Gloucester County Animal Shelter Announces Bottle Baby Program

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

CLAYTON, N.J. — The Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) and the Gloucester County Board of Commissioners have announced their Bottle Baby Program at the shelter.

“This program invites those who would like to foster animals to take in a kitten, or kittens, and give them the love and safe home needed to grow and flourish,” Director Robert M. Damminger said.

GCAS provides the appropriate supplies and medical care needed to foster a kitten(s). Some kittens may have to be bottle fed if required.

Volunteers will be required to work with the shelter’s Foster Coordinator to keep up with vaccinations needed for fostered kitten(s). The kitten’s progress must be tracked while it is in the care of the volunteer.

“Fostering pets literally saves their lives. It truly is one of the most rewarding and selfless things you can do,” Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco, Liaison to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, said.

The kitten(s) is owned by the Gloucester County Animal Shelter and can be removed from foster care at any time. 

If you are interested in fostering kittens through the Bottle Baby Program, please call 856-881-2828 or visit www.gloucestercounty

The shelter is still offering discounted adoption fees until further notice. Dogs and cats six years old and younger will have their adoption fees reduced to $35 while dogs and cats six years and older will have their adoption fees waived. Additionally, cats are offered at a buy-one-get-one discount.

GCAS is still limiting access to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit for a full list of hours.

Due to COVID-19, adoptions are by appointment only. Our adoption hours are Tuesday through Thursday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Adoption Office is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Gloucester County Animal Shelter continues to offer the GCAS Pet Food Pantry. The pantry will help pets stay in their forever home by alleviating the financial stress of purchasing pet food for families that are struggling because of the effects of COVID-19.

The GCAS Pet Food Pantry is asking for dog food and cat food. Monetary donations will also be accepted. All donations can be dropped off or mailed to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter located at 1200 N Delsea Drive, Clayton 08312. If visiting in person, please utilize the drop box for monetary donations.

For more information, please visit or call (856) 881-2828.

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