(Gloucester Township) – As part of Camden County’s continued response to the coronavirus pandemic, Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center will begin operating on limited hours, effective Monday, March 23. The shelter will now close on Mondays, operating Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Homeward Bound is also implementing changes to limit the amount of person-to-person contact during this crisis. Families looking to adopt an animal will need to make an appointment beginning Tuesday, March 24; no walk-ins will be permitted. This policy will continue indefinitely, until it has been deemed safe to continue walk-in visits.
“We are balancing our mission to provide care to the animals in our community with the need to keep our employees and volunteers safe during this outbreak,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young, liaison to Homeward Bound. “We’d like to encourage anyone staying home during this crisis, who is willing and able to foster a pet from our shelter, to consider doing so. Adoptions are much lower than we would typically expect, and our kennels are filling quickly. We thank you in advance for opening your hearts during this unprecedented period in history.”
Effective, Monday, March 23, vet clinic services will also be offered through appointment only, and owners will be asked to wait outside until their animal’s appointment is completed.