About

Animal Shelter & Adoption Center
Location
110 Shelter Road
Cape May Court House, NJ
(In the Crest Haven Complex)

Mailing Address
DN 501B
4 Moore Road
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Phone: 609-465-8923
Fax: 609-465-8977
Email Freeholder Liaison
Leonard C. Desiderio
Two women checking on cats in cages

Directions


Take Garden State Parkway Exit 11.  If southbound, proceed approximately 120 feet east on Crest Haven Road to Moore Road, left at Moore Road.  If northbound, proceed through the light onto Moore Road.  Moore Road will dead end at the Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. (For GPS use 4 Moore Road which is the County Administration Building.  Proceed past the Administration Building, continuing on Moore Road as directed above.)

Open to the Public


Facility Hours (donations, spay/neuter vouchers, conduct business, et)


Monday - Sunday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Meet the Animals For Adoption and Tour of the Shelter:
Monday - Sunday
1:30-4 p.m.
Closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving

Canine Adoption Fees

Estimated Age Fee
Younger than 5 years
$95
Older than 5 years
$35

Feline Adoption Fees

Estimated Age
Fee
Younger than 1 year
$70
1-3 years old
$35
Older than 3 years
$20
Special Needs Feline or Canine $8
Special needs is defined as: any animal over ten years estimated age or requiring life sustaining medication or disabled, requiring human assistance for routine functions.

All canine adoptions include the following procedures unless previously documented as having been performed:
  • Adoption packet
  • Bordatella vaccine
  • Distemper vaccine
  • Heartworm vaccine
  • Microchip ID - includes lifetime registration with Home Again
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Spay or neuter procedure
All feline adoptions include the following procedures unless previously documented as having been performed:
  • Adoption packet
  • Distemper vaccine
  • Feline leukemia/FIV test
  • Microchip ID - includes lifetime registration with Home Again
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Spay or neuter procedure
Relinquishing Your Pet - Rules & Fees
Cape May County residents only may relinquish animals. Please call for an appointment. You must complete a questionnaire with a staff member so your pet can be placed in the most appropriate home. Bring all vet records with you.

Fees
  • Canine altered - $50
  • Canine unaltered - $75
  • Feline altered - $35
  • Feline unaltered - $50
Vet checking dog while its held by an assistant
Impoundment Fees
  • Canine or Feline - $45 administrative fee plus $4 per day for first 7 days (each day thereafter $10 per day)
  • Animals reclaimed by owners after animal control officer disposition or owner relinquishment
Quarantine Following Reported Dog/Cat Bite
  • $150 for 10 day quarantine
  • Bite must be reported to the Cape May County Health Department
Microchip ID Procedure
  • Canine or Feline - $15
  • Includes lifetime registration with Home Again and at the Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. Call for appointment
Shelter Mission
Communities throughout the United States are confronted with finding solutions for large numbers of homeless pets. As a tourist and retirement destination, CMC faces additional unique challenges. The Cape May County Animal Shelter will seek to ensure the humane treatment of all animals within the county and to foster a spirit of cooperation between the various animal advocacy organizations.