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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, August 13, 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, August 15, 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: Compassion looks good on you

    We 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.
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    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!
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