Strut Your Mutt at the Essex County Halloween Costume Contest for Canines (UPDATE)

BY  |  Friday, Oct 07, 2016 2:00pm

Strut Your Mutt

UPDATE: Strut Your Mutt rescheduled to Sunday, October 23. Registration at 9:15 a.m.

The annual Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contest has become a very popular event for local dog owners to show off their creative talents, celebrate their pets, and share a happy event with other dog owners. This year’s parade will be on Saturday, October 22 at 9:15 am in Brookdale Park. Continue Reading

Get Your Pets Blessed at the Feast of St. Francis at St. John’s Episcopal in Montclair on Sunday

BY  |  Saturday, Oct 01, 2016 10:05am

Blessing of the Animals

St. John’s Episcopal Church (55 Montclair Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042) will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with the “Blessing of the Animals” this Sunday, October 2. Everyone is invited to bring their pets (or stuffed animals) to the service. If your pet is highly excitable around other pets, they are welcome to have a private blessing outside after the service.

The Youth Group will be collecting cat & dog food, please bring what you can to the service and it will be delivered to a local shelter.



Homeless Animal Adoption League in Bloomfield Fundraiser For New Location

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 12:30pm

Homeless Animal Adoption League

The Homeless Animal Adoption League in Bloomfield, a no-kill, all volunteer, non-profit organization, is running a fundraiser to acquire funds to complete construction and purchase equipment for its new location.

HAAL has been renting its space in Bloomfield for over the last 15 years. This year a donor purchased a building in Clifton for the shelter to move from the rental space in Bloomfield to a permanent home in Clifton. This move will allow HAAL to better serve the cats they rescue and rehabilitate, and hopefully open door to more volunteers and adoptions.

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Found: Kitty In Street Drain

Friday, Sep 16, 2016 1:30pm


A reader writes…

There is a kitty in the drain on my street. Looks like it might have been an indoor cat at some point. Maybe someone will recognize him/her.

I’m waiting for animal control to come, but wondering if someone has been looking for him/her.

His hair is a little matted, but his eyes and nose are very clear. He is missing part of his left ear, but I can’t tell whether he was “TNR” because that clip is typically smaller. Call 347 268 0119

Cat Named Angel

Monday, Sep 12, 2016 4:41pm  |  COMMENTS (1)


A cat was found on Essex Ave in Bloomfield near Glen Ridge Parkway. A reader writes:

Cat has a pink collar with the name Angel on it. It is very friendly, but is hiding in the bushes so we can’t pick it up.
Ann Kern

Cats at Cameron Animal Hospital Needs a Family

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 06, 2016 9:30am

UPDATE: Sadly, one of the cats passed away. The other has been adopted. Joey and Chandler are not only “Friends,” they are truly bonded brothers who are available for adoption from Cameron Animal Hospital in Montclair! They are sweet, playful, curious and love each other unconditionally. They do everything together; sleep, eat, play, make massive messes, and more. They are curious, yet nervous about other animals, but will be fine with slow introductions. They are also gentle with children. They love to play and run and jump, and would love an active family who will play with them.

Here are two other kitties in need of a home:


Monkey and Mochi are sweet and cuddly brothers who are available for adoption from Cameron Animal Hospital in Montclair. They are completely bonded 1.5-month-old white and gray tiger kittens that do everything together and must have physical contact with one another unless they’re playing or eating. They are friendly, gentle kittens, that would do well in a home with other cats or dogs.

Interested in meeting Monkey and Mochi? Email, call 973-744-2052 or stop by Cameron Animal Hospital at 417 Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair.



New Nonprofit Formed to Support the Bloomfield Animal Shelter

BY  |  Monday, Aug 22, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Supporters of the Bloomfield Animal ShelterA group of shelter volunteers recently formed a nonprofit organization, Supporters of the Bloomfield Animal Shelter (SOBAS), in order to raise money and hold events to benefit the animals at the Bloomfield/Bukowski Animal Shelter.

The nonprofit received its tax-exempt 501(c)(3) designation in July. The organization is directed by a ten-member Board of Trustees and a governing body consisting of four officers: President, Jaclyn Mendyk; Vice President, Paige Sato; Treasurer, Marlene LaTorre; and Secretary, Diane Myers.

SOBAS plans to host fundraising events and adoption events, as well as collect donations on an ongoing basis to benefit the animals at the shelter. The money collected will be used for expenses above and beyond running the shelter on a day-to-day basis, which is the purview of the township. These expenses may include extraordinary medical expenses; funding to send an animal to a rescue or sanctuary; paying for special accommodations or equipment, and more. All donations to SOBAS will be tax-deductible.
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Time to License Your Montclair Cat

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 11:15am


The Township of Montclair requires that all cat owners license their cats through the Township Health Department annually. You can think of your pet’s license as a way to ensure a free ride home in case it is lost. The license tag can be quickly used to find your name and address, and the authorities can notify you. Licensing is also a way for the community to ensure that pets are vaccinated against rabies, a terrible disease that is fatal to dogs and cats. The fees from licensing stay in the community and help fund rabies clinics and support our animal control efforts. Continue Reading

Found Cat in Montclair

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 8:17am


A reader writes in:

This kitty has turned up in our backyard on Morningside Avenue (off Watchung between Grove and Ridgewood Avenues) for the last few nights and seems too domesticated not to belong to someone.  No collar and very friendly.   My contact information is 973-783-3848 if anyone knows who this sweetie belongs to.  I am also going to reach out to the animal shelter for posting.



Montclair To Host Clear the Shelters Event, Saturday, July 23

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 9:00am


Montclair Township Animal Shelter (MTAS) will team up with NBC 4 New York / WNBC and Telemundo 47 / WNJU to host Clear the Shelters – the second annual nationwide pet adoption drive. In an effort to find new homes for homeless pets, MTAS will waive adoption fees on animals over six months old on Saturday, July 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will take place at Basement WRX, the custom furniture refinishing shop and gallery located at 101 Walnut Street, Montclair (across the street from the Animal Shelter building). Basement WRX — whose motto is “We like our furniture like we like our dogs. Rescued” — generously offered their location for the event.

“When the fire in April destroyed much of our building, all of the animals were saved and fostered but they are now in need of permanent homes,” said Shelter Kennel Attendant Chris Morello. “Adopting an animal during Clear the Shelters is not only a savings on the adoption fees, it provides a loving home to a pet.”

The Animal Shelter’s adoption costs are normally $160 for dogs and $120 for cats and cover the pet’s spaying/neutering, vaccines, micro-chipping and other essential veterinary services. Continue Reading

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