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News

November 29th

On Nov. 29, 2017, the Burlington County Times ran a story on Shamong being the first municipality in Burlington County to adopt a trap-neuter-return policy (TNR) regulating the care of community cats, meaning any free-roaming, feral or barn cat that is cared for by one or more residents that has no discernible form of ownership identification.

This is great news for community cats in the county!

Read Danielle DeSisto's full story.

November 28th

Going out to eat has never been more rewarding!

Dine at the Recovery Sports Grill, 109 Hancock Lane in Westampton on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., present one of these coupons and the restaurant will donate up to 15 percent of your tab to the Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter.

November 16th

We are thrilled to announce a new matching campaign for Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28.

It costs $35 to spay/neuter, vaccinate and ear tip one community cat. We have four extremely generous supporters who will match every $35 donated up to $5,250. That means we can raise $10,500 to spay/neuter 300 community cats!

November 14th

Expand your business and help a good cause with a 2018 Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter sponsorship package. Friends of BCAS works diligently to save the lives of homeless animals in Burlington County, as well as enrich the lives of animals at the Burlington County Animal Shelter until they find their forever homes. Surveys show that up to 70 percent of U.S. households have a cat or dog. Partnering with FOBCAS offers companies a chance to connect with thousands of people who are interested in pets and pet products.

November 13th

The Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter (Friends of BCAS) has been awarded a $1,875 grant from the Petco Foundation to support the spay/neuter of community cats.

November 7th

Looking for that purrfect photo for your holiday card?

Head over to the Burlington County Animal Shelter in Westampton on Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and have your pets' and children's photos taken with Santa.

October 27th

The Friends of BCAS are again partnering with the Nom Nom Popcorn company on a gourmet food fundraiser. Through Nov. 15, you can order popcorn, as well as a new line of coffee, jerky, pickles, nuts or seasonings, at our special online store: www.supportyours.org/friendsofbcas. A portion of every sale -- 30 percent -- is donated to us to help the animals at the Burlington County Shelter, including special medical care, training, food, shampoo and treats.

October 26th

Our friends at Fortified Roofing in Cherry Hill are featuring the Friends of BCAS on their website.

They're also offering our members a 5 percent discount on services. Simply call the number on the website and say that you're a Friends of BCAS member.

October 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.

In 2017, more than 2,500 people attended the festival, many with their pets and children.

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!

Pets with Perks

Sam
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

Star was adopted in April after five months at the shelter. Star's new family says: "Star has been really great since we adopted him. He seamlessly fit right in with our family. He is very patient with our 3-year-old and is genuinely one of the people-friendliest dogs you'll ever meet. We can't believe that anyone would leave him at the shelter, he's that sweet. All our neighbors love him already. When we tell them he was in the shelter for so long, they say how lucky he is we found him; but we truly feel we are the lucky ones."