The Animal Alliance of Camden County was formed in 2011 by five local animal welfare organizations and the Camden County Board of Commissioners, who decided to coordinate their efforts to better serve the pets and residents of the county. Current members include the Animal Adoption Center, Animal Welfare Association, Homeward Bound, Voorhees Animal Orphanage, and Independent Animal Control. Member organizations work together to improve the well-being of companion animals and their owners in the community, including joint efforts such as adoption events, spay/neuter partnerships, and transporting animals in need to reduce populations.
Seniors for Seniors is a program that provides fee-waived adoptions for qualifying applicants. The program places senior cats and dogs (typically over 7 years of age) with senior citizens who are 60 years of age or older, allowing participants to discover the joys of having a cat or dog in their lives. Pet ownership is known to reduce depression, loneliness, and stress while improving the overall well-being of senior citizen populations.
The Pet Food Pantry’s purpose is to keep pets with their families by offering food assistance. Owners surrender pets to local shelters regularly, and financial hardship is a common reason for doing so. The Alliance seeks to help Camden County residents keep pets in their homes by providing nutritional assistance to those in need. The only requirement is a need for assistance in providing food for a pet. Camden County Pet Food Pantry locations will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for food pick-up on the second Saturday of every month.
PetsForVets provides shelter animals to veterans at no fee. This program is a small thank you to Camden County veterans who have selflessly served our country, and will provide the men and women in uniform with companions from the shelter that will supply unconditional love to the most valued members of our society. The program is open to all active military, reservists or veterans. Camden County residents meeting the criteria of the program will have their adoption fee waived. The animal shelter will need valid military identification to waive the adoption fee. If you are a veteran and do not have identification, you can contact the Office of Veterans Affairs at (856) 374-5801.