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N.J. Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators
listing of licensees
WILD BABY RESCUE
Phone Number: 908-362-9453
AVIAN WILDLIFE CENTER Sussex NJ
Phone 973-702-1957 Click HERE
NEW YORK Wildlife Rehabilitators
PENNSYVANIA Wildlife Rehabilitators Click HERE
BATS (any state) Click HERE
Bills pile up. Emergencies happen. That is why we offer Care Credit in addition to accepting the following types of payments. Please see our FINANCIAL POLICY for full information.
If you suspect your pet has ingested or been exposed to something poisonous, get veterinary help immediately.
DON'T PANIC !
PET POISON HELPLINE
ASPCA ANIMAL POISON CONTROL CENTER PHONE 888-426-4435 CLICK HERE
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Each companies website has lots of information on plants, foods and products that can be toxic to animals.
BE SURE TO ENTER YOUR DOG IN BCVC's MONTHLY FREE DRAWING TO WIN A FREE BASIC DOG GROMING AT Snips-N-Tails**
Snips-N-Tails Pet Grooming
328 Rt. 206 N, Branchville, NJ 0826
Phone 973-948-7647 (SNIP)
Find them on Facebook at snipsntails2
Golden Rule School for Dogs
Tri-States Dog Obedience Club
**No purchase necessary. One entry per family per month. Dog must be current on rabies vaccination. Owner responsible for transportation to and from grooming office, make appointment in advance, and surrender winner's certificate at pet drop off. Add on services at owner's cost.
NOTE: Each pet boarding facility may have their own requirements for vaccinations. Contact them directly to determine any current health issues the facility may be undergoing and to obtain their requirements/restrictions etc.
Find them on FaceBook
SAWKILL FARM PET RESORT
THE PET SPA & RESORT
FETCH PET/HOUSE/BARN SITTING
Having Pet Health Insurance may help remove financial decisions for your pets' treatment options. Search on-line for numerous companies that offer a variety of policies. Our office works with all Pet Health Insurance companies. If your pets are covered, let us know!
To determine if Pet Health Insurance is right for you and your pets, consider the following for each companies policies:
ADOPT, DON'T SHOP!
It's estimated 3-4 million dogs and cats are euthanized in the US every year. Most shelter animals are there not because they're "bad", but because of people problems: divorce, moving, lack of time or finances are common pet surrender reasons.
Adopting a pet is often less expensive than purchasing one. Most pets come with vaccinations, have been tested for Heartworm, are microchipped and already spayed or neutered, making an adoption fee a bargain!
You can adopt a pet of any age and breed. Although puppies and kittens are cute, they can require a lot of time and work to train. An adult pet may be housetrained, know basic commands and may be used to children or other pets. The adoption agency will work with you to help determine the pet that best fits your and the pets' needs.
Shelters often have rabbits, Guinea Pigs and other animals available for adoption, too.
So go fall in love and adopt a pet!
FATHER JOHN'S ANIMAL HOUSE
BARKS (Byram Animal Rescue Kindness Society) Andover, NJ
OSCAR (One Step Closer Animal Rescue) Sparta, NJ
WANTAGE ANIMAL CONTROL SHELTER Wantage, NJ
(on homepage go to Municipal>Departments>Animal Control)
DEER PARK HUMANE SOCIETY
Port Jervis, NY
BARNYARD SANCTUARY, NJ FARM ANIMAL RESCUE
PETFINDER on line
Go to the PET TRAVEL site for more tips.
Even "cool" and cloudy days can be too hot for your pets, both in a car or outside. HEATSTROKE (overheating--increased body temperature) can be fatal. Signs of heatstroke can include excessive panting, pale gums, lethargy and even seizures.
SEEK VETERINARY CARE IMMEDIATELY IF YOUR PET BECOMES OVERHEATED.
Visit MyDogIsCool to see how quickly a car can become an oven for your pet. Click HERE
Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine and Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine have entire sites dedicated to help educate pet owners about numerous health topics including
Click HERE to access Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine
Click HERE to access Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine
Click HERE for Association of Pet Obesity Prevention
FOR INFORMATION ON LYME DISEASE, EBOLA in pets, AND OTHER TICK-BORNE OR ZOONOTIC DISEASES
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL
The mix does not keep, so discard any unused portions.
1/4 cup Baking Soda1 Teaspoon Liquid Dish Soap (Dawn works best)1 Quart 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
Having a microchip and ID tag with up-to-date information for your pet is the best way to help ensure re-uniting a lost pet quickly. Our office features HOMEAGAIN microchips--call us to provide one for each of your pets. 973-948-7387
IF YOU'VE LOST YOUR PET
Places to contact/put flyers:
IF YOU'VE FOUND A PET
MICROCHIP / ID TAG INFORMATION & SOURCES
HOME AGAIN MICROCHIPS
NATIONAL PET MICROCHIP REGISTRATION DATABASE
MERIAL'S PAWS TO SAVE PETS ID TAGS
FOUND ANIMALS MICROCHIP LOOKUP SERVICE
LUCKY PET NAME EMBROIDERED COLLARS, ID TAGS
Losing a pet can be a very traumatic experience. Everyone processes grief differently, and it is a process that involves the entire family, adults and children. Our office can assist you with end-of-life decisions to help you make choices that are best for you and your pets. We encourage owners to seek support in positive ways that acknowledges their grief journey and honors the memory of their pet.
Karen Ann Quinlin Center
Newton, NJ Diana Sebzda
TUFTS UNIVERSITY PET LOSS
AVMA PET LOSS
MEMORY TREE AT BCVC
Each December, our office invites you to bring a small (non-returnable) ornament to hang on our lobby MEMORY TREE.
Holidays are a time to treasure
Pets now gone who gave such pleasure
To celebrate their memory
Please hang an ornament on our tree.
It came to me
that every time
I lose a dog
They take a piece
of my heart with them,
and every new dog
who comes into my life
gifts me with a piece
of their heart.
If I live long enough
all the components
of my heart
will be dog, and
I will become as
generous and loving
as they are.
Statistics show most car-deer accidents occur in October, November and December--the deer's mating season. Most accidents happen at night, between dusk and dawn.
NJ State Police Augusta, NJ
NJ State Police Troop B Headquarters
Spaying a female helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer.
Neutering a male can prevent testicular cancer.
2. BEHAVIOR BENEFITS
SPAYED FEMALES don't go into "heat."
Female cats can go into heat for 4-5 days every THREE WEEKS during breeding season. They'll yowl and may urinate more often--sometimes all over the house--to try to attract a mate.
Female dogs usually go into heat twice a year for about a 3 week timeframe. They can become moody--and messy with discharge.
NEUTERED DOGS & CATS aren't as likely to roam away from home. Non-neutered pets will do just about anything to find a willing female, including becoming escape artists to get out of the house or yard. Once outside, they risk injury (or worse) in traffic or fights with other males or wildlife.
NEUTERED PETS FOCUS ON THEIR HUMAN FAMILY. Unneutered dogs and cats may mark their 'territory" by spraying/urinating and may even become aggressive.
3. IT'S COST EFFECTIVE TO SPAY/NEUTER.
The cost of spay/neuter surgery is a lot less than properly caring for a litter--especially if there are birthing complications requiring a C-section. Neutering costs less than continually treating your pet for wounds or injuries they may sustain while hunting or a mate.
4. IT'S GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY
Stray animals (and yes, if you pet is roaming at large it's considered a stray) prey on and can be attacked by wildlife, cause car accidents, may bite, spread diseases and cause overpopulation. Every year millions of dogs and cats (and not just feral ones) are euthanized for lack of homes. Spaying and neutering means your pets won't contribute to over population.
5. MYTH BUSTING
Free Rabies Clinics are funded by NJ State.
NJ residents may use ANY clinic, not just one in the town in which they live.
Check with your town Board of Health for upcoming clinics.
Dogs must be on leash, cats in carriers.
Townships will also have information on how to license your dog.
**Note: Your dog must have a current rabies vaccination that does not expire before November 1st of a licensing year to obtain a dog license. If the vaccine expires prior to November 1st, it will need to be updated before a dog license can be issued.
SUSSEX COUNTY NJ TOWN PHONE NUMBERS
Andover Borough 973-786-6688
Andover Township 973-383-4280
Branchville Borough 973-948-4626
Byram Township 973-347-2500
Frankford Township 973-948-5566
Franklin Borough 973-827-9280
Fredon Township 973-383-7025
Green Township 908-852-9333
Hamburg Borough 973-827-9230
Hampton Township 973-383-5570
Hardyston Township 973-823-7020
Hopatcong Borough 973-770-1200
Lafayette Township 973-383-1811
Montague Township 973-293-7300
Ogdensburg Borough 973-827-3444
Sandyston Township 973-948-3520
Sparta Township 973-729-4493
Stanhope Borough 973-347-0159
Stillwater Township 973-383-9484
Sussex Borough 973-875-4831
Vernon Township 973-764-4055
Wantage Township 973-875-7192