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Gloucester County Animal Shelter is helping animals find their fur-ever homes

(Clayton, NJ)—Animal lovers can look no further than the Gloucester County Animal Shelter to add a new member to their family.

GCAS is still limiting access to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The shelter will now be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. while adoption hours are by appointment only Tuesday through Saturday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Any Gloucester County resident interested in adopting from GCAS can call (856) 881-2828 ext. 1 for adoptions. You can also fill out an adoption application online at and a staff member will contact you with an appointment time.

“We get amazing updates from every person that leaves with an animal from the shelter,” said Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger. “Our shelter staff is helpful and knowledgeable and will assist in getting you matched with the right animal for your home.”

The shelter is still discounting adoption fees for the animals at the shelter. Animals 6 years old and younger will have their adoption fees reduced to $35. Dogs and cats 6 years and older will have their adoption fees completely waived. Birds are available for a donation to the shelter.

The shelter currently has 14 cats, 3 dogs, 2 guinea pigs and 1 rabbit available for adoption.

In addition to adoptions and fostering, Gloucester County residents are also taking advantage of our Pet Food Pantry.

Freeholder Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco said, “We created this food pantry to help keep our pets in your homes. Thank you to everyone who donated so we could stock our shelves and help our residents."

Any pet owner struggling to feed their pets due to the COVID-19 pandemic, can visit the Pet Food Pantry to pick up pet food for their dogs and cats. If any Gloucester County resident is in need of food please call the shelter to confirm availability and schedule a time for pickup at (856) 881-2828 ext. 3.

For more information from the shelter, please visit or visit the shelter’s Facebook page.