Newton was adopted thanks to EOAA's networking efforts. His new name is Sonic and he lives in a home with 4 young children who adore him!
East Orange Animal Alliance
The East Orange Animal Alliance was founded in November 2019 to provide resources that enable the City of East Orange to most effectively care for its at-risk animals and to support the people who are dedicated to them. Little did we know that just 4 months after our inception this already underserved city would be gravely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, creating more of a need than ever. By joining the East Orange Animal Alliance Strut Your Mutt Team or donating, you will allow us to continue work like the following highlights from our first year:
Assisting with pet retention when community members need help with supplies, medical care, or training support. This keeps pets out of shelters and in loving homes that just need a little help.
Facilitating the rehoming of dogs and cats by working directly with owners who cannot keep them, so that the pets don't have to spend any time at the shelter.
Supplying a weekly pet food bank with dog and cat food that community members can pick up each Monday morning, free of charge.
Supplying community cat caregivers with food to feed their managed colonies, and covering the cost of numerous spays and neuters to curtail the outdoor cat population.
Networking and placing adoptable dogs and cats at the shelter with an ever-growing list of 30+ partner organizations across 6 states. Gone are the days when dogs used to wait at the shelter, overlooked, for as long as a year or more, and cats would wait almost just as long.
Fundraising to purchase much-needed supplies for the shelter, like a washer and dryer.
Securing placements for shelter dogs with behavioral quirks that require a little something extra - including one placement at an esteemed training center in Florida, for which we also organized the transport.
In 2020, we hope to expand our programming even further to include things like vaccine and spay/neuter days, free dog training classes, and more. We cannot do this work without your support, so thank you for your donations to our Strut Your Mutt fundraising!