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'Big Al' is the Gloucester County Pet of the Week

This pit bull mix is up for adoption from the county animal shelter.

Meet “Big Al!” He is an 11-month-old male pit bull terrier mix.

“Big Al” is a handsome boy with a very sweet, playful personality. He is housebroken and will sit and give paw for a treat.

We can’t imagine why such a great dog like “Big Al” is with us, he was clearly somebody’s pet. “Big Al” will make a really great addition to any family.

If you would like to make this great guy a part of your family, please contact the Gloucester County Animal Shelter at 856-881-2828. His ticket number is 214593.

Beth January 17, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Sorry, but gloucester county animal shelter makes it harder to get a pet than to adopt a child. My husband and I, who are responsible, loving pet owners and parents were turned down because we were a week behind on a vet visit..... So what now???? The animal gets put down??? This is NOT a no kill shelter..
Frank March 11, 2012 at 12:01 AM
We were turned down because the dog I owned at the time was not on heartworm preventative. They wanted me to go back and get her tested, then put on HP, then I could call them back and.proceed. This was even after my vet told them I was a model pet owner. I told them to forget it because the rottweiler I saw at the shelter would have been gone by the time I went jumping thru hoops to get approved. They are ridiculous, you would think that a vet's glowing reference would be enough so that they could adopt out a pet so they would have room to take in another.
Debbie September 24, 2012 at 06:27 PM
The same thing happened to me about the heartworm meds...I have had MANY happy dogs and cats that are treated like my children...and have a many loving years with us....it's just too bad they are forcing people to BUY animals....shame on you shelter...you are half of the problem..

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