Atlantic County offers reduced, waived fees at animal shelter

Atlantic County, NJ Manager Dennis Levinson is encouraging citizens to take advantage of significantly reduced and (in some cases) waived fees at the Atlantic County Animal Shelter during the month of August 2022.

It’s all part of the annual national Clear the Shelters campaign.

“If you are looking for a pet, this is a perfect
opportunity,” Levinson said, adding that “the significant savings should serve as an attractive incentive.”

This special program is available August 1-31, 2022. The adoption fee will only be $25 and all fees are waived for “senior” pets ages 7 and older during what is called the annual “Clear the Shelters” promotion.

Atlantic County Animal Shelter has dogs and cats of all ages, sizes and temperaments.

Standard adoption rates range from $85 for cats and kittens to $110 for dogs and puppies.

It includes a variety of important things:

  • compulsory sterilization
  • age-appropriate vaccinations
  • diagnostic tests
  • microchip
  • free veterinary consultation

In addition, for dogs adopted from the shelter, are free
obedience classes are offered.

“We invite the public to make an appointment to meet the wonderful animals in our care who are eager to find forever homes,” said Kathy Kelsey, director of the Atlantic County Animal Shelter.

You can call (609) 485-2345 to schedule an appointment, which are available from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Atlantic County has participated in this noble national campaign for the past seven years.

It’s a “national pet adoption campaign sponsored by NBC Universal that has resulted in nearly 500 successful adoptions at their facility and more than 731,000 across the country,” Linda Gilmore said. , Public Information Officer for Atlantic County Government.

THE SOURCE: Linda Gilmore, Public Information Officer for Atlantic County Government.

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