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Cats and Dogs

October 5, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, more than 100 shelter pets from Florida arrived at Morristown Airport on Sunday, October 2. The airlift transported dogs and cats who were in shelters prior to the storm.  The flight will allow local shelters to make room for an influx of ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — A kitten from Hoboken is in the running to earn the title of America’s Favorite Pet.  After enduring several rounds of voting, Antoinette Olivia, a 9-month-old emotional support Bengal cat, beat out 95 other beloved pets and is now ranked second place in her group in America’s ...

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TOTOWA, N.J. - The Totowa Board of Recreation will present "Doggy Dip" at the Totowa Community Pool on Monday, Sept. 5 beginning at 5:30 p.m. According to Mark Monteyne, Recreation Director, the swimming event is for dogs only and is in recognition of National Dog Day recently.  "Love dogs? ...

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DOYLESTOWN, PA—A Warrington Township K-9 officer racked up her fourth capture of the summer when a suspect fled the scene of a retail theft in Doylestown Township and ended up crashing in neighboring Warrington Township. On July 31, 2022, around 1:00 p.m., Warrington police got involved in the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A fox was euthanized after being injured following an illegal trapping in Montclair. As a result, the Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham residents brought their "Patriotic Pets" to the Chatham Borough Farmers' Market on Saturday and were rewarded with treats, gift certificates and basket prizes, courtesy of the Well Bred Pet Store. The pre-Independence Day event drew dogs of all sizes, dressed ...

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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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MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — PAWS Farm is celebrating a successful weekend, as the non-profit held its "Peek at PAWS Farm" fundraiser and open house on Saturday and Sunday. Over 1,000 people — not including children ages 2 and under — came out to PAWS to enjoy two days filled with tours of the Farm's ...

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A single lot of Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe has been recalled due to potential contamination, announced Freshpet Inc.  The product, with a sell date of 10/29/22 has been recalled due to the potential contamination with Salmonella. The recalled product ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township Animal Shelter officials are seeking the public's help in locating the individual who ejected a kitten from a car window on Friday, they announced. According to published reports, Montclair animal control officers say that an unidentified person who threw ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - A more than two decade career of a decorated member of the Passaic County Sheriff's Office officially came to an end on Tuesday. And, having served as a key member of the Sheriff's Mounted Unit since 2002, Baron, has been sent out pasture, literally. Baron, whom Sheriff ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Memorial Middle School Animal Club networks with many animal organizations. In addition to fundraising and many other services they perform, the club works to support families who are in need of help with their pets. With their help, families have access to the resources ...

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MADISON, NJ -  Adoption fees for all dogs over 30 pounds are being waived announced St. Hubert's. The fees are being waived by NY Mets Max Scherzer and St. Hubert's board member Erica Scherzer in order to help find more dogs loving homes. The fees will be waived through Sunday June 12. "The ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – Every dog has its day, and Dash finally had his. The 6-year-old American pit bull terrier had been the Burlington County Animal Shelter’s longest resident, with nearly two years spent there. But Dash’s long wait for a loving, forever home ended a few weeks ago when he was ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Senate on Thursday unanimously approved legislation that would prohibit anyone convicted of criminal animal cruelty from owning a domestic animal and from working or volunteering at businesses involving animals. Nicknamed “Moose’s Law, after a Burlington County ...

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PATERSON, NJ – At 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Paterson Animal Control received a phone call from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office after new residents of a home on Broadway and 39th Street reported being afraid to go inside after hearing what sounded like dogs. When John DeCando, Chief Animal ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — A cat saved from the streets has found his forever home, thanks to some help from Hoboken’s active social media community. A newcomer to the Mile Square City, 22-year-old Samantha Cors met Stanley back in February, when she began fostering him. “When I brought him home, we kind ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Harry was born around January 2021. This sweet orange and white boy was trapped while START was working on a TNR project behind a local storefront.  Something about his demeanor made us think he was calm and may be a candidate for adoption. During our travels, Harry’s trap ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - S.T.A.R.T. was contacted by a concerned neighbor about a pregnant cat who was wandering the streets. Apparently, Ryder had given birth several times before, but her litters could never survive the outdoors. How heartbreaking for her to keep losing her kittens. So we brought ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Animal lover Morgan Immitt, a 12-year-old Livingston student choosing to help abandoned pets in Ukraine as part of her bat mitzvah project, is looking to the community for support in this endeavor. While watching the early news coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Immitt ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - S.T.A.R.T. was contacted by a concerned neighbor about a pregnant cat who was wandering the streets. Apparently, Ryder had given birth several times before, but her litters could never survive the outdoors. How heartbreaking for her to keep losing her kittens. So we brought ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Passaic County SPCA, found at 794 Lafayette Avenue in Hawthorne, will be holding an open house and pet food drive to mark the third anniversary of their pet food pantry, according to Stephanie Hornback.  The occasion will take place on Sunday, May 15, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Forty-five shelter dogs from Louisiana safely arrived at Morristown Airport this week. The special airlift by Good Flights Program is celebrating their one-year anniversary partnering with St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center. More than 1,600 at-risk shelter dogs have been ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - A small kitten still has all her nine lives after a Hasbrouck Heights family discovered her in their car on the way to school. Rosnelly Mateo was on her way to take her daughter Brihanna to Euclid School and herself to work in Passaic in late March. After turning on the ...

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NEW JERSEY - With chocolate bunnies being the start of many baskets today, other than knowing that everyone bites the ears first because they taste best, what do we really know about rabbits, bunnies, and hares. Regarding the chocolate variety, more than 90 million are produced annually. We're ...

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - A member of Little Falls Cub Scout Pack 14  recently showed his concern for shelter animals and as a result achieved his "Arrow of Light" community service project goal. Stephen Eliasz, 10, is currently in the "Webelos" rank of the Cub Scouts. With the recent adoption of his ...

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Gary Walz never imagined when he attended Millburn Middle School that he’d be a crossing guard there decades later. Walz, who’s been a Short Hills resident all of his life, worked for 43 years as a Federal First Responder in the General Services Administration. He was also Vice Commander of the ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – Clifford, a big hound dog who was rescued from the side of the New Jersey Turnpike last December, has found a new forever home after spending most of the last two months at the Burlington County Animal Shelter. Lisa Yochim, of Absecon, Atlantic County, adopted the 2 ½-year-old ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Barnegat Township School District recently added a cute, new four-legged member to help students and staff at the Dunfee School. Dr. Brian Latwis, Barnegat Superintendent announced on Friday, February 4: Meet our newest dragon, Mac! Mac, a cocker spaniel poodle mix, is the ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Sad news was received by the local Groundhog Day faithful. Milltown's furry forecaster will not be making his annual appearance at the borough's Groundhog Day festivities this year. Milltown Mel quietly passed away this winter. His dedicated Chief Wrangler John McNamara shared the ...

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