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Save the Bloomfield/Bukowski Shelter

Save the Bloomfield/Bukowski Shelter

A no-kill shelter in Bloomfield could be a victim of budget cuts. However, there is a grassroots effort to save the shelter taking place, which Mayor McCarthy won’t be able to ignore.

No-kill shelters are rare, and the shelter in Bloomfield has some important fans now that this story is getting coverage outside of the area. Fans, including Jane Goodall, supporters of Patrick the Pitbull and comedian and animal rescuer Elayne Boosler have all joined the cause on Facebook. There is also an effort to get Stephen Colbert to support the movement because he lives in Montclair, the town next door to Bloomfield. The shelter has even offered to name a pet after him!

Tomorrow night, Monday April 11, 2011, the town will gather for a town meeting where the budget could get a final vote. If the current budget is approved, this shelter could be closed over a $24.00 tax cut per person.

The locals aren’t giving up on their shelter though, and have been emailing their representatives and encouraging those outside of the state to do the same. A local bakery is raising donations for the shelter through an event called Cupcakefest 2011, and a fan on Facebook even created a video showcasing pets that are available at the shelter.

To find out how you can help, please visit Save the Bloomfield/Bukowski Shelter Facebook page.

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4:35PM PDT on Jul 15, 2011

Ih you beleive that all shelter should no kill but what's about if they dont have anymore room will have be forced to turn away. Owner will forced to bandon them on street or move away leave it behind. I have seen it on tv. So sad, so many senior citzen unable to take care or whose owner died and left behind thier animals that no one want to take care of it. How are we suppose to handle. There's gonna be tooo many in this country. Unless if we can get more shelter and more cages for these animals. I am sure that lots of shelter cant afford to get more cage and room unless they get more donation from the goverment and president!!!!!

11:54PM PDT on Apr 17, 2011

I beleive all shelters should be no-kill shelters.

10:29PM PDT on Apr 17, 2011

The truth should be told. This is a kill shelter !!! Animals have six months to get adopted.

12:05AM PDT on Apr 16, 2011


3:51AM PDT on Apr 15, 2011

Hope it went well, will keep praying. I agree wholeheartedly with NoEmails H.

8:16PM PDT on Apr 14, 2011

please help those poor animals.

3:56PM PDT on Apr 14, 2011

please stop destroying and getting rid of places that are actually helping our animals. Stop with the budget cuts! Keep this shelter open that helps so many animals until they can be adopted and if for some reason they do not get adopted they still can live a happy loved life.

10:42AM PDT on Apr 14, 2011

I really hope the event went well and they can save the shelter!!!!
How about a politician or two taking a pay cut???!!!!

9:55AM PDT on Apr 14, 2011

I hope the shelter gets to stay open =], thanks for sharing

4:48AM PDT on Apr 14, 2011

The word SHELTER means safety, care and kindness! How can any body think of a shelter where they kill the poor inmates, no it is not possible!

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