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Over 25 Cats, 1 Dog Rescued From Deplorable Conditions in Woodland Park Hoarding Case

January 21, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Over 25 cats and one dog were were removed from deplorable conditions in a home of a local elderly woman 

Passaic County S.P.C.A. Humane Police and Wayne Township Animal Control, who services the Borough of Woodland Park, responded to the home at 15 Hillery Street on a report of animals living in deplorable conditions in a home ...

Helping Hearts Rescue Turns 10

PERRINEVILLE, N.J. — Like many who start out in horse rescue, when Lisa Post set out to establish Helping Hearts Equine Rescue, she envisioned saving many unwanted horses from unhappy fates.

Although she had already been rescuing horses personally, Helping Hearts Equine Rescue was incorporated as on Jan. 10, 2008 as a non-profit corporation, so this year marks the official 10th birthday.

Public Asked to Help Twelve Dogs Rescued From Abandoned Home

PATERSON, NJ- The Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge is caring for 12 dogs found in an empty home in the city on Tuesday.

According to a post on the organization’s Facebook page the dogs were “the most seriously matted and neglected” they had ever seen.

All 12 of the dogs are in need of medical care and extensive grooming, and some are unable to walk due to the severe ...

Both House Approve Bill To Remove Law Enforcement Powers of NJSPCA

A bill that would remove the law enforcement powers of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) was approved by both the State Senate and Assembly on Jan. 8.

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

Dog Dies After Being Left at PetSmart; SPCA and Family Seek Answers

RARITAN TWP., NJ – This is a story about Scruffles and it is not a happy one.

Scruffles was an eight-year-old bulldog, a pet loved by Danielle DiNapoli and her family. Their story has gone viral on Facebook with more than 14,000 shares and nearly 10,000 comments, leading DiNapoli to create a “Justice for Scruffles” Facebook page.

DiNapoli said she just wants answers. She ...

Lost Dog in Kenilworth Found One Week Later in Hillside Cemetery

HILLSIDE, NJ – Louis, the lost five-year-old Yorkie who’s taken social media by storm, was found on New Year’s Eve in Hillside’s Evergreen Cemetery.

Louis, who lives in Mountainside, ran away from his dog sitter’s home in Kenilworth on Dec. 25. On Sunday afternoon, he was caught by a father and son who lived near the cemetery.

“I didn’t believe it ...

Abandoned Pet Rabbit Finds New Home

MAHOPAC, N.Y.-The case of an abandoned pet rabbit had a happy ending last week when animal control officials rescued the abused pet from the side of the road in Mahopac Falls and later reported that after some medical attention, the bunny was adopted.

On Monday, Dec. 18, officials from the Putnam County SPCA said they received a call from the Carmel Police Department about a possible case of ...

Most popular cat names of 2017 have a Disney influence

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Popular culture of the 1990's is everywhere this year, and that influence extends to the most popular names for companion animals. Names from Disney's 1994 film 'The Lion King' topped the list of most popular cat names.

Simba, the movie's main character, is number one on the list of top male cat names in 2017. For the female cat names, Nala, the friend and ...

Neptune Women Arrested in Case of Dog Stolen from Monmouth SPCA on Christmas Eve

EATONTOWN, NJ — A 63-year-old Neptune resident has been arrested in the case of the Pomeranian dog stolen from the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Christmas Eve.

Susan Bajew, who was a customer at the shelter that day and a former volunteer, confessed to taking the dog because she had no money to buy the 9-year-old dog, according to the Eatontown ...

Statewide Search Under Way for Dog Stolen Christmas Eve from Monmouth County SPCA

EATONTOWN, NJ — The search continues for a 9-year-old Pomeranian stolen from the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Christmas Eve.

The small, light brown and white dog named “Tub Tub” was taken from the facility at 260 Wall Street at about 12:30 p.m. on December 24, according to SPCA officials.

“His microchip has been reported stolen ...

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