Big Presents for Homeless Pets in Camden County

Help Homeless Pets: Christmas in July 2021

Homeward Bound hosted its first Christmas in July event on July 25th. We raised nearly $5,000 for homeless pets in Camden County. Over 1500 members of the South Jersey community showed up. They ate, shopped, played games, and purchased raffle tickets. And, of course, they had their picture taken with Santa. He was a big hit, sporting his Bermuda shorts at the shelter’s first-ever Christmas in July celebration. Continue reading “Big Presents for Homeless Pets in Camden County”

Partnering to Increase Fundraising Capacity

Fundraising Partner Nicole DeFeo

We are happy to announce that we have engaged the services of Nicole DeFeo, a successful non-profit growth specialist, Nicole DeFeo. Nicole is a South Jersey native with over 25 years’ experience leading local, regional and international organizations. She brings a wealth of knowledge and skills crucial to helping us grow our fundraising and development programs. Continue reading “Partnering to Increase Fundraising Capacity”

“Kitties in the City” Free Spay & Neuter Clinic

Free Spay & Neuter Clinic for Cats June 2021-ft

We are excited to announce that we will be running a free “Kitties in the City” Spay and Neuter Clinic. The event will be held on June 12, 2021 from 8am to 2pm. Thanks to the generosity of our partners, we will be able to provide a variety of vital services for South Jersey cats.

NJ Aid for Animals:  providing free flea and tick treatments
Midwest Veterinary Supply: donated medical supplies
Merck: provided rabies vaccines
Amazon: donated tons of cat food (literally) for distribution through this event Continue reading ““Kitties in the City” Free Spay & Neuter Clinic”

Partnership Brings 50 Tons of Donated Pet Food

Pet Pantry Overflowing Thanks to Partnership with Amazon

Our Pet Pantry is overflowing thanks to the generosity of our partners at Amazon and the Camden County Board of Commissioners.

On Friday, May 14, staff and volunteers from the shelter visited the Amazon distribution center in Swedesboro to celebrate one year of successful partnership with the facility. The center has brought over 50 tons of pet food to the shelter since the height of the pandemic last year. Continue reading “Partnership Brings 50 Tons of Donated Pet Food”

Welcome, Jill Rawlins!


Blackwood, NJ — Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Jill Rawlins as its new Executive Director. Jill comes to Homeward Bound with a wealth of experience and an extensive background in strategic planning, financial management and team building.  She has almost 20 years of experience as an Executive Director across various industries and is excited to utilize her skills in the nonprofit sector. Continue reading “Welcome, Jill Rawlins!”

5th Annual Pledge-a-Paw Dog Walk Fundraiser

Dog Walk Fundraiser: Pledge-a-Paw

Annual Pledge-a-Paw Dog Walk Event To Benefit Camden County Animal Shelter | Set For Saturday, October 20, 2018 | Dozens Of Vendors, Rescues, And More Set To Participate In A Day Of Family Fun

Gloucester Township, NJ- Camden County Animal Shelter will be hosting its 5th Annual Pledge-a-Paw Dog Walk and Event—sponsored by the Camden County Board of Freeholders—on Saturday, October 20th (11a.m.- 3p.m.) at the Camden County College Blackwood Campus, N.J. Gather your friend, family and co-workers and join us for a family-friendly event and fundraiser to benefit the homeless pets at CCAS. Continue reading “5th Annual Pledge-a-Paw Dog Walk Fundraiser”