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.
Pictures With Santa
Santa and his elves will be at the Secaucus Petsmart on Saturday, December 14 from 11:00-4:00 for pet photos with Santa. Stop by with your camera for a wonderful remembrance of the holiday season!
The Santa Paws Tree
One of our favorite traditions - the lighting of The Santa Paws Tree - was held on November 19th at the Bayonne Public Library. Pictured here are HCAL's Treasurer, Maureen Gallagher, and Bayonne's Supervisor of Recreation, Pete Amadeo. There's still time for you to honor your pet (living or in loving memory) with a decoration on the tree. Please Download the attached flyer for more information.
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!
HCAL Needs You for the City of Bayonne's TNR Pilot Program
HCAL is honored to project-manage the City of Bayonne's Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Pilot Program Phase One, which will spay/neuter about 250 feral cats in the Downtown section between September 2012-September 2013. It promises to improve quality of life for both cats and people in that part of Bayonne. The City has obtained a generous grant from PetSmart Charities, but this only pays for spay/neuter of cats and very limited supplies.
Can you help us make this project a success? We need volunteers and donations:
Trappers - You don't need to be TNR certified to do this, but it is a plus. Also, having a car is a plus. This activity includes some or all of the following: setting traps, watching traps, carrying traps with cats in them, transporting trapped cats to the holding area, returning cats to their habitat after surgery. Surgery days are Mondays, so trapping is usually done Thursday-Sunday. Time of day depends on when the cats are used to eating - usually early morning or in the evening. Cats are released on Tuesdays (males), Wednesdays (females), or Thursdays (pregnant females).
Feeders/Cleaners - This activity includes feeding about 15 cats and cleaning cat traps before and after surgery in the holding area. The cats need to be done twice a day - morning and evening - and, of course, this duty can and should be split up between several people. The days needed will vary, but it will all center around surgery day, which will be Mondays.
Donations - The grant doesn't pay for food, and we will have to feed 250 cats for about 5 days apiece. That is 1,250 cans (5.5 oz) of cat food! We also need rubber gloves, paper towels, spray bleach, a ton of clean newspapers, and 4 mil plastic sheeting.
If you can help, please email Kathleen at email@example.com or call HCAL at 201 200-1008.
Give Me a Home of My Own!
Give yourself the gift of love! HCAL's adoption team will be at PetSmart in Secaucus every Sunday with fabulous felines looking for a home of their own and someone to love - could that someone be you? For more information, please contact Charlene at 201 598-0952
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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!