Adoption Fees Waived at Liberty Humane Society till February 14

Liberty Humane Society, is calling on residents to “Give the Gift of Love” for Valentine’s Day. Now through February 14, the organization is waiving all adoption fees on cats older than 4 months and dogs over 40 pounds (check out some adorable dog valentine photos on their Facebook page). Irene Borngraeber, LHS Executive Director believes, “Pets can make you happier, healthier, and more resilient. And giving a homeless pet the chance at a lifetime of new happiness is a small, but simple way to sayloud and clear“I’m here, and I care.”

Normally adoption fees range from $120 for adult cats ($150 for kittens) to $175 for adult dogs ($225 for puppies). All animals adopted from Liberty Humane Society are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped before they are sent home. The shelter is open for adoptions Tuesday through Friday from 2 to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm. 

When you go be sure to bring the following with you:

  • A photo ID
  • A copy of your lease that shows you can have pets or your landlord’s contact information
  • Members of your household (Including dogs if you already have one)
  • A cat carrier or dog leash and collar (LHS does have these available for purchase if needed)

Not in a position to adopt a pet right now? Simply spread the word about this opportunity, or join their strong, compassionate team of volunteers.

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Catherine Hecht

is the owner of Harmony Media, NJ, the publisher of Jersey City Independent and blogs about urban gardening at dig a path. She's lived in Jersey City since 1999 and resides in the Heights section with her wife Beth Achenbach, they were the first couple to file as legal domestic partners in Jersey City. Cat has over 10 years experience in communications, marketing and publishing, she's studied anthropology, art history, woman & gender studies, botany, ethnobotany, and herbology and she is a graduate of the Rising Tide Capital Community Business Academy. She is also is a community activist, registered voter, gay rights activist, art lover, gardener, environmentalist, and an animal advocate.