$30K Granted to Camden County Animal Shelter

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GLOUCESTER, N.J. - The Petco Foundation has granted The Camden County Animal Shelter, or CCAS, a $30,000 allocation in effort to reduce a populace of stray animals in the area through affordable spay and neuter procedures.

“This grant will provide the Camden County Animal Shelter with the added resources they need to provide this valuable service at a discount or at no cost at all,” said county Freeholder, Jeff Nash. “By making it possible for pet owners to obtain affordable veterinary care, including spaying and neutering, we are working to reduce the number of stray animals and pets surrendered to area animal shelters and reduce operating expenditures.”

Since the inception of CCAS in 1997, the non-profit has found homes for over 80,000 stray animals through adoption and cost-effective spay and neuter services. CCAS looks to the community for help in providing care and shelter for more than 4,000 animals with no home of their own.

Luckily, a $1.5 million adoption center expansion in 2015—sponsored by the Camden County Board of Freeholders—has increased capacity and living space for countless cats and dogs.

The new grant from the Petco Foundation will provide strays who are part of the program with important pre-adoptive medical procedures: vaccines, flea and medical treatment, surgeries, and more. These tests often cost CCAS around $150 a cat.

“Thanks to the Petco Foundation, we can target free spay/neuter resources to the City of Camden and expand low-cost services to Camden County cat owners to reduce our stray and unwanted cat population,” said Executive Director of CCAS, Vicki Rowland.

For additional details on the Camden County Animal Shelter, visit www.ccasnj.org –or for more information on the Petco foundation, go to PetcoFoundation.org.

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