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Hot Days, Cool Treats!

As the temperatures rise, it can be a challenge for pets and their people to stay cool. Of course, there’s always ice cream! While some dogs do just fine with their people’s sweet treat, why not try one of the suggestions below to avoid tummy troubles all together!

For the canine in your life, try Frosty Paws (available in vanilla or peanut butter) or Yoghund (available in apple cheddar or papaya peanut butter)! Found in most local grocer’s freezer sections, these treats come in packages of four for less than $5.00! It’s fun watching your pal get to the bottom of the cup!

Cats also love a cool treat: Try freezing ice-cube size portions of their favorite wet food! Or, drop a few ice cubes in their water dish!

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Valentino – Cat Adoption – Monmouth County SPCA, NJ

Name:     Valentino

Age:        10 years old

Sex:         Male

Breed:     DSH

Can you say loverboy?! My name is Valentino and I’m a major mushball who absolutely loves people!!!! I’m uber affectionate and just absolutely wonderful and purrfect, which makes me the ideal starter cat for someone looking for a special needs feline. You see, I am diabetic. I am extremely fortunate that a Good Samaritan found me fending for myself outside. I was obviously someone’s beloved house cat at some point but, for whatever reason, I ended up outside, hungry and cold, all by myself. Diabetes can be an easy-to-manage condition but, had I been left untreated out there, I could have quickly perished. So you can see how grateful I am to have ended up at the Monmouth County SPCA!!!! [click to continue…]

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Pets and Plants! -Monmouth County

It’s no secret that pets love the outdoors! Longer days are the perfect excuse for spending lots of time together in the backyard or garden this spring!

Aside from fleas, ticks and other pests, we often forget that there are plants that can cause skin irritation or sickness in our pets. We know keeping your pet safe is top priority so we’ve put together a short list of garden “dos and don’ts” on plants common in Monmouth County.  For a more comprehensive list, visit http://www.aspca.org/Pet-care/poison-control/Plants? [click to continue…]

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Cassidy – Cat Adoption – Monmouth County SPCA, NJ

Name:     Cassidy

Age:        5 years old

Sex:         Female

Breed:     DSH

Hi, everyone! My name is Cassidy and I am fun, friendly and front-declawed! I am about 5 years young. I came to the Monmouth County SPCA because my human mom had to move back in with her parents and one of them was allergic to me. So, here I am at the shelter waiting for my forever family to scoop me up and take me home!

I readily admit that I don’t do great with change. Losing my home and people and then ending up at an animal shelter was overwhelming for me. I was terrified and I kind of shut down. I did not want to be touched and I didn’t want to eat. I was so stressed and all I wanted to do was to be back in a loving home. [click to continue…]

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Feather – Cat Adoption – Monmouth County SPCA, NJ

Name:     Feather

Age:        5 years old

Sex:         Female

Breed:      DSH

Hi there! My name is Feather and I am a friendly, gentle and sweet 5 year old young lady. I love to be petted and snuggled. My human friends tell me that I’m an absolute sweetheart and that whatever family adopts me will be very lucky!! I am an easygoing gal, and I’m always in a good mood. In fact, people often comment that it looks like I always have a smile on my face! And that smile will get even bigger if you decide to take me home!!!! [click to continue…]

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Popeye – Cat Adoption – Monmouth County SPCA ,NJ

Name:     Popeye

Age:        11 years old

Sex:         Male

Breed:     DSH

Hi, there! I’m an affectionate loverboy!!!! Please pet me!! That’s the way to my heart, and how I’ll become your best friend in 2 seconds flat! I came to the Monmouth County SPCA because my owner passed away.

He was a great guy who rescued a bunch of cats that other people discarded at Monmouth Racetrack. I am forever grateful to that man and now, I’m so excited to find a loving forever home with people to love and call my very own.  I’m a mellow and easygoing guy. I’m about 11 years young. [click to continue…]

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Little Foot – Cat Adoption – Monmouth County SPCA, NJ

Name:     Little Foot

Age:         2 years old

Sex:         Male

Breed:     DSH

Hi there! My name is Little Foot. I’m a very gentle and lovable boy who loves other cats. I can be a bit timid and shy at first, but once I feel comfortable with you, I’m a big mush!! I’m an absolute sweetheart who just loves to be petted. I’m a muffin maker!!! I’m about 2 years young.

I came from a home with too many kitties for our owner to properly care for us all. I do get along great with other cats, and would love to live with a few in my forever home. [click to continue…]

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Bijou – Cat Adoption – Monmouth County SPCA, NJ

Name:     Bijou

Age:        5 years old

Sex:        Female

Breed:    DSH

Hi there! I am a gentle and lovable little lady. I am about 5 years young. I am a loyal companion and I just love to be petted! I’m a real sweetheart.

I originally came to the Monmouth County SPCA as part of a cruelty situation. I lived with several cats and dogs that were neglected and treated unkindly. A wonderful family adopted me from the shelter, but it didn’t work out because the home environment was a little too busy for me.

I am most comfortable in a quiet and calm setting, and the normal activity level of the family’s young children made me nervous. So this time around, I am looking for a quiet adult-only home. I would be content as the only kitty, but I would also be happy to live with another mellow feline friend. [click to continue…]

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5 Great Reasons to Adopt or Foster a Senior Pet

The plight of a senior animal in a rescue or shelter is heart wrenching.  An animal likely used to living in a home, with a family and a comfortable routine can become extremely depressed, confused, and listless when finding itself suddenly sequestered to a shelter, surrounded by unfamiliar people and animals.  The fate of many senior pets that have been relinquished is often a sad one, as well.  Finding adopters for older pets with less energy, a shorter lifespan, and a greater potential for health problems is next to impossible, often leading to the humane euthanasia of these trusty and loyal companions.  For someone who may be interested in adopting a senior pet, but still unsure whether it is the right decision, listed below are only a few reasons to consider taking home a golden aged dog or cat.

They have more love to give
Sure, puppies and kittens are great, but there is nothing that rivals the amount of love a rescued senior has to offer.  Seniors recognize better than any other dog or cat that the person saving them from the shelter deserves every ounce of love and affection they have to give.  If you want a constant companion and adoring best friend, consider an older pet.

They are better behaved
Unlike younger animals, senior pets are less likely to have been relinquished to a shelter for behavioral reasons.  Instead, seniors often come to shelters because their aging owners are no longer able to care for them, have moved into assisted living, or have even passed away.  Senior pets are likely already housebroken or litter-box trained and have good house manners and basic obedience skills.  [click to continue…]

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Adele and Angelo – Cat Adoption – Monmouth County SPCA, NJ

Name:     Adele and Angelo

Ages:      4 and 2 1/2 years old

Sex:        Female and Male

Breed:     DSH

One of the best loves is that between a mommy and son. We are an adorable and fluffy example of that! We are Adele and Angelo, a sweet and snuggly pair of kitty cats. Adele is about 4 years old and Angelo is about 2 1/2 years young. Originally, we were found as a stray feline family. There were 3 kittens total, and the first 2 got adopted together. Angelo and Adele were also adopted together and continued that strong mother/son bond with the new  family.

Unfortunately, that home wasn’t forever. The adoptive family owners moved into an apartment that did not allow animals, so they returned us to the shelter to find another home. It’s upsetting to think you’ve found a forever home and then poof, it’s gone! It’s stressful to find yourself living again at an animal shelter. [click to continue…]

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