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Gulf Coast Dogs Find Refuge in New Jersey



    Pet owners in the gulf can find peace in knowing their pets are in good hands. (Published Friday, Aug. 6, 2010)

    After over 25 hours of driving, 107 barking dogs -- rescued from homelessness in Louisiana -- he were welcomed in Madison, NJ this afternoon.

    The Humane Society of the United States partnered with the St. Huberts Animal Welfare Center to bring the 4-legged victims of the oil spill to healthy homes in central New Jersey.
    Diane Rau, board chair of St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, said she hopes “to bring comfort to folks in Louisiana knowing their pets will be in good hands.”
    Most of the dogs came from nine shelters along the Louisiana coast that saw an increase in families giving up their pets after the oil spill.
    Inga Fricke, director of Shelter Initiatives for the Humane Society, hopes this opportunity gives the canines a “second chance and a better life.”
    The dogs will be available for adoption through the following organizations: St. Hubert's in Madison and North Branch, Noah's Ark in Ledgewood, Mount Pleasant Animal Shelter in East Hanover, Monmouth County SPCA in Eatontown, Animal Alliance in Lambertville, Somerset Regional Animal Shelter in Bridgewater, Humane Society of Atlantic County in Atlantic City, and the Franklin Township Animal Shelter.
    To find out more about adopting one of the dogs, visit St. Huberts website or contact them at 973-377-2295.