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Department of Administration

Office of Communications

For Immediate Release

Monday, August 13, 2018

Atlantic County Animal Shelter Offers Free Adoptions on August 18

Looking for a new pet? Consider adopting a dog or cat from the Atlantic County Animal Shelter on Saturday, August 18 when all adoption fees will be waived as part of a regional “Clear the Shelters” day event.

“We invite the public to stop by our shelter at 240 Old Turnpike Road in Pleasantville between 12 noon and 4 PM to meet the wonderful animals in our care that are anxious to find forever homes,” stated Shelter Manager Kathy Kelsey.

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.

This is the fourth year the Atlantic County Animal Shelter is participating in this event which resulted in 97 successful adoptions from its facility last year and approximately 300 over its three-year participation.

“If you’re looking for a pet this is a perfect opportunity,” noted Dennis Levinson, Atlantic County Executive. “The significant savings should serve as an attractive incentive,” he added.

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 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.


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