Lee Asher to Visit Camden County Animal Shelter

April 18, 2018 Camden County Animal Shelter Hosts Meet’n’Greet with Lee Asher

On April 18th, 2018 Lee Asher and The Asher House will be visiting Camden County Animal Shelter. Lee Asher is an animal enthusiast that is on a journey of a lifetime! Asher had an inspirational idea to use the power of social media to spread awareness about the benefits of adopting a shelter pet. In a leap of faith he decided to sell most of his belongings to purchase an RV, which he intends to travel to each of states in the United States along with his 6 rescue dogs, with a goal to have one adoption at each shelter he visits.

Lee Asher and his team were motivated to visit Camden County Animal Shelter after news that the shelter reached a 91% animal save rate in 2017. In 2017 Camden County Animal Shelter became the leading animal welfare agency in the region with the largest intake and highest save rate in the region.

The event will be held at Camden County Animal Shelter from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Camden County Animal Shelter welcomes potential adopters, fosters and rescues to come and meet Asher to learn about the impact he has had on the nation and help make a difference by adopting as many pets as possible.

“The goal is to have this outreach event where we can all celebrate together and celebrate the direction that animal welfare and the humane treatment of animals is progressing rapidly,” said Vicki Rowland, Executive Director of Camden County Animal Shelter.

Lee educates the public on how shelters are too full and dogs are euthanized every day and how it needs to stop. The Asher House is an organization taking action to do just that. It started with a successful Kickstarter campaign. Lee and his team have a philosophy to show people the amazing breeds that are inside shelters as well as the loving bonds that you can share with your rescue pet through fun and engaging content.

“Every breed can be found in the shelters, every breed can be rescued.” says Lee Asher, founder of The Asher House, “Another vital part of our mission is to introduce people to shelters through events and social gatherings at the shelter and educate them on the importance of local humane societies as well as try to abolish that preliminary fear that person may have had.

To learn more about Lee Asher and The Asher House visit http://TheAsherHouse.com or use @theasherhouse on social media.

 

 

For more information on similar programs and partnerships with Camden County Animal Shelter email Melissa Meccariello at outreach@homewardboundnj.org, call 856-401-1300, extension 117, or visit us at 125 County House Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012.

Pure Hearts Awards Accepting Nominations!

Camden County Animal Shelter Launches Pure Hearts Awards

Camden County Animal Shelter, celebrating its 20th anniversary, has launched the Pure Hearts Awards on Wednesday, February 14th. The Pure Hearts Awards will be online award process where individuals may nominate an individual, a business or a pet to receive recognition as a Pure Hearts Awardee. The awards are open to public individuals to nominate members of the community that have made extreme efforts, improvements and achievements in animal welfare and animal advocacy.

Five categories have been selected for nominations; Public Servant Leadership, Young Hero, Noteworthy Volunteer, Humane Business and Lifetime Pet Achievement. Any individual may submit a nomination to support fellow members of the community, all submissions are free.

When the nominee accepts the submission they will be listed on Camden County Animal Shelter website for public review. The top four in each category will make up the Top 20 Pure Hearts Awards recipients. Winners will be selected by Camden County Animal Shelter committee review. Online submissions will be accepted starting Friday, February 16th to end on Friday, April 20th. After committee review the winners will be announced on Friday, April 27th.

In order to submit a nomination an entrant must complete the online submission process, which includes giving detailed information about the nominee, and essay describing why they should win the category they have been selected for with a minimum 250 word count but not to exceed 1,000 words and submit a photograph of the individual completed with a waiver for permission for photo submission.

“Our hearts in the animal welfare community go to members of society that deserve to be recognized for their dedication to furthering the mission of Camden County Animal Shelter”, said Vicki Rowland, Executive Director of Camden County Animal Shelter. “Together, we celebrate the compassionate nature of people and pets”.

The Camden County Animal Shelter has become the only open admission animal shelter in the region to achieve a 91 percent animal save rate in 2017. The mission to ending companion animal homelessness in Camden County through community awareness and responsible pet ownership.

Visit www.homewardboundnj.org/pure-hearts-awards/ to submit an online nomination to the Pure Hearts Awards. For more information on nominations or sponsorship for the Pure Hearts Awards email Melissa Meccariello at outreach@homewardboundnj.org or call 856-401-1300, ext. 117.