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2/21/2017 - Hamilton Township Animal Shelter Received Positive Review by NJSPCA


Hamilton Township Animal Shelter Received Positive Review by NJSPCA

A statewide animal welfare organization recently gave Hamilton’s Animal Shelter a positive review following a site visit to the facility.

Late last month, New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) Corporal Matt Payne performed a welfare check at the Hamilton Animal Shelter and reported the following:

“The facility was very clean, there was no waste in any of the kennels, the animals appeared to be in good health, had water/food, and were well cared for.”

Payne continued to report that:

“The shelter has multiple intake rooms, a sick quarantine room, and a vet that sees the animals.  As mentioned there were no animals that appeared sick, the shelter was not overcrowded and was very clean.”

NJSPCA is a law enforcement agency that by State law possesses the ability to investigate and charge those believed to have engaged in criminal animal abuse or neglect.  Additionally, the organization conducts educational efforts to promote the humane treatment of animals.  

The welfare check on the shelter was in response to social media complaints that were found to be unsubstantiated.

Originally constructed in 1971, Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede led a major expansion of the community’s shelter that was completed in 2015 to help address the serious need for additional capacity.  The expansion nearly doubled the number of dog kennels and doubled the rooms for stray cats at the facility, while also creating a larger animal medical area, adding private quarantine areas, building two new adoption rooms and adding a needed grooming area.

“Our community takes great pride in our Animal Shelter, its dedicated and compassionate staff and our many loving shelter animals,” says Mayor Yaede.  “We welcome anyone looking for a loving new pet companion to visit our shelter or to consider a donation that that allows us to continue to provide the best comfort and care to our shelter pets.”

Hamilton’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is located at 2100 Sylvan Avenue in Hamilton.  The shelter is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and is closed on Sunday.  Those interested in learning more about the shelter or in adopting a loving pet from the facility can visit