It is a tale told again and again because of sooo many animals living in loneliness and neglect.
One such victim is Luna that waited for help …. but no one came and no one seemed to care. She was chained up outside of a Long Branch home in a bad situation -- no shelter …. no care … losing hair … and more.
A friend of the AHS knew of the situation and asked if we could intervene. The AHS Manager spoke to the owners. They realized that they could not attend to all the needs of their dog and agreed to sign Luna over to AHS.
She was grimy, in need of ear cleaning and proper care to replenish the many spots of missing hair. In our examination, she was found to have a urinary tract infection that needed to be addressed. She was immediately brought to the AHS Newark facility where the veterinarian checked Luna who given medication and returned to Tinton Falls where she will be monitored and is getting ready for adoption. She will be spayed before she leaves.
For more information on Luna, call the AHS Tinton Falls at 732-922-0100 and ask about Luna or e-mail us.
Sadly, Luna withstood the brutal bitter winter weather and action must be taken now instead of waiting for state laws. Precious time will have been lost.Once spring breezes start, memories will dim of animals that suffered and died in the bitter winter weather.
AHS has been involved in several cases of such victims and have found a quicker solution to address them in the manner which was needed to obtain justice.
In Plainfield, Councilwoman Bridge Rivers introduced and had passed an amendment to address tethering, sheltering and temperature restrictions. Animal lovers are urged to send a copy to your municipal government. The quickest way to remedy the problem is adopting this ordinance in your municipality. For a copy, e-mail us and specify "Plainfield Ordinance". We also have a copy of a TNR ordinance that was passed by the Township of Hillside for the safety and well being of cats due to the indiscriminate trapping of cats.
Luna was one of the animals chained outside without shelter and we are fortunate that she was rescued to live a life with people who will love and care for her.