Atlantic County Looks to ‘Clear the Shelter’

The Atlantic County Animal Shelter is offering adoptable pets at discounts. (Photo credit

Looking for a new pet? Consider adopting a dog or cat from the Atlantic County Animal Shelter, Aug. 23 through Sept. 19, when adoption fees will be reduced to $25 and waived for senior pets age 7 and older during the annual “Clear the Shelters” promotion.

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.

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

Regular adoption fees at the shelter range from $85 for cats and kittens to $110 for dogs and puppies and 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.

“We invite the public to make an appointment to stop by our shelter at 240 Old Turnpike Road in Pleasantville to meet the wonderful animals in our care that are anxious to find forever homes,”  Shelter Manager Kathy Kelsey said.

Appointments are available 1-4 p.m. daily except for Tuesdays when appointments can be made 1-3 p.m. Call 609-485-2345.

This is the sixth year the Atlantic County Animal Shelter is participating in this nationwide pet adoption drive sponsored by NBC Universal that has resulted in nearly 500 successful adoptions from its facility and more than 551,000 across the country.