Many times, the job of an Animal Control Officer can be a thankless one … even dangerous. It is not the animals that are the problem …. it's the contentious attitude of the public.
When ACO Lamar Williams responded to a call on Grove Street in Irvington, he was advised that a guy threw his cat on the fire escape and the cat was there for 3 days -- in the sub-freezing, snowy weather. When our ACO approached the owner, he became extremely aggressive--stating it was his cat -- filled with expletives and he can do what he wants since it messes up his house.
When ACO Williams contacted the Irvington Police, they responded … and the AHS took possession of the cat. We call this youngster Christopher and he is about 5 months old. The so-called owner should never had a cat and we want Christopher to have a wonderful life. He could have perished in the situation he was in. If you would like to help Christopher & the stream of unwanted and homeless cats that come through our doors, please donate to our Res-Q Fund or text to donate HumaneHelp at 41444.
Christopher is one of hundreds of cats in need of an open heart and home. Please call 973-824-7080 and refer to File 17875 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
AHS is located at 124 Evergreen Ave. in Newark, just off of Rt. 1 & 9 and Rt. 22. We are open 7 days a week. Please feel free to visit between noon and 5.