CSTAR Animal Care
CSTAR's Spay Our Strays Clinic
CSTAR News And Events

SOS Clinics Found a Home In Somerdale, NJ at the VFW!
CSTAR Animal Care's Spay Our Strays Clinics have been without a full-size long-term location since La Quinta Inn of Runnemede unexpectedly closed in January of 2018, after a change in management fell through, leaving the Spay Our Strays Clinic with nowhere to go.
And, after already spending months and months tirelessly searching for a location after we lost the use of the Lindenwold Community Center in 2016, and with just 2 weeks before our next clinic, which was supposed to be held at the now closed La Quinta Inn, the owner of Sterling Storage in Hi-Nella SAVED our clinic program by letting us use his main office building for our clinics.
With no promising locations in sight during the 7 months after La Quinta closed, and none during the 19 months that we had spent looking before that, our program would have most likely closed its doors forever if it hadn't been for Sterling Storage's help and support. We are very, very grateful to everyone at Sterling Storage for everything they did for us, so we could at least keep smaller versions of our clinics going, and not leave all of the people and animals that rely on us stranded with nowhere to go.
And now, through the kindness of the members of the Somerdale VFW, we are finally able to hold our usual sized mega clinics again, enabling us to help more than 200 animals in a single clinic day.
Starting on Sunday, August 26th, the upcoming mini and mega Spay Our Strays Clinics will be held at the Somerdale VFW - Post #7334.
SOS Is Still On The Lookout For A Building Of Our Own
Help Us Find A Permanent Home - What We Need In A Building
Unfortunately, it has proven to be extremely difficult to find a location which allows animals, is affordable, is available on weekends, and has adequate space for the high volume of cats and dogs that we help. We are very thankful and relieved to have found a new home at the Somerdale VFW, but we are still on the lookout for a more permanent home, where we wouldn't have to spend hours setting up and taking down the entire clinic every time we have a clinic day, and where we could offer additional services in between clinics, hold fundraisiers, hold adoption events, and more.
Additionally, with the type of luck that we've had with locations over the last few years, and the ongoing anxiety and uncertainty that a building we are using will be repurposed or will close unexpectedly, that the rent could increase beyond our budget, that new landlords or members who aren't as supportive of animal welfare programs could take over the management of the facility and no longer want clinics to be held there, plus any number of other things, it would be incredibly beneficial for us to finally have a location of our own. And on days when we don't have any clinics or events scheduled, we could even offer the use of our own facility to other community organizations.
So, if you know of any available buildings for sale or lease with owners or landlords who would might be willing to work with us on price, to donate a building, or to rent out a space to our organization at a very reduced rent, please contact us as soon as possible at (856) 537-8729.
In order to ensure a proper environment for the animals and caregivers that attend our clinic, we need a location which:
  • Is at least 2,500 to 3,600 square feet, with mostly open space, all at ground level
  • Has heat, air-conditioning, running water, electricity, and bathrooms near an entrance (so they would be accessible to the public and clinic staff)
  • Has a parking lot, or is near a parking lot that we would be able to utilize, for at least 15-45 cars
  • Is located in central Camden County, preferably near a major highway - near where Route 295 and Route 30 intersect (somewhere in between Runnemede/Barrington and Lindenwold) would be our ideal location
  • Has at least 200-300 square feet of secure storage space to store our equipment and supplies in between clinics (or has a spot near the entrance where we could setup a large cargo container)
  • Has availability on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM (there are 16 to 20 clinics a year (8 to 10 Saturday mini clinics and 8 to 10 Sunday mega clinics)
You can download our full building requirements and clinic sample layouts for more details and to get a better idea of the layout of the space we need.
Contractors Needed
CSTAR is currently in need of general contractors to help us with walk-throughs on potential future clinic locations, identifying repairs/renovations which may be needed, and estimating the related costs of those repairs/renovations.
Once we secure a new location, we will also be looking for contractors to perform the repairs/renovations needed.
If you are interested in helping, please contact us at (856) 537-8729 or at info@cstarnj.org.
Volunteers Needed
Volunteering your time is one of the most valuable ways you can help animals in need. Dedicated volunteers are what makes it possible for CSTAR to save so many lives, and you can be a part of this extraordinary effort. You can make a tremendous difference by volunteering for just a few hours each month.
Currently, CSTAR has the greatest need for assistance with:
  • Organizing smaller events/fundraisers
  • Event planning/organizing large fundraisers
  • Online advertising/marketing/social media
CSTAR is also looking for volunteers to help out at the monthly clinics. There is a station for everyone at the clinic - whether you prefer working with caregivers, being more hands-on with the cats and dogs, or sticking with paperwork, there are are so many different ways that you can help.
If you are interested in volunteering with CSTAR, please contact us at volunteers@cstarnj.org.
New Mailing Address
CSTAR Animal Care has a new mailing address:

  • CSTAR Animal Care
    190 Warwick Rd
    Unit 615
    Stratford, NJ 08084
Remember, this is just CSTAR's mailing address - NOT the clinic location.
Online Donations Are Crucial To Sustaining Our Program!
Our make a difference web pages are up and running along with our online donation form. You'll see all the different ways you can make a difference and save a life, such as trying out our new online donation form, volunteering, adopting, making a recurring or honorary donation, and talking with your employer about charitable giving and company match programs.

Learn more about us and see statistics on how many animals we have helped, and the significant role our clinics have played in TNR efforts in our community.
CSTAR Holiday Pet Photos
Halloween Pet Photos With Mr. Bones
CSTAR Holiday Pet Photos
Holiday Pet Pics Are Back - Meet St. Paddy And The Easter Bunny
Halloween Pet Photos With Mr. Bones
Haunted Farm Halloween Pet Photos With Mr. Bones
Holiday Pet Photos At Lawnside PetSmart And Voorhees Vet
Holiday Pet Photos At Lawnside PetSmart & Voorhees Vet
For a small donation, you can help us provide low-cost spay/neuter surgery and services for cats and dogs AND get a fantastic photo! So, bring your pets, your kids - the whole family to our next pet photo event.
More pet photo dates are coming soon.
More pet photo dates are coming soon.
More pet photo dates are coming soon. We'll be back for fun-filled pet photo events with your Furr-vorite Valentine, Catnip the Cat!
More pet photo dates are coming soon. We'll be back for fun-filled pet photo events with St. Paddy and the Easter Bunny!
More pet photo dates are coming soon. We'll be back for summer fun with Catnip the Cat and her 8 piece string bikini!
More pet photo dates are coming soon. We'll be back for fun-filled pet photo events with Mr. Bones and his haunted farm!
More pet photo dates are coming soon. We'll be back for the holiday season with Santa Claus and a surprise Hanukkah guest!
More pet photo dates are coming soon. We'll be back for the holiday season with Santa Claus and Gimel the Dreidel!
CSTAR Pet Photos
Click above to download the flyer
Halloween Photos at
La Quinta Inn of Runnemede
Meet Mr. Bones at our haunted farm on
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 1pm - 3pm
La Quinta Inn & Suites
109 East Ninth Ave
Runnemede, NJ 08078
Learn More About CSTAR's Event
Bring your pets in costume or use ours. And remember - adults and kids are welcome too!
CSTAR's holiday pet photos feature vivid, full-color backdrops to set the scene, and as you can see, our volunteers are experts at getting your pets to smile for the camera.
Find out more about CSTAR's holiday pet photos and see more of our featured pet photos from previous events.
Voorhees Vet Free Cat And Dog Care Seminars
For upcoming dates or to make a reservation, email info@voorheesvet.com or call (856) 435-8090 and they'll save you a seat!
Teeth Wisdom for Your Pet with Dr. Kaplan
Discussion about easy home care routines for maintaining oral wellness and comprehensive information about how your veterinarian can head off serious problems to general health through proper dental care.
Obedience Class - Leadership, Basic Manners and Easy Housebreaking
Class focusing on leadership exercises, basic manners, crate training, stopping crate barking, stopping play biting, and preventing aggressive behavior.
Talking Cats with Dr. Kaplan
Feline behavior issues, health concerns, household dangers and calming techniques as well as many other feline related topics are discussed to better understand your enigmatic family member.
Old Age is Not a Disease with Dr. Brody
Because every day is precious for our geriatric pets, learn the best ways to keep them comfortable and active from easing arthritic pain to progressive medical advances and holistic care to keep you senior vibrant and healthy.
Puppy Parenting Class
Learn how to teach your puppy or adult dog basic manners for living with your family. Leave your favorite canine at home, but older children often enjoy the class while you all discover how to best communicate with your dog.
More information about Voorhees Vet's free seminars can also be found at voorheesvet.com.