Oakland animal shelter saving animals from state-mandated euthanasia

(02/24/05) OAKLAND ? Employees at an Oakland animal shelter are doing their part to make sure cats and dogs without a home stay alive.

Under New Jersey state law, animals not adopted from shelter in seven days may be put to sleep. However, construction at the Passaic Animal Shelter has left many stray animals without a home. In an effort to rescue some of the animals, the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge has stepped in and started accepting animals from the Passaic shelter.

The Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge is a ?no-kill? shelter, meaning animals are not put to sleep after seven days. Instead, they are kept alive until a home can be found for them.

A representative of the Passaic Animal Shelter says they do everything possible to make sure animals do not have to be killed. The spokesperson also says the refurbished shelter, which is scheduled to open in April, will be a much nicer facility for the animals.

 

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