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 email@example.com or call (732) 377-3701.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to have them added to the list.
Animal Welfare Association
509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ 08043
Associated Humane Society
124 Evergreen Avenue
Newark, NJ 07114-2133
Bergen County Animal Shelter
100 United Lane
Teterboro, NJ 07608
Camp Bow Wow of Eatontown
284 Old Deal Road
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Castle of Dreams Animal Rescue
PO Box 739
Keyport, NJ 07735
Morris County CART
St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center
575 Woodland Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
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.
November 8, 2012
See list below of pet friendly rentals from the NJ Apartment Association (NJAA)
Lakewood - Woodlake Village Immediate Availability
Contact Person Laurie Solymosi – Phone # (732) 364-2900 – E-mail: email@example.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
Matawan – Matawan Station Apartments and Townhomes Immediate Availability
Contact Person Margaret Abruzzese – Phone (732) 583-1710 – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
1-Bedroom Apartment - $1050-$1075 / 12 month lease - $1100 – 1125 / 6 month lease
Cliffwood - Ken Gardens Apartments Immediate Availability
Contact Person Janet Grau – Phone (732) 583-0716 – E-Mail: email@example.com
1-Bedroom Apartments - $895-$935 / 12-month lease - $945 - $985 / 6 month lease
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
Information for Rental Agents:
Resources for Rental Managers Considering Allowing Pets
November 8, 2012
Below is a list of shelters and rescues who currently need help in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or if you know of another group that should be added to the list.
Humane Society of Atlantic County
Needs: medical supplies, Home Depot gift cards, cash donations
Needs: Cat food (canned and dry), litter, canned dog food, gift cards (Petco, Petsmart, PetValu, Walmart), foster homes
Humane Society of Ocean County
Needs: Laundry detergent, bleach, canned cat food, trash bags, towels, cash donations
11th Hour Rescue
Needs: Cash donations (severe roof damage)
Jersey Shore Animal Center
Needs: Cash donations (leaking roof)
Monmouth County SPCA
Needs: Pet food
St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center
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
Needs: Cash donations - facility flooded needs refurbishing.
Alley Cat Allies
Needs: Cash donations, volunteers to help feed colony cats
Abandoned Angels Rescue
Needs: Food and supplies
All About Animals NJ
Needs: Cat food, dog food, litter, vaccines, testing supplies
Animal Rescue R Us
Need: Crates, bedding, food, supplies
Passaic Animal Shelter
Need vaccines and supplies
Big East Akita Rescue (BEAR)
Needs: Cash donations. Lost everything
Nice Dog Rescue
Needs: Fencing, fosters
Byram Animal Rescue (BARKS)
Medications, blankets, towels, funding
Jersey Animal Coalition
Needs: Gas, blankets
Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter
Needs: Water, dry cat food, dry/wet kitten food, litter, paper towels, and gas
North Jersey Guinea Pig & Hamster Rescue
Needs: CareFresh, aspen and pine bedding, guinea pig/hamster food and timothy hay
Needs: Cash donations
Woodbridge Animal Shelter
Needs: Cash donations (facility flooded) foster homes, volunteers