The Friends of BCAS are excited to announced our seventh annual Barb Feldstein Memorial Raining Cats & Dogs Pet Festival on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Burlington County Animal Shelter. If you're a non-profit or business with an animal-friendly message or products and services appropriate for families, we'd love to have you as a vendor or exhibitor.
New Jersey has a goal to become no-kill (save rate of 90 percent or more) for companion animals by 2025. Let's work together to make that happen in Burlington County! The Friends of the Burlington Animal Shelter wants to join forces with businesses who share a vision of making our community a more compassionate place for homeless cats and dogs. Please consider becoming a 2019 corporate sponsor.
The Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter helps homeless animals in Burlington County by paying for life-saving surgery that is beyond the scope of the shelter, cooperating on dog and cat fostering programs, and reducing the number of homeless pets in the community by sponsoring low-cost spay/neuter surgeries.
We’ve helped animals such as Kali, a dog who was shot in the face, and needed surgery to repair her shattered jaw and teeth. And Rocky, a kitten with no control of his back legs or bladder, who needed a cart to get rolling and diapers with suspenders. We've also helped several of the dogs that were rescued from deplorable conditions as part of the hoarding situation in Shamong.
If you donate through our Facebook fundraiser, your donation will be matched by Facebook and PayPal, so you're doing twice as much good!
With your help and support on this Giving Tuesday, we’ll continue to help and be the voice of animals such as Kali, Rocky, and the hoarding case dogs. Thank you!
The Friends of BCAS is holding its first Designer Bag Bingo event on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Mount Holly Elks Club.
We're thrilled to announce the event is sold out!
Kali is a sweet Staffie who was found running loose with what looked like a bullet wound in her face. After being examined at the Burlington County Animal Shelter, our group was told that a bullet had entered the lower part of Kali's face, shattering her jaw and breaking her teeth. We can only imagine how much pain this girl was in. Yet she was a sweetheart to everyone who handled her, poking and prodding to determine exactly what happened.
We don't know who shot Kali or why she was shot.
What we did know was that Kali needed immediate specialty dental surgery to remove her broken teeth and ensure that her jaw healed properly. This medical care was far beyond the scope of what the shelter could provide.
So our group stepped up to help Kali and now we're asking for help to pay her bills.
We've set up a special fundraising page to help pay for Kali's care. Any amount will help, from $5 to $50. Thank you!
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!
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?
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.
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!
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Pets with Perks
Sam is a handsome DSH cat who is searching for a family to love. Though he is not an overly affectionate cat, he would love to hang around the house with you and look out the window and chill. Sam also loves petting and head rubs. Sam is already neutered so is ready to head home with you today.
This hyper, happy dog was adopted in November 2011 after five months at the shelter. Otis is doing great in his new home. Otis and his housemate Max (a little Pug) disagree sometimes, but don't we all have spats with our siblings? The owner said he runs around so fast in the back yard and still jumps up and down when he gets overly excited.