Senate Bill Would End NJSPCA's Powers To Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws

December 11, 2017

A bill that would remove the law enforcement powers of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) will be up for a vote on Dec. 14 before the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Bill S3558, sponsored by Senator Ray Lesniak, Democrat from Union County, would call for the creation of a county prosecutor animal cruelty task force in each county, and for ...

Rescue Dog Flies to New Jersey for Surgery and to Seek New Year’s Home

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – A 7-month-old rescue dog will earn his wings this Sunday as Home for Good Dog Rescue flies him to Morristown for a surgical procedure that will save his leg from amputation.

Kingsley, a purebred English Springer Spaniel, and 15 other dogs from Home for Good Dog Rescue’s Aiken, SC rescue facility will board the plane of New Jersey pilot Thomas Callahan to land ...

125 Feral Cats Vaccinated and Released in Bloomfield This Year

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- 125 feral cats have been humanely neutered in 2017 by the Bloomfield Animal Shelter, which is operating with more resources and a renewed mission to Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Release (TNVR) based on the international Trap-Neuter-Return program popularized worldwide in the 1960s.

TNR, and TNVR involve humanely trapping feral cats, spaying or neutering them, vaccinating them ...

Community Comes Together To Rescue New York Horse Trapped in Cesspool

ISLIP TERRACE, N.Y. — An escaped horse got more than he bargained for when the ground beneath him gave way and he ended up in a water filled hole.

According to the Suffolk County Police:

Santino, owned by Angelo Buonomo, 67, of West Babylon, N.Y. escaped from his barn and wandered into a backyard on Nov. 30. While grazing, the 6-year-old quarter horse fell into a collapsed cesspool, ...

Rabid Cat Found In Edison

EDISON, NJ – Middlesex County health officials said Wednesday that a rabid cat was found in the area of Woodbridge Avenue and Mill Road.

According to a press release from the Middlesex County Office of Health Services, a resident found the cat in that area on Nov. 12 and attempted to care for it.

The cat’s health deteriorated and was eventually put to sleep at a local ...

Rescue Roundup: 40 Standardbreds Saved; 25th Thoroughbred Place With Pony Clubber

MILLSTONE TWP., N.J. — When more than 40 Standardbreds were found in immediate danger of shipping to foreign slaughterhouses, the Standardbred Retirement Foundation and Save Our Standardbreds from Slaughter sprung into action.

With just two days before the deadline the call for help went out and, with the help of a deadline extension, all were saved. Several of the horses are in ...

Female Shih Tzu found in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Found dog today (11/21/17) approx 9 a.m. near Gillespie Rd and Ridge Rd Bloomfield.

Female, shih tzu, wearing flea collar, no tags/chip not updated. Please call 973-748-0194

Online Auction of Coolers Donated By McLain Ward Benefits Omega Horse Rescue

Coolers awarded to McLain Ward’s top horses over the years are being auctioned off online to benefit Omega Horse Rescue Fund.

The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament is organizing the auctions through it website.

An auction that ended on Nov. 15 and included the American Invitational championship cooler awarded to Sapphire in 2008, raised $2,300.

Sapphire earned two Olympic medals before ...

New Brunswick temporarily eases restrictions for feral cat caregivers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city will temporarily adopt a set of more humane means for how its officials will handle the local feral cat population, while it continues to review an alternative method which doesn’t involve euthanization.

Animal control officers have been instructed to not pick up stray cats, unless they’re visibly sick or injured, or pose a public health threat, said ...

Firemen Search to Save Pets in Roselle House Fire

ROSELLE, NJ - Fire Departments from Roselle, Elizabeth, Linden, Union County Medical Units and Police, responded to a house fire on the 600 block of East Second Ave. in Roselle on Wednesday afternoon. 

The fire broke out around 2:25 p.m. According to one of the residents of the home, when she turned on her stove, flames came up from behind the stove area and quickly spread up the wall.

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