Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Looking for a new pet? Consider adopting a dog or cat from the Atlantic County Animal Shelter on Saturday, July 23 when for one day all adoption fees will be waived as part of a regional "Clear the Shelters" day event.
The shelter will extend its hours that day and remain open 10 AM - 4 PM to help encourage interest and promote visits to its facility at 240 Old Turnpike Road in Pleasantville. The Atlantic County Animal Shelter offers canines and felines of all ages, sizes and temperaments. And on occasion pure bred dogs and cats become available for adoption.
"We invite the public to stop by our shelter and see the wonderful animals in our care that are anxious to find forever homes," stated Shelter Manager Kathy Kelsey.
This is the second year the Atlantic County Animal Shelter is participating in this event which resulted in 77 successful adoptions from its facility last year.
"The significant savings should serve as an attractive incentive," added County Executive Dennis Levinson. "I encourage residents who are considering pet adoption to visit our county shelter. If not on July 23 then perhaps another time, whenever they are ready to add a loving pet to their family."
Regular adoption fees at the shelter range from $85 for cats and kittens to $110 for dogs and puppies. Those fees include mandatory sterilization, age appropriate vaccinations, diagnostic testing, a microchip and free veterinary consultation. Canines adopted from the shelter are also provided two free obedience classes.
The Atlantic County Animal Shelter is one of several area animal shelters taking part in "#CleartheShelters" Day, an initiative by NBC-owned stations to help cats and dogs waiting for new homes to be successfully adopted. The ultimate goal of the event is to help as many animals as possible find their perfect match.