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125 County House Rd,
Blackwood, NJ 08012

Phone: 856-401-1300
Fax: 856-401-1309
Clinic Fax: 856-302-5375

(Effective Monday, March 23 2020)

Adoption Center – By Appointment Only
Sunday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Vaccine Clinic – By Appointment Only
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Surgery Hours – By Appointment Only
Surgery drop by 8:00 a.m.
Surgery pick up by 3:00 p.m.

New Year’s Day: Closed
Easter: Closed
Memorial Day: Closed
Independence Day: Closed
Labor Day: Closed
Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed

Contact About

Vicki Rowland
Executive Director
As Executive Director of the Animal Welfare Society of Camden County since 2013, Vicki has spearheaded a complete shelter reorganization and facility addition, leading to an over 92% save rate three years running.  She is dedicated to improving the care of pets in need while maintaining fiscal responsibility to ensure the lasting legacy of our shelter operations.

Always leading by example, Vicki has fostered numerous animals and was subsequently adopted by a dapper cat, Chance, and a golden retriever, Sailor.

Valerie Miller
Clinic Manager
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 two grandsons, 3 cats and 2 dogs.

Sara Sharp
Lifesaving Coordinator
Sara grew and managed our network of fosters, rescues and animal welfare organizations that pushed Homeward Bound’s save rate over 90%.  She also developed and promoted the region’s first “Rent-a-Dog” program and was active with TNR efforts of the county.  Now, as the Lifesaving Coordinator for Homeward Bound, she focuses her efforts on advocacy, education and the promotion of abused, neglected and stray animals in Camden County.  She resides in Bellmawr with her three dogs, a cat, and an endless rotation of fosters in need.

Rose Rumaker
Office Manager
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, her dog, Rosco, and a cat, Pretty Girl.

Gina DiMarco
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 most recently, an adorable foster failed puppy.  She also has two hilariously mischievous sons named Vince (10) and Nate (4).

Shawna Donahue
Communications Coordinator
Shawna has over 6 years of photography and graphic design experience from previous directorial and freelance work.   She has always been passionate about animal welfare, and it seems as though all manner of wildlife know it!  It’s not uncommon for her to show up with an injured bluejay, a scared baby bunny, or an ornery feral cat.  She currently has one dog, four cats and three rabbits- all of which are rescues!

Andrew Widmann
Volunteer Coordinator
Heart is at the center of Andrew’s philosophy for life. Having started out working with the public, Andrew has been managing different teams for almost 15 years. During that time, he’s run a photography business capturing everything from the city night life to destination weddings. Living in a small yellow cottage with his wife and four rescue cats, he hopes that his outlook is one that can help grow the wonderful programs available at Homeward Bound.

Christian Butler
Foster Coordinator

Christian comes to 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!

If you want to visit, he charges a $5 admission fee (he doesn’t, but our Director of Development definitely thinks he should).

Jennifer Scoppetta
Assistant Operations 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 four adopted shelter kitties, a reformed feral kitty from the streets of Philadelphia, and a rescued-from-euthanasia kitty (who at 15 years of age prefers to be called a refined gentleman)!

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