There's room for everyone to help at LHS. Right when you walk into our lobby, one of the first things you'll see is our wall of adoption posters. The stellar current batch was made by some up-and-coming young animal advocates. They attend the Kindness Club at the Denville Library, which happens to be facilitated by one of our amazing volunteers! You're never too old or too young to get involved with animal welfare. We accept volunteers ages 16 & up to work alongside us in the shelter caring for the animals. Younger folks can host a bake sale, make adoption promotional materials, talk to local businesses about sponsoring shelter pets or fundraisers, or they can pressure their parents or caretakers into adopting from LHS. We're kidding about that last part (kinda). We're working towards the day when all of our community's pets have a home. Bringing up a new generation of people who believe that compassion and dignity belong to all living creatures is essential to making that happen. Thanks for being part of our community of compassion and respect. We know we're even better and stronger with you. -- Irene & Dave, with the team at Liberty Humane The phone call that saved a life 4-year-old Daisy Dukes was found stuck in an abandoned house. A concerned neighbor called in after hearing barks from one of the windows. Our Animal Response Team was able to secure access to the building and safely remove Daisy. She was emaciated and terrified, but now she's getting the care she deserves. A Smashing... (sad face) Sometime's it's not all unicorns and rainbows. On Monday a man acting erratically smashed our shelter front door with a rock, ran inside, and threw an injured cat at a staff member. It rattled us. Animal welfare is an always an emotionally hard place to inhabit, but especially when the safety of our staff and animals is put at risk. If you can, please Donate today to the Fix-It Fund to help us replace our front door and install new safety measures to protect the humans and animals in our charge. Clear the Shelters We're partnering with NBCUniversal and joining hundreds of animal rescue organizations to Clear the Shelters on August 18th! You can find out about the specifics of our involvement here. We'll be waiving adoption fees for many of our best and brightest resident pets! Make me a match Do you hear that? It's the sound of your donation to LHS singing to you -- asking you to look into your company's matching gift program! Many businesses offer to match your charitable contributions, so please talk to your HR rep or supervisor to find out if your employer participates. It's an easy way to see your care for homeless animals doubled or more! Say you'll be there Bark in the Park is coming up on October 13 and you're invited! Join us for our biggest event and the number one pet festival in Hudson County. You'll get to enjoy amazing vendors, well-dressed dogs, demonstrations from animal experts, and the FREE bounce house! Colorado is for lovers! Okay, okay! We know it's Virginia. But our Colorado, the dog one, is definitely for lovers, too! Let's give this sweet blue beast the second chance he deserves. Another Dispatch come and gone. And so soon! Thanks for reading up on all things LHS.Continue readingWe love where we live. LHS started when a group of concerned & compassionate folks came together to keep their eyes on Jersey City's homeless animals. They weren't satisfied with the level of care that was being provided; heck, they were actually upset about the state of animal welfare here in Hudson County. We've never lost that spirit. We want the residents of the cities we serve to share in building a community of compassion & respect. We believe that the level of care a city provides for its homeless pets and animals speaks volumes about the character of the people who live there. And we're confident you agree. So while there's plenty happening to pull your attention, please remember to take a look around you. Please get your friends and neighbors involved in the local causes you care about. Yeah, we even want you to forward this email or tell your neighbors about LHS! We meet a lot of people in our community who don't even know we're here or what we do. Help us change that! Let's continue making the place we live even more humane, together. -- Irene & Dave, with the team at Liberty Humane So. Many. Dogs. It's that time of year: dogs are coming into our care faster than they're being adopted out. People are moving into new homes & apartments or they're traveling, dogs get out or get left behind, and would-be adopters feel like they don't have the time to invest in a new pet. Summers are busy. But if you know of anyone looking to adopt or even thinking about finding a new pet, please have them check out our amazing shelter dogs. They deserve a chance and you can help them find one. Partners to the Rescue! 2 year-old Haratua was really struggling in the shelter environment. Her stress and fear made her a risk to herself and to our staff trying to care for her. We issued a plea for a rescue organization with foster homes to come forward to help. And our friends at Brick City Rescue came through in the clutch! A Smorgasbord Gone Sideways This little guy got himself stuck in a garbage can. Thanks to a concerned passerby and our Animal Response Team, he's now free and out looking for his next feast. Fingers crossed it's somewhere more conveniently located. Your Company is (almost) Always Appreciated We rely on a lot of folks to help us fulfill our mission: donors, volunteers, community advocates, & adopters. When you get your workplace involved, your impact can grow tremendously. Find out about the ways your company can partner with Liberty Humane to help homeless animals! Bark in the Park is COMING And we need vendors to make our signature event delicious, fun, and fabulous. Apply here to vend at Hudson County's largest pet festival on October 13th! We Don't Usually Do This... But we're having a ribbon cutting ceremony! Our Spay/Neuter Mobile Unit is up & running and providing Hudson County with access to low-cost surgery for the first time, ever. (Also, Irene really likes the big scissors.) Well, that's it for this edition of the Dispatch. Thanks for tuning in! Stay engaged and keep caring.Continue reading
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