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

August 16, 2013

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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

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Speakers, Topics and Schedule Subject to Change

Keeping Pet Families Together After the Storm

November 16, 2012

FosterASandyPet.org aims to keep families intact

Madison and North Branch, NJ (November 16, 2012) — St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey, and The Humane Society of the United States have joined forces to provide services to help keep pet families together throughout Hurricane affected areas of the state by building foster relationships and providing supportive services.

“Many families are facing housing displacement which threatens their ability to keep their family intact and sadly, we know that moving is a leading cause of pet relinquishment to animal shelters in this country,” said Heather Cammisa, President & CEO of St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center. “Pets are part of the family and after people have lost so much, we don’t want them to be forced to give up their beloved furred, finned or feathered family members,” she added.

The program launches today with a central website www.fosterasandypet.org that serves as a matching venue for people willing to provide temporary housing, called fostering, with pet families in need. The website includes photos, profiles of site members, tips for all parties, a sample foster contract and links to valuable behavior resources to help foster homes integrate pets into their home. If a match is made and registered, there is access to ongoing support such as pet food, supplies, behavior counseling and other supportive services including some veterinary care support. “We have heard from people around the state and beyond that they want to help pet families and this is a way to connect them in a supportive way, “said Niki Dawson, President of the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey.

“With the extent of damage and our knowledge that about 50% of homes in New Jersey have at least one pet, we know there is great need.”

The Humane Society of the United States championed the creation of a foster network to give impacted families the peace of mind to arrange for their pet’s long-term care while they begin to rebuild their lives. Kathy Schatzmann, HSUS NJ State Director added, “We applaud the tremendous efforts of St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center and the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey to keep families and their pets together during this difficult time.”

Anyone interested in providing services such as grooming, veterinary care, pet food or supplies or who is interested in volunteering to answer phones and emails is asked to please contact info@fosterasandypet.org or call (732) 377-3701.

Distribution Centers/Collection Sites for the Victims of Superstorm Sandy

November 15, 2012

The following sites are collecting and distributing items for the victims of Superstorm Sandy.  Please contact them directly if you would like to make a donation. If you know of another location collecting pet items for storm victims, please email info@awfnj.org to have them added to the list.

Animal Protection League of NJ (APLNJ) and Homeless Animal Lifeline (HAL)
18 McBride Road, Manalapan,NJ 07726.
Please call Janine at 732-266-9080 to drop off items

Animal Welfare Association
509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ 08043
856-424-2288

Associated Humane Society
124 Evergreen Avenue
Newark, NJ 07114-2133
973-824-7080

Bergen County Animal Shelter
100 United Lane
Teterboro, NJ 07608
201-229-4600

Camp Bow Wow of Eatontown
284 Old Deal Road
Eatontown, NJ 07724
732-728-9663

Castle of Dreams Animal Rescue
PO Box 739
Keyport, NJ 07735
732-765-8378

Monmouth County SPCA
264 Wall Street
Eatontown, NJ 07724
732-542-5342

Mike’s Feed Farm
90 Hamburg Tpk
Riverdale, NJ 07457
973-839-7747

Morris County CART
MorrisCountyCart@hotmail.com
desomb9@aol.com

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center
575 Woodland Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
973-377-2295

ST. HUBERT’S IN MADISON SERVING AS REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER

November 8, 2012

ST. HUBERT’S SERVING AS REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER
Supporting Sandy Impacted Animal Shelters, Rescues and Family Pets

Madison and North Branch, NJ–St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center is serving as a regional distribution center supporting Sandy impacted animal shelters, rescues and families with pets.  The Center’s Community Room at 575 Woodland Avenue, Madison is accepting and distributing food and supplies into areas of need.
St. Hubert’s has the ability to accept and store large shipments of food and supplies.   Impacted shelters and rescues who need help for their own organizations in the storm’s aftermath or who are assisting  pet guardians in their communities are encouraged to contact Nora Parker at St. Hubert’s—973-377-7094 Ext 226 with their specific needs.  Calls will be returned within 12 hours.
Donations can be made online at www.sthuberts.org.

Donations of goods for storm relief can be delivered to St. Hubert’s shelter in Madison (575 Woodland Avenue) or dropped  at the North Branch shelter (3201 Route 22E) for transfer to Madison.   Visit www.sthuberts.org/Sandyneeds for daily updates on items most needed.

Pet Friendly Housing in Disaster Striken Areas

November 8, 2012

See list below of pet friendly rentals from the NJ Apartment Association (NJAA)

Ocean County
Lakewood - Woodlake Village  Immediate Availability
Contact Person Laurie Solymosi – Phone # (732) 364-2900 – E-mail: lauries@jerseyc.com
Website: www.woodlakenj.com
2-Bedroom Apartments - $899 per month / 12-month lease - $990 per month / 6-month lease.
2 Bedroom Townhomes - $1100 per month / 12-month lease - $1150 per month / 6-month lease.
No Security Deposit for well-qualified applicants. Pet Friendly

Monmouth County
Matawan – Matawan Station Apartments and Townhomes  Immediate Availability
Contact Person Margaret Abruzzese – Phone (732) 583-1710 – E-mail:  margareta@jerseyc.com
Website:  www.matawanstation.com
1-Bedroom Apartment - $1050-$1075 / 12 month lease - $1100 – 1125 / 6 month lease
Pet Friendly

Cliffwood - Ken Gardens Apartments  Immediate Availability
Contact Person Janet Grau – Phone (732) 583-0716 – E-Mail:  janetb@jerseyc.com
Website:  www.kengardensapts.com
1-Bedroom Apartments - $895-$935 / 12-month lease - $945 - $985 / 6 month lease
Pet Friendly

Garden State Apartments (various locations)

Additional resources for pet friendly rentals:

The HSUS’s tips for finding a new rental apartment or house for yourself and your pets http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/renting_with_pets.html

Resources for NYC Pet Owners Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
http://www.animalalliancenyc.org/wordpress/2012/11/resources-for-nyc-pet-owners-impacted-by-hurricane-sandy/

Information for Rental Agents:

Resources for Rental Managers Considering Allowing Pets
http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/rental_manager_resources.html

http://www.firepaw.org/CARP_Brochure.pdf

http://www.firepaw.org/CARP_Cover.pdf

NJ Shelters/Rescues in Need of Distaster Relief

November 8, 2012

Below is a list of shelters and rescues who currently need help in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Please contact info@awfnj.org for more details or if you know of another group that should be added to the list.

Humane Society of Atlantic County
http://www.hsacpet.org/
Needs:  medical supplies, Home Depot gift cards, cash donations

Animal Alliance
http://www.animalalliancenj.org/
Needs: Cat food (canned and dry), litter, canned dog food, gift cards (Petco, Petsmart, PetValu, Walmart), foster homes

Humane Society of Ocean County
http://www.hsocnj.org/
Needs: Laundry detergent, bleach, canned cat food, trash bags, towels, cash donations

11th Hour Rescue
http://www.ehrdogs.org/
Needs: Cash donations (severe roof damage)

Jersey Shore Animal Center
www.jerseyshoreanimalcenter.org
Needs: Cash donations (leaking roof)

Monmouth County SPCA
http://monmouthcountyspca.org/
Needs: Pet food

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center
www.sthuberts.org
Needs: Canned cat food, dry food, dog food, blankets, supplies
(serving as a central distribution center for other disaster stricken shelters)

CATS (Citizens Altering the Strays) & Mew to You
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/capeatlanticcats.html
Needs: Cash donations - facility flooded needs refurbishing.

Alley Cat Allies
www.alleycat.org
Needs: Cash donations, volunteers to help feed colony cats

Abandoned Angels Rescue
http://www.abandonedangelsrescue.org
Needs: Food and supplies

All About Animals NJ
http://www.allaboutanimalsnj.org/index.php
Needs: Cat food, dog food, litter, vaccines, testing supplies

Animal Rescue R Us
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NJ623.html
Need: Crates, bedding, food, supplies

Passaic Animal Shelter
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NJ36.html
Need vaccines and supplies

Big East Akita Rescue (BEAR)
http://www.bigeastakitarescue.net
Needs: Cash donations. Lost everything

Nice Dog Rescue
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NJ505.html
Needs: Fencing, fosters

Byram Animal Rescue (BARKS)
http://barksinc.com
Needs: Generator

H.E.A.L.S.
http://healrescue.com
Medications, blankets, towels, funding

Jersey Animal Coalition
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NJ84.html
Needs: Gas, blankets

Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter
http://www.noahsarknj.org
Needs: Water, dry cat food, dry/wet kitten food, litter, paper towels, and gas

North Jersey Guinea Pig & Hamster Rescue
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/njguineapigandhamster.html
Needs: CareFresh, aspen and pine bedding, guinea pig/hamster food and timothy hay

Seer Farms
http://seerfarms.org
Needs: Cash donations

Woodbridge Animal Shelter
http://www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us/Departments/HealthandHumanServices/Information/WoodbridgeAnimalShelterAndPetAdoptionCenter/tabid/2268/Default.aspx
Needs: Cash donations (facility flooded) foster homes, volunteers