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The Burlington County Animal Shelter serves as the rabies control point for the 40 municipalities of Burlington County, operating within the Disease Prevention and Control Division of the Burlington County Health Department. Our Shelter is a county facility supported by animal control contracts with local municipalities and the county taxpayers. It is used as a shelter for stray dogs, cats and other small animals for a short term stay in accordance with Title 8, Chapter 23. It is also a place where county residents can take stray and unwanted animals. Our adoption database is currently being maintained by PetFinder and Adopt-a-Pet.
The vision of the Burlington County Animal Shelter is to create an environment where all animals receive appropriate care, love, and attention at all times. To ensure the best possible quality of life for all of our animals we work hard to promote respect and reverence by establishing a “no kill” philosophy. By working with committed volunteers and rescues, over a thousand animal’s lives are saved each year. We strive to ensure our animals are placed in loving, responsible, committed permanent homes, following a comprehensive adoption processes which includes taking considerable care in finding good matches for prospective adopters. Animals in our care are spayed or neutered, and receive veterinary care while they await placement into their forever homes. Additionally, the Burlington County Animal Shelter also provides the essential services for reuniting lost pets with their owners. For more information regarding our adoption process, services, and other important information please view the information tabs listed here on our website.