News

October 18th

The Friends of BCAS are sponsoring Pit Bull Awareness Day on Saturday, Oct. 27 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Burlington County Animal Shelter.

There will be pit bull costume contests, a bake sale, our famous Kiss-A-Bull kissing booth, a toy-making station, and a photo booth where you can have your photo taken with your pet.

It's sure to be a fun day for everyone, kids included, and there is no fee to attend.

Hope to see you there!

October 2nd

Rainbow is a 2 1/2-year-old female shepherd/lab mix who came to the Burlington County Animal Shelter from South Carolina just after Hurricane Florence. The Burlington County Shelter knew Rainbow was heartworm-positive and so asked our group to help pay for Rainbow's treatment so she could be pulled to make room for animals that were displaced by the hurricane. We've set up a special fundraising page to pay for Rainbow's heartworm treatment. Can you help us help Rainbow?

October 2nd

Bella Mia Pizza in Columbus is holding a dine and donate fundraiser for the Friends of BCAS on Thursday, Oct. 11.

From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., simply eat some delicious food at Bella Mia, mention that you're dining for our group, and the restaurant will generously donate 10 percent of your bill to the Friends of BCAS. No coupon necessary -- simply eat and enjoy.

Bella Mia is located at 3224 US-206 in Columbus.

September 14th

Adorable little Rocky was just four weeks old when he was found by a volunteer with the Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter's TNR team. The tiny kitten had dragged himself out of the woods behind a car dealership to get to the food. Little Rocky was born with a congenital birth defect in which his back limbs are not connected to his pelvis and he cannot control his bladder. He's a messy little guy, but happy and well loved by his foster mom. We're raising money to get Rocky a cart (when he's big enough), as well as diapers with suspenders. Any amount helps! Thank you!

August 27th

The Friends of BCAS will have at least five open positions on its board of directors in January 2019. Would you like to help set the direction and goals of a great, growing organization?

Events

Upcoming events:

  • October 20, 2018: Low-cost spay/neuter clinic, Westampton Municipal Building, Westampton
  • October 27, 2018: Pit Bull Awareness Day, noon-3 p.m., Burlington County Animal Shelter, Westampton; bring your pets out for costume contests, play groups, the Kiss-A-Bull booth, and more!
  • October 27, 2018: Low-cost spay/neuter clinic, Westampton Municipal Building, Westampton
  • November 5, 2018: Quarterly volunteer meeting, Burlington County Library, Westampton, 6:30 p.m.
  • December 8, 2018: Pet Photos with Santa, Burlington County Animal Shelter, Westampton
  • April 27, 2019: Seventh Annual Barb Feldstein Memorial Raining Cats & Dogs Pet Fest, Burlington County Animal Shelter, Westampton, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ways to Help

Our mission is to make our shelter animals happier and give them a better chance at adoption. Since we are an all-volunteer group, we can't do that without dedicated volunteers! We need you! There are many ways you can help the Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter, including walking dogs, playing with cats, grooming the animals, posting pictures and bios of the animals online, fundraising, planning events, and, of course, donating money. For two weeks, you also can support our mission by buying some popcorn through our special fund-raising sale: www.supportyours.org/friendsofbcas.