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Burlington County Animal Shelter slashes adoption fees in July to help ’empty the shelter’

Burlington County Animal Shelter slashes adoption fees in July to help ’empty the shelter’

WESTAMPTON – Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to look for a new best friend from the Burlington County Animal Shelter!

Throughout July, the shelter will have reduced adoption fees of $25 for an adult dog and $15 for an adult cat to encourage residents and families to bring home a pet. from the shelter.

The “Clear the Shelter” promotion is run in partnership with Friends of Burlington County Animal Shelter, which provides financial support to help reduce fees. The promotion also coincides with the Best Friends Network National Adoption Weekend July 22-24, when participating shelters across the country will reduce their rates.

More than 4,500 dogs and cats were adopted nationwide during the network’s latest Adoption Weekend promotion in May.

“Summer is a busy season with many dogs and cats coming to our animal shelter. We want them all to be settled with loving families,” said Commissioner Felicia Hopson, liaison with the shelter. County Pets.” With so many wonderful animals that would make perfect companions, the reduced rates for the entire month should help these furry friends discover forever homes much faster, so we would like to thank Friends of the County. Burlington County Animal Shelter for their support.”

“I’ve seen how dedicated the staff and volunteers at the animal shelter are to making sure the animals at the shelter get the best possible care, but what they want most is for every animal to leave. with a loving new family,” added Commissioner Allison Eckel, who visited the shelter in May during Lenape High School JROTC’s “Help Cadets Help Pets” event. “For anyone considering adding a new pet, please visit the shelter to meet some of the wonderful dogs and cats available.”

The Burlington County Animal Shelter is located at 35 Academy Drive in Westampton and is open for tours and visits Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from noon to 7 p.m. It is closed for walk-ins on Wednesdays. Visitors are encouraged to call 609-265-5073 to make an appointment.

Available dogs and cats can also be viewed online at https://www.co.burlington.nj.us/1446/Available-for-Adoption

So far this year, the shelter has adopted over 700 dogs and cats. 244 other lost animals have been reunited with their families.

“We’ve had some great successes this year, including the adoption of Dash, our shelter’s oldest resident, but we want to help even more animals join loving families,” Hopson said. “Summer is the perfect time to adopt, so don’t delay. Go online or schedule a visit to the shelter soon. Your next best friend is waiting to be found there.

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