October 2nd

Our Santa Paws 50/50 raffle helps us raise money for special medical care, food, toys and treats for the shelter animals.

This year, tickets go on sale on Oct. 28, 2017 at Pit Bull Awareness Day at the Burlington County Animal Shelter.

The drawing will be held on Dec. 3, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Pet Photos with Santa event, also at the shelter.

October 2nd

On Saturday, Oct. 28, from noon to 3 p.m. the Friends of BCAS will be hosting activities in honor of Pit Bull Awareness Day at the Burlington County Animal Shelter.

Outside, we will have dog playgroups, a Halloween costume contest, the Kiss-A-Bull booth, and a truth about pit bulls information station. Inside the shelter, we will have a Cuddle a Kitty day, a toy making station, a bake sale. Inside, it will be Cuddle-A-Kitty Day, so the cats don't feel overlooked, and there will also be a toy-making station and a bake sale. Plus, we'll also be selling Santa Paws 50/50 tickets -- last year's winner took home nearly $2,000, so make sure to buy some tickets!

September 30th

The Burlington County Animal Shelter is doing its part to help dogs in Puerto Rico affected by the hurricane. After a quarantine period, these dogs will be available for adoption. Meanwhile, the shelter is at capacity for dogs. If you've been considering adopting, please visit the shelter.

Dogs that have been at the shelter for at least 3 months are free to approved adopters on Oct. 1. The shelter is open noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Together, we can save lives and give these dogs a great home!

September 12th

If you're looking for the Great Pumpkin, delicious food and thirst-quenching adult beverages, make sure you're at Dempster's Sports Pub and Restaurant in Mount Holly on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. for the Friends of BCAS Beef & Beer fundraiser.

September 11th

Our first Paw Prints 5K was last April on the same day as our annual Barb Feldstein Memorial Raining Cats & Dogs Pet Fest at the Burlington County Animal Shelter. It was so successful and everyone had so much fun that we decided to make the race a stand-alone event on the last Saturday in September at a new venue, beautiful Smithville Park in Eastampton. And since we didn't want to wait more than a year to have another race, we're going to have two in 2017! The next Paw Prints 5K is Saturday, Sept. 30.

August 21st

We are thrilled to announce that the 2016 Barb Feldstein Memorial Raining Cats & Dogs Pet Fest was honored as one of the best family events in Burlington County by the readers of the Burlington County Times.

August 15th

The Friends of BCAS are excited to announced our sixth annual Barb Feldstein Memorial Raining Cats & Dogs Pet Festival on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Burlington County Animal Shelter. The Mount Laurel Animal Hospital is our premier sponsor. If you're a non-profit or business with an animal-friendly message or products and services appropriate for families, we'd love to have you as a vendor or exhibitor.

August 7th

Help us meet our ambitious goal to outfit three new community cat rooms at the shelter with kitty toys, furniture and activities to keep the cats stimulated, happy and healthy! So far, we've raised $1,470!

July 31st

The Burlington County Animal Shelter is in dire need of fosters for kittens and adult cats! Can you or someone you know help us by fostering kittens until they are ready to be adopted?

July 31st

The Friends of BCAS are proud to be a new member of the Rescue Referral Program, which allows people to donate to our group by shopping at

Pets with Perks

BCAS Pet Id: 36168734

Sam is a handsome DSH cat who is searching for a family to love. Though he is not an overly affectionate cat, he would love to hang around the house with you and look out the window and chill. Sam also loves petting and head rubs. Sam is already neutered so is ready to head home with you today.

Happy Tails

Snickers started out as a very smart, driven, energetic dog who slowly grew sad and tubby in his kennel despite everyone's best efforts to keep him happy and healthy.