The Gloucester County Animal Shelter is seeking donations for its Pet Food Pantry

The Gloucester County Animal Shelter is seeking donations for its Pet Food Pantry

(Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) is starting the GCAS Pet Food Pantry to help assist pet owners in need.

“GCAS realizes the financial strain that is being put on a lot of Gloucester County families during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said. “The GCAS Pet Food Pantry will help relieve some of the stress from the cost of feeding your pet. We will welcome all Gloucester County pet owners to come and get pet food if they’re struggling.”

The GCAS is not currently accepting surrendered animals. In order to help keep pets in their homes with their families, the Pet Food Pantry will donate pet food to owners.

The GCAS Pet Food Pantry is asking for dog food and cat food. Monetary donations will also be accepted. All donations, including monetary, can be dropped off or mailed to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter located at 1200 N Delsea Drive, Clayton 08312.

If you’re visiting us in person, please utilize the drop box for monetary donations. You can also donate online by accessing the Pay Pal account at https://bit.ly/donatetoGCAS.

“We want to help keep our pets with our families during this time,” Freeholder Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco, liaison to the shelter, said. “We will work with any individual who wants to donate. If you can’t come to the shelter to drop your donations off, we will come pick them up.”

If a resident is unable to visit the shelter for drop off and is interesting in donating, please call (856) 881-2828 and press 3. You will be asked to provide your address so we can have a member of the shelter come for pick up. Please leave all donations on your front step with note
to abide by Center of Disease Control (CDC) Guidelines on social distancing.

Residents looking to pick up pet food should call before visiting to ensure availability.

The shelter is also offering discounted adoption fees during this time. Dogs and cats six years old and younger will have their adoption fees reduced to $35 while dogs and cats six years and older will have their adoption fees waived. The shelter is offering rabbits for a donation to the shelter. Fostering and adoptions are only open to Gloucester County residents at this time.

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