Newark: Free Pet Food for Pet Owners in Need

October 21, 2019

According to official reports, Associated Humane Societies - Newark euthanized almost 1,000 pets in 2017. That's roughly 25% of its total animal intake.



By reducing animal shelter intake, NJ STRAYS works to reduce the burden on shelters making it easier for them to maintain animal welfare and work toward humane means of reducing their populations (adoption, rescues, etc.). We're a No-Kill organization, and that's what our programs seek to achieve:


  • Lost and Found Pets helps pet owners recover lost pets before they enter the shelter system

  • Barncat Relocation places at-risk cats with rural adopters to avoid animal control interference or harm from human behaviors

  • Owner Surrender Prevention assists pet owners in need to help them avoid the potentially catastrophic outcome of placing their beloved pet in a shelter due to financial or other burdens


We also run a pet food pantry from our headquarters. Due to personal challenges facing our volunteer base this year, we haven't been able to staff the pantry regularly. However, we've been blessed with kind pet food and supply donations from animal lovers like you. We've decided to host a pet pantry open house in the high-kill city of Newark. Residents of Essex county are welcome to come and receive free pet food and supplies if they are facing hard times.



Free Pet Food Pantry for Essex County Pet Owners in Need


When: 11/2, 3 to 6 pm


Where: Cottage Place Residence Hall, 623 Martin Luther King Blvd., Newark



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Please provide proof of address and supporting documentation such as food stamps, proof of Social Security income, or unpaid utility bills. Please, no pets. Pet owners only, please; no colonies or rescues at this time. We're grateful to our partial sponsor, Rogue Assassins!


If you're interested in helping, we can always use more food, cat litter, beds, grooming supplies and more. You can send donations to NJ STRAYS at 22 Anderson Hill Rd. Fredon 07860, or shop from our Amazon wish list. You can also make a monetary donation online. This is a fantastic way to help keep pets out of shelters for a #nokillNJ! NJ STRAYS is an all-volunteer 501c3 non-profit organization. All your donations are 100% tax deductible.


Working to keep North Jersey pets out of shelters by supporting pet owners in need!

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