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

About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.