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Gloucester County Animal Shelter Has Many Furry Friends Looking for Forever Homes

Meet Drew Barrymore! Drew is a six-month old kitten looking for a forever home. She is still a bit shy, and would need an owner who can spend plenty of time helping her more comfortable. (Photo GCAS)

(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 your choice and ready to take your pet back to your family,” said Freeholder 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.

“We also want to remind residents of our Pet Food Pantry,” said Freeholder Deputy Driector Frank J. DiMarco. “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.

To view all of the adoptable pets patiently waiting for their forever homes, visit Petfinder.

Ott’s on the Green Fundraiser to Benefit GCAS

The Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) and the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders will partner with Ott’s on the Green of Washington Twp. every Monday in November to raise funds for the shelter.Ott’s on the Green is located at 340 Greentree Rd., Washington Twp.

With each flyer presented during the Dine-to-Donate events, Ott’s will donate 20% of food sales to the shelter.

Valid for dine-in or takeout food.

Flyers must be printed and distributed prior to the event and given to the serve when paying the bill.

Not valid with happy hour or other daily specials.

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Gloucester County Animal Shelter Open House Oct. 3

(Clayton, NJ) – The Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) will hold their annual Open House on Saturday, October 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The celebration will include refreshments, music, K9 demonstrations and a balloon artist for the kids. The public can also view the Mobile Adoption Trailer.
Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “The Gloucester County Animal Shelter has been successful and dedicated in finding thousands of stray and unwanted animals’ permanent loving homes. We hope to see some familiar faces come back to the shelter to help us celebrate another successful year of adoptions.”
Freeholder Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco, liaison to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, said, “This open house is a wonderful way for people to become acquainted with the shelter and all the great work they do for animals and the community.”
The Gloucester County Animal Shelter helps find forever homes for animals, and the Shelter staff and volunteers also participate in educational programs with the schools to teach students the importance of animal care, safety and the responsibilities that are associated with being a pet owner.

Until further notice, dogs and cats five years old and younger will have their adoption fees reduced to $35 while dogs and cats six years and older will have their adoption fees waived. Additionally, cats are offered at a buy-one-get-one discount.
Attendees will be asked to wear a facial covering and adhere to CDC guidelines.
There is plenty of free parking and the event is held rain or shine.

You can see animals that are ready for adoption on Facebook at or for more information call 856-881-2828 or visit