News

July 17th

Minnie is a tiny, tiny kitten who has either birth defects or trauma that affect her ability to clear her bladder on her own. We think it's either neurological damage from an injury or a hernia. She also has a problem with her left rear leg where it connects to her hip. It's not clear if that's an injury, a deformity, or related to an infection or abscess. This hip problem makes her walk a little funny. Minnie needs one and possibly more surgeries, so we've set up a special fundraising page for her medical care. Can you help us help Minnie get healthy?

April 2nd

Join us to run and walk for homeless animals in Burlington County on Sept. 29 at 8 a.m.. The off-road 5K course winds through beautiful Smithville Park in Eastampton. For those who prefer a shorter distance, we have a fun trail walk that is 1 mile long. It's a family affair, so bring your kids and pets!

January 28th

The Burlington County Animal Shelter released statistics for 2017. We are thrilled to share that both dog and cat live release rates were up from 2016.

November 14th

Expand your business and help a good cause with a 2018 Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter sponsorship package. Friends of BCAS works diligently to save the lives of homeless animals in Burlington County, as well as enrich the lives of animals at the Burlington County Animal Shelter until they find their forever homes. Surveys show that up to 70 percent of U.S. households have a cat or dog. Partnering with FOBCAS offers companies a chance to connect with thousands of people who are interested in pets and pet products.

November 13th

The Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter (Friends of BCAS) has been awarded a $1,875 grant from the Petco Foundation to support the spay/neuter of community cats.

Events

Upcoming events:

  • July 19, 2018: Dine and donate at Smylie's Ice Cream Shop, 23203 Columbus Road, Columbus; from noon to 9 p.m., Smylie's will donate 10 percent of all sales to the Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter
  • July 21, 2018: Low-cost spay/neuter clinic, Westampton Municipal Building, Westampton
  • July 22, 2018: Low-cost spay/neuter clinic, Westampton Municipal Building, Westampton
  • July 28, 2018: Low-cost spay/neuter clinic, Westampton Municipal Building, Westampton
  • July 29-August 12, 2018: Second Chances Online Click and Bid Auction; our annual Facebook auction will have baskets galore -- there's sure to be one that tickles your fancy!
  • August 6, 2018: Quarterly volunteer meeting, Burlington County Library, Westampton, 6:30 p.m.
  • September 29, 2018: Second Annual Paw Prints 5K, Smithville Park, Eastampton, 8-11 a.m.
  • November 5, 2018: Quarterly volunteer meeting, Burlington County Library, Westampton, 6:30 p.m.
  • 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.