Founded by the Camden County Board of Freeholders in 1997, the Camden County Animal Shelter (CCAS) has been fighting to reduce the overwhelming stray/unwanted animal population in its county. CCAS is an open admissions shelter and takes in over 5,000 companion animals from 18 municipalities in Camden County every year. The Animal Welfare Society of Camden County (AWSCC) has been operating Camden County Animal Shelter since 2004.
CCAS now does three major things:
- Provide shelter for stray/unwanted animals
- Find those animals loving homes
- Provide low-cost spay/neuter services
In addition to taking in animals, CCAS holds a multitude of events every year in order to help those looking to adopt to find the animal of their dreams, be it an adoption event or a full-blown Pledge-A-Paw Dog Walk. By providing the service at such a cheap cost, CCAS hopes to reduce the number of stray/unwanted animals in the county.