Eighteen cats and four dogs adopted out in one day (Clayton, NJ) – Eighteen cats and four dogs found new forever homes this past Saturday, Aug. 17, when the Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) participated in the fourth annual Clear the Shelters event and waived adoption fees on all animals in the shelter.
Rabies Advisory –Reminder to vaccinate your pets (Woolwich Township, NJ) – Residents should be aware that a raccoon found in the vicinity of Messina Drive in Woolwich Township, on August 9, 2019 has tested positive for rabies. There were no human exposures however; one dog was exposed to the raccoon. Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus in the saliva of infected animals. Post exposure treatment is needed immediately, as if left untreated can cause death.
Ice Cream Day at Whitall House this Sunday (National Park, NJ) - Did you know that colonial Americans enjoyed ice cream too? The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents of all ages to a Heritage Sunday event that delves into the history of ice cream and how the Whitall House functioned during the hot months of summer. Enjoy tours of the Whitall House, demonstrations and family friendly activities.
Annual Patriot Day Ceremony scheduled for September 11 (Mantua, NJ) – The Annual Gloucester County Patriot Day Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m. at the 9/11 Memorial at the Place of Reflection, inside Chestnut Branch Park on Main St. in Mantua. The ceremony is open to the public and is about an hour long.
Student awarded $850 scholarship (Woodbury, NJ) – Gloucester County Freeholder Heather Simmons, past president of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) presented a $850 scholarship award from the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) Foundation through PSEG, and a certificate of achievement from the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders at the July 24, 2019 meeting to Nasir Brown.