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South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter is here to assist the families of our community with their pets. Our goal is to work with families to enable them to keep their pets. In situations where that is not possible, we work with families to explore options for a safe placement for their pet. Whether a pet needs to be rehomed or a family is seeking resources, we are here to provide support and assistance.

If you are facing challenges with your pet, please reach out. A pet is a lifetime commitment and we will help you determine if there are any resources available (financial, medical, behavioral, etc.) that can help you fulfill that commitment to your pet.

Rehoming a pet is a difficult and serious decision. We understand that there are situations that make rehoming necessary. Whether you need help making a decision, exploring your options, or navigating the rehoming process, we do our best to help. We will provide resources and can often offer courtesy posting via social media and networking with our partner organizations to help you safely find placement for your pet.

If you are in need of other assistance with your pet, please reach out. We strive to respond to all inquiries within 24-48 hours. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to solve your problem or find placement for your pet. Some pets may be a candidate for release to the South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter (please see our Owner Surrender page).

Others may be able to take advantage of the Adopt-a-Pet & Petco Foundation's REHOME tool to find placement for their pet before having to utilize the SJRAS shelter as a last resort.

Owners are responsible for following up and maintaining contact with our Community Outreach staff person. Please expect to be asked for specific information and photos/video of your pet. Ultimately, placement is the owner’s responsibility.

If you are seeking assistance, please complete the form below. After submitting the information you will receive an email giving your further detail/instructions regarding the resources that the Life Line program may be able assist you with.

Other Resources That May Be Helpful

South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter - SJRAS provides low-cost vaccines on the third Saturday of spring/summer months between 9:00 – 12:00p.m.  SJRAS also has an on-site clinic for low cost spay and neuter services.  Please see our website for more information on Vaccine Clinics  and  Low Cost Spay/Neuter 

Atlantic County SPCA - Low-Cost vaccines, Spay/Neuter for dogs and cats, dental cleanings and extractions, and minor surgeries including tumor removals, biopsies, hernia repairs, entropian correction, hematoma correction, etc.  Please see website for detailed information. Contact ACSPCA at 609-927-9059.   https://www.facebook.com/ACSPCA/

Animal Friends Foundation - Offers Veterinary Vouchers for local veterinarians providing Spay/Neuter surgeries for dogs and cats.  Contact Animal Friends Foundation at 856-503-5572, 614 E. Landis Ave, Vineland. http://www.animalfriendsfoundation.com/

People for Animals - Low Cost Spay/Neuter for dogs & cats, wellness services such as vaccines, routine testing, microchipping, etc. PFA also offers feral cat services.  Contact PFA at 856-243-5211, 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton https://www.pfaonline.org/

Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center Clinic - Low Cost Spay/Neuter for dogs and cats and wellness services including vaccines, routine testing, dental exams, and microchipping. Contact HBC at 856-401-1300 x106.  https://homewardboundnj.org/clinic/

Animal Welfare Association - Low Cost Spay/Neuter for dogs and cats, pet wellness clinic, vaccine days, and products.  AWA also offers services for feral cat caregivers.  Contact AWA clinic at 856-424-2288, 509 Centennial Blvd in Voorhees. https://www.awanj.org/pet-clinic/

Breed Specific Resources

DOGS - If your pet is a purebred or a known cross breed you may be able to secure assistance working with a rescue group that specializes in the breed. There are Great Dane Rescues, Chihuahua Rescues and a rescue for just about every breed in between. Use your favorite search engine to search for rescues of any type just by searching your pets' breed and the word rescue. You can include the name of your state as well for more tailored results.

If your search returns rescues that don't appear to be located near you don't despair - many rescues cover large territories spanning multiple states. Most times they are a network of regular everyday people that have owned the breed they specialize in, and they all work together to provide assistance to owners of that breed in various areas. Reach out to them and see if they have resources in your state or near your location. Because they know the breed so well, often times they are able to give new owners tips on solving/preventing issues that are common to the breed and are well aware of the medical conditions that are most likely to be seen in the breed.

You can also search more generic terms like "Giant Breed Rescue" or "Small Breed Rescue" for groups that work primarily with certain sizes of dogs instead of being limited to one breed.

CATS - Just like the dogs, most cat breeds have a rescue group - Mainecoon Rescue, Himalayan Rescue, etc. Use your favorite search engine to search for rescues of any type just by searching your pets' breed and the word rescue. You can include the name of your state as well for more tailored results.

If your search returns rescues that don't appear to be located near you don't despair - many rescues cover large territories spanning multiple states. Most times they are a network of regular everyday people that have owned the breed they specialize in, and they all work together to provide assistance to owners of that breed in various areas. Reach out to them and see if they have resources in your state or near your location. Because they know the breed so well, often times they are able to give new owners tips on solving/preventing issues that are common to the breed and are well aware of the medical conditions that are most likely to be seen in the breed.

You can also search more generic terms like "Declawed Cat Rescue" or "Feral Cat Rescue" for groups that work primarily with cats of different types. With the names of rescues ranging from Kitty's Place to PAWS, it can sometimes be harder to find a specific cat rescue. Utilize the sites below to find the various shelters & rescues in your state.

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