Renovations temporarily closing local animal clinic

For approximately the next two weeks, the Camden County Animal Shelter Low-Cost Clinic will be closing all clinic services for ongoing improvements but will still be open for adoptions

The Camden County Animal Shelter Low-Cost Clinic located at 125 County House Road in Blackwood will be closed for all clinic services, including surgeries, dentals and walk-in vaccine clinic starting Monday, Oct. 8 through Friday, Oct. 19, as the shelter enters the final phase of its construction and renovation project.

Adoptions services will be open during regular business hours, which is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Friday through Sunday.

“The Camden County Animal Shelter serves thousands of pets and their owners throughout Camden County,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young, liaison to the CCAS. “We’re making sure the shelter has the resources it needs keep our pets safe and cared for, and we want to make sure that those animals currently without a home are cared for as well.”

The Camden County Freeholder Board has committed $1 million to the Camden County Animal Shelter (CCAS) in Gloucester Township for further expansion. This funding will be used to upgrade and improve the capacity for the shelter to perform low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and dental work on residents’ cats and dogs.

The renovation project will expand the low-cost clinic services and enhance the animal holding space, customer service and daily housekeeping areas. The clinic improvements will include a new surgical suite and prep areas for spay and neuter surgeries for the shelter and public animals. The surgical suite will increase the capacity for public surgeries and the vaccine clinic; it will include new surgical equipment, surgery recovery space, customer lobby and desk, and surgical ventilation systems.

“We invite everyone to come and visit the dogs and cats waiting for you at the Camden County Animal Shelter,” Young said. “There is a mutual happiness derived from these encounters that leaves the animals and our visitors happier and more fulfilled.”

For more information on the shelter, please visit www.ccasnj.org.