Holiday Donation Drive to Benefit Bloomfield Animal Shelter

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 12:30pm

Bloomfield Animal Shelter

The Supporters of the Bloomfield Animal Shelter (SOBAS) is holding a Holiday Donation Drive from Thanksgiving through the end of the year, to benefit the animals at the shelter.

SOBAS, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is asking for donations to fund various expenses not covered as part of the ongoing care of the animals, such as extraordinary medical expenses, behavioral modification and training, special food and equipment, and more.

For example, $8 will pay for a tube of triple-antibiotic ointment; $18 will pay for a case of Science Diet canned dog food; $38 will pay for a large no-pull dog harness; $80 will pay for a Kuranda bed for older dogs with joint problems; and $110 will pay for a one-hour evaluation/training session with a professional trainer.

Donations may also be used to fund larger expenses, such as extensive surgery, a board-and-train program for problem dogs, or sending an animal to a pet sanctuary.

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Bonded Pairs of Kitties at Cameron Animal Hospital Need Families

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 10:30am


Cameron Animal Hospital

Cameron Animal Hospital has several pairs of cats and kittens who are closely bonded and are ready to be adopted together.

Two are always better than one, especially when it comes to cats and kittens! Bonded pairs keep each other company, provide entertainment and mental stimulation for each other when you aren’t home. Pairs of kittens teach each other proper behavior, resulting in fewer behavior problems with people. Bonded pairs of cats often play, sleep, and eat together, but still turn to people for attention and affection.

And really, who can say no to two kittens? These sets of kittens are in need of families:

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Lynnes Subaru to Host Animal Adoption Event with Supporters of the Bloomfield Animal Shelter

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016 12:30pm

Animal Adoption EventLynnes Subaru is sponsoring an Animal Adoption Event in partnership with the nonprofit group, Supporters of the Bloomfield Animal Shelter, on Saturday, November 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their dealership at 379 Bloomfield Avenue in Bloomfield.

Bloomfield Shelter staff and volunteers will be on hand with cats, kittens and dogs available for adoption. There will also be face-painting for the children. Lynnes Subaru will provide refreshments and giveaways for those who attend the event. Continue Reading

Pups Win Prizes in Strut Your Mutt Halloween Canine Costume

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 2:00pm

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (right) congratulates Lauren Zodel from Montclair and her dog Frankie, who was dressed as a rooster, for winning First Place in the Most Creative Costume Category. (Photo by Glen Frieson)

Essex County Exec Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. congratulates Lauren Zodel from Montclair and her dog Frankie, who was dressed as a rooster, for winning First Place in the Most Creative Costume Category. (Photo by Glen Frieson)

Dogs and their owners took home prizes in the annual Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Costume Parades and Contests last Sunday at Brookdale Park in Montclair/Bloomfield.

Strut Your Mutt is the County’s annual Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest. Dog owners were invited to display their creativity and dress their canine pets in costumes. The parade was free and prizes were awarded to the winners in each category.

And the awards go to:

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Missing Cat FOUND

Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 4:34pm  |  COMMENTS (1)


Update: Vader came home.

Vader is a black cat with a small white patch on his chest. He has been last seen Thursday. He lives on Wildwood Ave, so if anyone is near that area please keep an eye out. You could try to get him by bending down and reaching out your hand, but he can be rather shy. He’s friendly so please don’t be scared!

FOUND! Have You Seen Oscar? Generous Reward for Return

Friday, Oct 14, 2016 10:28pm


Update: Oscar has been found!

A reader writes…

Hi friends and neighbors,

Our beloved dog, Oscar, went missing this morning and is no where to be found – we need your help to bring him home safe and sound! Continue Reading

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

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Another "ground-level basement" (to get around the building height rules)?!

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