Liberty Humane Society, a non-profit animal shelter in Jersey City, saw 93 animals get adopted during an adoption promotion that waived adoption fees on animals four months and older for qualified adopters earlier this month.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Their first adoption promotion of 2016, between February 1 and February 14, saw 93 animals get adopted. Out of the 93 adoptees, 54 were adult cats and 19 were adult dogs.
One of the cats to find a home during the promotion had been in residence at the shelter for 340 days. The cat, Barry, came from a hoarding situation in Bayonne in early 2015 along with 52 other cats.
He was the last from the group still left at the shelter. Another cat, a tortoiseshell named Pumpkin, had been waiting to find a home for over 600 days.
“Thanks to the support of our community 93 local animals — the vast majority adult dogs and cats — are now celebrating adoption in loving homes,” LHS Executive Director Irene Borngraeber said in a statement.
“We are so grateful to our adopters who recognize that each and every pet is deserving of a family. Your actions help us save countless more lives throughout the year.”
Still in residence at the shelter are Braveheart and Faithful, the two dogs that survived the blizzard and a gunshot together in Liberty State Park last month. In light of their unique situation, Borngraeber said the agency will continue to waive their adoption fees for their next owner.
“Braveheart and Faithful have made it this far by remaining together. In honor of everything these two brothers have been through and our commitment to seeing them adopted into one home, we will continue to waive Braveheart and Faithful’s adoption fees.”
Braveheart and Faithful are approximately 60 pounds each and both are around 2 years old. They are housebroken, understand basic obedience commands, and are learning tricks.