The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a large surge in pet adoptions, which has a rather unusual business booming. As travel is difficult for some right now, Pet Nannies help transport across the country, for a fee, of course. Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter has a better solution, adopt locally!

According to the ASPCA, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. There are many reasons to adopt from Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter, including giving a second chance to a deserving animal, gaining unconditional love, and fighting back against cruel breeding and puppy mills.

Many of the animals at Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter have a rough start, including Oliver. This terrier mix was recently found scared, confused, and abandoned in a nearby big-box store parking lot. A Good Samaritan brought him to Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter for help. Working with our local animal control officers, Oliver was on a stray hold as required by New Jersey law until yesterday. Oliver is a loving and happy dog, and we know he will make someone a great companion. We just cannot understand why he was abandoned.   

Little Bastet was found deserted on the doorstep of Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter on a recent chilly New Jersey morning. At first, he was terrified and unsure of his new surroundings. He came out of his shell very quickly and, though abandoned, he finds delight in life. Bastet adores attention and sweet pets. Confused, but safe, Bastet is currently available for adoption at Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter.

We take pride in providing exceptional care for homeless animals such as Oliver and Bastet. Adoption is the final step in turning their tragic stories into happy endings. Your family’s new best friend could be just a click away with Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter. Even if you are unable to officially adopt, there are other ways you can help animals in need. Visit these links to learn how to donatevolunteer, and foster.

For almost 50 years, Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter has been providing exceptional care for homeless animals, working tirelessly to find a permanent, loving home for every cat and dog it serves.

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that is solely funded by contributions, grants, and bequests. Donate today and help us save more animals like Oliver and Bastet at