Contact Info:

Phone: 609-265-5073
Fax: 609-702-7099

Management Specialist:
Daisha Pierce

Shelter Manager:
Jackie Dennis

County Facilities Complex
Woodlane Road
35 Academy Dr.
Westampton, NJ 08060

John Richardson
Adoption Advocate

Kelly Donnelly
Adoption Advocate

Lisa Cliver
Adoption Advocate

Shelter Links:

Tell Us How We're Doing

Official Shelter Website

Adoption Application (PDF)

Barn Cat Application

Rescue Application

Shelter Volunteer Program

Useful Links:

Animal Help Desk (Pet Ownership Support by FOBCAS)

Homeowner Insurance Information (for Bully Breed Owners)

Pet-Friendly Apartments

Foster Homes for Military Pets

See Our Pets for Adoption:
All Animals

Animal Help Desk

Contact our support volunteers for answers to difficult pet behavior questions.
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"Pets for Vets" Free Adoption Program

"Pets for Seniors" Free Adoption Program

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Our Mission:

The Burlington County Animal Shelter is a county facility supported by animal control contracts with local municipalities and the county taxpayers. It is used as a shelter for stray dogs, cats and other small animals for a short term stay in accordance with Title 8, Chapter 23. All stray animals not claimed by owners or adopted will be kept for at least the state-mandated 7 days.

Euthanasia Policy:

Animals will not be euthanized unless: the shelter is beyond capacity, for disease control purposes as specified by the Veterinarian, if they are surrendered by their legal owners for humane euthanasia, if they are severely ill or aged, if they are feral (not in a TNR program), or if they are aggressive, biting animals and/or are not suitable for adoption as determined by the Animal Adoption Advocates and/or the Health Officer.

Where We Are:

  • Burlington County Animal Shelter
  • County Facilities Complex - Woodlane Road
  • 35 Academy Drive
  • Westampton, NJ 08060
  • Phone for adoption info: 609-265-5073


  • Thursday 12pm - 7pm
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 4pm
  • Holidays closed

Adoption Fees:

  • $75 for Dogs
  • $100 for Puppies (under 6 months)
  • $45 for Cats
  • $60 for Kittens (under 6 months)

Adoption fees waived for:
Burlington County Veterans, Seniors (60+), and county employees.

Contact the shelter for other rates.

Adoption Fees Include:

  • Spay/Neuter
  • Basic medical examination
  • Distemper vaccination
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Deworming
  • Parasite treatment
  • Test for Feline AIDS and Feline Leukemia (cats only)
  • Test for Heartworm (dogs only)
  • Microchipping

  • Shelter Wishlist:

    The Shelter animals appreciate donations of the following items:

  • Dog and cat food (canned and dry)
  • Dog and cat toys and treats
  • Kitten formula and small bottles
  • Cat litter (non-clumping only)
  • Hot dogs and peanut butter
  • Men's tube socks
  • Slip lead-type dog leashes
  • Plastic zipper seal bags (sandwich and gallon size)
  • Black Kongs and Nylabones
  • Catnip spray
  • Liquid hand soap and hand sanitizer
  • Bleach or other disinfectants
  • Liquid laundry soap (regular and high efficiency)
  • Dryer sheets
  • Fragrant or odor eliminating products (sprays or plug-in fillers)
  • Paper towels
  • Newspapers
  • Blankets, towels and washcloths
  • Pillowcases
  • Karo syrup
  • Metal kitchen utensils
  • Cat flea medicine
  • New or used t-shirts

  • Please Visit the Shelter:

    (View Map Here)

    Directions from NJ north or south:

    From NJ Turnpike:
    • Take exit 5.
    • Go to traffic light, make right onto Route 541.
    • Go through first traffic light.
    • Take jughandle before next light to Woodlane Road.
    • Turn right at stop sign.
    • Turn right at second traffic light (Pioneer Blvd).
    • Turn left onto Academy Drive.
    • Follow signs to Animal Shelter

    From Interstate 295:
    • Take exit 45A.
    • Turn left at third traffic light (Irick Road).
    • Turn right at next traffic light (Woodlane Road).
    • Turn left at next traffic light (Pioneer Blvd).
    • Turn left on Academy Drive.
    • Follow signs to Animal Shelter.

    * For GPS purposes, enter address as 15 Pioneer Blvd instead of 35 Academy Drive. Follow directions as above.

    BCAS vs. BCAA

    The Burlington County Animal Shelter and the Burlington County Animal Alliance are two completely separate organizations.

    We are the County Shelter, located in Westampton, NJ. The Alliance is an animal rescue and foster organization which does its best to save endangered animals who have run out of time, including those at our Shelter.

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