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COMMUNITY VOICE: The Happy Homes Shelter

PERTH AMBOY — Attn: If you have a love of animals and want a better quality of life for the cats and dogs of Perth Amboy, you probably want to hear about a non-profit animal rescue organization called Perth Amboy Happy Home Shelter. This rescue with heart is run by volunteers from Perth Amboy, Woodbridge Township, Elizabeth and even as far as South Jersey. It is NOT affiliated with the City Shelter of Perth Amboy and is a NO-KILL rescue.

It was created to help the residents of Perth Amboy and has quickly become the go-to rescue that helps people and animals that other rescues and shelters do NOT want to help. Our rescue cats and dogs are either surrenders, were pulled from KILL shelters or were rescued from the streets. All of our rescues are kept in foster homes until they are adopted.

We have over 50 volunteers including students from the Perth Amboy High School, teachers, and citizens who are active in the City of Perth Amboy. Our goal is to help the residents of Perth Amboy by educating them about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets and providing them with information about where to go to spay and neuter their cats and dogs at a low-cost facility like People for Animals in Hillside, NJ (1.973.282.0890).

We also strive to get kitties off the streets and doggies out of shelters. We work hard to socialize them, get them fixed, vaccinated, tested and adopted into forever homes. In order to control the ever-growing population of stray cats in the community, Perth Amboy Happy Home Shelter volunteers also assist in trapping feral, semi-feral, and stray cats in order to get them spayed and neutered.

We are always grateful for donations and are in dire need of Purina Cat Chow, wet food, Clumping litter, tax-deductible monetary donations and cleaning supplies. Please LIKE us on FACEBOOK under Perth Amboy Happy Home Shelter.

We look forward to seeing you with your pets dressed up in their finest costumes on Saturday, October 20th from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Bayside Creamery at 273 Front Street in Perth Amboy.

Come enjoy our beautiful waterfront!

Virginia Morales
Perth Amboy

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