Cumberland County SPCA & Animal Shelter (Vineland, New Jersey 08360) was founded in 1891 and incorporated in June 1947, and is a non-profit organization and a chapter of the NJ State SPCA. The staff and board of trustees are deeply involved and committed to all aspects of animal care and welfare. The money to finance the shelter comes from fees charged to municipalities to house their stray animals, fees charged to adopt, reclaim or release an animal, dues, donations, grants, fund-raisers, and bequests from caring individuals.
In its function as a humane society, the shelter serves as a refuge for thousands of stray, unwanted, abused, abandoned, and sick animals. The CCSPCA is the only law enforcement agency authorized solely for the protection of animals. Each year its cruelty agents investigate nearly 1,000 reports of animal abuse and neglect. Many times it can stop abuse through education, however, other cases require prosecuting the guilty parties.
Each year CCSPCA humane education programs. offered free to schools and community groups, reach thousands, teaching basic pet care, safety, and the understanding that all living creatures deserve our respect.
Each year CCSPCA’s clinic provides the general public and thousands of animals access to low-cost spay and neuter services. In addition to sheltering and protecting animals, the shelter also acts as a clearinghouse for the thousands of phone calls requesting information on animal-related issues and problems.
CCSPCA’s new state-of-the-art facility allows it to hold more animals longer, treat sick animals, and offer the community access to low-cost spay/neuter services.
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