Help animals in need by donating supplies to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter

Also, the final day to adopt a pet for the holiday season is Tuesday, Dec. 19.

The Gloucester County Animal Shelter would like to remind residents the last day to adopt a pet for the holiday season is Tuesday, Dec. 19. Due to newly adopted animals requiring time to become accustomed to their new house before the rush of the holiday, the animal shelter will not start to release animals again until after Christmas to avoid stress being put onto the animals.

“The greatest gift anyone can give to any animal is a family,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said. “This holiday season, we are hoping to put many of our animals into homes that will give them the love they deserve.”

The Gloucester County Animal Shelter would also like to remind residents that the season of giving can also be extended to animals in need. The shelter has a wish list of items that they could always use and donations are greatly appreciated.

“Donating to the shelter is a great way to give to animals that might not get to spend this holiday season with a family of their own,” said Freeholder Dan Christy, liaison to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter.

Supplies needed include:


Fabric softener sheets

Anti-bacterial hand soap (any type)

Spray Bottles (16oz-22oz)

Bleach, Laundry Detergent — HE only please

Cascade powdered dishwasher detergent

Paper towels

Food Items

Canned cat food with pull tops

Small animal food (guinea pig, hamster, rabbit, ferret, etc.)

Dog and cat treats

No rawhide please

Wild bird seed

Animal Supplies

Hard rubber dog toys (ex. Kong Brand)

Plastic balls and Catnip toys for cats

Naturalized sterilized bones (hickory flavor is best)


Lint brushes (disposable), New or Used towels and blankets

Newspapers, Heating Pads, Paper Plates 6” round Used tennis balls, Sticky note pads

AA or AAA batteries

Duct tape, Clear gallon size zipper bags, Small coffee cans

Frontline or Advantage for dogs and cats

PetsMart Gift Cards

Cat Carriers

If you have a doghouse or kennel you would like to donate, contact the GCAS for information on how to donate them for other pets in need.

The Gloucester County Animal Shelter is located at 1200 North Delsea Drive, Clayton. For more information, contact (856) 881–2828, Monday through Saturday.