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Re: Changing Wood to Stone Stairs in a Historic District
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What contractor do you plan to use? I am looking for someone to redo my front steps and

Posted on: 2013/11/15 18:07
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Re: City Hall First Annual Halloween Bash! Get Your Ghoul On!
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Ignorance is not bliss.

Petting zoos, roadside zoos and other such travelling animal entertainment are not endorsed by any national animal welfare organization. The ASPCA, PETA and the HSUS are all against petting zoos.

?Health officials indicate that petting zoos are hotbeds of serious pathogens, including E. coli and salmonella bacteria? ? PETA.

ASPCA Position Statement

http://www.aspca.org/about-us/aspca-p ... -statements/roadside-zoos

The ASPCA is opposed to the cruelty that is inherent in using either wild animals or livestock in unaccredited zoos, roadside menageries, petting zoos, game farms and the like, and in attractions such as elephant rides, camel rides, and llama and pony rides that either stand alone or are attached to such venues.

Animals in Entertainment | General Considerations

The ASPCA is opposed to the use of animals in the name of entertainment if such use entails practices that produce pain, injury or distress to the animals in the process of acquiring them for this use, training them to perform, transporting them to performance venues, housing and caring for them for the duration of their period of performance, and disposing of them when their usefulness as an animal performer has ended. The ASPCA is opposed to using animals for entertainment in any circumstance where their physical, social or psychological needs cannot be appropriately met. The ASPCA is therefore opposed to any uses of animals for the purpose of entertainment if the use inevitably or traditionally involves any distressing or inhumane practices.

PETA Statement

http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-in ... aveling-petting-zoos.aspx

?Traveling zoos and petting zoos are bad news for animals and humans. They subject animals to the stress of transport, alien environments, irregular feeding and watering, mishandling, and crowds of strangers. Many children and adults have been mauled by tigers, primates, and other animals who are used as props in photo shoots, and countless people have been sickened?and some have died?after contracting diseases from animals in petting zoos.?

?Animals used in traveling zoos suffer both behind the scenes and when they are on display. The Zoo, a traveling animal exhibit, has been repeatedly cited by the USDA for inadequate animal care practices, including failure to provide proper diets, veterinary care, or environmental enrichment.?

?Children who visit petting zoos often bring home more than their parents bargained for. Health officials indicate that petting zoos are hotbeds of serious pathogens, including E. coli and salmonella bacteria. Experts warn that infections can spread through direct or even indirect animal contact. The area surrounding the animal's cage can be teeming with bacteria, and children can even bring it home on their clothing. The very young, the elderly, and others with weakened immune systems are especially at risk.?

Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Statement

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/z ... dangers_petting_zoos.html

Health Dangers at Petting Zoos and Fairs: E. coli infections are a serious risk, especially for children

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/zoos/

?The vast majority of animal exhibitors licensed by the federal government do not meet industry accreditation standards. Thousands of animals suffer in roadside zoos and menageries.?


Posted on: 2013/10/31 12:17
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Re: City Hall First Annual Halloween Bash! Get Your Ghoul On!
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Please contact Mayor Fulop and the Mayor's Chief of Staff, Muhammed Akil at the following and tell them to please remove the "petting zoo" from the events on Thursday.

Tel: (201) 547-5200

Mayor
Steven M. Fulop

Chief of Staff
Muhammed Akil

Deputy Mayors
John Thieroff
Vivian Brady-Phillips

Also contact:

City Council president
Rolando Lavarro
Tel: (201)-547-5268
email: RLavarro@jcnj.org

Councilwoman
Candice Osborne
Tel: (201) 547-5315
COsborne@jcnj.org

Councilwoman at Large
Joyce Watterman
Tel: 973-814-4092
Tel: (201)-547-5134
email: jwatterman@jcnj.org

Councilman at Large
Daniel Rivera
Tel: (201) 547-5319
email: DRivera@jcnj.org


Posted on: 2013/10/29 17:47
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Re: City Hall First Annual Halloween Bash! Get Your Ghoul On!
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While I applaud the City for throwing a family oriented Halloween Party, I am compelled to express my disappointment that it has chosen an "animal petting zoo" as part of the entertainment.

Traveling zoos and petting zoos are bad news for animals and humans. They subject animals to the stress of transport, alien environments, irregular feeding and watering, mishandling, and crowds of strangers. Many children and adults have been hurt by animals who are used as props in photo shoots, and countless people have been sickened?and some have died?after contracting diseases from animals in petting zoos.

Animals used in traveling exhibitions are almost constantly confined to tiny transport cages or trailers. They suffer in extreme temperatures and are denied adequate food and water because transporters don't want to bother with frequent stops to feed and water the animals and clean their cages. Without exercise, animals become listless and prone to illness, and as a reaction to stress and boredom, they may resort to self-mutilation.

Licensed but Poorly Regulated

The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) requires that animal exhibitors be licensed by the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in order to ensure that exhibitors meet the AWA's minimal requirements regarding animal care. The AWA requires little more than that exhibitors provide animals with sufficient food and water and enough room to stand up, turn around, and lie down. In reality, no government agency can effectively regulate or enforce the humane treatment of animals who are continuously on the road.

Disease Outbreaks Associated With Petting Zoos

Children who visit petting zoos often bring home more than their parents bargained for. Health officials indicate that petting zoos are hotbeds of serious pathogens, including E. coli and salmonella bacteria. Experts warn that infections can spread through direct or even indirect animal contact. The area surrounding the animal's cage can be teeming with bacteria, and children can even bring it home on their clothing. The very young, the elderly, and others with weakened immune systems are especially at risk.

I hope that the City rethinks this part of the program. If anyone would like to contact me I can be reached at 201 884 9649 or cat@companionanimaltrust.com.

Carol
Companion Animal Trust
Jersey City


Posted on: 2013/10/29 14:27
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Re: 35-year tax break proposed for three-tower Journal Square project
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I know this thread is about dollars and cents but I could not help but react to the concept of $2.5 million going to Loew's to make it a "first class, world class" place. I am not against making it a first class place. It should be. What I want to highlight is that Jersey City also needs a "first class animal shelter". And I hope that the forward thinking people in the Mayors office and business office think about getting some funding from developers to make not only the City the best mid size city, but also the best animal sheltering city in the tri-state area.


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Jersey City delays introduction of ordinances for $600 million Journal Square development project

By Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal
October 23, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Jersey City has delayed introduction of ordinances which would create a 35-year tax abatement and issue a $10 million bond for infrastructure improvements in the area of a proposed $600 million, three-tower residential project that will transform Journal Square.

Tonight the council did adopt an ordinance the city says will revamp and streamline the way it works with filmmakers, making it a "premier destination" for New Jersey film productions and bringing tens of millions of dollars in revenue to local businesses.

?There has been some delay to finalize the ordinance to ensure it was fully prepared for the Local Finance Board,? Jersey City Corporate Council Jeremy Farrell told council members tonight of the three ordinances related the development project which were to have their first reading at tonight?s council meeting.

Farrell said Mayor Steven Fulop?s administration also wants to first ?meet with the Friends of the Loew?s Theatre because the ordinance includes a $2.5 million contribution to the (Landmark) Loew?s (Jersey Theatre) which will be held in trust and we are committed to assuring Loew?s management that it will be a first-class place, a world class place.?

The ordinances related to the development are now to be introduced at a special meeting to be held on Oct. 31 at 9 a.m. in the city council chambers on Grove Street.
The deal is the first market-rate project since Fulop implemented a new policy regarding the tax breaks he says will encourage development in areas outside the already lucrative waterfront.

Construction of the $240 million first tower, which will rise 54 stories and include 540 rental units and ground floor retail space is expected to take two years to complete. Farrell assured council members that the project will remain on track for a December groundbreaking.

The project is slated for a 2.5-acre lot at the northwest corner of Summit and Magnolia avenues. The developer has pledged to make improvements to the sewer lines and sidewalks, as well as creating and maintaining a new public plaza on the eastern side of the Journal Square PATH station. The developer has received $33 million in state tax credits for the first tower.

In addition, the developer will give $2.8 million to build affordable housing in the city. The $10 million in bonds will be issued by the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency, but city officials say the developer will be tasked with paying them back.

Former Jersey City mayoral candidate Abul Malik, Hudson County Journalist Pat O'Melia and a city photographer all expressed concerns that the film production ordinance might have the unintended effect of impacting the work of journalists, independent photographers, and amateur or small scale film and videographers.

?I have to apply 14 days ahead of time if I want to use three cameras? Come on,? O?Melia told council members, adding that he feared police might use the law in a way that would hinder journalism. ?They say the devil?s in the details - there a lot of devils in here. I?m not even sure if this applies indoors or outdoors. There?s a lot of holes in this.?

O?Melia and Malik asked that the filming ordinance be tabled for further consideration, but the council adopted it unanimously tonight, saying it would have no impact on the areas of concern raised and pertains only to large-scale productions.

Councilman Richard Boggiano suggested that those worried by the ordinance should sit down with a Fulop aide and discuss it. He and Councilman Michael Yun said the ordinance should be amended if there is a danger of unintended consequences.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... project.html#incart_river

Posted on: 2013/10/24 14:13
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Black Cat/Kitten Adoption Event Sunday Oct 27 12-4pm
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Companion Animal Trust and the Hudson County Animal League will host a special "All Black Kitten and Cat" adoption event on Sunday, October 27 from 12:00pm to 4:30pm at Fussy Friends Pet Supplies, located at 148 Newark Avenue in Downtown Jersey City between Grove and Erie Streets. The event, which falls a few days before Halloween, aims to shatter the old myths and superstitions that link black cats to witches, devils, and bad luck -- Black Cat Syndrome. The cats are the ones who really have the bad luck -- these myths cause more black cats to be euthanized in shelters than non-black cats. Many cultures consider black cats to be good luck, but ever since the Pilgrims landed here, the idea of black cats being unlucky or even evil persists in the United States. The groups are trying to dispel these myths so more people will choose to adopt a black cat or kitten. The kittens and cats at this event are all rescued from the streets of Union City, Jersey City and Bayonne. There is a $100 adoption fee which covers expenses related to spaying and neutering and vaccinations. All adopters will receive a Halloween goodie bag. For further information call 201-884-9649 or email cat@companionanimaltrust.com.  photo black_cat_kitten2013.jpeg

Posted on: 2013/10/20 23:48
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Re: What do people in Jersey City do when their pet dies?
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There must be a reason you call yourself fat ass. I just call you a jerk.

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My fish performed a 360 belly flop, that followed up with the s-bend journey to the toilet gods

Posted on: 2013/10/16 0:53
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Re: 2013 Jersey City Pet Owner's Day Clinics **SAVE THE DATE**
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I believe the current wellness clinics this week will finish off an ASPCA grant for 2013. The City would have to apply for another one for next year if it has not already done so.


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Anyone know if the pet wellness week this week, replaces the spring clinics? Or is it in addition?

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... ss_week.html#incart_river

By Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal
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on October 14, 2013 at 9:06 AM, updated October 14, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Jersey City will provide 450 free rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats with the help of the ASPCA, as part of its inaugural Pet Wellness Week this week, city officials announced.
?Jersey City residents care about their pets and know that healthy pets make a great contribution to the quality of life in Jersey City,? Mayor Steve Fulop said. ?Pet Wellness Week is one of our initiatives to help people take good care of their companion animals.?


The city will provide vaccinations at three locations this week, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.:

-- the Mary McLeod Bethune Center at 140 Martin Luther King Drive on Tuesday, Oct. 15;

-- at City Hall at 280 Grove St., on Wednesday;

-- at Pershing Field, 210 Central Ave., on Thursday.

All dogs receiving free rabies vaccinations must get a new license or renew the current license. In addition to free rabies vaccinations for the first 150 dogs and cats at each location, on-site dog licensing will be available for $8 for spayed/neutered dogs and $12 for unaltered pets, city spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said.
Only checks or money orders will be accepted.

People for Animals will offer discounted pet services: microchipping for pet identification, basic veterinary treatments, and scheduling of low-cost spay and neuter procedures off-site.

All participants will be enrolled in the Responsible Pet Owner program, which gives discounts to many pet-related businesses in Jersey City.

Posted on: 2013/10/15 12:13
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Re: Problem mouse in our house!
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Would you like to foster a cat for a while? I think the problem will go away.

We have many to choose from:

www.companionanimaltrust.com


Posted on: 2013/9/12 19:16
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Re: Brooklyn Brainery model in JC
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We have a great space here in JC:


http://grassrootscommunityspace.com/wp/


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Jersey City Art School runs donation based educational events open to the public. I went to one on neuroethics recently. If you pitch this idea to them as something that might have regular interest from the community, especially if you have speakers in mind, they'd probably be open to it.

Posted on: 2013/8/28 16:34
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Re: Young workers take lead in Jersey City's anti-litter effort
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Littering is a family affair. Parents do it and their kids do it. I propose a simple anti-littering campaign be waged in every single school from kindergarten up to High School. A campaign woven into the curriculum DAY IN and DAY OUT for the next five years at least.

Also part of the campaign is accountability. You drop it you get a summons regardless of your age.

I asked the West District Police Captain last week why no one gets a ticket for littering and he looked at me like I had two heads.

Come now. Having kids getting a paycheck to clean up the streets is temporary window dressing to make the mayor look good. Let's get serious with a sustainable plan.

Posted on: 2013/8/3 16:00
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Re: Trash, 4 old tires, TV + more put out on curb Friday night
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Thank you. This is fantastic. It makes it so easy to report a problem. Without it, these little infractions will not get addressed and times that by 250,000 people that makes for a lot of infractions and quality of life annoyances.

Posted on: 2013/7/1 14:56
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Trash, 4 old tires, TV + more put out on curb Friday night
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Friday at 5 pm I witnessed a neighbor putting out four old tires, a large TV, and various other items on the sidewalk. My question is, on a weekend/after hours how do I report this so they can be ticketed?


Posted on: 2013/6/30 14:07
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Ward F Council Candidates
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I see only Diane Coleman on the ballot for Ward F council. Does anyone know what happened to Jermaine Robinson?

Posted on: 2013/6/6 23:45
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Front Stoop Knockdown and Redo
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Can anyone recommend a contractor to completely redo the front steps of a 120 year old brick row house. They need to be knocked down and rebuilt. Want to be sure to match the red brick color of the original brick of the house.

Posted on: 2013/5/22 11:42
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Re: Bergen-Lafeyette: JC mayor-elect plans to bring 'responsiveness' to City Hall
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Well isn't that interesting. Welcome to Bergen-Lafayette Mr. Mayor. I know of a few available houses in my neighborhood in BL.

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Some more choice bits from the article:

"Fulop wants to offer developers fewer incentives for building Downtown and more incentives for building in Bergen-Lafayette and other areas of the city....

"Fulop won every ward in the city except Ward F, according to unofficial election results. He lost Ward F by about 50 votes, but he did considerably worse in Bergen-Lafayette than he did in the Downtown parts of Ward F.

"Asked whether he thinks he needs to work on convincing voters in that area that he will work for them, Fulop said many of his proposals ? to decrease crime, to encourage development in areas aside from the Waterfront ? are targeted to improve the lives of residents there.

"Besides, Fulop added, he intends to live in Ward F. A longtime Downtown resident, Fulop has sold his Paulus Hook walkup and seeks to buy a home in Bergen-Lafeyette"

Posted on: 2013/5/17 23:56
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Re: Rash of Suspected Feral Cat Poisoning in Downtown JC
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The Neighborhood Feral Cat Initiative is a TNR program open to all Hudson County residents. The person in Weehawken is welcome to come to a TNR workshop and take advantage of the use of our traps and low cost ($10) spay neuter. Detail on our website www.neighborhoodferalcat.org .

Concerning Wayne street, this is an event that is just now surfacing. It is very hard to prove cats have been poisoned and that is why it is important to have first hand knowledge or be an actual witness.

There are people there now that want to safeguard the cats and Companion Animal Trust will do what it can to support this.

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On a sort of related topic. Does anyone know of any TNR programs in weehawken ? I have a friend with a colony in her backyard and she has had no luck finding someone to help her catch and fix them. I'm currently helping bottle feed a baby that a mom abandoned and it breaks my heart to see these kittens born every year.

Posted on: 2013/4/30 11:45
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Re: Lots of Police/Detectives in front of Fussy Friends Tonight
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Thank you to those who have donated to help Omar through this difficult time.

As for GP, you have to stop blaming the victim. You make yourself appear heartless and arrogant.


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Background checks don't always determine "mad man". I've worked with a crazy stalking thief and they had a stellar background. Think the same may be true with Sandusky.


This guy has now been a burglar and violent -- I doubt he just started on this path. A person's history is the best indication of their future conduct. "Mad man" is just a term that OP came up with... it is meaningless really.

Again we wish Omar the best -- and please stop trying to make this a false political football!

Posted on: 2013/4/26 0:08
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Re: Lots of Police/Detectives in front of Fussy Friends Tonight
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The person who did this was a former employee and is the same person who robbed the store a few months back. He is now under arrest and hopefully Omar and Josef can run their business without fear of this madman anymore.

Omar will need help to pay for his medical expenses plus lost wages. Please donate to the this fundraising page.

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fund ... ar-of-fussy-friends/55625


Posted on: 2013/4/25 16:45
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Re: Lots of Police/Detectives in front of Fussy Friends Tonight
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Omar, one of the owners of Fussy Friends was stabbed by a madman last evening. The injuries were considered life threatening when they took him to the hospital but I believe that has been downgraded now.

The owners of Fussy Friends are the nicest people and this is a tragedy. We hope they will capture the person who did this as soon as possible.

Posted on: 2013/4/25 13:22
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Re: Jersey City mayoral candidates get into shouting match over corruption at debate
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I was there and there was a horrendous shouting match between Healy and Fulop that was very embarrassing. The photo below was not taken during the incident but at some other time during the debate.

And btw, it was a good debate. I am glad I went.





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I was not there but it states shouting match, was it a match or was just one person doing all the shouting ? If so the one loudly ranting was probably the guilty one.



Who looks to be ranting and who looks to be calm and collected?


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Posted on: 2013/4/12 14:07
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Re: 2013 Jersey City Pet Owner's Day Clinics **SAVE THE DATE**
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What sickness did your cat contract?

Odd you did not get a record of vaccination at the time your cat was vaccinated. But regardless, the vaccination is important and protects against distemper, calic virus and rhinotracheitis. If your cat was a kitten it needed three shots about 2 or so weeks apart to gain full immunity.

This program is a valuable service for cats and dogs alike and to pet owners who do not have the discretionary money to pay a vet office visit ($55-$60) plus the cost of the shot ($30 - $40).

The City should be commended for taking proactive steps in protecting the health of the pets in our community.

Posted on: 2013/3/21 19:43
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Re: Neighborhood Feral Cat Initiative 2013 TNR Workshops
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Yes these cats are covered. You will only pay a $10 per cat co-pay. Each cat is neutered, eartipped, rabies vaccinated and distemper vaccinated.

Please email cat@companionanimaltrust.org or call 201 884 9649 to reserve a seat for the workshop. There is a workshop this Saturday, March 23. Next one is April 27.


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So Carol,

I actually have a female and 3 males that need to
be spayed/netuered.

Will the grant money cover this? I would like
to get going on this. They are all within a colony
I take care of.

Looking forward to your reply.

Posted on: 2013/3/19 19:33
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Neighborhood Feral Cat Initiative 2013 TNR Workshops
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The Neighborhood Feral Cat Initiative, a program of Companion Animal Trust, will begin its fifth year of feral cat advocacy and Trap-Neuter-Return training in 2013.

The scheduled 2013 monthly Trap-Neuter-Return training workshops will be held from 12 noon to 3 pm in Downtown Jersey City on the following dates:

March 23, April 27, May 18, June 15, July 13, August 10, September 7 and October 5.

Attendees will learn the steps in setting up a managed cat colony including establishing good community relations, feeding, building and placing shelters, arranging vet care, safely handling feral cats, and trapping. All attendees will become TNR certified and Hudson County residents will gain access to low cost spay/neuter and trap rentals. Funding is made possible through grants and private donations.

Reservations are required as is a $10 fee payable the day of the class. Call 201-884-9649 to reserve your seat.

The Neighborhood Feral Cat Initiative program was launched in February 2009 to raise public awareness about the community feral cat crisis and to provide practical ways to deal with the issue through Trap-Neuter-Return training workshops. Since that time, over 350 Hudson County residents have become TNR certified and over 1,700 feral cats have been spayed and neutered.

Feral cats are free-roaming cats that are untamed and unsuitable for adoption. If left alone, they keep reproducing and can become a neighborhood nuisance prompting well-meaning community members to call animal control to take care of them. However, this just means that the cats are removed and killed, prompting new cats to take over the territory.

In the process of Trap-Neuter-Return the cat is humanely trapped, then transported to a vet where it is spayed or neutered, ear tipped and rabies vaccinated. Then the cat is released back to its original outdoor location and managed by a caregiver. The benefits of TNR to the community are many including:

? A caregiver manages the colony and maintains a clean environment through controlled feeding.
? TNR will permanently reduce the colony size through attrition.
? Nuisance behaviors such as male spraying and fighting are dramatically reduced resulting in less calls to Animal Control
? Less cats and kittens are brought to an overburdened shelter resulting in reduced costs associated with housing and euthanasia

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Posted on: 2013/3/10 1:35
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Re: Anyone Need a Snow shoveler
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I hired GreevilleChick's husband and he did a great job! Thank you.

Posted on: 2013/2/9 20:10
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Re: Jersey City measure restricting campaign cash from developers is vetoed by mayor
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Pink hit the nail. An immature dialogue here.

Posted on: 2013/1/28 0:44
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Re: Unleashed Mastiffs Attack JC Man
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http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/20 ... oss_o.html#incart_m-rpt-1



Dog dies as Jefferson couple fights to bring animals home


By Justin Zaremba/NJ.com
on January 17, 2013 at 8:00 AM, updated January 17, 2013 at 8:38 AM


JEFFERSON ? One of the dogs at the center of an ongoing legal battle has died, owner Susan Kolb said on her Facebook page.

Kolb said Jumba, one of two 100-plus-pound African Boerbels, died Wednesday at 11 a.m.

"He wanted to go home," Kolb said.

Jefferson seized the dogs ? Jumba and Imani ? when Kolb's husband, Gary, was allegedly caught by police walking one of them without a muzzle, violating a court order, in October 2011.

The Kolbs were under a court order to muzzle the dogs in public after the animals attacked several people in Jersey City in 2008 and 2009. The Kolbs are facing contempt of court charges, which could land each of them in jail for up to 18 months.

The Kolbs also allegedly violated a different court order when they agreed to move the dogs to California, but were found with them more than a year later in their Jersey City apartment. They have pleaded not guilty.

The dogs were impounded in the Jefferson Township Municipal Pound for most of the past 15 months but were later moved to Woofs and Whiskers in Lake Hopatcong before it closed. The dogs were then transferred back to Jefferson, leaving Jumba "heartbroken," Kolb said.

Jumba, she said, had contracted lymphona recently and within one month had lost 40 pounds. The couple received permission Wednesday to rush the animal to a veterinary hospital in Fairfield, she said.

"It was too late," she said. "Now Jumba is dead."

While the dogs have been impounded for over 15 months, the Jefferson couple had recently struck a deal with Jefferson Municipal Prosecutor James LaSala to hold
off a forfeiture hearing, which could result in the dogs' eventual death, until their criminal cases had been resolved.

The deal with LaSala to push back the forfeiture motion was contingent on the Kolbs finding suitable housing for the dogs and paying Jefferson the $12,000 the township racked up housing the dogs in two payments ? one on Nov. 27, the other on Jan. 27. The Kolbs made the first payment despite missing the deadline by a few days.

Despite the arrangement, the Kolbs recently received notice that they are scheduled to appear in court Thursday for the forfeiture hearing.

"I thought we had a deal in place," Kolb told NJ.com earlier this month. "I don't know what this is."

LaSala has said the dogs posed too great a threat to township's animal control officer and pound volunteers to remain at the shelter long-term, and that at least two of the alternatives the Kolbs have suggested wouldn't work.

Kolb said LaSala has rejected offers the couple has made to move the dogs to facilities in Green and Hackettstown. The prosecutor has said he hoped to move them to an out-of-state shelter, and that he didn't want to see the dogs euthanized, but would move ahead if a suitable location for the pair couldn't be found.

Regarding the couple's alleged violations of court orders, Kolb said on her Facebook page a motion hearing is set for Feb. 7 at 9 a.m. in Morris County Superior Court. Kolb said if their motion to dismiss all charges fails, they will go to trial.

The Kolbs, who have started an online petition to let the animals go home to die, have also started a website aimed at helping them save their dogs.

Posted on: 2013/1/17 14:38
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Need Holding Space (garage, basement) for Feral Cat Trap Neuter Return
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Companion Animal Trust, through its program The Neighborhood Feral Cat Initiative, is looking for a space in Jersey City to use to hold feral cats during Trap Neuter Return projects. The space can be a garage, basement or even a shed.

The cats stay in the traps during the entire TNR process until they are released back to their colony after being spayed and neutered.

There are many residents here in JC that want to TNR their colonies but do not have this very important part (holding space) of the process and therefore the cats are left unspayed and unneutered.

Can you help us? Eamil cat@companionanimaltrust.com

Thanks.

www.neighborhoodferalcat.org
www.companionanimaltrust.com

Posted on: 2012/8/29 13:21
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Re: Vacant school in Lafayette neighborhood of Jersey City is slated to become condos by next summer
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Love this!

Posted on: 2012/6/23 22:49
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Re: Do you recommend particular Roofer?
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Home away from home
Home away from home


Should I go with Capitol Roofing or Simpson Contracting?

I have a bid from each to replace the drain on the roof and repair the area around it. Both came in with the same price of about $1000.

Capitol will only warrantee for 30 days. Simpson will give a longer warrantee.

THoughts?

Posted on: 2012/6/13 16:48
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