The Dispatch - Jingle Pals

The Howlidays are upon us, and we couldn't be more grateful for you: those generous supporters who listen, participate, and spread the word about LHS during this exceptionally busy (and challenging) time of year. Thank you for making room in your lives to make a difference for our shelter pets in need. Cards for Humanity! Less snark for everyone! Or more! We don't judge. For a donation of $25 or more, we will send anyone you wish a holiday card with the handwritten message of your choice. Sweet or sassy- the choice is yours (some have glitter)! Every Holiday Tribute Card you send... Continue reading

LHS Winter 2018 Newsletter

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The Dispatch: Make the Call

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...

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...

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 -...

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....

Onward & Upward - 25 Shelter Pets Head Home

We celebrated 25 Adoptions this past weekend! Fee-waived success! Long-time Cattery resident Sandshrew was one of 20 felines to find her match this weekend: after 553 days in our care. We all got a little misty when our tiny shrew left the building! We also saw Cerulean finally find a home to call her own after 243 days in the Kennel. We knew it would take a special adopter to give her the second chance she needed and deserved -- and it finally happened during our first Adoption Promotion of the year! No-Fee adoption promotions are an important way to help...

Onward & Upward - Softies & Sweethearts

They're headed home! Back in October three 5-day-old puppies were found by our Animal Response Team - they had been discarded in a household garbage can and we weren't sure if they would make it. After medical care and 4 months in foster, we're happy to announce that they've all fully recovered and been adopted into loving homes! We couldn't share stories like this without your support and care. Thanks for joining us in believing that local animals are worth fighting for and that all our community's pets deserve a second chance. Check out our Facebook album celebrating these rescue...

Onward & Upward - Warm & Fuzzies

We started this year with 116 new beginnings, and we couldn’t be prouder! That’s how many LHS pets found homes this December, including our longest dog resident, Sidney. After an incredibly long 14 months in our care Sidney finally found an adopter to call her own-- and she hasn’t looked back! These positive outcomes for local dogs and cats are made possible through of the support of kindhearted and generous advocates like you. You are the reason we’re able to provide dogs like Sidney the extended training, space and time they need to find their adoptive match; thank you for continuing...