Faith is Hoping for a Home for the Holidays

Monday, Dec 19, 2016 2:56pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

faithcropFaith is a Lab/Terrier mix who is about 9 years old. She has been at the Bloomfield Animal Shelter for almost two years.

Faith came to the shelter after being left in a burned-out house for several months. Her owners came by to feed her, but having lost their home, were unable to find accommodations that would accept a dog. Eventually they agreed to surrender Faith to the shelter to give her another chance at happiness.

Once at the shelter, it was clear Faith had a long road ahead. Her lungs were irritated from the smoke and ashes she had inhaled, and she was traumatized by her experience in the burned-out home. She also had never been spayed — but because of her lung problems, the vet didn’t dare risk putting her under anesthesia.

With love and care, she gradually recovered from her ordeal, but was left with a damaged trachea. Despite that, she was adopted once; however, sadly, she was returned to the shelter, through no fault of her own.

Then this summer, Faith had another setback – she developed mammary tumors and a mast cell tumor on her knee. Thanks to donations, Faith was able to have the surgery she needed and finally be spayed, despite the difficulties posed by her damaged trachea. Unfortunately, she is at high risk of recurrence of the mammary cancer, or of new cancers forming, due to having been spayed so late in life.

faithdish1Faith enjoys her toys and loves going for walks and rides in the car. She even picks up her empty dish to let you know she is hungry!

Faith is very loyal to whoever she is with and will be a devoted companion. However, because of her medical history, there is no guarantee she has many years ahead. All she needs is a generous person who will open their home to her and give her the opportunity to live out her life in comfort and receive the love and care she deserves.

Anyone interested in adopting or fostering Faith can come meet her at the shelter any afternoon between noon and 5 p.m. (until 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays). For more information, email the shelter at [email protected] or call 973-748-0194.

Film Captures Story of How Montclair Cared For Animals After Shelter Fire

BY  |  Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

One of the biggest stories in Montclair this year was the fire at the Montclair Animal Shelter.

So many people were involved in helping that day and in the days after. The Montclair Film Festival’s education department worked with nine high school students to produce this fundraising film for The Friends of the Montclair Animal Shelter to help rebuild the animal shelter after the devastating fire in April 2016. The film highlights the work of shelter volunteers as well as the Cameron Animal Hospital.

Lost Cat in Glen Ridge, Reward Offered

Monday, Nov 28, 2016 5:20pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

lostcatA reader writes…

LOST CAT. Please help us find Jasper. 14 year old male/neutered Russian Blue. Friendly, but timid. He is not used to being outside so will not be bold and may be hiding. Last seen corner Oxford/Ridgewood in Glen Ridge. Reward offered. Thanks for your help.

Holiday Donation Drive to Benefit Bloomfield Animal Shelter

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Bloomfield Animal Shelter

The Supporters of the Bloomfield Animal Shelter (SOBAS) is holding a Holiday Donation Drive from Thanksgiving through the end of the year, to benefit the animals at the shelter.

SOBAS, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is asking for donations to fund various expenses not covered as part of the ongoing care of the animals, such as extraordinary medical expenses, behavioral modification and training, special food and equipment, and more.

For example, $8 will pay for a tube of triple-antibiotic ointment; $18 will pay for a case of Science Diet canned dog food; $38 will pay for a large no-pull dog harness; $80 will pay for a Kuranda bed for older dogs with joint problems; and $110 will pay for a one-hour evaluation/training session with a professional trainer.

Donations may also be used to fund larger expenses, such as extensive surgery, a board-and-train program for problem dogs, or sending an animal to a pet sanctuary.

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Bonded Pairs of Kitties at Cameron Animal Hospital Need Families

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 10:30am

 

Cameron Animal Hospital

Cameron Animal Hospital has several pairs of cats and kittens who are closely bonded and are ready to be adopted together.

Two are always better than one, especially when it comes to cats and kittens! Bonded pairs keep each other company, provide entertainment and mental stimulation for each other when you aren’t home. Pairs of kittens teach each other proper behavior, resulting in fewer behavior problems with people. Bonded pairs of cats often play, sleep, and eat together, but still turn to people for attention and affection.

And really, who can say no to two kittens? These sets of kittens are in need of families:

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Lynnes Subaru to Host Animal Adoption Event with Supporters of the Bloomfield Animal Shelter

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016 12:30pm

Animal Adoption EventLynnes Subaru is sponsoring an Animal Adoption Event in partnership with the nonprofit group, Supporters of the Bloomfield Animal Shelter, on Saturday, November 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their dealership at 379 Bloomfield Avenue in Bloomfield.

Bloomfield Shelter staff and volunteers will be on hand with cats, kittens and dogs available for adoption. There will also be face-painting for the children. Lynnes Subaru will provide refreshments and giveaways for those who attend the event. Continue Reading

Pups Win Prizes in Strut Your Mutt Halloween Canine Costume

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 2:00pm

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (right) congratulates Lauren Zodel from Montclair and her dog Frankie, who was dressed as a rooster, for winning First Place in the Most Creative Costume Category. (Photo by Glen Frieson)

Essex County Exec Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. congratulates Lauren Zodel from Montclair and her dog Frankie, who was dressed as a rooster, for winning First Place in the Most Creative Costume Category. (Photo by Glen Frieson)

Dogs and their owners took home prizes in the annual Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Costume Parades and Contests last Sunday at Brookdale Park in Montclair/Bloomfield.

Strut Your Mutt is the County’s annual Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest. Dog owners were invited to display their creativity and dress their canine pets in costumes. The parade was free and prizes were awarded to the winners in each category.

And the awards go to:

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Missing Cat FOUND

Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 4:34pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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Update: Vader came home.

Vader is a black cat with a small white patch on his chest. He has been last seen Thursday. He lives on Wildwood Ave, so if anyone is near that area please keep an eye out. You could try to get him by bending down and reaching out your hand, but he can be rather shy. He’s friendly so please don’t be scared!

FOUND! Have You Seen Oscar? Generous Reward for Return

Friday, Oct 14, 2016 10:28pm

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Update: Oscar has been found!

A reader writes…

Hi friends and neighbors,

Our beloved dog, Oscar, went missing this morning and is no where to be found – we need your help to bring him home safe and sound! Continue Reading

Strut Your Mutt at the Essex County Halloween Costume Contest for Canines (UPDATE)

BY  |  Friday, Oct 07, 2016 2:00pm

Strut Your Mutt

UPDATE: Strut Your Mutt rescheduled to Sunday, October 23. Registration at 9:15 a.m.

The annual Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contest has become a very popular event for local dog owners to show off their creative talents, celebrate their pets, and share a happy event with other dog owners. This year’s parade will be on Saturday, October 22 at 9:15 am in Brookdale Park. Continue Reading

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Montclair is relatively heterogenous and, it could fairly be said, takes pride in its diversity. Has Montclair named a street or school after Dr. King? Why is that?

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