The new adoption center will have a grand opening on April 26 at 10:00 a.m. with giveaways for the first adopters.
“The Freehold Mall Adoption Center serves two critical objectives for the organization,” explained Jerry Rosenthal, MCSPCA Interim Executive Director. “First, it provides a location in Western Monmouth County to better serve the needs of all the residents of the community. Second, it offers the Monmouth County SPCA the opportunity to continue to spread our message of adoption and responsible pet ownership.”
This news came after a decision by Macerich, a mall management company, decided to bank the sale of live animals n more than 70 malls across the United States. Macerich manages two malls in New Jersey- one being the Freehold Raceway Mall.
“It is through efforts like these that we can stop the sale of dogs from puppy mills and gets more homeless, adoptable pets into homes,” stated Kathleen Schatzmann, NJ State Director of the Humane Society of the United States upon hearing about the MCSPCA’s announcement.
In addition to puppy and kitten adoptions in both Eatontown and Freehold, the SPCA plans to use the mall location to educate the public on puppy mill awareness, spaying and neutering and even Trap, Neuter and Release programs.
The store will have veterinary technicians on every shift and they are already working on establishing relationships with veterinarians and veterinary practices that are closer to the Freehold area for immediate care of any animals in need.
For pet owners who are not looking for a new friend, the adoption center will also have a full line of dog, cat, puppy and kitten supplies as well as some trinkets and goodies for the pet lover. Purchasing items from the Woofs’n Whiskers Boutique at the adoption center will help support the homeless animals of the MCSPCA.
If you would like to help support the Monmouth County SPCA with this venture, contact MCSPCA Development Director, Meghan Rehbein, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 732-440-1557.