NJ101.5 has partnered with local animal rescue organizations EASEL Animal Rescue League and Friends of EMAS (Edison Municipal Animal Shelter) to feature adoptable local pets in need of homes. Help us find these pets homes by sharing this information with family members and friends who may be interested in adopting a shelter pet.

Adopt Gwen and Winnie

Gwen and Winnie (Photo courtesy of Friends of EMAS)

Gwen and Winnie are 8-month-old sisters who have been together since birth. They both are amazingly gentle and affectionate kittens. Gwen and Winnie share a triple-sized condo “suite” in the new bi-level kennels purchased by the Edison Municipal Animal Shelter. They love to run through the portholes between the suites! Gwen has a third eyelid adhesion in her left eye, but she does not let it stop her from having fun. She loves to climb, chase and play! Gwen and Winnie are loved by the volunteers and staff so much that one volunteer stepped forward to pay for Gwen’s surgery and another has offered to foster her while she recovers! In two weeks, once Gwen has recovered, we hope that a loving family steps forward to adopt both Gwen and Winnie. These two special kittens deserve to stay together forever.

If you're interested in meeting Gwen and Winnie or fostering/adopting them, please email us at EAS@edisonnj.org. You can see more adoptable cats from Friends of EMAS here or download a PDF copy of the application form here.

Adopt Mason

Mason (Photo courtesy of EASEL)

Mason arrived at the Ewing Animal Shelter the hard way. He was running the streets for a few days and no one could catch him. He was scared, cold and hungry. When approached by the police and animal control, Mason charged at them to get them to go away. They had to use pepper spray to get Mason to the shelter. When he got to the shelter, Mason was calm and friendly. It turns out that he knows how to sit, lie down, give paw and walk on a leash. He also waited for his food and showed none of the aggression that he had on the streets. Since he has been here, Mason is stressed and barks a lot to get out. He is still a good boy on walks, but needs to get out of the shelter as soon as possible.

If you’re interested in learning more about Mason or to schedule a visit, email dogs@easelnj.org. Find more of EASEL’s adoptable dogs and puppies here or download a PDF copy of the application form here.

Adopt Jeter

Jeter (Photo courtesy of Friends of EMAS)

Jeter came to the Edison Municipal Animal Shelter as a stray, but little did she know that she would be one of the stars in a Halloween parade dressed as a banana split! How fitting for her because she is as sweet as strawberry ice cream! Jeter is a very cute and friendly Beagle. She is an older dog, but her age doesn't slow her down. She enjoys going on walks and has the energy of a young, calm dog with the perfect amount of pep. Jeter loves her treats, however, she is a little chubby right now so we have to go easy on them  until she loses a pound or two. She walks nicely on a leash and takes treats gently from your hand. Since she is a Beagle who likes to use her nose to sniff for hidden treasures, she would love to be taught to play the "find it" game where you hide treats or toys in the house and ask her to find them. She is a happy-go-lucky dog who is always smiling. She is very smart and very attentive during training. Jeter would make a wonderful, loving companion.

If you're interested in meeting Jeter or fostering/adopting her, please email us at EAS@edisonnj.org. You can see more adoptable dogs from Friends of EMAS here or download a PDF copy of the application form here.

Adopt Daphne

Daphne (Photo courtesy of EASEL)

Daphne is a 9-month-old female silver tabby currently in a foster home. She was friendly even the night she was trapped, allowing one of the volunteers to reach in and pet her. She is very laid back and doesn't play much or get wound up. Daphne enjoys two-handed rubs, getting kisses and rubbing your face. She gets along well with her foster sisters Katie and Hannah. She is not aggressive at all. She pretty much likes to eat, sleep and be petted. She is still a tad shy, but will come out to greet company once she feels secure.

To schedule a visit to meet Daphne, please email kitty@easelnj.org or call 609-883-0540. You can find more of EASEL’s adoptable cats and kittens here, or download a PDF copy of the application form here.