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If you are looking for a pet, skip the pet store and head over to an animal shelter. If you need more information about animal adoption you can log onto the Humane Society website or head down to a local animal rescue in your city or county and speak to a volunteer. Before looking for your new dog or cat there are some animal shelter terms that you should become familiar with.

  • Animal Rescue or Shelter - An animal protection foundation that fights against pet cruelty. There are no-kill animal shelters which find homes for animals and do not put unwanted ones to sleep.
  • Adopt - To take care of an animal as one's own. Animal shelters allow people to adopt puppies and kittens for little to no cost.
  • Stray - A pet that roams or wanders without a definite home. Dogs and cats become strays after being abandoned by their original owners.
  • Pound - A facility where stray animals can wind up after being found on the street, rescued or given up by their owners. Foster homes are needed for these animals so that they do not have to be put to sleep.
  • Breeding - Reproducing offspring. People should have their pets fixed to avoid accidental breeding and unwanted offspring.
  • Abuse - Pet rescuers save dogs and cats from abusive situations and owners. They will often rescue them when an owner has been abusive, hurtful and neglectful to an animal. Animal abuse is prevalent at puppy mills and it is imperative that these puppies and kittens be rescued and sent to a loving home.
    National Animal Control Association
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    170 Marketplace Blvd, Hamilton, NJ 08691
    Rescue animals with Res-Q-Pets, a non-profit organization in Hamilton, NJ. You may also contact us if you want to adopt pets.
    (609) 308-3372
    The Volunteer Auxiliary for Animal Shelters Inc
    Toms River, NJ 08753
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    (732) 341-9959
    User Review: "I have seen the same volunteers for this organization bringing animals out of a tom's river shelter week after week, year..." - doris (NJ)
    Humane Society of Lehigh County
    640 Dixon St, Allentown, PA 18103
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    (610) 797-1205
    User Review: "They take very good care of animals. And they are very cute." - jessica (PA)
    Banfield Pet Hospital
    2000 Clements Bridge Rd, Woodbury, NJ 08096
    (856) 384-1800
    Morris Animal Refuge
    1242 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
    (215) 735-3256
    Camden County Animal Shelter
    125 Barnsboro Rd, Blackwood, NJ 08012
    (856) 401-1300
    Animal Adoption Center
    501 Berlin Rd N, Clementon, NJ 08021
    (856) 435-6381
    Almost Home Animal Shelter
    9140 Pennsauken Hwy Ste C, Pennsauken, NJ 08110
    (856) 663-3058
    Phila City & County Domestic Relations
    34 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
    (215) 686-9300
    Philadelphia Welfare Animal Society
    201 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    (267) 639-5913
    Animal Welfare Association
    509 Centennial Blvd, Voorhees, NJ 08043
    (856) 424-2288
    Bailey's Place
    1500 S Bailey St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
    (215) 467-0870
    Street Tails Animal Rescue
    1030 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
    (267) 761-9434
    Operation Ava
    858 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
    (267) 519-0376
    Pennsylvania Society for Prevention of Cruelty to
    350 E Erie Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134
    (215) 426-6301

    Animal shelters deal with the problem of unwanted pets and sometimes large animals and livestock. They may take in anything or specialize in a specific species such as dogs or horses. Many counties in the United States have a humane society. Animal control may also operate a 'pound' where homeless animals are held until they can be adopted. Unfortunately, many shelters eventually run out of space and may euthanize animals to make room. Adult animals are generally harder to place than puppies and kittens. An animal control facility also holds lost and stray animals until their owners can be found. Rescues may operate in the same way as shelters, or as networks that employ foster homes to take care of the animals. Most rescues are species specific and many focus on a specific breed, especially cat and dog rescues. Rescues are generally set up as charitable foundations and may have a board of directors. A county or city facility, on the other hand, may be arranged as part of the local government or through the local humane society. Rescues and shelters may also deal with cases of cruelty and abuse. Abusers are often expected to surrender their animals to a shelter or animal control center. Many animals that end up in shelters are abandoned, others are given up by their owners for financial or personal reasons. Some rescues may also help owners place animals without actually taking physical custody. Animal shelters are something of a sad necessity. In cases of deliberate neglect or abuse, animals may have to be held as evidence and their recovery photographically documented.
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