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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.
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.
The Animal Shelter is open seven days a week:
Tuesday, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Saturday, Sunday, Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Address: 240 Old Turnpike Road, Pleasantville, NJ 08232
The following are also available for an additional fee:
AVID Chip: $20.00
I.D. Tag: $6.00
Call the Shelter for next available class.
Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 240 Old Turnpike Road. Time: 9 am to 11 am
IS NECESSARY. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier.
Residents are urged to vaccinate their pets early in the year through their local free rabies clinics which are generally held in the first quarter of the year in each town. This ensures timely compliance with municipal licensing requirements. Rabies clinics conducted at the Shelter are available for those residents who miss their town's clinic.
You may be eligible to have your pet spayed or neutered at a discounted price at one of the participating veterinary hospitals.
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..."
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.