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Gloucester County Animal Shelter Open House This Weekend

(Clayton, NJ) – The Gloucester County Animal Shelter will celebrate their 21st Anniversary with an Open House on Saturday, September 17, from 11 am to 4 pm.  The celebration includes refreshments, a face painter for kids and a Pet Costume Parade will be held at 3 pm.  The event is free and open to the public.

 "The staff and volunteers at the County's Animal Shelter care for animals, find them homes and help educate the public about animal care.  This year they have already helped find homes for 236 dogs and 281 cats," said Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger.

 Freeholder Frank J. DiMarco said the 29 member staff invests as much time with people as they do with the animals to help find the perfect match for a pet with a family.  

“The animal shelter staff is dedicated to the animals and to finding the right homes for them.  The Open House is a great opportunity for residents to check out our shelter and visit some of the animals that are ready to be adopted,” DiMarco said, liaison to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter. 

Everyone is invited to the Animal Shelter Open House.  Information will be available about the shelter, adoption, volunteer opportunities and how to become a foster 'parent’ to a pet. 

 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.

 Kittens, cats, puppies and dogs, the Gloucester County Animal Shelter also has rabbits, guinea pigs, iguanas and birds for adoption.

 The Gloucester County Animal Shelter is located at 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton.  For more information call 881-2828 or visit