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Burlington County Animal Shelter waives adoption fees for January – Trentonian


WESTAMPTON – Burlington County Commissioners are encouraging residents to celebrate the New Year by adopting a new companion from the county animal shelter.

The shelter at 35 Academy Drive in Westampton has many adorable pets looking to start 2022 with a loving family. As an incentive, the shelter waives all adoption fees for adult dogs and cats for the month of January.

  • The Burlington County Animal Shelter has several dogs available for adoption and is waiving adoption fees for all adult dogs and cats during the month of January.

  • The Burlington County Animal Shelter has several dogs available for adoption and is waiving adoption fees for all adult dogs and cats during the month of January.

  • The Burlington County Animal Shelter has several dogs available for adoption and is waiving adoption fees for all adult dogs and cats during the month of January.

Typically, the shelter charges a fee of $ 75 for adult dogs and $ 45 for cats. These fees are waived as a New Year’s gift to residents.

“New Years is a great time to adopt a dog or cat and with it all the joy and affection that comes with caring for a pet,” said the deputy director of the county commissioner. from Burlington, Dan O’Connell, who is the board’s liaison with the shelter. “Pets can also provide enormous benefits for both physical and mental health. They can help us stay active, relieve stress and loneliness. We encourage individuals and families to make an appointment to visit our shelter and see all of the wonderful animals available.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday from noon to 3:30 p.m. Residents can also visit on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m.

The dogs and cats at the Burlington County Animal Shelter can also be viewed online at https://www.co.burlington.nj.us/1446/Available-for-Adoption

Online adoption forms are available with the profiles of each animal. Those interested in meeting a particular dog or cat while visiting the shelter can get a head start by completing an adoption application.

All animals adopted at the shelter are sterilized or sterilized and receive up-to-date vaccines.

More than 1,182 cats and 411 dogs have been adopted at the shelter this year and more than 380 others have been placed in rescue groups.

O’Connell, who adopted his dog Bingo from the shelter this year, said shelter staff can work with residents to match them with the perfect pet.

“The staff and volunteers at our shelter do an amazing job providing the animals with so much love and care, but what they want most is finding new families and new homes for them,” a- he declared. “For anyone thinking of a new pet, now is a great time to schedule a visit to the shelter to see the available dogs and cats.”