Celebrating 20 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.
Help Needed for Blind Kitty Clara!
Clara was one of a group of kittens rescued recently in Bayonne by the Hudson County Animal League. Area residents were concerned about these sick little kittens and assisted HCAL volunteers in helping trap and take them in for adoption. Most of the kittens had advanced eye infections, developmental disorders, fleas and ringworm. Sadly, four of the kittens - Blackie, Stacey, Sammy, and Junior - did not thrive and died in our care. And Clara was already completely blind before we rescued her. Clara is thriving now, but the infection that blinded her still threatens her well-being. We're keeping it at bay with medication for now, but she desperately needs surgery to remove an eye that won't ever get better. Clara is a sweet, loving kitten and she has wonderful care from her foster mom Leah. She gets around fine despite her disability. She loves to play with toys that have jingle bells or crinkle sounds. She also has a teddy bear in her bed that she hugs and snuggles up to when she sleeps. Clara lives for attention and affection - and she gives lots of love in return. To date, HCAL has spent $785 in veterinary bills for Clara and the rest of the rescued kittens. Clara also faces surgery to remove her eye to avoid further infection, which will cost $375. Can you open your heart to Clara and make a donation to the Blind Kitty Fund? Please click here to make a secure donation..If she could talk, Clara would say thank you "meowy" much for helping her get the surgery she needs.
Attention Downtown Bayonne Residents!
Free spay/neuter and vaccines are available for pet cats living below 8th Street and West of Broadway in Bayonne. To participate, you must register in advance with an address in this area. Same day van service will be available for the cats, with drop-off/pickup in the ballfield parking lot at First and Humphrey. Dates for the free events are: Monday, April 21; Wednesday, April 30; and Monday, May 5. Drop-off on each date is 7:00-7:30 a.m.; pickup is 4:30-5:00 p.m.Space is limited, so please call Lorma at 201 437-7263 to register.
Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary!
The Hudson County Animal League started with the dream of one woman - Anne Singer. Anne's goal was to form an organization that would provide compassionate care to the homeless and abused animals of our community. Today that dream lives on stronger than ever, as evidenced by the turnout at HCAL's 20th Anniversary Celebration. The event, which was held on November 9th at the Bayonne Museum, was packed with friends and supporters who gathered to celebrate 20 years of saving the lives of thousands of companion animals. HCAL would like to thank Cliff and Dan of Bridgeview Liquors of Bayonne and their vendors for providing the wine/beer tasting at the event. Thanks also to the City of Bayonne for providing us the venue for our celebration. The background music of Christian Berrigan on classical guitar provided an even more festive atmosphere to an already festive occasion! Our thanks to the local merchants and national corporations who donated food for the evening and items for our gift auction. The cake created and donated by volunteer Dawn Signoretta was a delicious end to a wonderful evening. Last but certainly not least, many thanks to event coordinator Barbara Devaney, who was assisted by Maureen Gallagher. We look forward to another 20 years!
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.Sundays - Our team hosts "Adopt a Pet" at Fussy Friends, located at 148 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, from 12:00-4:00 p.m. For more information, call 201 333-6400. - "Adopt a Pet" events are also 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
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