Winter Rabies Clinics For Montclair and Cedar Grove

BY  |  Friday, Jan 30, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Rabies Clinics

According to the American Humane Society, it’s important to keep your pet’s rabies vaccine up to date. Puppies and kittens should receive their first rabies vaccination at 12 weeks of age. Pets must be vaccinated again in one year, and then a three-year rabies vaccine is generally administered during the rest of your pet’s life.

The Montclair Health Department has scheduled winter 2015 rabies clinics for the dates below:

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Montclair Animal Shelter Manager & Health Dept Director Issue Statement on Luke and Midnight

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 4:55pm  |  COMMENTS (27)

Montclair-Animal-ShelterMontclair communications director Katya Wowk spoke with Interim Animal Shelter manager Celia Trembulak and Health Department Director Sue Portuese about Luke the dog and Midnight the cat for an account of what took place (and is taking place, in the case of Midnight) with the two animals. In addition, some folks have asked about shelter coverage during last night’s storm. Wowk sent Baristanet this joint statement from Trembulak and Portuese: Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Montclair Animal Shelter Concerns

BY  |  Friday, Jan 23, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (54)

rp_email-letter1.jpgDr. Nancy Katz VMD, of Katz & Dogs Animal Hospital, shares a letter she sent to the Mayor and the Township Council with concerns about a dog at the Montclair Animal Shelter:

I am writing to you after have been being asked to by several volunteers who are concerned about the way “Luke” a dog at MTAS was treated and cared for.

You will see from the photos below that Luke lost a dramatic amount of weight ( I would guess 10-15 pounds) in the 3 week period the photos were taken. These photos were provided by several different people. He was adopted Sunday looking emaciated.

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Social and Playful Cat at Montclair Animal Shelter in Need of a Family

BY  |  Friday, Jan 16, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Animal Shelter

This cute cat, currently living at the Montclair Animal Shelter, is in need of a loving family:

Hi my name is Reiki. If you have ever had a Reiki session you will understand that this name is definitely tongue-in-cheek! Play, play, play, yes, that’s the ticket! I’m very social and great with other cats. I’m a three-year-old golden tabby, long, lean and I epitomize the “curious cat” distinction because I enjoy exploring every nook and cranny… and chin-scratches!

I’ve been living at the Montclair Shelter for over two years and I’m ready for my forever home! Please come to the shelter to meet me or share my story to help me find my forever family.

If you are interested in adopting Reiki, please visit the Montclair Township Animal Shelter, 77 N. Willow Street, Montclair NJ (973) 744-8600 or send an an email here.

(Photo Credit: Eric Delmar)



Locals Recognized for Participating in the Animal Assisted Therapy Program

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 08, 2015 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


Animal Assisted Therapy Program

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (center) recently recognized (from left) Jennifer Kuhn of Montclair and her pet Foster, Darrell Spinner of Wayne and his pet Rufus and Sue Trapp of Cedar Grove and her pet Bo for participating in the Animal Assisted Therapy Program at the Essex County Hospital Center. At right is Essex County Hospital Center Director Frank DelGaudio. The County Executive thanked the three and their pets for volunteering their time and making a positive difference in the lives of the patients with whom they interact.

(Photo by Glen Frieson)



Sweet Cat at Montclair Animal Shelter in Need of a Family

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 07, 2015 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (5)

Montclair Animal Shelter

This sweet cat, currently living at the Montclair Animal Shelter, is in need of a loving family:

Hello. My name is April Love. I’ve been living at the shelter for 2 ½ years… That’s over 900 days. Even though I’m sweet, good with other cats, and healthy, people don’t want me because I breathe ‘loudly’. Every day I wake up hoping my family will come for me. Will you please help me find my forever home?

If you’re interested in adopting April Love, visit the Montclair Township Animal Shelter at 77 N. Willow Street, call (973) 744-8600, or send an email.

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Found Cat in Montclair

BY  |  Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 1:12pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Found Cat in Montclair

A reader writes in:

This cat has been under my deck near Watchung Plaza on Fairfield Street for more than 24 hours. It appears well taken care of and believe it is declawed so not used to being outside. I would like very much to find the owner. Would appreciate any way you can communicate in hopes owner will see. Thank you. My number is 973-650-8475 to claim the cat.



Lost Cat in Montclair

BY  |  Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 5:52pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Lost Cat in Montclair

A reader writes in:

Our dear 4-year old, black/beige tabby male cat went missing on Christmas Day. He was an indoor cat. Lived Alexander Ave. below Park St. Roy is shy. He is medium-size with very long, light belly fur. His forehead has vertical stripes and his tail stripes are like a racoon. Reward for his return! Kindly (917.535.4163) call us if you see him…the whole family is heartbroken.



Lost Kitty in Montclair

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 10:01am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Lost Kitty in MontclairA reader writes in:

Lost Kitty! Our 3 Kiddos miss him terribly. On 12/8 our orange & white tabby, Charlie, escaped from our house at S. Fullerton & Hawthorne. He’s very sweet & friendly. Charlie is about 8 months old and such a love. Our kids are truly beside themselves. Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Please call 917-575-6972 with information.



Lost Dog: Found Near Upper Mountain and Bradford, Montclair

Monday, Dec 08, 2014 9:02pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

lost dog up mountainA reader writes…

Hey I found this guy on upper mountain ave and Bradford on Monday 12/8 @ 3:30. I can be reached at 862-202-2568 or 973-433-0409 or 973-571-6617.

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The less than four inches outside my house this morning would suggest those 16' models were about as accurate as Kate Moss forecasting this "crippling and historic" storm.

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