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Cats and Dogs

September 4, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Mabel and her extended family came in to our care from a situation that was less than desirable. Though inside, their caretaker was clearly overwhelmed and needed some help. The cats were somewhat malnourished, had patches of hair loss, some digestion issues and overall were ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A 39-year-old Montclair woman has been arrested for running an unlicensed veterinary clinic in Totowa, authorities announced Monday. Alia Muslih was arrested without incident on Friday Aug. 20, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office. On Friday, authorities carried ...

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The Passaic County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offers a pet pantry at its headquarters at 794 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne. The pantry is open on the first Saturday of the month from 1 to 4 p.m. The all-volunteer pantry provides assistance to residents who face choosing between ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Nearly half (47%) of New Jersey pet owners who adopted or bought an animal during the pandemic  worry that they will not be able to care for their pet adequately as life returns to normal, and they spend less time at home. According to a survey of 3,000 pet owners by ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Born in September 2019, Bunny is a beautiful petite girl with the markings of a black and white tuxedo. She was brought in to S.T.A.R.T.'s care when her three little ones were only one day old. At the same time, S.T.A.R.T had rescued four orphaned kittens, only a few days ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ — The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners, joined by Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik and Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark and the Borough Council, cut the ribbon on Passaic County's new dog park at Rifle Camp Park on Aug. 4. Residents and visitors now have a ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ — Journey came in to S.T.A.R.T.'s foster care with her four little ones who were a month old. Not sure of what to expect with her personality, having been an outside cat, they took it slow with her. Much to everyone's surprise, she quickly became extremely friendly and just ...

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Eight dog food products have been recalled due to elevated levels of Aflatoxins, announced Sunshine Mills, Inc. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities, stated the FDA.  The affected ...

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The Alex Caprio Animal Control Facility in West Orange received two new benches and a table in an outdoor seating area used for adoptions. It was part of an Eagle Scout Project completed by Connor Seid of Troop 2 in West Orange. He was assisted by Sebastian Ordonez and Hayden Silva also of Troop ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ — Bobby is a handsome grey tabby, with a short tail. Bobby was born in January 2012.  He loves his belly rubs and likes to be King of the household!   Bobby would do best with one other cat. He loves to play and sometimes the other cats think he is too rough, but Bobby likes to ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ — Buffy came in to our rescue as a lost little girl, outside on her own. Her independent nature is still very much a part of her. Born in September 2020, Buffy is an adorable brown tabby. Though she was alone when we found her, she quickly acclimated to having foster ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - There is a sad update to a story we had previously reported. The now-viral tale of missing dog in Jersey City had people across Hudson County searching for answers for the distraught owner. Mac, a male Mini Goldendoodle, had allegedly jumped out of the car when the dog ...

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TETERBORO, NJ - Fires, EMS runs, and rescuing ducklings were all in a days work for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department on Friday. The HHFD received a call to assist the Moonachie Police Department with an animal rescue from a storm drain in front of Walmart at 6:30 p.m. When the arrived, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- While July 4th fireworks lighting up the sky is fun for many families, they can be particularly scary for the furry family members. In fact, the upcoming holiday is the one on which animals are most likely to go missing, according to lost pet finder PetAmberAlert, there is a 30 to 60 ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Caroline is this week's Save The Animals Rescue Team (START) Pet of the Week. She is looking forward to finding her forever home. Caroline likes staring out the window and dislikes the warlock’s curse that transformed her into a black cat! Caroline thinks that some ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Daysha is this week's Save The Animals Rescue Team (START) Pet of the Week. Dasha is looking forward to finding her forever homes. Daysha is a long haired beauty that was found in one of START’s cat managed colonies. START volunteers did not realize she was friendly until ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- A Mercer County Sheriff's Officer and his K-9 partner were able to quickly sniff-out the whereabouts of a missing woman Thursday. Sheriff Jack Kemler announced that Sheriff's Officer David Smithson and his K-9, Goose, assisted in locating a missing Princeton woman who had last ...

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Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc has voluntarily recalled L.I.D. Green Pea and Chicken Dry Cat Food due to possible Salmonella contamination, announced the FDA. The contamination was discovered after a routine sample was obtained by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The products were ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton held a graduation ceremony for the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Canine Training Academy. Basic Patrol Class 201-01 and Basic Scent Class 21-01 consisted of Bergen County Sheriff’s Officers, as well as officers from Warren Township and ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Last week, Governor Murphy signed into law a measure sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) that makes animal trunk fighting illegal in New Jersey.  Trunk fighting is the practice of enclosing two or more animals in the trunk or any part of a motor vehicle for the ...

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Ben was caged with 16 other dogs in the back of a windowless van as it departed Tennessee on Feb. 9, where outside temperatures reached a high of 57.  Ben at the Tennessee Valley Humane Society, after being surrendered by former owner.  Courtesy of TVHS. At 6 a.m. the next day the van ...

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Ben was caged with 16 other dogs in the back of a windowless van as it departed Tennessee on Feb. 9, where outside temperatures reached a high of 57.  Ben at the Tennessee Valley Humane Society, after being surrendered by former owner.  Courtesy of TVHS. At 6 a.m. the next day the van pulled ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Genie and Jack are this week's START Pets of the Week. They are looking forward to finding their forever homes. Genie was rescued from a local construction site while caring for her baby girl. She was a very protective mom and was certainly not trusting people. The ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ — The Burlington County Animal Shelter has a record of success in finding forever homes for the animals they love and care for, but it is not every day that one of their rescues also lands a job as a bona fide crime-fighter. Then again Arrow is not your typical rescue dog. The ...

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The cat is out of the bag, and starting to run low on food. Much like toilet paper and cleaning supplies at the beginning of the pandemic, the US is now seeing a shortage of pet food. There are many reasons for the shortage, including overzealous shoppers, bad weather, Covid-19 delays, and a ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ -  This a story about Prancer. He's a bit angry. However, he needs a little love, and maybe it's going to come from you. Regardless, Prancer is helping the great work at The Second Chance Pet Adoption League - they are a place to check out, so you can rescue a furry friend. You can ...

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The cat is out of the bag, and starting to run low on food. Much like toilet paper and cleaning supplies at the beginning of the pandemic, the US is now seeing a shortage of pet food. There are many reasons for the shortage, including overzealous shoppers, bad weather, Covid-19 delays, and a ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Michael Sweigart, a Manahawkin inventor and businessman will be featured on ABC's Shark Tank this Friday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET for his "Furzapper" product.  "FurZapper was originally (and accidentally) created for my own use, to solve the issue of pet hair all over my family's ...

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Our volunteers are an amazing group of caring individuals, and we are so grateful to have them. They devote their free time to making a positive impact in the lives of shelter pets. Bill Bulick is one of those individuals.  Bill has been the Senior Partner of a Financial Planning-based team for ...

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MADISON, NJ - Deadly tornadoes that hit parts of Alabama last Thursday, devastated communities and displaced many animals. Over 50 adoptable dogs and cats were flown to Morristown Airport from Birmingham, Alabama on Tuesday, March 30. The pets were available for adoption at the Greater ...

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