Donna's Pet Depot - Saturday - November 21st: Adoption Event; Dogs and Cats. We will also we running a food drive.
Donna's Pet Depot - Saturday - December 12th: Adoption Event; Dogs and Cats. Pictures with Santa, hot chocolate and baked goods!
Our Holiday Boutiques is on December 6 from 11 -4 at the Bogota Recreation Center at 163 Main Street Bogota. Santa Claus or possibly Gemma Claus will be there to take pictures with your pet. There will be a ton of Christmas items for sale by us and by other vendors we have invited.
Route 17 North, Paramus, NJ
(Opposite The Garden State Plaza)
Saturdays: 11am - 3pm (Dogs & Cats)
Wednesdays & Fridays: 7pm - 9pm (Cats only)
57 Route 23, Wayne, NJ
Fridays 6pm to 9pm (Cats only)
Saturdays 10am to 4pm (Cats only)
Sundays 11am to 6pm (Cats only)
155 E. Route 59, Nanuet, NJ
Saturdays 11am - 4pm (Cats only)
Sundays 12am - 3pm (Cats only)
Donna's Pet Depot
271 Livingston St., Northvale, NJ
Last Saturday of the month 12pm - 4pm (Dogs & Cats)
"TAIL" OF THE MONTH
A decade of dedication
START II volunteer helps prevent pet overpopulation
Most of us love animals, but few of us go to the extremes Donna Moussa does to protect and save them. Donna, a START II volunteer, runs the trap/neuter/release (TNR) program, caring for about 300 cats each year. It all started 10 years ago when a stray cat wandered into her yard. She followed it across the street and found a colony of over 40 strays living there. She knew something needed to be done.
Following her heart
Thus a hobby was born and that hobby soon became a passion. Every week, Donna - often accompanied by Donna Douglas or Donna Eliot, other START II volunteers - humanely traps cats, drives them to Monroe NY to be neutered at The Animal Rights Alliance or TARA (START II pays for the procedure). Then, if they're wild, she releases them back to their environment, but if they're friendly, the Donnas bring them to the Englewood shelter for adoption. Donna focuses her attention on the town of Paterson because there is a big stray population and the local shelters - unlike START II - don't have a no-kill policy. "At first I thought I would be able to neuter all the stray cats everywhere," Donna explains. "But I soon realized I needed to focus on one area that needed the most attention." At any given week, Donna has about 20 cats in the TNR cycle.
Giving back to the community
Clearly this volunteer has a soft spot for animals, but if you're imagining her home overrun with cats, think again. Donna lives with her husband Eddie, her dog Lucy and her cat Izzy. Izzy was one of her TNR "clients" but when she learned the animal was diabetic, she decided to keep her so she would get the care she needed. While it sometimes seems like a car-full of hissing cats are not exactly thankful for her efforts, Donna knows she's doing good work. "I feel like I'm doing something to improve the community," she remarks. "It's my mission."
Please adopt. You can save a life.
START II shelter has an influx of wonderful, quirky and supremely adoptable dogs. Have you met Buster, the spirited Chihuahua/terrier mix? How about Tommy, the big happy puppy who likes to play ball? Sixx the Beagle/Shepherd mix who just wants to cuddle. Soon we'll be welcoming a German Shepard puppy to the neighborhood. (See all our dogs.) Sadly, the situation is about to get grim. Many kill shelters are full - and you know what that means. We want to rescue those dogs before their time is up and we need to make room, so if you're considering welcoming a dog into your home, now is the time! Please make an appointment to visit our dogs by calling (201) 797-8861. We can't promise you'll fall in love, but we'd place a large bet on it. What could make your holidays warmer than a cold, wet nose under your tree and the knowledge that you saved a life?
Back by popular demand ...... November will be Paper Towel Drive month. The return of this hotly contested event in the past is back again. The shelter and Petsmarts go through paper towels like you wouldn't believe. Rule are real simple. Each roll is worth 1 point. We will take ANY brand and that includes generic. Your local dollar store is the perfect place. 1 Point for each roll. Write your name on the outside of the roll and bring them into the shelter or Petsmart Paramus, Wayne or Nanuet The prizes are gift cards of $35 for first place $25 second place $15 third place
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