Frustration Barriers

We are in need of a few carpenters, or people who enjoy working with wood, to help us with a very special project. Being an animal in a shelter can be very stressful, what with all the movement, barking, other animals walking by, etc. In order to help reduce stress levels, and have a calmer environment, we would like to install Frustration Barriers in our shelter. Click here to see a picture of the frustration barriers. We need quite a few people to help us make these barriers. After they are made, we would like to have art classes from schools in our 6 Towns (Audubon, Audubon Park, Gloucester City, Merchantville, Pennsauken, and Woodlynne) paint these barriers with animal/pet related themes, as can be seen in the picture. These barriers are 8 feet tall and 4 and a half feet high on rollers. The cost of the supplies is approximately $50.

In order for this project to work, it will require a lot of involvement from our community. We will need people with many different skills to help us. We will need people who are good with wood to help us. We will need teachers and students who enjoy art to help us. We will need monetary donations to help us afford the supplies, which means we need you to help us collect money. If interested in helping us, please call us at 856-663-3058 or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We hope to have the barriers completed by the end of summer so that we can have the art classes start painting almost as soon as the next school year begins.


The shelter could always use monetary donations to help with the care and placement of our animals.  Anything you could spare would be greatly appreciated!