Twenty-two Shelter Pets Find New Homes In A Single Day

CLAYTON, N.J. – Eighteen cats and four dogs found new forever homes on August 17, when the Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) participated in the fourth annual Clear the Shelters event and waived adoption fees on all animals in the shelter.

“Eighteen cats and four dogs found new homes and there are twenty-two fewer animals at the shelter, that is a successful day,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said in a statement.  “Clear the Shelters really helps promote adoption.”  

Freeholder Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco said that the Gloucester County Animal Shelter averages adopting out 15 cats per month.

“Clear the Shelters helped us adopt out more cats in one day then we usually can in one month.  It’s very satisfying to see the shelter animals and their new families together,” DiMarco, who is the Liaison to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, said.

The nationwide Clear the Shelters initiative was started by NBC and Telemundo as a way to offer low cost or completely waived fees in order to help local families find the perfect pet for them at an affordable cost, or no cost at all. In its four years running, this initiative has successfully found forever homes for around 150,000 shelter animals.

Anyone interested in adopting a pet from the Gloucester County Animal Shelter needs to fill out an application at

For more information about the pre-adoption application or other information call the Gloucester County Animal Shelter at (856) 881-2828 or visit the GCAS on Facebook @GloucesterCountyAnimalShelter.  The shelter is located at 1200 N. Delsea Drive in Clayton.