Poor Jester....month after month, day after day he waits so patiently in his kennel waiting for someone to adopt him. Jester could be either a Cattle Dog Mix or a Catahoula Leopard Dog mix. He is house trained, well behaved in and out of his kennel, he loves toys ...and he is quiet. He does not like cats so a home without cats and other small animals is a must. He has not been dog tested, but if you have a dog and you are interested in Jester, bring your dog over for a visit. Jester was picked up as a stray by Animal Control. He weighs 46 lbs. and he is estimated to be between 1-2 years old. We recommend a home with children that are at least 10 years old and up.
Free Rabies clinics are conducted at the Shelter and are available for those residents who miss their town's clinic. Our next free rabies clinic will be held on Sunday, December 29th, 2013 from 10am-12pm.
Residents are urged to vaccinate their pets early in the year to ensure timely compliance with municipal licensing requirements.
Who We Are
The Atlantic County Animal Shelter was developed as a regional response to the needs of local municipalities for an animal control shelter. The Animal Shelter operates with a small staff and volunteers who care for the animals and help to find them forever homes. The shelter offers educational programs. Schools and organizations are welcome to tour the facility and meet our staff.
Adopting a Friend
Before you can adopt a pet from our facility, you must first come in and meet with the animal you are interested in adopting. No applications will be taken by phone! You must also provide proof of home ownership or a copy of your lease stating that you are allowed to have a pet in your place of residence. All persons living in the home must do a controlled visit with the animal you are interested in adopting. If you see the no children symbol listed by one of our featured pets, this simply means the animal cannot be placed in a home with children 5 years old or younger. Also, if you own a dog and you wish to adopt a dog from us, you must bring your dog to our shelter to do a controlled visit. Adoption fees are $65.00 for cats and kittens and $90.00 for dogs and puppies. Adoption fees include spay or neutering, vaccines, worming, canine heartworm test, feline leukemia and fiv test, a numbered ear tattoo, a shelter tag and a voucher for a free veterinary visit good for 7 days from the day you take your new pet home. Microchipping is also available for an extra $20.00 fee. You can also bring your pet from home to be microchipped for a fee of $30.00, just call the shelter for an appointment. We are now offering new adopters 2 free dog training sessions which are held at the shelter, just let us know you are interested and we will schedule you in the next available time slot!
Volunteering and Donations
Volunteers must be 18 years of age. If you are interested in helping to exercise and socialize the many animals we have for adoption, just stop in during opening hours and fill out a volunteer request form or e-mail Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations are always welcome. If you would like to donate to the many homeless animals we have, call the shelter and we will provide you with a list of items the animals could use. Donations are tax deductible.
Come Visit Us!
If you would like to visit our shelter, please call (609)485-2345 and we will gladly guide you to our awesome facility. The shelter is open 7 days a week from 1-4 except on Tuesdays, which the hours are 1-3.
Lost Pet/Reclaiming a Pet
If you have a lost pet, please call, e-mail or visit the shelter and we will take a detailed description of your pet and escort you through the dog and cat rooms. If you file a lost report by phone, we recommend that you still visit the shelter since you will recognize your animal immediately, should it be housed here. There will be a fee for reclaiming lost pets. The fee is as follows: $20.00 administration fee and $4.00 for each day the animal is housed here. Payments can be made by cash, check, money order or visa/debit.
Surrendering Your Pet
To surrender a pet you must be a resident of Atlantic County. The following fees apply: Dogs-$50.00, Puppy under 6 months of age- $20.00, Litters-$20.00 for 1st, $10.00 for each additional puppy. Cats-$35.00, Kitten under 6 months of age-$20.00, Litter-$20.00 for 1st, $10.00 for each additional kitten. Animals surrendered are NOT guaranteed to be placed for adoption, please use all methods possible to find your pet a responsible new home.
Stray Dogs and Cats
You can surrender a stray cat or dog to the shelter during the hours of operation listed above or call the shelter for a listing of the numbers for your local Animal Control Officers.
Atlantic County Animal Shelter 240 Old Turnpike Road Pleasantville, NJ 08232 (609)485-2345 Fax (609)484-0767