Giving Back

Bark-A-Que at Meisel Park in Springfield 'Exceeded All Expectations'

Kelly Franklin and her boyfriend with new puppy, Matt Credits: Robert Kopacz
Credits: Robert Kopacz
Credits: Robert Kopacz
Credits: Robert Kopacz
Credits: Robert Kopacz
Photos of adopted dogs and their owners Credits: Robert Kopacz
Credits: Robert Kopacz
Credits: Robert Kopacz
Credits: Robert Kopacz

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Bark-A-Que dog adoption event was held Saturday at Meisel Park in Springfield. This event is run by Home for Good Dog Rescue of Berkeley Heights. Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator, Matthew Holowienka stated, “the new park was. wonderful, the location and event exceeded all of our expectations”. It had been previously located on the Green in Summit.

Holowienka said, “Meisel Park is so much bigger with many grassy areas and there was room for the volunteers and dog adopters to walk their dogs.”  He indicated the organization would seriously consider the same location next year.

This seven year old organization has successfully placed 5,501 dogs that were taken from kill shelters in southern states where neutering of animals is not as common. Recently, Home For Good Dog Rescue was rescuing dogs from Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Sign Up for E-News

On Saturday, 24 dogs were adopted.  Kelly Franklin adopted a puppy she named Matt.  Franklin said she  “...heard of the organization from Live with Kelly and Ryan and was so impressed by the fact that they rescued so many dogs from Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.”

TAPintoSpringfield.net is Springfield’s free daily news source. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TAPSpringfield.

Download the TAPinto App!  Click here for Android.  Click here for iOS.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Like

Sign Up for E-News

Cranford

Union County Daughters of Ireland Raise More Than $3,500 with Cranford Bar Crawl

September 19, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – Union County’s women of Irish descent are coming together to build relationships, network and raise money for young women of Irish heritage.

Two Clark women, Kate Mooney and Lori Connolly, teamed up last April to start the Union County Daughters of Ireland. They were inspired by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, a group of which Mooney’s father is a proud ...

Sabattis Saved: Boy Scouts' Adventure Camp to Remain Open After Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board Vote

September 22, 2017

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -- The Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board met on Monday, Sept. 18 in a special session to discuss the future operation of Sabattis Adventure Camp, which was threatened with closure.

After thorough and thoughtful discussion, the Board voted to continue Sabbatis camping activities through the end of the 2019 summer camping season. The Board ...

Cranford Historical Society's Moonlight Gala a Success

September 22, 2017

On behalf of myself and the Cranford Historical Society’s Board of Trustees, we would like to thank those of the community and our members who came out to help us celebrate the Cranford Historical Society’s 90th Anniversary in preserving and perpetuating the history of this great town for now and future generations. Our heartfelt thank you to our sponsor PSE&G. For more than 110 ...

Westfield Area YMCA Celebrates International Dot Day in Early Learning Programs

The Westfield Area YMCA Early Learning programs recently celebrated International Dot Day.  During this day of creativity, courage and collaboration, all classes began by reading and discussing the book “The Dot.” The classes then participated in a variety of age-appropriate activities including creating art projects with dot paints, paper circles, and other round items.  ...

It Really Doesn't Pay to Wait to Buy or Sell a Home

There will always be those who try to "time the market," but there's one factor you can't know — when buying a home will become more expensive.

Certainly you can tell from recent trends whether or not prices and mortgage interest rates are in your favor. Monthly prices have risen year-over-year for three years. Mortgage interest rates are slowly rising, but remain at ...

Cranford Police Blotter: Four Drug-Related Arrests

September 18, 2017

The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity.  Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation.  All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

 

1.  09/13/2017 4:26 p.m.

Centennial Avenue @ Raritan Road

Arrested: Anthony Lewis, 20, East Orange

Arrested by:  Ptl. Michael ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, September 24, 4:00 AM

Columbian Club of Garwood (Knights of Columbus Building), Garwood

Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Tricky Tray

Food & Drink

Sun, September 24, 8:30 AM

Calvary Lutheran Church, Cranford

Sunday School Kick-Off "Welcome to the Breakfast ...

Religions And Spirituality

Sun, September 24, 10:30 AM

Hanson Park, Cranford

Free Yoga Day at Hanson Park

Green Health & Wellness

Sam Shepard's 'Simpatico' takes off

Sam Shepard’s “Simpatico” has a forceful workout at McCarter Theatre.

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – If you’re at all familiar with the works of Sam Shepard, you know that he writes about gritty, unforgiving characters in what appear to be hopeless situations.

In “Simpatico,” we learn that Vinnie and Carter are former partners in a race horse ...

Letter to the Editor: Say No to 750 Walnut

September 16, 2017

Dear Mayor Hannen, Deputy Mayor Giblin, and members of the Township Committee,

I have had the pleasure of growing up in Cranford for 16 years before I headed off to College. I returned each break and during the Summer to work in town and lived with my parents. After graduation I resided for a few years out of town and returned to Cranford in 2012, with my husband and eight month old baby ...