Sunday, September 16, 2007

Camden Doghouse Project

Animal Control Officers in Camden saw the need for doghouses for those poor dogs that are left outside with no shelter. Although it is illegal not to have proper shelter, many still go without. NJAFA coordinated a project with three other groups that successfully raised over $4,000 to build sturdy doghouses. Our friends at Burger Fence recycles wood from the privacy fences they put up (yeah Ed!) so the dogs had the best wooden houses including rubber flaps to keep the wind out! Many dogs had a warm place to live this winter. NJAFA also obtained straw that a local farmer donated so each house delivered had straw to make themwarm and cozy!!

For the 2006/07 Dog House Project, Whole Foods Market chose NJAFA to donate the proceeds of their 5% day. From these proceeds, NJAFA is able to continue the project.
In 2005, we gave almost fifty dog houses to Camden residents with dogs. With your generous donations, we hope to EXCEED that amount this year!!! (Click here if you can help by making a DONATION)

Ongoing Spay/Neuter In Camden
Once a week NJAFA goes to City of Camden and pick up dogs or cats that need to be altered. For those who don't have the transportation to take the animals to the spay/neuter mobile van that is in Camden, NJAFA drives them to the mobile clinic.

For those who don't have the money AND transportation, NJAFA pays for the altering and returns the animal back to owner that evening. We get our leads from people that already had the animals altered and have friends or family that need help, animal control, and from our "friends" in Camden that are on the lookout for animals that need altering.

"Lulu and Opal" are two little cats that no one wanted and were wondering the streets. We scooped them both up and had them altered, gave them their shots. Lulu, such a pretty orange cat, found a very nice home in S. Jersey. Opal had AIDS and some broken teeth. This poor little girl must have had a hard time eating, She would not have survived in Camden with a compromised immunity system too. A very kind woman has taken Opal (now named Marci) and will give her a wonderful life. Marci has had her teeth cleaned and fixed up. Thanks to these wonderful ladies who took these two great cats!

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