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New LHS T-Shirt Colors for 2015!

New Colors for 2015!

If you had the opportunity to stop by Hamilton BARK in June, you were treated to the debut of the brand new colors of our fab LHS T-Shirts! Liberty Crown Shirts are now featured in a soft yellow cream, and our Adopt Local (Chilltown Cats/Liberty Locals) shirts are a bright, cheery heather kelly green.

We're still printing the the same super-soft cotton t-shirts you've been coveting, and these new colors and screen prints are still resistant to fading and shrinking in the wash (trust us-- we wash and wear these bad boys all week long!). Sizing is unisex and all t-shirts remain $20. Come to your LHS to pick up your new shirt today, or order from our on-line portal here:

New Colors for 2015!

*Please note shirts ordered from the on-line portal will be in our new featured colors. If you want the Olive Green Crown shirt or Teal Liberty Local/Chilltown Cat shirts they are only available in limited sizing at our facility.

Your Liberty Humane Society's NEW Spay/Neuter Clinic!

Momma cat and Kittens

As you know Liberty Humane Society has a strict spay-neuter policy, meaning all animals are altered before adoption. We do this to ease the financial and logistic burden of spay/neuter from our adopters, and to reduce the number of unwanted pets born through accidental litters of puppies and kittens.

This means that we partner with low-cost spay/neuter clinics who specialize in providing the safe, fast spay and neuter procedures we need at a lower rate. Right now, there are NO low-cost spay/neuter clinics in Hudson County. Our partner clinic is approximately 80 miles away-- one way!


Lassie

This places a tremendous amount of work on our staff and stress on the animals we care for. Each time we send animals out for surgery it requires a vehicle for transport, an entire day of staff time, and stress on the animals as they recover during the ride back.


Now, your Liberty Humane Society is excited to announce that we will open our own dedicated spay/neuter clinic on LHS grounds--the very first in Hudson County!


This clinic will be housed in a customized RV, fully equipped, on LHS grounds. Staffed by experienced and specialized veterinarians and veterinary technicians, we will now be able to spay/neuter our adorable, adoptable animals on site without having to put our animals-- or our staff and resources-- under any unnecessary stress.



Now, your Liberty Humane Society is excited to announce that we will open our own dedicated spay/neuter clinic on LHS grounds--the very first in Hudson County!


This clinic will be housed in a customized RV, fully equipped, on LHS grounds. Staffed by experienced and specialized veterinarians and veterinary technicians, we will now be able to spay/neuter our adorable, adoptable animals on site without having to put our animals-- or our staff and resources-- under any unnecessary stress.

New RV

We're proud of this major step forward, but we need your help to make our dream a reality.

Opening the custom facility requires a lot of equipment, tools, furniture, renovations, and appliances. Please help us fund this mission positive endeavor by donating to underwrite the cost of our surgical equipment or the cost of a spay/neuter procedure for a cat or a dog.



If you would like to make a gift greater than $500 in support of this huge undertaking, please e-mail: Jessica@libertyhumane.org.

Support Spay/Neuter

LHS Say/Neuter Clinic FAQ

Can I bring my dog/cat to your spay/neuter clinic?
Not yet. While we hope to provide this service in the future, at this point in time we only have the capacity to serve LHS dogs and cats.

I have feral cats in my neighborhood; can I bring them to your clinic to TNR?
Not yet. While we hope to provide this service in the future, at this point in time we only have the capacity to serve LHS dogs and cats.

Your unit is in an RV? Can you bring it to my neighborhood?
Soon! We did design the clinic to be mobile and we're working to expand our capacity so we can better serve our community. Our first foray into mobilizing the clinic unit will most likely be as a vaccination clinic, similar to our weekly Low-Cost Pet Wellness clinics.

I work with a local rescue--can WE use your clinic?
As we build capacity, we will slowly open spots to our partners in sheltering and rescue who transfer animals from LHS. We will be reaching out to our partners in the upcoming months as we see the program evolve.

This sounds expensive. Why not just keep doing what you've been doing?
It is expensive! That's why we need your help! The cost of getting the clinic ready including the RV, renovations, tools, equipment, and start-up supplies will be over $30,000! That's not including hiring our specialized vet and vet tech, both experts in spay/neuter with years of experience doing this exact thing.

But we feel that this is the right step to take now. We've made tremendous strides over the past three years and are growing as an organization. We've reduced the number of animals coming into our shelter, improved adoption rates, grown our volunteer and foster programs, and improved the quality of life for the animals in our care while they are at LHS.

We want to continue providing the best in care for our animals, and this first-in-Hudson-County resource will serve our animals, give our staff more time, and hopefully reduce the amount of time our animals spend in our shelter while they wait for adoption.

Yeah, but still... $30,000. Can't you use that for something else?
We feel that the best investment to make NOW is in medical care. This is not a one-use resource; as we grow our ability to run the clinic, we will be able to open it up to outside parties. Again, there is no other low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Hudson County and we believe animals in our care deserves access to these resources.

Thank you for your support as we take on this huge endeavor! We'll keep you updated on our progress!

Upcoming Events

Wellness Clinic
Date: 30 July 2015 04:00 to 06:00
Summary: Low-Cost vaccinations, tests, microchipping & wellness services! [more >>]


(See our full calendar)



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LHS Spotlight

Featured Cat

Pumpkin
Tip Pumpkin has been one of our LHS favorite cattery residents for almost a year now, and while we love her to pieces, it's time for Pumpkin to find her forever home.

This adult tortie female is nothing but a bundle of cuddles, contented purrs, and love, just waiting for you to find her! Spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and FIV negative, Pumpkin is all ready to go home.

Pumpkin asks that when you fill out your application for her, you please reference exactly how many times each day you will tell her she's the best cat ever, your petting schedule, and three references on your cat cuddle skills. Pumpkin is accepting applications Tues - Fri from 2-7 pm and Sat & Sun 11 am - 4 pm. Find Pumpkin's Petfinder Profile Here!



Posted: Jan 21, 2015

 

Featured Dog

Abigail- In Foster
Abigail

Meet Abigail, a one year old terrier mix. This cute little girl has sable-colored fur with white accents and is a petite lady weighing under 50 lbs--the perfect size for hugging!

Abigail adores being the center of attention. A true social butterfly, she thrives in the company of people. No one is a stranger around her!

Since she is a young lady, she is active, playful, and fun loving. She's love to keep you company on long walks, jogs, exercise sessions ... anything that gets her out and about. If you are looking for a hiking or running partner, Abigail is your girl!

Abigail would do best with slightly older children who wouldn't be overwhelmed by her silly nature. She would also do best as the only dog in your home. She has not had much experience with other dogs and am a bit unsocialized. Luckily, her foster family has been working hard and she can now pack walk comfortably with other pups and pass dog on the street with barely a glance.

Since Abigail is not at the shelter, if you would like to arrange a meeting with me, please call Liberty Humane Society at 201-547-4147 or email grace@libertyhumane.org.


Posted: Jun 10, 2015