In honor of National Haiku Day on April 17th, Liberty Humane Society is holding a contest for the best Animal & Pet Haiku. The top 3 haiku (to be selected by LHS staff) will be posted on the LHS Facebook page and voted on by our audience. The First and Second Place winners will be published in an upcoming LHS newsletter and will receive prizes*! Submit your best below!! *Prizes may include an LHS T-Shirt, Tote Bag, high-fives, photos of animals, and/or books.
Exciting news--we're bringing LHS's community services on the road to you! Hudson County residents: which events would be most beneficial to you and your community? If enough people from a town express an interest we'll make it happen!
Last February, North was brought in to LHS as a stray off the streets of Jersey City. He was badly frightened and with his 60 pounds, he was difficult for all but our most experienced dog-walkers to handle. The stress of the kennel and being around all of the other dogs was causing him to become even more challenging, and it was clear we had to find a foster. Continue reading
5th Graders from Jersey City PS #3 came for their annual tour at Liberty Humane Society to get a first-hand look at their community shelter and to learn about the work we do to find homes for unwanted pets. Jaime Altschul, teacher at PS #3, has added Animal Care and Compassion (ACC) to her curriculum. ACC is designed to educate the children about homeless animals and the shelter system. Students learn the importance of spaying and neutering, treating animals with compassion, statistics on homeless animals, and also carry out a series of projects to benefit the shelter throughout the year.... Continue reading
THANK YOU to all of our LHS supporters, adopters, donors, volunteers and staff! You all made this happen!
UPDATE 2/9/2016: Braveheart and Faithful are ready to find a home together! UPDATE 2/1/2016: Braveheart has come back from the vet and is reunited with Faithful! UPDATE 1/25/2016: Braveheart is out of surgery and on his way to recovery! UPDATE 1/24/2016: Braveheart has been sent for surgery at the vet. In the days leading up to Winter Storm Jonas, two stray dogs were spotted in Liberty State Park. Park Police partnered with Jersey City Animal Control to attempt capture, but the dogs eluded them by running deeper into the park. The day before the storm, they were seen again. While... Continue reading
When Firuzeh was brought to us off the streets she was freezing, emaciated and hungry, flea-ridden, and missing an eye. She had been declawed, left defenseless and forced to hide to stay alive. She had yet to be spayed and was probably used repeatedly for breeding. Despite all of this, Firuzeh somehow survived. LHS staff has been working diligently to restore Firuzeh to health - treating her respiratory infection, bathing her, removing all the unwelcome parasites she's picked up in her fight to keep going. Most importantly, giving her the love and affection she still amazingly responds to. Also,... Continue reading
Cheeseburger had been hit by a car in Jersey City and arrived at LHS with a fractured tibia in May. The handsome orange and white kitten's leg healed well and he became an LHS staff favorite (we even decorated his cast with stars and stripes for Fourth of July!) but after a number of months he was still waiting to find his forever home. Cheeseburger’s luck changed in September, when he caught the eye of North Shore Animal League's Karla Agostinello, who makes regular trips from Long Island to Jersey City to help us out. “Within two weeks, Cheeseburger found...
When Chief (now Ben) was picked up by Jersey City Animal Control he was so frightened he managed to squeeze into a space underneath our kennels, and wouldn’t come out. But we knew exactly who to call about a fearful and emotionally shut-down Rottweiler who otherwise wouldn’t have had much of a chance: Sammy’s Hope Animal Welfare & Adoption Center. Sammy’s Hope executive director Darren Young drove up to the shelter that day to meet Chief. And he brought with him a helper: a pit-mix named Chuck whose job is to interact with shelter dogs and determine their comfort level...
Our relationship with Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary (ARWS) began on a cold, icy day 8 years ago when two sheep were spotted running on the NJ Turnpike. The pair, maybe escapees from a truck headed to the slaughterhouse, was captured by our animal control officer and brought back to the shelter. Despite the terrible weather, ARWS founder Kelly Simonetti responded promptly to our call for assistance, and, slipping and sliding on the ice, we wrangled the sheep into her truck. Those sheep are still alive today, enjoying a quiet life on a NJ farm owned by friends of Simonetti’s. A...