Adoption Center – By Appointment Only
Sunday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
New Year’s Day: Closed
Memorial Day: Closed
Independence Day: Closed
Labor Day: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
|Jill is dedicated to improving the care of pets in need while maintaining fiscal responsibility to ensure the lasting legacy of our shelter’s operations. She has almost 20 years of experience in strategic planning, fundraising and business operations.
Jill is a recent transplant from Virginia who is happy to call South Jersey home. She is the proud mother of 4 kids, of which one is a lovable (and crazy!) golden-doodle named Charlie and newly adopted shelter pup, Peanut.
Director of Development
|With more than 10 years of development experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, Gina is all about building community and driving home the mission of Homeward Bound! She’s been adopted by three cats and a foster failed dog named Jax. She also has two hilariously mischievous sons named Vincent (11) and Nathan (5).|
|Our Clinic Manager, Val, has more than 30 years of experience working in shelter medicine! She started her career as an emergency vet tech in Clementon and decided her talents were best spent caring for sick and at-risk animals. When not coordinating medical staff or handling emergency cases, Val can be found enjoying her grandson and granddaughter, 3 cats and 2 dogs.|
Animal Shelter Manager
|Jennifer has more than 10 years of management experience and a sincere passion for animal welfare. She’s lived in Jersey her whole life and has always felt called to work with animals. In fact, she has five adopted kitties, aged 4 through 21! When not at the shelter, Jennifer can be found relaxing on the beach or creating handmade craft projects.|
| Having worked at the shelter for 12 years, Rose is the heart and soul of Homeward Bound. While her job consists of bills, payroll, and human resources, she’s also the general cheerleader of shelter activities. She deftly handles day-to-day challenges with wisdom, humor, and kitten snuggles.
Rose has 7 wonderful grandbabies and her wonderful pup, Rosco.
Lifesaving Programs Manager
|Shawna has always been passionate about animal welfare and with 3+ years of animal welfare work, it seems as though all manner of wildlife know it! It’s not uncommon for her to show up with an injured blue jay, an abandoned baby bunny, or an ornery feral cat. She currently has one dog, four cats, three rabbits and two hamsters – all of which are rescues!|
|A Hofstra University alum, Grae interned with North Shore Animal League of America, and also coordinated volunteers for a local government project! She is excited to put her interpersonal skills and penchant for public relations to good use building community and helping the animals of South Jersey!|
Medical Team Leader
A graduate of Drexel, Eladio brings in a fresh perspective for ideas to implement. Having worked for the Philadelphia Street Department, he’s got experience with graphic design, social media and customer service.
He’s often on the lookout for new stories about all our adorable animals and snapping photos and videos for social media posts. Eladio says his pride and joy is Benji, his pet dog to whom he accredits his love of animals.
Christian joins us with more than 5 years of animal welfare experience! He is a certified animal control officer with a soft spot for exotics (reptiles, birds and small mammals). In fact, he has a veritable pet paradise in his home featuring 4 snakes, 8 lizards, a frog, a tortoise, a scorpion, a chinchilla, a cat, 2 dogs and a fish tank!
Delaney has worked in animal welfare for almost 4 years. Her grandmother passed along her love of community cats, encouraging Delaney from a very young age to help care for ferals by feeding them and loving on them.
She has successfully completed the JacksonGalaxy Cat Pawsitive training, is versed in Canine/Feline CPR & First Aid, and is certified through Fear Free Shelter, a nationally recognized program aimed at empowering shelter staff and volunteers to best meet the unique needs of homeless pets.
|Kathryn has been working in animal welfare since 2011. She can usually be found bathing neonates, teaching new fosters how to bottle feed or corralling her 6 personal cats.
When not saving the plethora of emergency cases on her desk, she can be found putting her artistic talents to use by creating impressive digital portraits and knitting adorable items for our adoptables!
Board of Directors