About Us

Our Mission

Ending companion animal homelessness in Camden County through community awareness and responsible ownership.

Our Vision

Our vision is to save more lives by achieving a 90% save rate by 2018 year-end.


Founded by the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1997, the Camden County Animal Shelter (CCAS) [Fed Tax ID 20-0549531] is operated by the Animal Welfare Society of Camden County (AWSCC) as a non-profit organization since 2004. Camden County Animal Shelter is the leading animal welfare agency in the region with the highest intake and the highest save rate to reach 83% in 2016. Our vision is to save more lives by achieving a 90% save rate by 2018 year-end.

Camden County Animal Shelter cares for any animal regardless of the reason which may include a pet surrendered by their owners due to medical issues or financial limitations, a stray animal that has been abandoned as well as any animal that has suffered extreme neglect from starvation and medical treatment. Every day we provide quality medical care and housing for our animals as we strive to find them new loving homes or reunite lost pets with their owners.

As the animal shelter exclusively responsible for service to the City of Camden, as well as one of the top treatment providers in the County, we intake approximately 5,000 animals per year from 18 municipalities in Camden County. City of Camden intake amounts to nearly 50% of the County’s total animal population. There are very limited pet services available to the City of Camden community.

Camden County Animal Shelter provides quality veterinary care at an affordable cost that includes spay/neuter surgeries and pet wellness service. Quality veterinary care is provided by leading South Jersey veterinarians who perform routine surgeries and medical services for both shelter and public animals at Camden County Animal Shelter. We will soon begin new clinic renovations supported by Camden County Board of Freeholders; that will expand our surgical suite and wellness services in Camden County.

In 2015, Camden County Board of Freeholders proudly announced the completion of a $1.5 million expansion that increased capacity and provided more living and recreational space for cats and dogs. The expansion also included a designated area where residents can interact with and adopt pets. The new adoption center has glass-walled acquaintance rooms, which encourage shorter shelter stays for adoptable animals.

Animal Welfare Society of Camden County (AWSCC) is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization Fed Tax ID 20-0549531. Our animal welfare and community service programs are supported by contributions, grants and bequests for program continuation and operational expansion.

Camden County Animal Shelter