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Your New Jersey Devils @ Liberty Humane Society!

NJ Devils @ LHS

NJ Devil’s Stars will sign autographs at non-profit animal shelter Liberty Humane Society
April 19, 12 noon – 2pm

Stars of the New Jersey Devil’s hockey team will appear at Liberty Humane Society, 235 Jersey City Blvd on April 19 from 12 noon – 2pm for a one-day autograph event to raise funds and awareness for the animal shelter.

Cory Schneider (#35- Goal), Adam Henrique (#14- Center) and Andy Greene (#6- Defenseman) will visit the animal shelter and welcome fans to come down for an autograph session. The players will sign the fans’ memorabilia for a $20 donation to the shelter. The NJ Devils 2015 Calendar will be available on site for a $5 donation.

Cory, whose wife volunteers at LHS, says “We’re excited to be at LHS on Sunday to hopefully raise money and awareness for a great organization. Animal welfare is an important cause to both me and my wife and we hope you can join us and support the animals.”

Fans joining the players for the autograph session will also have an opportunity to see Liberty Humane Society’s new on-campus spay/neuter clinic, and may even be inspired to bring home and adorable adoptable cat or dog!

LHS’s Newest Event: Battle of the (meat)Balls!

Battle of the (meat)Balls

Battle of the (meat)Balls, May 9th at Bayonne High School Athletic Facility, is a one-day meatball tasting competition open to home, youth, and professional chefs. Contestants will submit their best balls for judging during this one-day public event, where spectators and guests are invited to attend and sample the best food North Jersey has to offer! Prizes will be given to best balls in each of the five categories: Traditional, Non-Traditional, Vegetarian/Vegan, Dessert, and “Best Balls” (a People’s Choice award).

The event will showcase and celebrate our local chefs, of any and every level of cooking experience. Home chefs, Youth chefs (18 and younger) and Professional chefs are encouraged to register—each entry will be judged anonymously against all of the other entries in the category.

The tasting competition itself will be open to the public, where guests can sample entries from the registrants, participate in games, and a 50/50 raffle. A Kids Corner will be available to entertain the little ones, where LHS will share it’s new Humane Education program, featuring Story Time and activities designed for young animal lovers and advocates.

Proceeds from the tasting event will benefit Liberty Humane Society and it’s new Spay/Neuter clinic. The on-site clinic will help LHS meet its spay/neuter policy commitment, ensuring each and every animal has been altered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped before adoption. Housed in a customized RV fully equipped on LHS grounds, experienced and specialized veterinarians and veterinarian technicians staff the clinic. LHS will now be able to spay or neuter adoptable animals on site without having to put its animals under unnecessary stress due to transport or scheduling with third-party veterinary clinics.

For more information on how to register for the Battle of the (meat)Balls, or to learn more about Liberty Humane Society’s new Spay/Neuter clinic, click here:

Register for Battle of the (meat)Balls

Your Liberty Humane Society's NEW Spay/Neuter Clinic!

Momma cat and Kittens

As you know Liberty Humane Society has a strict spay-neuter policy, meaning all animals are altered before adoption. We do this to ease the financial and logistic burden of spay/neuter from our adopters, and to reduce the number of unwanted pets born through accidental litters of puppies and kittens.

This means that we partner with low-cost spay/neuter clinics who specialize in providing the safe, fast spay and neuter procedures we need at a lower rate. Right now, there are NO low-cost spay/neuter clinics in Hudson County. Our partner clinic is approximately 80 miles away-- one way!


This places a tremendous amount of work on our staff and stress on the animals we care for. Each time we send animals out for surgery it requires a vehicle for transport, an entire day of staff time, and stress on the animals as they recover during the ride back.

Now, your Liberty Humane Society is excited to announce that we will open our own dedicated spay/neuter clinic on LHS grounds--the very first in Hudson County!

This clinic will be housed in a customized RV, fully equipped, on LHS grounds. Staffed by experienced and specialized veterinarians and veterinary technicians, we will now be able to spay/neuter our adorable, adoptable animals on site without having to put our animals-- or our staff and resources-- under any unnecessary stress.

New RV

We're proud of this major step forward, but we need your help to make our dream a reality.

Opening the custom facility requires a lot of equipment, tools, furniture, renovations, and appliances. Please help us fund this mission positive endeavor by donating to underwrite the cost of our surgical equipment or the cost of a spay/neuter procedure for a cat or a dog.

If you would like to make a gift greater than $500 in support of this huge undertaking, please e-mail:

Support Spay/Neuter

LHS Say/Neuter Clinic FAQ

Can I bring my dog/cat to your spay/neuter clinic?
Not yet. While we hope to provide this service in the future, at this point in time we only have the capacity to serve LHS dogs and cats.

I have feral cats in my neighborhood; can I bring them to your clinic to TNR?
Not yet. While we hope to provide this service in the future, at this point in time we only have the capacity to serve LHS dogs and cats.

Your unit is in an RV? Can you bring it to my neighborhood?
Soon! We did design the clinic to be mobile and we're working to expand our capacity so we can better serve our community. Our first foray into mobilizing the clinic unit will most likely be as a vaccination clinic, similar to our weekly Low-Cost Pet Wellness clinics.

I work with a local rescue--can WE use your clinic?
As we build capacity, we will slowly open spots to our partners in sheltering and rescue who transfer animals from LHS. We will be reaching out to our partners in the upcoming months as we see the program evolve.

This sounds expensive. Why not just keep doing what you've been doing?
It is expensive! That's why we need your help! The cost of getting the clinic ready including the RV, renovations, tools, equipment, and start-up supplies will be over $30,000! That's not including hiring our specialized vet and vet tech, both experts in spay/neuter with years of experience doing this exact thing.

But we feel that this is the right step to take now. We've made tremendous strides over the past three years and are growing as an organization. We've reduced the number of animals coming into our shelter, improved adoption rates, grown our volunteer and foster programs, and improved the quality of life for the animals in our care while they are at LHS.

We want to continue providing the best in care for our animals, and this first-in-Hudson-County resource will serve our animals, give our staff more time, and hopefully reduce the amount of time our animals spend in our shelter while they wait for adoption.

Yeah, but still... $30,000. Can't you use that for something else?
We feel that the best investment to make NOW is in medical care. This is not a one-use resource; as we grow our ability to run the clinic, we will be able to open it up to outside parties. Again, there is no other low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Hudson County and we believe animals in our care deserves access to these resources.

Thank you for your support as we take on this huge endeavor! We'll keep you updated on our progress!

Adopt Local. Adopt Love. Adopt LHS.

Adopt Local.  Adopt Love.  Adopt LHS

All Valentine's Day Weekend (Feb 13-15) Adoptions Fees Reduced to $14!- UPDATE

ADOPT LOVE was a huge success! We found homes for 11 dogs and 35 cats in three days!

To our adopters, we hope you are enjoying your new life with your wonderful, adopted LHS alum! Whether you adopted as a family, a couple, or as someone looking to share your life with a perfect four-legged companion, you have made a huge difference when you adopted this weekend. We take great care of our animals, but the ultimate hope is to see them all in their loving forever homes. There's no love like the unconditional love of a pet, and we are so thrilled you chose to adopt your new pet from LHS. We wish you the happiest of times with your LHS alum, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for choosing to Adopt Love, and Adopt Local.

We would like to thank all the great volunteers who took time out of their lives during this promotion. Valentine's Day is an opportunity to celebrate your love for friends and family, and we can clearly see the love our volunteers for the animals at the shelter. Since the animals are unable to say how much they appreciate the time and love, we will speak for them; you are amazing and we all appreciate every bit of time and effort you have put in. Thank you all so much!

Liberty Humane Society Maddie's Adoption Day's Event of 2014 Was a Massive Success!

Maddie's Day Adoptions Change Lives and Save Lives!

Liberty Humane Society’s biggest adoptions event of 2014 was a smashing success when 129 homeless animals found their forever homes in two days!

Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days is presented by Maddie’s Fund and The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and ran at more than 90 shelters and rescues throughout the New York metro area. The event promoted free pet adoption to qualified homes; for each animals adopted during the weekend-long event, Maddie’s Fund provides a grant to the participating shelter or rescue.

Thrilled to be chosen to participate in this event for the second year on a row, your Liberty Humane Society geared up for an exciting and busy weekend; volunteers and staff prepared the shelter for hundreds of visitors by bathing dogs and cats, painting signs, hosting a bake sale table with snacks and beverages, helping visitors through the adoption process, and handling the dogs in the yard throughout the day so that each animal was its best self—all the better to find an adoptive home.

All of the hard work paid off. During May 31 and June 1 when Liberty Humane Society, located at 235 Jersey City Boulevard, ran extended open hours to accommodate the adopting families, a record breaking 129 animals were adopted; 32 adult cats, 49 kittens, 43 dogs, 4 puppies, and yes, even a rat!

Adopters from as far away as Connecticut and Amherst, Massachusetts came down to meet and bring home adoptable dogs they had seen on-line through Liberty Humane Society’s Facebook page or

Liberty Humane Society would like to extend it's most sincere thanks to Maddie's Fund and The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals for inviting LHS to participate and for hosting this life-changing, life-saving event.

Liberty Tails 2015 Calendar

Get your Liberty Tails 2015 Calendar

Check out our gorgeous calendar cover-pup, Molly!

Each year, your Liberty Humane Society produces our annual Liberty Tails calendar, and this year we have what we think is our favorite calendar yet! Our professional photographer manages to perfectly capture the expressions and attitude (cattitude?) of each of our calendar superstars with gorgeous color and unique photo settings. Beautifully rendered on thick, glossy paper, this high quality calendar deserves a spot on your wall!

These calendars make a perfect holiday gift, as well, with 100% of proceeds benefiting your Liberty Humane Society!

Calendars are now available for $15 each at our shelter (235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305) or through our on-line store.

LHS Retail

Upcoming Events

Pet Photo Shoots by Hartshorn Portraiture
1 April 2015 00:00 to 31 May 2015 00:00
Summary: Get professional pics of your dog while supporting LHS [more >>]

Wellness Clinic- CANCELED
Date: 22 April 2015 04:00 to 06:00

Kitten Day at Steven's Institute
Date: 22 April 2015 12:00 to 07:00
Summary: Your LHS brings kittens to Steven's Institute to help de-stress students [more >>]

Best Friends Animal Society Adoption Event
24 April 2015 00:00 to 26 April 2015 00:00
Summary: We're heading to New York, NY for another Best Friends Adoption Event! [more >>]

Wellness Clinic
Date: 29 April 2015 04:00 to 06:00
Summary: Low-Cost vaccinations, tests, microchipping & wellness services! [more >>]

(See our full calendar)

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LHS Spotlight

Featured Cat

Tip Jacobs is truly Master and Commander of his domain. This big orange boy is full of confidence. As one of our Cattery residents allowed to tour the cattery floor during the day, he patrols his kingdom with a watchful eye, checking up on feline and humans alike to ensure we are all behaving up to his (quite high) standards.

During our live-music Cattery evenings, Jacobs demonstrates his high connoisseurship of fine music. As he lolls about the Cattery floor (rhythmically and in perfect time, of course) his silent praise is palpable.

Jacobs will accept your tribute in the form of pets, treats, and empty coffee-creamer containers. He will allow you to adopt him Tues - Fri from 2-7 pm and Sat & Sun 11 am - 4 pm. Find Jacobs' Petfinder Profile Here!

Posted: Jan 21, 2015


Featured Dog

Nils- In Foster
Brownie Meet Nils, a big boy with the drive to be your 75-lb lap dog (Ok, maybe body pillow)! But hey, big is beautiful too!

Nils, a five year old pit-mastiff mix, came to LHS in bad shape. He had a thick chain collar embedded in his neck and his vision is slightly damaged from injury. Even still Nils is a loving, forgiving boy and bears no ill-will to people at all! In fact he so enjoys the company of his current foster family he finds ways to snuggle up, cuddle up, and generally be a good and affectionate boy as often as possible.

A real people pleaser with nice manners -- no jumping or unruly behavior here! -- Nils is housebroken, gentle, and easily give up his toys and rawhides.

Do you have another dog at home? Nils is choosy about who he spends his time with, so please be sure to check in with LHS Adoption Counselors before you visit our Nils.

This mellow gentleman with an affectionate heart will be the perfect dog for just about anyone. Please reach out to our LHS Adoption Manager at and make an appointment to meet Nils soon!

Lots of love, Nils xoxo
Posted: Jan 21, 2015