Atlantic County Animal Shelter pets attract national attention

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Golden retriever Ollie’s adopter drove all the way from Tennessee./Submitted Golden retriever Ollie’s adopter drove all the way from Tennessee./Submitted

Atlantic County Animal Shelter pets have attracted nationwide attention recently.

The shelter was searching for a responsible pet owner for a young, golden retriever named Ollie who had been surrendered by two past owners.

With cooperation from the Atlantic County Canines and Hurricane Sandy Lost & Found Pets, the shelter received a promising adoption candidate from Shelbyville, Tennessee. The candidate drove to Atlantic County from Tennessee to meet Ollie and they quickly bonded. Ollie was adopted and is enjoying his new home and owner. 

Sophie, a German shepherd, was brought to the shelter by her owner due to a medical condition that required extra attention. Sophie is getting comfortable in her new home and is starting to gain weight, a very positive sign of improvement. See her story here.

The Atlantic County Animal Shelter also won an appearance on the 6ABC news segment "Shelter Me" that aired in late December. Shelter Me highlights winning shelters and rescue organizations as determined by weekly votes on its Facebook page. A production team visited the shelter to meet some of the cats and dogs available for adoption, some of which were showcased on the show.

For more information about the Atlantic County Animal Shelter, responsible pet ownership, low cost spay and neuter programs, free rabies vaccination clinics, and the variety of cats and dogs looking for a good home, visit the shelter online or stop by in person at 240 Old Turnpike Road in Pleasantville.

The shelter is open 1 to 4 p.m. daily with the exception of Tuesday when it closes at 3 p.m.

Call the shelter at (609) 485-2345.

Stay up to date with pet adoptions, tips, news and more by likingour Shore News Today Pets Facebook page.


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