12 - November 14 at the stores in Deptford, Mantua and Turnersville.


"PetSmart donates $35 for each animal adopted during the event to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter.  We appreciate PetSmarts effort to help find homes for animals from the shelter and for their financial assistance," said Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney.  "The Adopt-A-Thons have always helped to raise the awareness of the Gloucester County Animal Shelter and if you are thinking about adopting a pet for the holidays, this is a great time to do it," Sweeney said.


It is the policy of the Gloucester County Animal Shelter's that during the holiday season the last day to pick up an approved adopted animal will be December 17, 2010 (a week before Christmas Eve) and adoption pick up will not resume until December 27, 2010.  This policy helps protect the animals during the busy holiday times. 


Freeholder Frank J. DiMarco said that the PetSmart Stores in Deptford, Mantua and Turnersville all house off-site adoption centers for the Gloucester County Animal Shelter and that during the Adopt-A-Thon there are more animals brought to the stores for customers to consider.


"If families are thinking about getting a pet I urge them to consider adopting from our shelter.  These animals deserve a loving home and adopting from the Gloucester County Animal Shelter is a great value," said Freeholder Frank DiMarco, liaison to the Shelter. 


Cats or kittens are $95 dogs or puppies are $125.  The prices include spaying or neutering, age appropriate shots and all have been wormed. 


The PetSmart stores are located at:

In Deptford - The Deptford Crossing PetSmart is located at 1800 Clements Bridge Road

In Turnersville, Washington Twp. located at Kohl's Plaza - 5857 Rt. 42 and Greentree Rd

In Mantua Lowes/PetSmart Complex, 637 Woodbury-Glassboro Rd, (near Rt 55)


Animals can only go home with applicants who have been approved.  Get pre-approved to adopt a pet from the Gloucester County Animal Shelter by filling out an application.  Applications can be downloaded from (go to the Animal Shelter link), and are available by calling or visiting the Shelter, or at PetSmart.


The Gloucester County Animal Shelter is located at 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton.  For questions about adopting a pet from the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, or Shelter hours call 881-2828 or go to and click on Animal Shelter.