County commissioners hold meeting regarding feral cats

County commissioners hold meeting regarding feral cats

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On May 5, county Commissioner Tyshammie L. Cooper, who represents District 3 and is chairperson of the Essex County Commissioner Trap-Neuter-Return Committee, held a virtual meeting of the board’s TNR Committee to address the overpopulation of feral cats in communities throughout Essex County. In attendance were District 5 Commissioner Vice President […]

In just three years, WO TNVR neuters nearly 600 cats

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two years after the West Orange Township Council approved an ordinance that allowed the Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return program, and three years since the program was begun by animal rights advocates in the town, West Orange TNVR has neutered and released more than 580 cats. The program allows volunteers to trap feral cats that […]

Spay or neuter your pet

WEST ORANGE, NJ — People for Animals, in partnership with West Orange Trap Neuter Vaccinate Return, is offering low-cost, same-day spay and neuter surgery for dogs and cats at the Essex Green Shopping Center on Tuesday, May 15. Pre-registration is required and availability is limited. Appointments must be made in advance and will be accepted […]

TNVR program in Maplewood and HarvestFest

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Save the dates for the following Maplewood Health Department events: On Saturday, Sept. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m., volunteers are needed to help the Trap Neuter Vaccinate and Release Feral Cat Program in Maplewood. People for Animals will be meeting with the Maplewood Health Department and other TNVR volunteers to plan, […]

Debate swirls around shelter

Livingston Animal Shelter denies residents’ allegations of mismanagement

Debate swirls around shelter

SOUTH ORANGE / LIVINGSTON, NJ — The police captain in charge of the Livingston Animal Shelter told the News-Record that the shelter will soon have an isolation room in which sick animals can be kept away from healthy ones, thus bringing it into compliance with state law and satisfying a major grievance South Orange and […]

TC candidates square off at HNA debate

Summersgill, McGehee offer differing opinions on taxes, small town party politics and more

TC candidates square off at HNA debate

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association enjoyed a large turnout on Thursday, Sept. 22, for its Maplewood Township Committee candidates’ forum. And, if that night is any indication, this is sure to be a lively campaign season. Running for the sole open seat on the committee — which was recently vacated by Marlon K. […]

Village passes TNVR program to lower feral cat population

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Health — which is now composed of the village president and Board of Trustees — approved the final passage of a Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return ordinance at its June 27 meeting. A triumph for many local animal lovers, the program is intended to prevent feral cat populations from growing […]

Friends of the Livingston Animal Shelter raises more than $14,500

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Friends of the Livingston Animal Shelter recently held its second Pet Expo at The Shoppes at the Livingston Circle in Livingston. Lending support to the family-friendly and pet-friendly event were Eastman Companies, the shopping center’s manager and developer; Healthy Community Healthy Youth Initiative of Livingston, the parent organization of Friends of the […]

TNR successes, failings topic of meeting

Committeewoman Larrier gets tough with nonprofit Furry Hearts, demands hard numbers in report

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Although the Maplewood Board of Health seemed pleased to hear a report that 145 feral cats had been trapped, neutered or spayed, vaccinated and released, board President India Larrier had some tough documentation questions. During the Board of Health meeting, which took place Jan. 5, during the Maplewood Township Committee meeting and is […]