Sign up to stay in touch

Liberty Humane Society’s mission is to foster a community of compassion and respect, and provide animals in need with a chance at a lifelong, loving home.

  • Upcoming events

    Community Spay/Neuter

    When: Monday, July 16, 2018 at 07:45 AM
    Where: Mobile Animal Clinic

    See more details and apply at www.pfaonline.org/communityspayneuter!

    Low-Cost Wellness Clinic

    When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 04:00 PM
    Where: Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City, NJ

    We want to help you keep your pet healthy! Liberty Humane Society offers low-cost preventative pet health services to the public every Wednesday from 4pm-6pm. Pets are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.  See our list of available services here.
  • Latest from the blog

    The Dispatch: The Dog Days

    We're back with our second edition of The Dispatch! It's fast approaching that time of year called "The Dogs Days of Summer." We humans have been calling them the Dog Days since (at least) the time of the ancient Greeks. But the term actually isn't referring to days so hot you'd find dogs panting in the shade of a marble column. Nope. It's actually describing a celestial event. The Dog Star, Sirius, is soon going to be visible in the twilit hour before sunrise. Cool, right? The Dog Days are often characterized as a time of strife and calamity - we'd guess that's because many of us tend to get grumpy when we're hot. We hope you're taking a hint from (and care of) our furry friends: stay cool, find shade, and stay hydrated.  -- Irene & Dave, with the team at Liberty Humane Hey There, Hot Stuff (a PSA) Speaking of hot days and dogs....Don't leave your dog in the car. Not that we think YOU would. But really, don't do it. It gets really hot, really quick inside a car, even if the window is cracked. A caring passerby just might call to report you to the authorities. Because it's illegal. We got one of these calls last week. Please leave your pet at home.  If you think your dog is suffering from heat exhaustion while you're out, get them into the shade or air conditioning. Wet a towel with cool water and drape it over them or allow them to lie on it, or have them stand in a basin of cool water. Offer them drinking water with a few ice cubes, but don't use ice on their body, or you may cool them too quickly. Slow and steady is the way to bring their temperature down safely.  Rolling Through Near You: Low-Cost Spay/Neuter We’re thrilled to have launched the first low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Hudson County with our partners at People For Animals! Our bright, beautiful, and frankly unmistakable truck is now delivering high-quality surgery at low-cost - right where it’s needed - in and around Jersey City. See more information and start a reservation here. A Shameless Plug... This is an amazing photo from our Instagram. You should probably (definitely) follow us @libertyhumanesociety. Our dogs & cats shall sing, meow, and bark your praises. And our amazing staff & volunteer photographers will feel really good about it, too. It's Your Clucky Day Or, at least this chicken caught a lucky break! She was found under a car in the Jersey City Heights and is now living large on a slightly less urban farm thanks to one of our partners. Yes, chickens are legal in Jersey City, but you need a permit and appropriate housing, not to mention the approval of your neighbors. Like with any pet, caring for chickens shouldn't be taken lightly.  Peep Us At Pier 13 Meet some of our best & brightest shelter pets at Pier 13 in Hoboken on July 21! This is our 5th summer season of partnering with the kindhearted folks at the Pier to help find new adopters & fans for LHS. We promise you'll make new friends, too :)  Great Fosters Make Great Companions Lots & lots of LHS kittens (like Super Crisp) are graduating from foster care into our adoption program. If you've been looking to adopt a well-socialized and delightful cat companion, get started on an application today! Whew - that was over kinda quick, right?! If it just wasn't enough, see more from us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Thanks again for reading up on LHS and local pets in need. Till soon, animal fans & friends!
    Continue reading

    The Dispatch: Welcome!

    Welcome to our brand new LHS newsletter, The Dispatch! At some point you signed up to hear from us. So here’s where you’ll hear (if you choose to read aloud). The Dispatch is meant to highlight animal welfare news, updates, posts, articles, and happenings around LHS's shelter and our service communities. It's a collection of what we think is interesting and good to know about. You will probably (definitely) find it interesting, too. Maybe even....fun. -- Irene & Dave, plus the whole team at Liberty Humane Summer Lovin' (aka FREE ADOPTIONS!) We are literally giving away unconditional love and devotion. We've had lots of new, wonderful pets enter the shelter and they need to be where they belong this summer (& always) - in a loving home. Adoption fees on dogs over 40 pounds and cats over 6 months are waived for the next few days only. See more details here. Back for Bayonne That's right, peninsula people. Liberty Humane Society is the animal shelter & control provider for the city of Bayonne. We talked to the Jersey Journal about our new relationship status. Tails from Animal Response (the ART) We recently got a call about a dead coyote found on the second floor of a building in Jersey City. Turns out it was a taxidermy coyote and someone brought it in to work with them. For fun. We can't make this stuff up- but we do have to deal with it.  Fireworks & Your Pets Snoop Dogg may like fireworks, but your pet dog does not. Keep your pets indoors and safe around the Fourth of July. More dogs are lost on the Fourth of July than any other day. Check out Scientific American Magazine for more info on why. Our Goodness, Your Guinness Ed & Mary's in Hamilton Park is partnering with Guinness to raise funds for LHS on Saturday, 6/30 from 12P - 4P. It's called Pints for Pups (and kittens!). You should probably go. Kitten Foster > Bananas Foster We have hundreds of kittens already in the care of people like you, and yet: we need more foster homes for the new arrivals...who just keep coming. Please find out what it takes to be an LHS foster. You can help us save lives. Well that's it. Dispatch received! Many thanks for tuning in to LHS and local pets in need. Till soon, animal lovers!
    Continue reading