Montclair To Host Clear the Shelters Event, Saturday, July 23

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Montclair Township Animal Shelter (MTAS) will team up with NBC 4 New York / WNBC and Telemundo 47 / WNJU to host Clear the Shelters – the second annual nationwide pet adoption drive. In an effort to find new homes for homeless pets, MTAS will waive adoption fees on animals over six months old on Saturday, July 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will take place at Basement WRX, the custom furniture refinishing shop and gallery located at 101 Walnut Street, Montclair (across the street from the Animal Shelter building). Basement WRX — whose motto is “We like our furniture like we like our dogs. Rescued” — generously offered their location for the event.

“When the fire in April destroyed much of our building, all of the animals were saved and fostered but they are now in need of permanent homes,” said Shelter Kennel Attendant Chris Morello. “Adopting an animal during Clear the Shelters is not only a savings on the adoption fees, it provides a loving home to a pet.”

The Animal Shelter’s adoption costs are normally $160 for dogs and $120 for cats and cover the pet’s spaying/neutering, vaccines, micro-chipping and other essential veterinary services. Continue Reading

Book Your Session: The Dog Days of Summer To Benefit Dog Rescue Returns!

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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It’s almost time for The Dog Days of Summer. The annual fundraiser from Portraits by Michael Stahl to benefit a dog rescue organization will be held Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s beneficiary is Glen Highland Farm. Continue Reading

FOUND! Lost Dog in Montclair

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 07, 2016 7:17am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Update: Chip has been found.

A reader writes in:

Can you please help me find Chip. He ran off at last night around 6:10 pm. He has a bad back, so he has to be held around his body. Don’t try to hold him by his feet, as people will often do with little dogs. He is 14 years old, is a Daschund, Chihuahua and possibly Terrier mix.

He was last seen on Clairidge Court, between Grove and Ridgewood, near his home. He walks to Brookdale, to Sandford and sometimes to Watchung Avenue, but has not been seen yet in those locations.


Call For Reform of Montclair Animal Shelter

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 05, 2016 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


First there was a devastating fire in April. Then last month, shelter director Niki Dawson resigns. Now a petition on, started by Kyle Pelling, is calling for reform of the Montclair Animal Shelter, citing concerns of unnecessary euthanasia, poor management and ongoing conflict between staff and volunteers over care for the animals.

The petition calls for five points of change: Continue Reading

FOUND! Chihuahua Missing From Bonsal Preserve

BY  |  Monday, Jul 04, 2016 6:17pm  |  COMMENTS (6)


UPDATE: Thomas has been found!

This chihuahua went missing from the Bonsal Preserve after being attacked by another dog. Keep an eye out for him. He’s about 8 pounds, has a red harness and answers to Thomas or Tommy.

Montclair Animal Shelter to Offer Free Clinics for Pets in Foster Care

BY  |  Friday, Jul 01, 2016 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Animal Shelter Director Niki Dawson Resigns

The Montclair Township Animal Shelter (MTAS) will host free walk-in clinics for shelter animals currently in foster homes. Every Thursday from 7 pm to 8 pm — beginning Thursday, July 7 — the MTAS veterinarian of record Dr. Elizabeth Houston will be available in the shelter lobby for exams, or to address wellness issues or questions for any of the shelter’s fostered animals. Continue Reading

Dog Days of Summer: Two Events to Enjoy With Your Best Friend

BY  |  Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

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To mark the dog days of summer, Friends of Anderson Park will be posting photos on its bulletin board of dogs past and present who have enjoyed Anderson Park. Email them a photo of your dog(s) along with the dog’s name and, if you like, a quote from your dog about what he or she enjoys about the park by June 23.
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Kitten at Cameron Animal Hospital Needs a Family

BY  |  Monday, Jun 20, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Looking to adopt a family cat? A cute kitten at Cameron Animal Hospital needs a family:

Meet 6-month-old Beth! She is a petite, long-haired kitten, who comes across as shy at first, but settles in and becomes playful and affectionate. She’s a little nervous of dogs, but would do well with a calm pup – as well as calm children. She LOVES to cuddle and be pet, and will even tap you on the leg when she’s hungry.

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Lost Cat in Bloomfield

BY  |  Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 8:03am  |  COMMENTS (5)

Lost Cat

A reader writes in:

Our family lies on Waverly Terrace in Bloomfield, across from the Quick Check on Broad Street. We came back from a family vacation to find our side door nudged open, and our indoor cat Minnie missing. (We were at Disney World, which is a sad irony for a missing cat named Minnie.) She’s been gone for a few days, but I just found out. The kids don’t know yet: they’re sleeping off a seven-hour flight delay.

If anyone sees or knows where she might be, please call Jeff at (973) 902-6826.


Montclair Animal Shelter Adoption Event 5/14

BY  |  Friday, May 13, 2016 3:40pm


Montclair Township Animal Shelter (MTAS) volunteers and staff will be on the green at the Walnut Street Train Station this Saturday with adoptable dogs and cats. Come out to Walnut Street between 9-11 a.m. to meet some of the Shelter’s wonderful animals.

MTAS adoptable animals will also be at the Verona Petco on Sunday, May 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Location: 339 Pompton Ave, Verona. Come join us — you may find your BFF! Continue Reading

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Thanks for posting this information. I am a parent to a rising kindergartener, and we did not receive the email. Important, relevant news for all families new to the district. Did any families new to the district receive this email?

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