Hamilton Shelter Offers Free Adoptions for Next 10 Pets Thanks to
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
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.
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: www.HamiltonNJ.com/Pets4Adoption
However, residents are encouraged
to visit the shelter to see all of the pets that are waiting to find their
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,