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Ridgewood Vet Opens Doors, Hearts

A Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital volunteer cuddles with a cutie looking for a home.
A Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital volunteer cuddles with a cutie looking for a home. Photo Credit: Facebook
More than 250 animals found homes at last year's event.
More than 250 animals found homes at last year's event. Photo Credit: Facebook

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — The Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital will open its doors to 25 animal shelters on Sept. 18 for its annual "Adopt-A-Pet Day."

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the village's Fall Art and Craft Fair, dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be in the facility awaiting their fur-ever homes.

Several local rescues will be at the event including:

  • Purrs N Pupps
  • Animal Rescue R Us (Lodi)
  • Bergen County Protect & Rescue (Cliffside Park)
  • Close to Home Rescue & Sanctuary (Pompton Lakes)
  • Greyhound Angels Adoption of NJ
  • Animal Lighthouse Rescue
  • Paws on the Green, Inc
  • Diamonds In A Ruff Rescue
  • Ruff Rehab Inc
  • Associated Humane Society of Newark
  • Peace4Paws (Westwood)
  • Precious Petz Rescue
  • Poor Paws Rescue
  • Bayonne Feral Cat Foundation
  • FOCAS
  • FOWA (Wayne)
  • NFFAR (Mahwah)
  • Cause 4 Paws
  • Bow Wows and Meows
  • Pequannock Animal Shelter
  • And more!

There is nothing like experiencing the joy of a pet's unconditional love," said hospital director Dean J. Cerf. "We hope to help as many pets as possible get a second chance to share that love."

Last year, more than 250 animals found homes thanks to the 1,000 people who came to the event.

"Our slogan is ‘Open your heart and home to a friend for life,'" hospital administrator Keith Harris said. "We invite people to help us adopt more pets at this event than ever before."

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