Humane Society Needs Help Pairing Missing Pets with Owners
The Humane Society of the United States is desperate to reunite the following unclaimed pets with their owners in Sandy's wake.
"We're making this push to get the last few animals we have left matched up," Humane Society spokeswoman Stephanie Twining said, explaining that the temporary shelter will begin to shut down at the end of November.
Pets who remain unclaimed will eventually be put up for adoption but Twining says, "Our primary goal is to get people back with their pets." Anyone willing to foster a pet should visit FosterASandyPet.org for more information.
The organization is urging any pet owner to come forward to discuss options if they need to surrender the pet due to a housing displacement, or if they'd like to make temporary housing arrangements for the animal.
"It's going to be an ongoing process trying to find placement for all the animals," Twinings said.
The following pets are being held at a temporary shelter on 20 Collinstown Road in Barnegat. The shelter is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Nov. 30th. . To claim any of the pets below, you can contact the Barnegat shelter by calling 609-384-0306.
The following animals are being sheltered at Seer Farms in Jackson and have not yet been reunited with their owners. To claim one of these pets, please call 732-928-1804.
Additional Help Available for Pet Owners
The Humane Society of the United States is collaborating with NJ agencies to provide pet food, animal supplies to pet owners or humane organizations in need.
PetSmart Charities, PetCo Foundation, TJ Maxx, Purina, members of the community and local animal welfare organizations have generously donated food and supplies to be distributed.
Anyone interested in picking up bowls, pet food, beds, leashes, kitty litter, ect. should call one of the distributuion centers listed below.
- Animal Welfare Association 509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees 856-424-2288
- St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center 575 Woodland Ave., Madison 973-377-2295
- Monmouth County SPCA 260 Wall St., Eatontown 732-542-0040
- Tuckerton Seaport Museum 120 Main St., Tuckerton 609-296-8868