Perhaps They Meant “Lab Dances?”

Karen Banda is one of many volunteers at Bloomfield’s John A. Bukowski Animal Shelter, busy preparing for the shelter’s first Tricky Tray fundraiser slated for Friday, November 5, at Essex Manor.

Monies raised at the fundraiser will help cover veterinary bills that, for whatever reason, the township can’t or won’t cover. Funds will also be used to help get unadoptable animals into sanctuaries, which usually request donations for each animal they take.

The benefit has since sold out but money and gift donations for the Tricky Tray have been pouring in from animal lovers and local businesses. Nothing prepared the shelter, however, for the letter and $200 check that committee chair Bonnie Taboadella received from Titillations, a go-go bar on Willow Street.

“The letter said they sat around laughing, thinking about sending gift certificates for lap dances,” Banda said. “The letter went on to say that they’re all animal lovers so as far as I’m concerned, it’s a good presence in Bloomfield.”

Perhaps they meant this: Lab Dance

You can still donate money and/or raffle prizes and to the fundraiser. Please send them to NTNN/BAS Animal Support Fund, 1360 Clifton Avenue #321, Clifton, NJ 07012. Checks should be made payable to NTNN Animal Support Fund.

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  1. Thanks for posting. This is going to be a grand evening and the money will go directly to helping the wonderful animals the shelter cares for. It’s been three years since the town took the shelter back from FoBAS and though it hasn’t all been a walk in the park we are making great strides. The John A. Bukowski Animal Shelter is the little shelter that can. The late, beloved and still missed Mayor John Bukowski, a true lover of animals, would be pleased. If only he’d lived long enough to serve out his full term and then some. RIP Mr. Mayor. We’re fighting to keep your dream alive.

  2. Great story. Sounds like it’ll be a great evening. Mayor Buckowski seems like someone I should learn more about. I’m a newcomer to town but anyone who has an Animal shelter named after him must have done a few things right.

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