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9/14/2018 - Hamilton Shelter Offers Free Adoptions for Next 10 Pets Thanks to Anonymous Donation

Hamilton Shelter Offers Free Adoptions for Next 10 Pets Thanks to Anonymous Donation

Starting on Saturday, September 15, 2018, the next 10 animal adoptions at the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter will be free, thanks to an anonymous donation to cover the routine adoption fees.

“The individual, who expressed a desire to remain anonymous, wanted to help promote adoptions at our shelter; and stated that they were disappointed by the accusations being waged against the shelter and its employees,” says Mayor Kelly Yaede.  “It was really a touching gesture by the individual, who stated their belief that ‘positive actions always accomplish more than negative bickering’.”

Hamilton’s Shelter charges a nominal $25 fee for adoptions; and the $250 anonymous donation will cover the cost of the next 10 adoptions.

Starting on Saturday, September 15th, pet adoptions will be processed according to the shelter’s routine adoption procedures on a first come, first serve basis; and the next 10 adoptions will not incur the normal $25 fee.

Hamilton’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is located at 2100 Sylvan Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08610.  The facility is open to the public Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fridays from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Residents interested in adopting a pet from Hamilton’s Shelter can view just some of the available pets by visiting the website:

However, residents are encouraged to visit the shelter to see all of the pets that are waiting to find their forever homes.

For the last several weeks, Township officials have been working to correct issues cited in a recent state inspection report.  In the month since the report, most of the measures have already been addressed, while all cited issues are in the process of being rectified.  Hamilton publicized those actions of its Township website so the community could review their steps in full transparency.

Beyond those items, Mayor Yaede and her administration are also working on addition steps that they believe will enhance services in the future, such as expanding the volunteer opportunities for individuals and organizations from across the community and even across state lines, are creating a new policy and procedures manual and are discussing a new 5-year capital budget plan for the shelter that can fund future, long-term projects.