Founded by the Camden County Board of Commissioners in 1997, the Camden County Animal Shelter (CCAS), now the Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center, has been fighting to reduce the overwhelming stray/unwanted animal population in its county. Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center 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 Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center since 2004.
Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center 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, Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center 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, Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center hopes to reduce the number of stray/unwanted animals in the county.