Update: Yellow Lab Found Wandering in Montclair

BY  |  Friday, Sep 26, 2014 2:06pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Found Dog in Montclair

Update: Great news, the yellow lab, who we now know as Sunny, has been reunited with her owner. 

A reader writes in:

Older female yellow lab found wandering this morning on Waterbury Rd. In Upper Montclair. Has collar with rabies tag but no name or phone. Please call. 973-216-0853 if you have information about the dog’s owner. 




Change in Store for Montclair Township Animal Shelter?

BY  |  Monday, Sep 22, 2014 11:18am  |  COMMENTS (24)

Veterinarian Nancy Katz, left, shows councilwoman Robin Schlager the dogs. In the background is the MAWAC chair Kay Sherwood.

Veterinarian Nancy Katz, left, shows councilwoman Robin Schlager the dogs. In the background is the MAWAC chair Kay Sherwood.

During her tour of the Montclair Township Animal Shelter this past Thursday in preparation for tomorrow night’s 7 p.m. Township Council meeting, when the embattled shelter will be discussed, Third Ward Councilwoman Robin Schlager’s face was crestfallen.

“It’s very upsetting,” said Schlager as she looked at the dogs in their living quarters. “I’ve never seen this many dogs here. These dogs look so sad. It looks like a jail.” Continue Reading

Pitty Rescue To Hold Fall Yard Sale Fundraiser, 9/27 & 28

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Pitty Rescue, Inc. volunteers working at the garage sale in May 2014, which netted over $2,400 with all proceeds going towards the dogs.  Pitty Rescue Fall Yard Sale will take place at Paradise Pets in Bloomfield on September 27 and 28 from 9 am to 3 pm.

Pitty Rescue, Inc. volunteers working at the garage sale in May 2014, which netted over $2,400 with all proceeds going towards the dogs.

Pitty Rescue, Inc., a charitable nonprofit rescue organization, is holding a fall yard sale to help raise funds for Lucy the dog, who currently is in their foster care network and needs anterior cruciate ligament (ACL ) surgery. The fall yard sale will take place on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28 2014 from 9 am to 3 pm both days at Paradise Pet Store, located at 48 West Passaic Avenue in Bloomfield. Continue Reading

Katz & Dogs Animal Hospital Feline Adoption Festival, 9/20

BY  |  Monday, Sep 15, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)

katz and dogsOn Saturday, September 20, 2014, Katz & Dogs Animal Hospital will be teaming up with The Homeless Animal Adoption League (HAAL), PAWS, Montclair Animal Shelter, Kitty Krusade and The Angels for Animals Rescue League for a community pet adoption event aimed at helping cats find lifelong, loving homes.

“This is the third annual adoption event for Katz & Dogs Animal Hospital,” says Nancy Katz, veterinarian and owner of the Katz & Dogs Animal Hospital. “There will be curious kittens and still spunky young toddlers and we of course cannot forget our beautiful mature adults who still have so much love to give.” Continue Reading

Dogs’ Feet Burned at Montclair Animal Shelter; Alleged ‘Illegal’ Medical Decisions Made

BY  |  Friday, Sep 05, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (52)

Montclair Animal Shelter

On August 18, Carolyn Sikes visited the Montclair Animal Shelter to donate supplies. Immediately, she noticed the strong smell of a cleaning agent in the air.  “It was breathtaking,” said Sikes, a member of the Montclair Animal Welfare Advisory Committee, at the committee’s meeting this past Wednesday, September 3. “Before leaving I went to the back to visit the dogs. Several had blood-red, severely irritated paws and toes, she said.

Sikes’ feet, meanwhile, clad in flip flops, began to burn. 

She told a shelter worker about the dogs’ feet, and, soon after, spoke to a local veterinarian, who told her “it was most likely an inappropriate dilution of a cleaning agent at the shelter,” Sikes recalled.

That educated guess was correct. In an email to Sikes two days later, she said, Township Manager Marc Dashield confirmed  that the cleaning agent wasn’t properly diluted. When she inquired what the agent was, no one returned her emails. 

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Boo! Dog Walk Of The Dead To Benefit Montclair Animal Shelter

Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

dog walkYou’re already seeing decorations in stores and yes, before you know it, Halloween will be here. Time to come up with a costume for your pooch, because Montclair’s big Halloween party is for the dogs — and will benefit the Montclair Animal Shelter. Continue Reading

Fall Rabies Clinics For Montclair, Cedar Grove, And Verona

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Fall Rabies Clinic

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 Fall Rabies Clinics for the dates below:

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Fire in Clifton Kills 11 Dogs

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 7:08pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


Your Family Pet Sitters

A fire that broke out today just before 1 pm in Clifton, killed 11 dogs, reports NewJersey12.com.  The home at  also housed the resident’s business Your Family Pet Sitters.

Clifton FD Deputy Chief Michael Sauer saidthe homeowner was not home when the fire began. When she came home, she says she found the house on fire and the animals trapped inside the house. She was only able to save two of them.

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Elderly Black Cat Found in Glen Ridge

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 12:16pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

GlenridgecatfoundThis elderly, male black cat was found on Saturday August 23 on Douglas Road in Glen Ridge. He is neutered, long-haired, and on the thin side. Contact pets@baristanet.com if this is your cat.

Help Find Black & White Cat Missing in Montclair

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 11:48am  |  COMMENTS (0)

A reader writes…

HELP find our FAT Black & White Tuxedo Cat lost near Undercliff Road and Eagle Rock Way in Montclair. Please call 201 303-7206 if you find her.

Featured Comment

Watched a Montclair Animal Control officer pick up an injured red tail hawk a few months back. She made it look easier then picking up a kitten. It was impressive. The talons on that thing were scary.

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