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

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 under Upcoming Events.

Ramapo-Bergan Animal Refuge Gift/Craft Sale - Oct. 18 - 19, 2013

October 4, 2013

The Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc. is holding a huge sale at the Copper Tree Mall, 350 Ramapo Valley Road (Route 202) in Oakland, NJ on Friday, October 18th from 9am to 9pm and Saturday, October 19th from 9am to 5pm.  Find a wide range of beautiful gifts, seasonal and household items - some animal-related, most not.  All proceeds directly benefit the animals of R.B.A.R.I.

To learn more about our organization please visit

Learn Basic Animal Sheltering & Mgmt - Oct. 16 Monmouth Cty SPCA

September 27, 2013

Title: Basic Animal Sheltering & Management

Location: Monmouth County SPCA,  260 Wall Street, Eatontown, NJ.

Wednesday, Thursday, & Monday, October 16, 17, 21, 9:00AM -5:00PM

Cost: $249.00 per person (18 years of age and older).

Registration: online at
This course is presented by CAREER DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (the state leader in providing animal welfare courses) and the MONMOUTH COUNTY SPCA.

Anyone interested in working or volunteering in a shelter or who is responsible for shelter operations should attend this course.The topics covered New Jersey statutes & regulations related to shelters, pet shops, kennels, pounds, rescues, pet owners, feral cat caretakers, animal rescue groups, puppy “lemon” law, adoption policies, spay/neuter requirements, exotics & permits, interacting with New Jersey agencies and organizations, animal behavior & breed recognition, familiarization with animal cruelty, safe handling techniques (domestics, wildlife, and livestock), disease recognition, treatment, and prevention, pet first aid certification, practical shelter operation techniques (tour & practicals), feral cat management programs, best practices: cleaning, medical care, temperament evaluations & behavior modification, customer service, community outreach programs, national resource & continuing education opportunities: free webinars, conferences, magazines, books, etc.

Instructors are some of the most experienced experts on animal sheltering in New Jersey and all learning materials will be provided. No prior experience is required.

Father John’s Animal House Casino Night - Oct. 25

September 21, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

6 pm – 10 pm

Perona Farms Barn

350 Andover-Sparta Road

Andover Twp., NJ 07821

A fun filed evening to benefit Father John’s Animal House, 50 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette.  Food stations, cash bar, dessert & coffee.  Donation $60.00 per person (Includes wine and $100 in play money).

Call Peggy 973-670-5641 for tickets or information.

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

August 16, 2013

Sponsored by Tomahawk Live Trap –

Space is Limited - Get your TICKETS today!!!


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

Get your TICKETS today!!!

Speakers, Topics and Schedule Subject to Change

RBARI Gift Sale - Copper Tree Mall - August 16-17

August 10, 2013

The Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc. is holding a huge sale at the Copper Tree Mall, 350 Ramapo Valley Road (Route 202) in Oakland, NJ on Friday,  August 16th from 9am to 9pm and Saturday, August 17th from 9am to 5pm.  Find a wide range of beautiful gifts and household items - some animal-related, many not.  All proceeds directly benefit the animals of R.B.A.R.I. To learn more about our organization please visit

Father John’s Animal House Wine/Food Pairing - Thurs. Aug. 15

August 10, 2013

Spanish Wine Tasting and Food Pairing Dinner
Thursday, August 15, from 7 pm – 10 pm.

Mattar’s Bistro, 151 Ridge Road (Route 517), Allamuchy, will be hosting a five-course Spanish Wine Tasting and Food Pairing Dinner on Thursday, August 15, from 7 pm – 10 pm. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit Father John’s Animal House, a no-kill animal shelter. This is a gourmet event not to be missed. Reservations are required. Tickets are $100/person and seating is limited. For information or reservations, call Peggy at 973-670-5641. FJAH is located at 50 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette (Sparta), Phone 973-300-5909, website

ASPCA Upcoming Webinars - August - October 2013

August 10, 2013

Novel Approaches to Community Cat Management-Mon. Sept 23

August 10, 2013



Novel Approaches to Community Cat Management

Dr. Kate Hurley, DVM, MPVM

Director of the Koret Shelter Medicine Program,

UC Davis Center for Companion Animal Health


10:30 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

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


For over a century, sheltering programs have been a centerpiece of our response to abandoned and unwanted dogs and cats. In recent years, we’ve seen a dramatic divergence between the fates of these two species: while shelter intake and euthanasia have commonly declined on a per capita basis for dogs, for cats the rates have remained stubbornly high in many communities. The presence of a large population of un-owned “community cats” in most areas has a profound impact on the potential success of sheltering strategies. Evidence is building that novel approaches, which would not work well for dogs, can provide humane and cost-effective alternatives for cats within the shelter as well as outside the shelter walls.

This workshop will present data comparing the success of current practices in accomplishing some of the main goals of shelters for dogs versus cats. Alternative responses to community cats will be described that maintain the success of “traditional” shelter programs in accomplishing these goals, while dramatically improving the success in areas where many shelters continue to struggle. Practical examples will be provided, detailing challenges and success in a variety of communities.

Don’t miss this great opportunity– Register now!

Send checks to Nora Parker at St. Hubert’s, P.O. Box 159, Madison, NJ  07940 973-377-7094 Ext. 226

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