The number of cats needing homes balloons in the spring and summer.
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Monday, October 8, 2012
Dogs available for adoption through the Montville Animal Shelter.
October is national Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month and as such, the Montville Animal Shelter is hoping to find "forever" homes for dogs currently without one. The dogs in need of homes range in age, size and breed. Here is some more information about some of the dogs: Mugsy- Mugsy is an energetic Japanese Chin that was found as a stray. The male dog enjoys people but would do best with an older family. Enta-Enta is a 9-month-old female that is good with other dogs but afraid of cats. She is playful and energetic. Tuckse-Tuckse is also afraid of cats. She can be shy when introduced to new people and things but enjoys playing and rolling around in the grass. The month-long campaign to adopt shelter dogs is endorsed by the ASPCA, a national humane…
Thursday, August 2, 2012
New facility on Church Lane expected to open in the fall.
The volunteers and animals of the Montville Animal Shelter are looking forward to one key feature of the new building: air conditioning. "The cats are so hot that they lie all day on the ice packs we give them," said Sue Goldblatt, president of Montville Pet Parents Inc. (MPP). While the adoption area and office are air conditioned at the shelter's current location, 86 River Road, the animals' areas are not. The shelter's new location, 7 Church Lane, will be fully air conditioned. "The building is almost complete, we're looking to open sometime this fall, possibly late September," Goldblatt said. The shelter has been under construction for the past 18 months, and has come a long way since the groundbreaking in April 2011. In addition, the …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Slate roof donated to township for new Church Lane animal shelter.
Construction of the new Montville Animal Shelter is moving ahead on-schedule and is slated for summer completion, according to Montville Township Committeewoman Deborah Nielson. Nielson updated the public during a committee report at the April 24 township committee meeting. Nielson said the siding and roof had already been placed. Mayor Tim Braden noted in his report that the materials for the roof, a slate roof with copper trim, were donated to the township and not funded by the township. Construction on the shelter, which serves five towns—Montville Township, Boonton Township, Mountain Lakes, Lincoln Park and Morristown—began last April with the demolition of a house at the location on Church Lane. But discussions on the need for a new …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Pet Parents say new shelter will be better for the animals.
There are a number of reasons Sue Goldblatt, president of Montville Pet Parents, is looking forward to having a new animal shelter. For one, she will be happy to see cats moved out of a DPW garage. In the current shelter, cats that are not ready to be adopted are kept in an adjacent DPW garage. The garage gets so hot in the summer animal control officers put ice packs in the cats' bedding, she said. At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, township officials are due to open bids from contractors to build a new animal shelter at 7 Church Lane, a quick walk around the corner from the current location at 86 River Road. Goldblatt, a Towaco resident, said she was considering being there when the bids are opened. She has been following the project for years. …
Friday, September 10, 2010
Shelter advocacy group aspires to receive 20,000 books for their fall sale.
The Montville Pet Parents, in conjunction with the Montville Animals Shelter, is collecting books for its fourth annual fall book sale. "When our group was first getting started this was one of the ideas that came from a meeting that focused on fundraising ideas," Pet Parent President Sue Goldblatt said. The Pet Parents held collections throughout the year, including week-long collections in March, April and May at the Montville Library as well as another two this month at Hampshire Storage at 5 Changebridge Road. Through all of September, neighbors with used books can drop them at the Lincoln Park Library at 12 Boonton Tpk., and at the Montville Library again in October. To build a new facility, the Montville Animal Shelter will have to…