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Animal Shelter


Animal Shelter

240 Old Turnpike Road
Pleasantville, NJ 08232
(609) 485-2345
FAX (609) 484-0767
Kathy Kelsey, Manager,
Animal Control Facility
Featured Pets For Adoption
Hours of Operation
Adoption Fees
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Free Rabies Clinics
NJ Low Cost Spay/Neuter Programs
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Adopt a Mature Pet

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The Atlantic County Animal Shelter was developed as a regional response to the needs of local municipalities for an animal control shelter. It opened in October 1995. The Animal Shelter operates with a small staff and volunteers who help handle the care and feeding of the animals. Animals may be adopted by members of the public. The shelter offers educational programs. Schools and organizations are welcome to tour the facility and meet with the staff. Donations of pet food and supplies are greatly appreciated.

Our Mission
To provide care and compassion, in a healthy environment, to animals while attempting to reunite them with their owners, to educate the public on responsible ownership, and to facilitate successful pet adoptions while respecting and striving to improve the quality of life for both pets and people.

Hours of Operation:

The Animal Shelter is open seven days a week:

Tuesday, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Saturday & Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Address: 240 Old Turnpike Road, Pleasantville, NJ 08232

Adoption Fees:

The following fees currently apply to the adoption of animals.

  • Puppies and Dogs: $110.00
    The adoption fee includes mandatory sterilization, age appropriate vaccinations, diagnostic testing, a microchip and a free veterinary consultation.
  • Kitten and Cats: $85.00 each additional Feline adoption $42.50
    The adoption fee includes mandatory sterilization, age appropriate vaccinations, diagnostic testing, a microchip and a free veterinary consultation.

The following are also available for an additional fee:

  • Home Again Microchip: $30.00
  • I.D. Tag: $6.00

What's Happening at Your Animal Shelter

Animal Shelter Free Obedience Class for Shelter Dog Adoptees

Call the Shelter for next available class.

FREE Rabies Vaccination Clinics

There are no clinics scheduled at this time.

NJ Low Cost Spay/Neuter Programs

You may be eligible to have your pet spayed or neutered at a discounted price at one of the participating veterinary hospitals.

Volunteer working at the shelter.

Volunteer Testimonials

Michele Rappoport, Shelter Volunteer and Student

"I am so glad I was able to do my massage internship at Atlantic County Animal Shelter. It was a wonderfully welcoming environment..."

Read full testimonial...

Do you love animals?
Volunteers are always needed to help exercise and socialize the animals in the shelter.  Hours are flexible and training is provided.  Volunteers must be over the age of 18.  For more information please contact Terry Petruzzi or call (609) 485-2345. 

You can also access the Atlantic County Volunteer Application on-line here.


White Horse Pike (US Route 30) - Turn south on to Shore Road in Absecon and follow it into Pleasantville where it becomes Main Street. Turn left off Main Street on to Old Turnpike Road which is located shortly before the railroad tracks at Washington Avenue. The Animal Shelter is located at the end of Old Turnpike Road.

Black Horse Pike (US Route 322) - Turn north on either Main Street or Franklin Avenue in Pleasantville. (Roads run parallel.) Continue until shortly after crossing the railroad tracks. Turn right on to Old Turnpike Road.

Atlantic City Expressway - West Bound. Take first exit immediately after the Atlantic City toll booth. Turn left on to Franklin Avenue. Turn left on to Old Turnpike Road.

Atlantic City Expressway - East Bound: Exit on to the Black Horse Pike before Pleasantville. Follow directions above.