BY Baristanet Staff | Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 3:30pm
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Vegan bakery Sweet Avenue Bake Shop in Rutherford will host its sixth annual Cupcakefest and this year, the owners have selected Montclair Township Animal Shelter (MTAS) as the recipient of all proceeds. Cupcakefest will be held on Saturday, June 22, from 1-7 p.m. at Lincoln Park, 176 Park Avenue, Rutherford.
The event is free of charge, but donations are kindly accepted. Other donations such as gift cards for Pathmark, ShopRite, or Petco, canned cat or dog food, trash bags, paper towels, and bleach are also welcome as donations.
Cupcakefest will feature free mini cupcakes, crafters, a wide variety of vendors, and raffles. There will also be live entertainment featuring The Road Show, Precious Bones, Meadowfire, When Thieves Are About, and others.
BY Baristanet Staff | Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 1:30pm
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Dine at the Totowa Applebee’s on June 25th, and the restaurant will donate 10% of your check to help aid unadoptable and feral felines. The eatery is teaming up with the Cameron Animal Hospital, located on Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, to send the cats to a sanctuary in Maryland.
Here’s more on the fundraiser from Lauren Boonstra, Feral Cat Rescue Fund Coordinator:
Close your eyes; picture yourself in paradise, maybe you’d be sitting on a beach on an island with a cold drink, maybe you’d be on a boat fishing on a relaxing lake. Nice, right? For the feral cats here at the Cameron Animal Hospital, paradise is a safe sanctuary in Delmar, MD. Good Shepard Cat Sanctuary provides a safe outdoor space where these cats can roam free and still get optimal care and medical attention.
In most cases, feral cats who find their way into a shelter facility are euthanized due to their inability to adapt to a family setting. Here at the Cameron Animal Hospital, we believe every life deserves a second chance, so we have about 20 feral cats here at the hospital. While their care and medical needs are being met, living in a cage is no life. Continue Reading
Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 9:18am
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Update: Dog and family are reunited.
Found a small grey shih tzu wandering on the corner of Lindbergh and Collins in Bloomfield. No ID on the collar, wearing a blue bandana. Male, well cared for, friendly.
Reader brought over to Paradise Pet in case the owners might see this.
BY Baristanet Staff | Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 10:28am
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“Maybe” the cat.
A reader writes:
“Maybe” is a 7-8 year old small, brown and white tabby cat. She managed to sneak out of our house on Brookdale Road, in the Brookdale area of Bloomfield on Sunday afternoon.
She’s sweet natured but extremely shy, so will most likely run away if approached. If you see her, please call Steven at (862) 684-1166, or Kim at (615) 496-8947. Her family is really missing her!
Monday, Jun 10, 2013 9:22am
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Capone is a red-nosed, brindle-coated Pit Bull who was last seen on June 9, around 8 a.m., near the Home Depot in Bloomfield. He has no collar, is very friendly, but may be timid around men. If you’ve seen him, please call Nick at 862-571-2266.
BY Kirsten Levingston | Monday, Jun 03, 2013 12:00pm
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My family named our cat Oz with no clue he was going to go Dorothy on us. He’s a 100 percent house cat. But one Friday night he took off. We don’t know how he got out or what happened to him during the night, but by morning he was high up in a tree, clinging to a branch for dear life and crying like a baby.
At first I wasn’t worried, figuring he’d gotten himself up there and would get himself down as soon as he got hungry enough. Under the tree I spread a blanket, placed a bowl of food – who wouldn’t prefer a picnic to mid-air suspension three-stories above ground? — and went on with my busy weekend schedule: shopping for groceries, gassing up the car, picking up the dry cleaning, picking up one daughter from an outing, and dropping off the other at a slumber party.
When I got home he was still in the tree, still crying. We hauled out a ladder – nowhere near high enough to get to the cat’s clinging place. Then the hose – turns out when you spray water on a cat in a tree he runs further up, not down.
In a film my family has watched 113 times, Mr. Incredible uproots a tree with his bare hands and shakes it violently to decamp a cat (Squeaker). Hoping Oz’ rescue would not be as involved, we turned to our township superheroes, sending out a cry for cat-retrieval assistance. Here’s what we heard: Continue Reading
BY Martta Rose Kelly | Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 7:48am
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The annual yard sale to benefit cats and kittens who are waiting to be adopted will be held both today and tomorrow, June 1 and 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 60 Newark Avenue, Bloomfield (corner of Baldwin Avenue). There will be many tables of merchandise, racks of clothing, plus bookcases and ground tarps full of treasures. All proceeds go to help cats and kittens at A Purrfect World as they wait for their furever homes. DISCLAIMER: Both of my kitties came from A Purrfect World and we could not be happier! Rain dates: June 8 and 9.
BY Baristanet Staff | Friday, May 17, 2013 2:56pm
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Coyotes are not your friends. Coyote sightings have been reported in the Glen Ridge with at least one pet (a dog) has been attacked in its backyard. The town shares the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s precautions: Continue Reading
BY Martta Rose Kelly | Wednesday, May 15, 2013 11:00am
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The Dogs of Anderson Park with Pet Photographer Beth Burstein, now in its second year, will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. Proceeds will go to The Friends of Anderson Park who tirelessly take care of the plantings and the maintenance of the Olmsted-designed park, a favorite spot for walking dogs.
The park was hard hit by Hurricane Sandy, losing many trees, including a few of its very large originals. New plantings went in during the past month and this fundraiser will help raise funds for future plantings and park upkeep.
Half-hour time slots must be reserved in advance. The session fee of $60.00 per dog includes one custom 5×7 color print.
For more information or to reserve your pet portrait session time slot, contact Beth at either: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bethburstein.com
Monday, May 13, 2013 1:30pm
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More wildlife in Baristaville. A tipster snaps these shots and writes:
I saw this snapping turtle at Yantacaw Brook Park. His shell was about eighteen inches long. I thought your readers might be interested.