Adopt Your Next Best Friend at Cameron Animal Hospital on Sunday

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (4)

Cameron Animal Hospital

Cameron Animal Hospital, located at 417 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair since 1936, will host its first adoption event of the year this Sunday, kicking off a monthly kitten and cat adoption series throughout the spring.

Kittens and cats will be available for viewing on March 1, between noon and 3 pm. Thereafter, the hospital will host adoption events on the first Sunday of every month.

Adoptions from Cameron Animal Hospital include FELV/FIV testing, vaccination, and spay/neuter surgery. Typical adoption fees are $100 per cat, which helps the hospital provide shelter, food, medical care, vaccinations, enrichment and behavioral rehabilitation for adoptable animals.

For a quick view of some of the animals that will be available for adoption, check out Cameron’s pet list on Petfinder and read about one of the cute kitties for adoption below:

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Montclair Animal Shelter Extends Visiting Hours

BY  |  Friday, Feb 20, 2015 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (6)

Montclair Animal Shelter

Looking for a family pet? The Montclair Township Animal Shelter has new extended visiting hours:

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Enjoy Sweet Little Kisses at the Montclair Animal Shelter Kitty Kissing Booth Saturday

BY  |  Friday, Feb 13, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (2)

Montclair Animal Shelter

Find your purrfect love in a shelter cat this Valentine’s Day. The Montclair Township Animal Shelter is hosting a Kitty Kissing Booth and Adoption Day on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14.

Some of the Shelter’s adorable kitties will be in the kissing booth — each kiss/hug people give a shelter kitty will be $5-$10. All proceeds benefit MTAS cats. All shelter pets are up for adoption!

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Montclair Township Hires Acting Animal Shelter Director

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (39)

Montclair Animal Shelter

Montclair Township Manager Timothy Stafford announced yesterday the appointment of Nicole Dawson as acting Montclair Animal Shelter Director. Dawson will serve at the Shelter until the position can be permanently filled.

Dawson brings to the shelter extensive knowledge and experience with animal welfare operations management. Most recently she served as the Interim Director for the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter after the NJSPCA took receivership of the agency. While there, she developed a business plan for a financially sustainable and humane shelter which was presented to the borough’s council. Prior to that Ms. Dawson was the Executive Director at the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, where she helped triple adoption numbers, significantly increased TNR rates, and raised the awareness level of the organization, thereby helping double donations over previous years.

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Big Changes Ahead for Bloomfield’s Animal Shelter Under North Jersey Humane’s Leadership

BY  |  Friday, Feb 06, 2015 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (8)


Left to right: Kristi Heller, Vince Ascolese and Jerry Blasi

Vince Ascolese, Director of Animal Services at the North Jersey Humane Society Rescue Center in Bloomfield, spoke at a Town Hall meeting Tuesday evening about the organization’s ambitious plans for the former Bloomfield Bukowski Animal Shelter.

North Jersey Humane Society, a nonprofit organization, took over the shelter on November 15, 2014 and reopened it as a “true no-kill shelter.”

After being introduced by Mayor Venezia, Ascolese introduced his team to the audience, which was made up of a mixture of animal advocates, former Bloomfield shelter volunteers, and other interested residents, as well as Councilman Nick Joanow, and Township Administrator Ted Ehrenburg, who had managed the shelter for the town prior to its takeover by the North Jersey Humane Society. Continue Reading

UPDATE: 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 (37)

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)



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The insurance costs are simply stunning and it's amazing we live in a world where organizations as large as the BoE must consider extralegal routes like paying a fine instead of providing basic healthcare in order to stay solvent.

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