Local People Helping Local Animals
Bergen County Protect & Rescue in need of volunteers
Bergen County Protect & Rescue
in need of volunteers
Love animals? Want to help make a difference in their lives? Bergen County Protect & Rescue, an all-volunteer, non-profit, no-kill shelter located at 302 2nd St., Cliffside Park, is seeking dedicated volunteers to help with cage cleaning, dog walking, fundraising, special events, foster homes for cats/dogs, marketing, grant writing and more.
“The current cost to run this small edifice is $13,000 per month” according to Humane Enforcement Agent, Officer Vincent Ascolese and Director of the shelter. “We are here to take in strays from 10 locations and we help out in other local areas. In addition, we will also pull animals on a euthanasia list when room is available from other shelters in New Jersey and from other states. We are here to serve the public, its needs in addition to Protect & Rescue as many unwanted, lost and stray domestic animals as possible. However, this shelter needs the manpower to do so. Every time we adopt an animal out, it leaves a paw print on your heart. You will never forget that you have made a difference in their future by giving them a second chance. If it were not for this shelter and its volunteers, these animals would be euthanized at local shelters”.
There are morning, afternoon and evening hour shifts Monday - Sunday to make it possible for people to come and volunteer for such a worthy cause. This is a great way to meet new people with the same interests and spend time with our 4-legged friends while they are with us. The shelters’ goal is to keep animals off the streets and in into a loving, caring environment until a fur-ever home can be found.
The shelter opened it doors in August 2012 to the public. In 2014 just two years later, Bergen County Protect & Rescue adopted out 441 animals and took in 467. The figures for 2015 are not currently processed at time of press but expects to be significantly higher than 2014.
If you are interested in joining our amazing team of animal lovers, please contact us at 201-945-0649 or fill out a volunteer application online at www.BCRescues.org.
Bergen PAC Donates To Local Animal Shelter
Bergen Performing Arts Center of Englewood once again helped Bergen County Protect & Rescue with their help in a fundraising drive for the entire month of January! All the items donated have gone to help 4-legged furry friends in the shelters care until a loving home can be found.
Bergen County Protect & Rescue would like to send out a huge thank you to bergenPAC for their dedication and support to help homeless animals in need. Coming together, we can all make a difference in the lives of these animals and in our communities.
Bergen County Protect & Rescue is a volunteer, no-kill, non-profit animal rescue shelter and relies on donations and adoptions to help offset its costs to run the small facility located in Cliffside Park. The monthly cost to run the shelter is $13,000 and another $10,000 per month in vet bills. For additional information on BC Protect & Rescue visit www.BCRescues.org.
Photographed is left to right, Erin Browning, a senior at Bergen Academies in Hackensack who is working her senior year interning at bergenPAC and Nina Barach, Director of Communications of Bergen Performing Arts Center, Inc. who headed up the donation drive. For additional information on bergenPAC, visit their website at www.bergenpac.org.
PETLAND DISCOUNTS PET ADOPTION EVENT
To help promote Petland Discounts Pet Adoption Event, Petland Discounts located at 700 Broadway, Ste. 36, Westwood, NJ, will be hosting a pet adoption event Saturday March 19 from 11a – 3p outside the store rain or shine. Bergen County Protect & Rescue will be making use of the North Shore Animal League Van and have about 20 plus animals aboard the van for adoption.
Petland Discounts has worked with Bergen County Protect & Rescue, a local volunteer, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter in the past. Petland Discounts once again is in hope of having many homeless animals find their forever homes, in addition to the shelter receiving much-needed donations and monetary funds to continue its mission of saving as many lives as possible. The shelter also works to educate the public on humane education, humane enforcement, spay/neuter, and micro-chipping procedures.
Bergen County Protect & Rescue Foundation is located at 302 2nd St. Cliffside Park. BC Protect & Rescue is a volunteer, non-profit animal rescue shelter that supports, 10 towns in addition to other towns when in need and pulling animals from high kill shelters when room is available. In 2014, 467 animals had entered the volunteer shelter and 441 adopted out. Figures for 2015 have not been issued yet, but are expected to succeed 2014.
All general monetary funds that are donated to the shelter are placed towards, low cost spay/neuter, food and vet bills for the animals in BC Protect & Rescues care. Funds can also be directed to a specific area of choice. All funds are tax deductable. Currently the cost to run the small edifice is now over $13,000 per month plus another $10,000 in vet bills. The volunteers work hard to raise needed funds and plan many events throughout the year. BC Protect & Rescue encourages the public to come and help volunteer their time towards a great cause. Working with animals and helping out in various areas, is worth its weight in gold. The outcome of seeing these animals find their forever home always leaves a paw print on your heart and you never forget seeing their eyes pleading for help when they first come into the shelter. Areas of much needed help are: dog walking, fundraising, marketing, special events, cage cleaning, cat socialization, and fostering. One can visit the shelter during operation hours and see what we do and how we are working. You can sponsor a homeless pet and cancel your sponsorship at any time or continue with another animal of your choice. All sponsorships are tax deductable. The shelter and volunteers work on donations saving one life at a time.
The shelter is in great need of direct monetary funding. With the amount of animals we take in and care for annually, the shelter is in need of a larger facility. Bergen County Protect & Rescue is currently looking for a new home and are in great need of funds. An anonymous donor recently donated $25,000 towards a new facility. If anyone is willing to help volunteers offset costs, please make a check made payable to Bergen County Protect & Rescue and mark check “NEW SHELTER” so funds will be allocated for that sole purpose. Please mail checks to Bergen County Protect & Rescue, PO Box 1172, Fort Lee, NJ 07020. Visit our website at www.BCRescues.org for additional information.
Bergen County Protect & Rescue will be offering a special on Cats and Kittens for this event only: All adult cats for $25 and kittens for $50. You may fill out an online application at www.BCRescues.org or call the shelter at 201-945-0649.. For additional information on the event or Petland Discounts please call 201-666-3442.
Please help, come, adopt and show your support for this special Pet Adoption Event and help support local businesses. Together we can all make a difference in the lives of homeless animals.
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Edgewater – Save the Date and get ready for another evening of laughs. Bergen County Protect & Rescue Foundation will be hosting its 3rd Comedy Night Fundraiser to benefit homeless dogs and cats in its care on Thursday March 31 at the American Legion Hall, Post 116, 1165 River Road, Edgewater, NJ 07020.
The event will host Comics Harris Bloom of CBS Early Show and Stewie to the Rescue. In addition, Brian Jian of Montreal Comedy Festival, and Davin Rosenblatt of Davin’s Den will be the feature comics.
Guests will be dancing in their seats and aisles from DJ Lou. The buffet dinner will be served from the Outback Steak House. Donation fee for this spectacular event is $50 per person. This will include, entrance, dinner, dessert, water, soda, coffee and comic show. Reserve seating is requested, as seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30p, dinner at 7p and ends at 11:30p. This event sells out quickly so please order your tickets early to reserve your seating.
One can pay online at www.BCRescues.org or call the shelter for additional information at 201-945-0649. If paying by check, please make check payable to Bergen County Protect & Rescue, and mail to Bergen County Protect & Rescue, PO Box 1172, Fort Lee, NJ, 07024 and mark check Comedy Night in the memo area.
Bergen County Protect & Rescue is located at 302 2nd Street, Cliffside Park, NJ. Bergen County Protect & Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit, no-kill animal rescue shelter whose mission is to Protect & Rescue as many of the lost, stray and unwanted domestic animals as possible. With the professional use of humane traps and well-planned trapping techniques, we are also able to capture and relocate various wildlife to safer locations. We also seek medical assistance and rehabilitation for any animals that are injured. In 2014, Bergen County Protect & Rescue took into its care 467 animals and adopted out 441.
BCPR in Need of Volunteers
Bergen PAC Donates To Local Animal Shelter 2/1/16
Pet Adoption Event 2/2/16
BC Protect & Rescue
Hosts 3rd Comedy Night 1/10/16
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We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization
Hours of Operation
SUNDAY 12:00 PM--5:00 PM
TUESDAY 12:00 PM--5:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 12:00 PM--7:00 PM
THURSDAY 12:00 PM--5:00 PM
FRIDAY 12:00 PM--5:00 PM
SATURDAY 12:00 PM--5:00 PM
HOW TO CONTACT US
Adoptions and Donation Dropoff:
302 2nd Street
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
PO Box 1172, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Phone: (201) 945-0649
BCPR is a true no-kill animal shelter located in in Bergen County, New Jersey
Special Thanks to the Daily Voice for their coverage of our adoption and fundraising events.
Our gratitude to Brian Moss for his photography services.
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