Fire at Montclair Animal Shelter, Dogs and Cats Rescued By Staff, Volunteers


Staff and volunteers, as well as many passersby, jumped into action to help rescue animals from the Montclair Animal Shelter today when a fire broke out in the back kennel around noon.

Some 30 cats were brought to a second floor apartment near Trumpets in carriers. Volunteers brought dogs out in leashes and carried puppies out in their arms.


A building across the street, Poor Richard’s, was being used to as a temporary shelter for the animals.

fire at montclair animal shelter

Third Ward Councilor says the building (above) is in really bad shape.

If you want to help with the animals, you can go down to the shelter and ask for Liz or Carolyn. Or you can contact them by phone to offer to foster a pet. Call Liz at 201-208-7228 or Carolyn at 917-804-0091.

Fire at animal shelter – animals rescued by staff and volunteers

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