Salem County Animal Shelter

Find Salem County New Jersey animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


All PAWS Rescue Mid Atlantic Region PO Box 424 Pennsville NJ 08070 925-666-4266


American Society for the Welfare of Cats PO Box 594 Alloway NJ 08001 856-935-2870

Elmer Animal Shelter 81 Almond Road Pittsgrove NJ 08318 856-691-4333

In Memory of Magic 56 Nottingham Road Pennsville NJ 08070 301-599-7387

Maddie Friends, Inc. 330 Harmersville Pecks Corner Road Salem NJ 08079 856-935-1763

Oldmans Township Animal Control 32 West Mill Street Pedricktown NJ 08067 856-299-0780

Penns Grove Animal Control Route 40 Penns Grove NJ 08069 856-299-1155

Pennsville Animal Shelter 94 INDUSTRIAL PARK Rd Pennsville NJ 08070 856-851-1100

R S Animal Shelter 81 Almond Road Pittsgrove NJ 08318 856-691-4333

Salem County Humane Society PO Box 214 Carneys Point NJ 08069 856-299-2220

Society to Protect Animals 1059 U.s. 40 Penns Grove NJ 08069 856-299-1155

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.