Celebrating 21 Years of Saving Lives!
The Hudson County Animal League is an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to promote the compassionate treatment of companion animals.
Keeping Your Pets Healthy and Safe This Summer
Be sure to check out the Animal Guide on our Petpourri page for tips on how to keep your pets safe over the coming dog days of Summer!
Membership Drive - We Need Your Help!
It's "Kitten Season" and here is our newest rescue - Baby - who, as you can see, will need extensive eye care. Your $10 New Member Fee or a donation in any amount will help save Baby's eyesight. If you have a pet or your heart has ever been touched by a pet, please open your heart now and join us as a member, make a donation, or both.
Our Thanks to the Hoboken Charter School!
Student of the Hoboken Charter School recently sold handmade dog and cat toys to benefit HCAL's rescues. Kittens Max and Addie enjoyed visiting the school with Board Members Mary Beth and Cindy to accept this thoughtful donation!
Thank You to the Girl Scouts!
A great big meow of thanks goes to Bayonne Girl Scout Troop #12179 for organizing a recent canister drive to help feed our rescues! The girls are pictured here with their troop leader Lynn. Thank you girls!
In Memory of Willie
We are sad to report the passing of Bayonne's first police dog, Willie. Willie was sworn in to the Bayonne Police Department on February 1, 2005. He had an illustrious career with the BPD, retiring July 1, 2013 with many accolades. Our thoughts are with Willie's partner, Police Officer Gene Urbanowicz. Please click on the link to read about Willie's career.
Please Help Our Rescues
The cost of boarding and veterinary care for our rescues is high in the best of times. The last few months have been even more difficult. We have had a number of senior and terminally ill cats that required extensive vet care. Sadly, some of our rescues lost their battle and have gone over the Rainbow Bridge. Due to ongoing testing, hospital stays and medication costs, our expenses are very high. At this writing, we owe $10,000 in vet bills and our balance is growing as we continue to care for rescues with chronic illnesses. Please consider opening your hearts and making a donation, no matter how small - it will be put to good use. Every dollar counts as we prepare for kitten season. Click on the link below to make a donation - and please share this plea with your friends and family. On behalf of Jessica (pictured here) and our other rescues in need of your help - we thank you! Help Our Rescues!.
Enjoy a Great Magazine - and Help Our Homeless Animals!
HCAL is now participating in the Rescue Proud subscription fundraising program. For each subscription ordered by our supporters, 50% of the subscription price will be donated to HCAL! Rescue Proud is filled with heartwarming stories and expert pet advice. Enter HCAL Code C836 at Subscribe to Rescue Proud
Give Me a Home of My Own!
Give yourself the gift of love! HCAL's adoption team hosts adoption events every weekend at the following locations: Saturdays "Adopt a Pet" events are held at PetValu, 307 Bayonne Crossing Way in Bayonne (near Michael's) from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Call 201 437-7263 for more information.
Our team also hosts "Adopt a Pet" at Fussy Friends on Saturdays, located at 148 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, from 12:00-4:00 p.m. For more information, call 201 333-6400.Sundays "Adopt a Pet" events are held at PetSmart, 400 Mill Creek Drive, Secaucus, from 1:00-3:30 p.m. Cats and kittens of all ages and colors are available for adoption. Come meet our adoptable pets who will fill your life with unconditional love!
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Bissell Partners for Pets
We are proud to be a Bissell Partner for Pets. Check out our Donate page to find out ways you can raise funds for HCAL through the purchase of a Bissell pet product!