Posted by: Drew | February 28, 2009

Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at the Lower Cape Branch of the Cape May County Library March 2009

Lower Township – Learn about the Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center during the month of March at the Lower Cape Branch of the Cape May County Library. Photos of both the cats and dogs waiting for a forever home and the staff and volunteers at the Center who join forces trying to make that happen will be on display at the Library located at 2600 Bayshore Road in the Villas.

Many cats and dogs that enter the shelter as strays are never reclaimed by their families. So, also on display, will be an effective lost/found poster. It is vital to search for missing pets immediately with proven tools for their safe return. This process starts with taking good quality photographs and licensing and registering your pet frequently ends in a ride home rather than a ride to the shelter.

When contemplating needs at a shelter, many think of walking dogs or cuddling cats. In fact, a wide variety of skills, experiences and plain old elbow grease are required to successfully manage a shelter. You will see evidence of loving hands in every corner of the center starting outside with the volunteer maintained garden. Whether it’s sanitizing dishes, folding clean laundry, greeting adopters, working at events, taking engaging photographs or marching in a parade, all types of workers are needed to place animals.

Where do you fit in the shelter picture? Do you have the heart to work as an animal attendant? Can you volunteer to greet visitors with a smile and counsel them about their selection? Can you comfort a scared stray? If your answer is yes, call the (609) 465-8923 for more information or to volunteer.

The Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center located at 110 Shelter Road, Garden State Parkway Exit 11, is open daily from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. except holidays.

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