BOW WOW BOWL KICKS OFF AT MORRIS ANIMAL INN ON JANUARY 28

January 25, 2014

The “Big Game” is coming to New Jersey and Morris Animal Inn is celebrating with a football game of its own for Fido. The Bow Wow Bowl will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 28 and will feature a four-legged lineup of jersey-clad canine athletes ready to play for a paws cause. Kickoff is at 10 a.m.

Doggie tackles, ball tugs and touchdowns will highlight the spirited competition. With traditional “Big Game” fanfare, Morris Animal Inn will transform its outdoor play yard into a stadium-like atmosphere complete with a pooch-sized playing field, goal posts and a “tail-gating” area for fans. Morris Animal Inn staff will serve as referees and score keepers.

A portion of the proceeds from the Bow Wow Bowl will benefit the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey (AWFNJ). Incorporated in 1995, the AWFNJ acts as a unifying voice for the animal protection community. The AWFNJ advocates on animal welfare legislation; encourages the enforcement of animal cruelty laws; conducts programs to elevate the quality of care for animals.

Game day festivities will include:

Fido football, doggie touchdowns and prizes

Souvenir photo trading cards for each dog

“Tail-gating” refreshments with Bowser Beer and Puppy Pretzels

Souvenir take-home hot dog and hamburger squeaky toys

To reserve your dog’s spot in the line-up, call 973-539-0377 ext. 5. Reservations must be made in advance and are $59 for the entire day. For information, visit www.morrisanimalinn.com.

Father John’s Animal House 5th Annual Beefsteak Dinner - Feb 8

January 17, 2014

Saturday, February 8, 2013

(Snow date February 9th)

6 pm – 11 pm

Pope John XXIII Regional High School

28 Andover Road

Sparta, NJ 07871

All you can eat Beefsteak Dinner catered by The Brownstone of Paterson.  Dinner ticket $50 includes wine, beer and soda.  Tricky Tray, 50/50 and Oral Auction.  Tickets for 50/50 are $50, only 200 to be sold and can be purchased in advance.  Winner does not have to be present.  Proceeds to benefit FJAH, 50 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette (Sparta), NJ.  Call Peggy 973-670-5641 for tickets or information or download order form at  www.fatherjohnsanimalhouse.org under Upcoming Events.

AWFNJ Presents: From Stray to Home: Tools You Can Use to Save More Cat Lives

August 16, 2013

Sponsored by Tomahawk Live Trap – www.livetrap.com

Space is Limited - Get your TICKETS today!!!

Agenda:

8:00 am – 8:15 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:15 am - 9:45 am

Thinking Outside The Cat Box: How To Save More Felines, Emily Garman, The Social Animal

9:45 am – 10:00 am - Break

10:00 am – 11:45 am
Feline Enrichment and Stress Reduction, Dr. Stephanie Janezcko,
DVM, MS, DABVP, CAWA, American SPCA

11:45 am – 12:30 pm - Lunch

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Feline Safe Handling, Natasha Drain, American SPCA

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm  - Break

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Pets for Life: Reaching Cats in Your Community, Ashley Mutch, Humane Society of the US

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm  - Break

4:00 p m – 5:30 pm
TNR Panel Discussion

Supported by generous gifts from the Animal Welfare Association of Voorhees and Stretch and Scratch

Get your TICKETS today!!!

Speakers, Topics and Schedule Subject to Change

St. Hubert’s Seminar - Resource Guarding - Feb 27, 2013

February 21, 2013

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SHELTER PARTNER WORKSHOPS

PROUDLY PRESENTS

RESOURCE GUARDING

RECOGNIZING THE DEGREE, SETTING THE BEHAVIOR MOD PROTOCOLS

Pia Silvani, Vice President, Training and Behavior

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013

10:30 a.m.—2:00 p.m.

ST. HUBERT’S COMMUNITY ROOM

575 Woodland Avenue, Madison, NJ

ONLY $10 TO REGISTER—INCLUDES LUNCH!

We all use the term “resource guarding” to describe that dog  who won’t let anyone near the bowl when he’s eating or the one who isn’t going to give up that big rawhide under any circumstances.    In reality “resource guarding,” while not all that uncommon, can be a more far-reaching and complicated behavior.  Thankfully, in the majority of cases it can be just about eradicated or successfully managed.

Pia Silvani’s presentation  will use video and hands-on demonstration to increase both your understanding and ability to recognize the severity of the behavior in an individual dog and design the individualized protocols to modify the behavior.   In addition to extensive work with the dogs in our shelters, Pia has worked with hundreds of private clients.  She is also at the helm of St. Hubert’s new Mutts On The Mend program which shares the expertise of our Training and Behavior Center with our animal welfare colleagues at no charge.

Please join us for this great opportunity to learn more about increasing your abilities to assist the dogs who rely on you in becoming great candidates for adoption!

To register contact Nora Parker at nparker@sthuberts.org or by telephone at 973-377-7094 Ext. 226

Avoiding Dog Park Drama with Sue Sternberg-Jan. 18, Madison, NJ

January 9, 2013

Every dog owner wants their best friend to play well with others.  The sight of a dog frolicking happily in the dog-park, playfully practicing doggie social skills makes a dog lover smile.  But we all know things can change in a moment without warning.  But… what if there WAS a warning and you missed it?

This workshop is designed to help you identify safe situations and learn how to get your dog out of jam before the fur flies.  Come hear Sue Sternberg and get the tools to navigate dog park experiences with safety and confidence.

Date: January, 18, 2013
Location: St. Hubert’s, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $55.00
To Register: Click Here

St. Hubert’s Presents: Shelter Enrichment on a Dime-Jan. 29

January 9, 2013

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SHELTER PARTNER WORKSHOPS

PROUDLY PRESENTS

SHELTER ENRICHMENT ON A DIME

EASY, FUN, CHEAP WAYS TO KEEP YOUR CHARGES CHALLENGED AND CHEERFUL

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29

10 a.m.—12 noon

ST. HUBERT’S COMMUNITY ROOM 575 Woodland Avenue, Madison, NJ

IN KEEPING WITH THE CHEAP THEME—ONLY $5 TO REGISTER!

We all know that good food, medical care and safe, clean housing are essential for the animals in our care. We also know that it’s important to keep our charges physically and mentally healthy and active. All of us are working with limited time and resources, making good quality enrichment a real challenge.

Shelter Manager Becky Burton will show you a variety of ways in which you can provide beneficial activity, brain exercise and FUN for dogs, cats and small caged pets on the cheap. Demos and hands on activity will get you started—you’ll find that “dollar store” can be one of your greatest resources. Save time by asking volunteers and youth groups to help you gather and prepare items using simple household goods that will not only delight your animals but will assist you in engaging the community.

In addition to managing St. Hubert’s Madison animal shelter, Becky has deployed several times to assist both the ASPCA ® and HSUS at emergency sheltering operations around the country. Those experiences, coupled with research, sharing with colleagues, and her own creativity provide the ability to achieve ongoing enrichment that anyone can duplicate at little or no expense .

To register contact Nora Parker at nparker@sthuberts.org or by telephone at 973-377-7094 Ext. 226

Father John’s Animal House Beefsteak Dinner - Sat. Feb. 9, 2013

January 8, 2013

Father John’s Animal House Beefsteak Dinner

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013 (Snow date February 10th)
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
Location: Pope John XXIII Regional High School, 28 Andover Road, Sparta, NJ 07871
Price: $50.00pp
To Purchase Tickets: Call Peggy 973-670-5641

All you can eat Beefsteak Dinner.  Dinner ticket $50 includes wine, beer and soda.  Tricky Tray, 50/50 and Oral Auction.  Tickets for 50/50 are $50, only 200 to be sold.  Winner does not have to be present.  To benefit FJAH, 50 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette, NJ.  Call Peggy 973-670-5641 for tickets or information.  www.fatherjohnsanimalhouse.org.