Are you a “no kill” Animal Shelter and do you alert the public of significant possibility euthanasia can occur on certain animals?
We are currently operating as a no kill shelter for dogs. Burlington County Animal Shelter (BCAS) classifies this definition from the No Kill Advocacy Center, which means BCAS has a euthanasia rate less than 10% for dogs. To become a no kill shelter for cats, we will need to continue our efforts in adoption initiatives as well as increasing foster / rescue participation and reclaims.

We are always trying to improve our ability to save animals.

Our efforts include:
  • Education
  • Community outreach
  • Volunteer assistance
  • Rescue group assistance
  • Support of well managed Trap Neuter and Return (TNR) programs
  • On-site spay / neuter of adopted animals

All of these are geared towards stemming the tide of pet overpopulation. Daily we are faced with the difficult task of evaluating animals for medical and temperament problems. When directed by our Veterinarian staff, we humanely euthanize these animals to prevent suffering. In addition, we humanely euthanize animals with severe behavioral problems or temperament problems that constitute a safety risk to people or other animals.

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1. Are you a “no kill” Animal Shelter and do you alert the public of significant possibility euthanasia can occur on certain animals?
2. Can the animal shelter improve the look and content of the shelter's website?
3. Does the animal shelter accept credit cards for payments?
4. How are animals euthanized?
5. How do you verify if the animals that are euthanized are dead?
6. How often are Veterinarians and Veterinarian Technicians on duty?
7. Is there follow-up reporting indicating the day an animal was admitted to the sick room for treatment, the day the animal was released from the sick room, and the status of the animal?
8. What is the main purpose of the animal shelter?
9. What is the policy on holding animals for 7 days?
10. What techniques are used to determine if a cat is truly feral?
11. When is the best time to stop by the animal shelter?
12. Who attends the animals and administers their medications on Sundays / Holidays?
13. Who can and can’t visit the sick room?
14. Why are Rescuers not allowed in the sick room?
15. Why are sick cats not placed in the sick room?
16. Why do feral cats have small plastic boxes in their cages? This looks inhumane to live in.
17. Why does the shelter not notify rescuers and applicants of animals on the last resort list or return their calls for a status update?
18. Why isn't there better directions and better signage for the animal shelter?