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Animal Adoption and Welfare

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Below you will find a selection of websites for local animal rescue groups, animal shelters, general adoption websites, low-cost spay/neuter options, veterinarians, and wildlife rehabilitators. We hope these will help you find and care for a forever friend and learn how to help homeless animals or injured wildlife.

 

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Selection of local animal shelters/rescue groups:

Best Friend Dog and Animal Adoption, Inc.
Cattitude, Inc.         
Friends of Linden Animal Shelter  
Home for Good Dogs Rescue  

Plainfield Area Humane Society

 
Sammy’s Hope Animal Welfare & Adoption Center  
Summit Animal Rescue Association  
St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center  

Pet adoption databases

Adoptapet.com  
Petfinder.com  
The Shelter Project  

Low cost spay/neuter clinics & veterinarians

 

 

Animal Welfare Association

 

 

A nonprofit low cost spay/neuter clinic, an adoption center, a no-kill shelter, pet care resource guide, and more.
People for Animals Spay/Neuter Clinic This nonprofit animal welfare organization provides affordable essential healthcare to animals and also provides care and shelter to rescued, stray and abandoned animals until they are adopted into permanent homes.
LocalVets.com                                         Provides a detailed listing about local vets in your area, resources for pet owners, and more.

Wildlife Rehabilitators & Refuges

 

 
New Jersey Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators

The NJ Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators provides information on what to do if you find an animal in distress and includes a list registered and licensed wildlife rehabilitation facilities in NJ.

The Raptor Trust

The Raptor Trust is a not for profit organization that provides free care and assistance to injured, sick, or orphaned wild birds.

Wild Baby Rescue Center

Wild Baby Rescue Center provides a means for caring people to give injured and orphaned wildlife a second chance to live out their natural, wild lives.   

Woodlands Wildlife Rescue The mission of Woodlands Wildlife Refuge is the care and release of orphaned and injured native wildlife back to their natural habitat. They also provide educational programs about the habits and habitats of our local wildlife. 
Pets during Natural Disasters
 
ASPCA Disaster Preparedness Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a brief absence from your home to permanent evacuation. Here are ideas to keep your pets safe.
Ready.Gov Caring for Animals  
 

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