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Animal Outreach of CMC
600 Park Blvd
West Cape May NJ 08204



Veterinarians of Record:
Cape May Veterinary Hospital
Robert J. Moffatt, VMD
Robert Panaccio, VMD

Who We Are
Animal Outreach is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping the abused, abandoned, and neglected animals of Cape May County and beyond.  Animal Outreach (AO) began as a fostering network in 1998, and we still use our foster homes to rehabilitate and care for animals in need.  

There is a tremendous need for our services, and we hope to continue our mission well into the future.  We are a small operation with a big heart and bigger plans.  And the community is behind us in reaching our goals.  We hope you can help us with our commitment to the animals.  Please contact us (609-898-1738).  Let us know how you can help!

Come Visit Us
... at 600 Park Boulevard, Unit 3, in West Cape May. Our hours are currently Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12-4. In season our hours are more frequent but we always will make time by appointment.  Please call us if you'd like to meet one of our furry friends at a time that we are not open to the public.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide shelter, care and love for the unwanted, abused and/or abandoned animals of Cape May County. We include in our mission rescuing animals from surrounding county and state shelters that are slated for euthanasia. Animal Outreach strongly endorses spay and neutering programs and is committed to helping educate our community in responsible pet ownership. We are a “no kill” organization. Our adoption program has helped to greatly reduce the numbers of homeless animals in our county. We encourage cooperation between municipal and private shelters to coordinate efforts to eliminate the tragedy of animal homelessness.

Board of Directors
Shelley VanDyke Shelley VanDyke - President
A native of Michigan, Shelley moved to the Cape May area in 2000 after working in the corporate world for many years. She has been involved with Animal Outreach since 2006. Shelley is a full-time Realtor and has 3 cats who definitely rule the roost!
Maria Kellett Maria Kellett - Vice President
Maria is known to her friends and family as a "Crazy Cat Lady" because throughout her life she has owned and saved dozens of feline friends. She grew up in Northern New Jersey with her big Italian family who taught her to love and respect animals. To earn the cat food money, she works at the local community college as a fundraiser securing scholarship funds for its students. She currently calls Wildwood home where she lives with her wife, Shawn, and her cats Fuzzy, Violet, Pumpkin, Dash and Lil.
Harry C. Bellangy
Harry C. Bellangy - Board Chair
Harry is a retired computer system architect and has been involved with Animal Outreach since the 90s. Harry lives in Cape May NJ and is active in historic preservation. He has a number of well loved rescued cats.

Terri Werner - Vice Chair
Recently retired after 20+ years as a partner in the wellness center she founded, Terri began volunteering at AO when the adoption center opened two years ago. Besides her commitments with AO, she enjoys photographing the birds that visit her feeders, metal-smithing and creating jewelry to sell in her Etsy shop. She resides in Cape May with her husband and several rescue cats.

Gina Turbertini

Gina Tubertini - Corresponding Secretary

Gina is a Vice President/Residential Loan Officer with Susquehanna Bank, lives in Virginia and also has a home in Wildwood. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, the beach, working out and spending time with friends and family. Gina truly has a passion for her work and enjoys the wonderful people she has met along the way.

Cindy Huf

Cindy Huf - Treasurer
Cindy is a business owner who lives and works in Cape May NJ.
Cindy enjoys travel, reading and the outdoors, and shares her Cold Spring home with husband Bill and a friendly grouop of feline and canine family members.

Nadya Lawrence Nadya Lawrence - Recording Secretary
Nadya is the Executive VP of Sales/Marketing and Product Development for a topical pharmaceutical company in South Jersey. She has lived in Cape May since 1998 with her husband Michael and numerous rescue cats.
Lori Perloff Lori Perloff – VFW Shindig Coordinator
Lori and her husband, Jim, have had a summer home in Cape May County since 1988. They moved to West Wildwood full time in 2004. They adopted a Pomeranian/Corgi from Animal Outreach in 2012 and cannot imagine what their lives would be without their little girl, Corgi. Lori enjoys spending time with her grandchildren when they come down to visit. Lori has been volunteering with Animal Outreach since around 2000. She started out walking dogs and helped with the President’s Day Weekend Fundraiser, the Shindig.