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April Showers Bring May Cats (and Dogs)! No-Fee Adoption Promotion

May Adoption Promotion

Your LHS will host one of its famed adoption promotion events May 30-31 at its 235 Jersey City Blvd facility. Cats and dogs over four months of age will boast a zero-fee adoption to approved adoptive homes.

These events are crucial to us; as the summer season approaches, more cats and dogs will be brought in as stray animals. By hosting large promotional adoption events, we not only provide a great opportunity for the homeless animals in our care to find their adoptive forever homes, but also make room for those animals incoming.


** Please Note: Pets under four months of age will be excluded from this promotion**



Yappy Hour- LHS partners with Thirsty Quaker for a pop-up beer garden and dog social!

Yappy Hour

Once again, Liberty Humane Society brings the fun! Join us on June 6 from 3-7 pm at The Thirsty Quaker, 492 Monmouth St in Downtown JC for a pop-up beer garden featuring dog-themed craft brews. Bring your pooch for the off-leash dog social!

The yard will be double gated for safety, and monitors will be on hand to help keep the canines in check while you (responsibly) enjoy a glorious summer afternoon.

** Please Note: Must be 21 to drink. In the interest of safety, we reserve the right to refuse entry, alcohol, or service to anyone.**






ANNOUNCING! Hamilton BARK Festival 2015!

Hamilton BARK! Festival

We are thrilled to announce Liberty Humane Society's second annual Hamilton BARK Festival, at Hamilton Park, Jersey City, NJ on June 20th from 12-7pm. At its core, Hamilton BARK is a one-day community festival and fundraiser for LHS, including live entertainment and activities for children, adults, and four-legged family members.

This year, in addition to all of the excitement from the first Hamilton BARK festival, we're adding a brand new attraction, a Canine Field Day! We'll host hours of on-leash games and contests for dog-owners and their pets to participate in, all led by a professional trainer.

Other attractions include:

We're open to Vendors, Underwriters, and Sponsors-- if you have any questions, please e-mail :Jessica@libertyhumane.org or click for VENDOR or SPONSOR info.

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

Pet Photo Shoots by Hartshorn Portraiture
Date:
1 April 2015 00:00 to 31 May 2015 00:00
Summary: Get professional pics of your dog while supporting LHS [more >>]


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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

Nils- In Foster
Brownie Meet Nils, a big boy with the drive to be your 75-lb lap dog (Ok, maybe body pillow)! But hey, big is beautiful too!

Nils, a five year old pit-mastiff mix, came to LHS in bad shape. He had a thick chain collar embedded in his neck and his vision is slightly damaged from injury. Even still Nils is a loving, forgiving boy and bears no ill-will to people at all! In fact he so enjoys the company of his current foster family he finds ways to snuggle up, cuddle up, and generally be a good and affectionate boy as often as possible.

A real people pleaser with nice manners -- no jumping or unruly behavior here! -- Nils is housebroken, gentle, and easily give up his toys and rawhides.

Do you have another dog at home? Nils is choosy about who he spends his time with, so please be sure to check in with LHS Adoption Counselors before you visit our Nils.

This mellow gentleman with an affectionate heart will be the perfect dog for just about anyone. Please reach out to our LHS Adoption Manager at Grace@libertyhumane.org and make an appointment to meet Nils soon!

Lots of love, Nils xoxo
Posted: Jan 21, 2015