These 5 NJ Animal Shelters Are Waiting For You To Adopt A New Pet

If you’ve always wanted a pet but maybe never had the time to adopt, there’s no better time than now.

The weather is getting colder and there are countless animals that need a home.

Dog rescues and shelters do an amazing job caring for these animals, but the end goal is to find families for them, especially ones they can comfort during the cold winter months.

If you are considering adopting a dog or cat soon, fall is the perfect time to do so!

People who work or volunteer at animal shelters call into our show to talk about the need for adoptive families.

Likewise, pet families call all the time to recommend shelters. I have compiled a list of the top 5 here.

Montclair Township Animal Shelter

Montclair Township Animal Shelter is run by the local government and specializes in stray animals that need a new home. Animals in the shelter often need rehabilitation and other care to be cared for and the shelter is looking for families who can provide this kind of love and care.

human society of freedom

This shelter is in Jersey City and specializes in abandoned and stray animals. Their clinic treats animals in all states of being and also performs procedures when needed. They also offer low-cost sterilization and other procedures in an effort to combat animal homelessness and disease.

Bergen County Humane Society

It is one of the oldest clinics in New Jersey, as it has been open since 1972 and is run entirely by volunteers. The Society relies heavily on donations, which determine how many resources it will have when it finds a stray or sick animal. The shelter is also a great resource for those looking for affordable pet care, as they have many contacts in the area.

Animal Rescue ‘R’ US

This non-profit organization is run by New Jersey volunteers who are generally responsible for caring for animals until they are adopted. They ensure that each animal has the correct vaccinations to live safely in a family home and they also post all animals in need of a home online. The organization also accepts donations if you are not looking to adopt but want the animals at the shelter to get the help they need and deserve.

Wilma’s Orphans

This is a much smaller organization run by Wilma herself, who is passionate about helping animals find new, more stable homes. All animals undergo blood tests and receive all the vaccines they need to be adopted. Wilma continuously updates the community on dogs available for adoption and also receives donations for materials needed to ensure all animals are properly cared for.

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