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

August 16, 2013

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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,

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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Keeping Pet Families Together After the Storm

November 16, 2012 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 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 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 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

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

Monmouth County SPCA
264 Wall Street
Eatontown, NJ 07724

Mike’s Feed Farm
90 Hamburg Tpk
Riverdale, NJ 07457

Morris County CART

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center
575 Woodland Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940


November 8, 2012

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

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 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:
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:
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:
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

Resources for NYC Pet Owners Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Information for Rental Agents:

Resources for Rental Managers Considering Allowing Pets

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 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

Animal Alliance
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)
Needs: Generator

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

Seer Farms
Needs: Cash donations

Woodbridge Animal Shelter
Needs: Cash donations (facility flooded) foster homes, volunteers