Bark in the Park is the largest pet-festival in Hudson County, where we come together for a day filled with fun, food, and lots of wonderful vendors. It's also how we raise funds to cover the medical and emergency costs associated with the animals that come into our care. It helps cats and dogs like Cristal and her 13 siblings: Cristal is one of 14 cats, including 1 barely alive kitten, that were evacuated from horrible living conditions after the elderly man who had been squatting in the property they were living in was hospitalized, long-term. All 14 had terrible ringworm infections, which is a costly and time consuming process to... Continue reading
We're just a few weeks away from Hudson County's largest pet festival! Join us on Saturday, September 28th from noon-4pm in Church Square Park in Hoboken for a day of vendors, games, food and fun in support of Liberty Humane Society! Meet local dogs and cats looking for homes; snack on treats for humans and pets; and set your children free in the bounce house. Find boutique items, wearables and delicious snacks and treats for your pets and yourself from our awesome vendors and food trucks. Continue reading
Last night, in the final evacuation push before Hurricane Dorian lands in the Carolinas, and in coordination with Best Friends Animal Society, LHS transported in 14 cats and dogs from shelters in the path of the storm.Evacuating animals from shelters before the storm helps save those animals from danger and prepares the local shelter be to help victims of the storm in their community. After Hurricane Sandy ravaged parts of New Jersey and the Northeast, a tremendous network of shelters and organizations helped LHS as we overcame power issues, resource obstacles and repairs. With Dorian looming over the Carolinas, we also need... Continue reading
Meet Dino. Yesterday Dino was found by the LHS Animal Response Team(ART), sealed inside a plastic garbage bag and left on the curb. When the ART cut Dino out of the bag he was in distress and having a seizure, but he was stabilized at the vet’s office and is now at LHS for continued care. Dino is old and blind and may suffer from other medical issues. Like many animals LHS cares for, Dino will need substantial medical treatment in order for him to have a chance at living out the rest of his life in comfort. These intensive medical cases occur year-round,... Continue reading
This Saturday, you have an incredible chance to make a lasting difference! Liberty Humane Society is participating in the national Clear The Shelters Campaign and we couldn't be more excited about it!We're waving all adoption fees on dogs over 40lbs and cats over 4 months old. If you've been wanting a new furry friend for a while, but just couldn't make it happen, now is the time! You could bring home a dog or cat that really needs all the love they have been missing out on, like Usain Bolt or Moet! Usain Bolt has a neurological disorder that makes him a bit unsteady on his feet and slower moving... Continue reading
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
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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...
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...
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 -...