The Gloucester County Animal Shelter would like to remind residents that the last day to adopt a pet for the holiday season is Tuesday, Dec. 19th. Due to newly adopted animals requiring time to become accustomed to their new house before the rush of the holiday, the animal shelter will not start to release animals again until after Christmas to avoid stress being put onto the animals.
The greatest gift anyone can give to any animal is a family. This holiday season, the County Animal Shelter is hoping to put many of the animals into homes that will give them the love they deserve. The Gloucester County Animal Shelter would also like to remind residents that the season of giving can also be extended to animals in need. The shelter has a wish list of items that they could always use and donations are greatly appreciated.
Supplies needed include: Cleaning, Fabric softener sheets, Anti-bacterial hand soap (any type), Spray Bottles (16oz-22oz), Bleach, Laundry Detergent -Cascade powdered dishwasher detergent and Paper towels. Food Items: Canned cat food with pull tops, Small animal food (guinea pig, hamster, rabbit, ferret, etc.), Dog and cat treats (No rawhide please)Wild bird seed. Animal Supplies needed include: Hard rubber dog toys (ex. Kong Brand), Plastic balls and Catnip toys for cats, Naturalized sterilized bones (hickory flavor is best). Miscellaneous Lint brushes (disposable), New or Used towels and blankets, Newspapers, Heating Pads, Paper Plates 6” round Used tennis balls, Sticky note pads, AA or AAA batteries, Duct tape, Clear gallon size zipper bags, Small coffee cans, Frontline or Advantage for dogs and cats, PetsMart Gift Cards and Cat Carriers If you have a doghouse or kennel you would like to donate, contact the GCAS for information on how to donate them for other pets in need.

The Gloucester County Animal Shelter is located at 1200 North Delsea Drive, Clayton.  (856) 881-2828, Monday through Saturday.