Contact Us

We receive a very high volume of calls during business hours. We do our best to answer as many as we can, but it’s not always possible to get every one. Please have a look around our website to see if the information you’re looking for is here. If you still require assistance, please contact us by email at and we will reply as promptly as possible! Or, if you need to reach our Board of Directors, you can email


125 County House Rd,
Blackwood, NJ 08012

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


Adoption Center – By Appointment Only
Monday: Closed
Tues – Wed: 11AM – 6PM
Thur – Fri: 12PM – 7PM
Sat – Sun: 11AM – 4PM

Vaccine Clinic – Walk-in Only
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9AM-10:30AM

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
Jill Rawlins
Executive Director
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.

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 grandson and granddaughter, 3 cats and 2 dogs.
Jennifer Scoppetta
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.
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 and her wonderful pup, Rosco.
Shawna Donahue
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!
Lauren Gravino
Wellness Manager

Having worked in animal welfare for almost 7 years, Lauren most recently put her talents to good use as our new Medical Team Lead!  She is responsible for ensuring that all shelter medications and treatment plans are being followed for in-house and fostered animals.  Her nurturing personality makes her a perfect mentor for many of our shelter employees who are looking to grow in their knowledge of shelter medicine!

She has 4 dogs and a rotating roster of cats, all proudly foster failed through HBPAC.   Check back during kitten season to see how many CH kitties she’s brought into the fold!