Monday, June 1, 2015

Montclair Animal Shelter News

Pooches Go to Market!
It’s June and that means the Farmers' Market is back in full swing on Walnut Street with its season opening Saturday, June 6. The Montclair Township Animal Shelter will be at the market again this year from 10:00 a.m. with some wonderful dogs for you to meet. Or stop by the Shelter before or after you shop and meet all of our loving animals available for adoption.

Volunteer Orientations
Volunteer orientations are scheduled for Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m. and Tuesday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. Orientations will take place at the Shelter, 77 North Willow Street. No registration required.

Pick up an application in at the Shelter or download a volunteer application from the town website.

Yes, they really do save kitties in distress!

a happy rescued kittyThursday, May 22, 2015
Members of the Montclair Fire and Police departments responded to a call on Tuesday to save a kitten in distress. The kitten was discovered trapped in the wheel well of a car parked in Mount Hebron Cemetery by the vehicle's owner. Shelter Animal Control Officer Qa Jackson notified the two departments and officers and firefighters were on the scene in minutes to save the little feline, who was later taken to the township animal shelter to be cared for.
MFD, MPD members on the scene to save a kitten

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FIV Myths Debunked – Part II

Don't believe everything you hear about feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) continued

Myth #4: Cats who have the virus inevitably develop the disease and die from it.

Fact: 90% of cats who actually have FIV will lead completely normal lives and die from the same causes that any other cat might die from.

Myth #5: FIV+ cats will lead short, miserable lives.

Fact: FIV+ cats can and DI live long, healthy lives, if given a chance. Most live as long as their indoor counter-arts and much longer than outdoor cats. Many live well into old age without symptoms.

Myth #6: The FIV virus is a serious threat to other animals because it can be transmitted by casual contact.

Fact: Modern medical research, as well as mounting empirical evidence indicates that transmission requires serious physical interaction.

“Deep bite wounds are, by far, the primary mode of the virus’ transmission.” – Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, DaCVIM Director, Maddies’ Shelter Medicine Program.

Fact: The virus can only live a few seconds outside the body, so sharing food and water bowls is not an issue.

FIV+ cats in multiple cat homes do not appear to spread the disease, as long as all parties are not combative. FIV Cat Rescue in Fort Bragg, CA has had a group of 16 mixed cats (FIV positive and negative) living together for 6 years. No FIV- cat has ever become FIV+.

Source: FIV Cat Rescue, Fort Bragg, CA. Website: