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Posted on: January 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Gloucester County Animal Shelter helps you find your purr-fect pet


(Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) is open to help Gloucester County families find their new furry friends.

Adoption hours have been updated at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter to Tuesday through Thursday noon to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday noon to 4 p.m. 

Adoption hours are by appointment only. GCAS is still limiting access to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 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. 

“It’s our top priority to get our animals into loving forever homes. The staff at the shelter will carefully walk you through the adoption process so you’re comfortable with you choice and ready to take your pet back to your family,” said Director Robert M. Damminger.

Animals are still adoptable at a discounted price. 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.

The Gloucester County Animal Shelter would like to thank everyone who has been donating to the shelter to help assist with care for the animals. GCAS greatly appreciates the donations received, but we are kindly asking the public to refrain from donating anything for the next month due to a lack of storage space.

“We are so grateful for the donations that individuals drop off at the shelter. For the time being, we ask that you contact other local shelter if you have anything you’d like to donate,” said Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco.

Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco also wants to remind residents of the Pet Food Pantry available to Gloucester County pet owners in need. “We created this pantry to keep your pets in your homes. We know the pandemic has caused financial stress for many residents, so please don’t hesitate to pick up food for your pet at the shelter if you’re in need.”

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.

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