With the Summer season upon us, the number of stray animals who are brought to Homeward Bound increases ten-fold. We would ask the public to please call your local animal control officer, who is versed in proper management of lost and stray animals, rather than attempt to capture strays/lost animals yourself and bring them to us. Stray animals could be sick and need veterinary care. An animal control officer will be able to ensure proper care is given in all cases. Lost animals are often afraid and may act out of character creating a danger to someone approaching who is looking to help. To find your local animal control officer visit our Lost and Found site here.
Pet Wellness Services
We provide quality veterinary care at an affordable cost that includes spay/neuter surgeries and pet wellness service. Quality veterinary care is provided by leading South Jersey veterinarians who perform routine surgeries and medical services for both shelter and public animals at Homeward Bound.
Vaccinations are offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. They are offered on a walk-in basis (no appointment is required). Vaccinations are important to protect your pet from many viruses in order to maintain your pets’ health and wellness.
We offer low-cost dental cleaning services. Keeping and maintaining your pet(s) health is our priority and we are very excited about adding “Pet Dental Day” to our list of services. As you maintain your dental hygiene it is just as imperative that you do the same for your furry friend.
We offer tests and treatments for your pet. Make sure you keep your pet flea treatment and heartworm preventative up to date. All test and treatments are available during clinic hours Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
When a lost pet is brought to a shelter, the pet will be scanned and staff will be able to obtain the pet parents’ contact information through the encoded chip. Microchips are implantable computer chips that encode a unique identification number to help reunite lost pets with their rightful parents. The microchip is placed under the pet’s skin, ensuring it will never break or fall off — e.g. a collar or ID tag.