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Posted on: May 12, 2021

CMC Animal Shelter Partners with Animal Outreach to Continue Operation of the Spay/Neuter Clinic

The Cape May County Animal Shelter has entered into an agreement with Animal Outreach of Cape May County to operate the Spay and Neuter Clinic located next door to the Shelter at the Crest Haven Complex. The Animal Outreach organization will continue to provide spay/neuter services, vaccinations, and microchips for cats and kittens.  

The clinic will continue their regular Thursday schedules as they have for the past 15 years. Low-cost spay/neuter programs will remain available for County residents through the Cape May County Animal Shelter's Population Control Plan.  Low or no-cost spay/neuter programs will continue for County residents participating in Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR), an effective program to control the feral cat population. 

Animal Outreach is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping abused, abandoned, and neglected animals in Cape May County. Animal Outreach works closely with the Animal Shelter and supports the mission of the shelter spay/neuter initiatives and mandates that all pets adopted through their shelter located in West Cape May be spayed and neutered.   

"I want to thank the Animal Alliance of Cape May County for their years of service and support of the Animal Shelter and their concern for abandoned pets.  Their work has made a huge difference in controlling the homeless pet population throughout Cape May County.  I welcome the Animal Outreach and look forward to continuing the great work of caring, protecting, and finding forever homes for the pets that arrive at our shelter", said Commissioner Vice-Director Leonard C. Desiderio, liaison to the Animal Shelter.   

Since 2006 the Animal Alliance of Cape May County has operated the clinic through a group of dedicated volunteers. Under their care, approximately 33,000 cats were altered, vaccinated, and medically treated. “This county is incredibly fortunate to have so many dedicated and compassionate animal advocates willing to step up and help us address the issue of homeless pets,” said Cape May County Animal Shelter Director Judith Davies-Dunhour. “I would like to thank the Animal Alliance for their years of dedication to the Shelter and their commitment to a smooth transition.”  

The Spay and Neuter Clinic will officially fall under the auspices of Animal Outreach on May 27, 2021. For more information on the Cape May County Animal Shelter go to www.capemaycountynj.gov 

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