Video Profile: An Inside Look at Camden County Animal Shelter

This week I visited the Camden County Animal Shelter and talked to the head of shelter operations, Mike Bricker.

The Camden County Animal shelter, located in Blackwood, NJ, houses both cats and dogs of all breeds. Annually the shelter takes in approximately 4,500 animals. Of those 4,500 animals, about 2,000 of them are dogs and approximately 75-85 percent of those dogs are identified as pit bulls.

Although my GPS got me terribly lost, it was well worth the trip. It was a pleasure to meet some of Camden County Animal Shelter’s extremely friendly staff and their awesome dogs.

One of the dogs that I met at the shelter was named Mercedes (the white pit bull with brown spots seen in the video below.) She was just such an awesome, friendly, and happy pit. If people took the time to get to know the true side of pit bulls, I really think that a lot of the negative stereotypes that surround this breed would begin to disappear.

In the video below, I speak with Mike about pit bulls, the importance of spaying/neutering animals, and the shelter’s long term goals.


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