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...

Onward & Upward - X-Mas 2017

This week our kennel is blissfully empty. Nineteen of our shelter dogs are basking in the comfort of loving foster homes, who graciously opened their hearts and hearths to provide shelter pets in need with a holiday vacation. Your compassion means the world to Laurel and Babylon, and all our LHS pets awaiting new homes. May we all experience such comfort and joy this holiday season, and all throughout the year. Irene & Espi

Onward & Upward - BIP

  Bark in the Park is one week away and we're so excited to share this gorgeous day with you! Join LHS friends and family as we celebrate adoption and raise funds to support local homeless pets. We'll have food, games, 30+ vendors, a bounce house, balloon animals, dog training demos, fitness classes (for humans)- and of course- our famous pet fashion show. This year we're welcoming special guest the Dogist, who will be live instagraming from the event.Bark in the Park isn't just our largest pet festival and fundraiser, it's also a homecoming celebration for a lot of our LHS alumni....

The Scoop - Summer 2017

Check out our Summer 2017 Newsletter!