gloucestercitynews.net | March 10, 2019
Clayton, NJ) In honor of World Spay and Neuter day, on Feb. 26, the Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) waived adoption fees on all cats and dogs, that included the cost of spaying and neutering services.
Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "World Spay and Neuter day provided the Animal Shelter with a great opportunity to raise awareness for spaying and neutering animals while finding animals new, loving homes in the process. The more animals we can get out of the shelter and into new homes, the better and the more animals that are spayed and neutered helps reduce shelter populations."
Freeholder Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco said, “We saw a lot of animals find their forever homes at the event this year. Ten dogs, eight cats, and one rabbit all got to go home while also being safely spayed or neutered. Sending even just one dog or cat home during these events is a reward in itself. It's about the happiness of the animals and the people who adopt them.” DiMarco serves as Liaison to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter
“World Spay and Neuter day isn’t the only optimal time to adopt a pet,” said DiMarco, “The GCAS has plenty of events dedicated to putting their animals into their forever homes for reduced or waived prices. The bigger message we hope to pass on with the Spay and Neuter day event is to make sure all pets are spayed and neutered. Unexpected pregnancies of pets may lead to more animals in shelters and that’s the last thing we want.”
The regular fee for dogs is $125 and $95 for cats. There is a discounted $35 fee for senior citizens and military veterans. The fees for dogs include Spay/Neuter, Antigen Heartworm test, nasal Bordetella, worming, all age appropriate vaccinations, microchip, collar, leash and an identification tag from Gloucester County Animal Shelter. For cats the fee includes Spay/Neuter, Feline Leukemia/AIDS combination test, all age appropriate vaccinations, worming, microchip, disposable cat carrier and an identification tag and collar from Gloucester County Animal Shelter.
Pictured is April Rogers and Scooby who was adopted during the World Spay and Neuter day event.