Sayreville Pet Adoption Center announces closure

Sayreville Pet Adoption Center announces closure
Meet Arpege, a beautiful five year old cat whose owners left her behind. She was rescued by caring neighbors and brought to the shelter. Please contact the Sayreville Pet Adoption Center for adoption details.

Today, December 1, the Sayreville Pet Adoption Center announced they will close the facility as of December 31, 2012. The center cared for more than 120 animals daily.

“We have always strived to provide a clean and safe facility along with the best veterinary care for our shelter pets in a warm and nurturing environment,” said Barbara Keegan, shelter director. “This endeavor has been a joy and a labor of love. Unfortunately, like so many others, we have fallen victim to the economy.”

The shelter lost their municipal contracts over a year ago. That loss combined with the rising costs of vaccines, medications, supplies, utilities, maintenance and upkeep of the shelter took its toll on their budget. The impact of Hurricane Sandy did not help matters.

“Although it is difficult, we are forced to think with our heads instead of our hearts and to face the fact that even with the overwhelming outpouring of donations and support from our many friends, we simply cannot sustain operations any longer,” continued Keegan.

During 2012, the shelter was able to find homes for 450 pets that otherwise had nowhere else to go. The SPAC still has over 80 dogs and cats that are looking for their forever homes.

“Please pass the word around to anyone you know who may be looking for a furry friend,” said Keegan.

Earlier the SPAC announced their first-ever "no fee adoptions" for the entire month of December. All SPAC pets are spayed/neutered, have current vaccinations, are dewormed and have all blood work done.

If you would like to bring a new dog or cat home for the holidays, please visit the adoptable pets online before visiting them in person at the shelter.

The Sayreville Pet Adoption Center is located at 1400 Main Street, Sayreville, NJ 08872 Telephone: 732-727-3895.

The SPAC will have extended hours as of December 1, 2012. Hours are Monday through Friday, 12-7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m.

Subscribe to find out when articles are published; your email address will not be shared.

Email [email protected] if you have comments or a story you would like me to share. I currently write as NJ Animal Rescue Examiner, National Cats Examiner, National Pet Health Examiner, and National General Pets Examiner. Follow me on Twitter and visit us on Facebook for news and updates.