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Bloomfield Firefighters Help Find Forever Homes for Best Friends at Township Animal Shelter

April 13, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield firefighters visited the Bloomfield Animal Shelter today as a part of a project to find dogs and cats their forever homes. 

Foley, a one-year old pitbull mix jumped at the chance to sit on the bumper of a firetruck to get some great ear scratches. 

Blackie, a two year old domestic short hair cat loved being held by one of Bloomfield's bravest, but ...

Bateman Bill, “ Bijou’s Law”, to Require Training, Licensing for Pet Groomers

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons. .

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said Bateman.

Injured Falcon on Broad Street Tended to By Animal Control

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--At approximately 2 p.m., the Bloomfield Police Department was alerted to an injured large bird in front of 43 Broad Street, the Bloomfield College Starbucks and Bookstore.

Once on scene, the Police notified Bloomfield Animal Control to tend to the injury.  Animal control identified the bird as a falcon and they placed it into a cage for transport to Franklin Lakes Animal ...

Lost Spotswood Cat Finds His Way Home

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A borough kitty safely returned home on his own last Thursday, making for a very happy holiday weekend for his family. Oreo slipped away from his Adirondack Avenue home on the evening of March 18 and was missing for 11 days.

The Gregory family hung lost cat signs on the street surrounding their Spotswood home and took to social media to help locate the white cat with a large ...

64-Year-Old Man Arrested for Allegedly Swinging Dog into a Tree Limb on Leash

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police arrested 64-year-old Lawrence Athill on March 18 after he is alleged to have swung a dog by its leash through the air and into a tree limb on Eagle Rock Way. 

Police state that after being observed, "swinging a dog through the air on a leash, into a tree," Athill was arrested and charged with Cruelty to Animals.

Officers ...

Union County, N.J. Horse Farm Quarantined, 1st Case of EHM In State In '18

TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has quarantined a property in Union County after a horse developed the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM). EHM is the often deadly neurologic form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) infection. No recent movement had occurred at the index property prior to this case. 

The horse has been moved into the ...

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