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Our Featured Hightstown, NJ Partner:

Animal Friends for Education & Welfare AFEW

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Mercer Co. and surrounding areas

About Our Rescue Group:

A.F.E..W. currently is working with the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter. We have an outstanding relationship and have been very successful in placing shelter animals. A.F.E.W. also coordinates and runs a low cost spay/neuter clinic either at the shelter or our adoption site, the Corner-Copia.

A.F.E.W. is not a shelter, but rather a network of foster homes that provide housing and socialization of our "customers," the animals, until we can find them a home.

A.F.E.W. also works to raise public awareness of animal issues. We promote public education in fostering respect, understanding and care for all animals, as well as special emphasis on spaying and neutering to help stop pet overpopulation.

What can you do to help?


Can’t make a lifetime commitment?
Want to help a homeless animal?
Have a lot of love and a little room in your house available?

Consider fostering an animal for Animal Friends for Education and Welfare (AFEW) .

When you foster for AFEW you will receive all the tools you need to do the job, and a healthy, clean pet to care for.

As we say in the rescue business – adopt one, save two – the one you adopted and the one that will now come into rescue. Fostering helps that one get adopted!

If you can give an animal a second chance at life, please call Marilyn of AFEW for more information 609-448-5322


100% of your donation will go to the care and welfare of the animals. Click the PayPal button below to make a donation.


Donating a car to AFEW allows us to provide care and medical needs to homeless animals. Your help is just a click away - send an email requesting information today!

Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month at the West Windsor Library on Clarksville Road in West Windsor at 7:00 pm. Just drop in. Call 609/448-5322 for more information.

Members are our greatest asset. If you can help, please call or come to a meeting! AFEW needs you!!


PO Box 1341
Hightstown, NJ 08520
Phone (609) 448-5322 Fax (609) 426-4947

AFEW is a proud member of the Animal Rescue Coalition of New Jersey see

Come Meet our Pets:

Please join us for our Adoption Days - the every Saturday from now until the end of the year from 10am until 2pm. Located on the corners of Princeton-Hightstown Road (Rt. 571) and Old Trenton Road (Rt. 535) in East Windsor, NJ.

Sponsored by the CornerCopia.

If you can't make the adoption days give us a call and we can arrange a meeting with the pet you are interested in. We can also meet you at the Hamilton Animal Shelter to introduce you to your new friend.

Our Adoption Process:

The adoption process is basically simple. You are required to complete and applciation, giving either a veterinarian reference or two personal references that are not family. We charge an adoption fee as stated below:

Adoption Fees

Cats 6 mos old and up = $80-100
Kittens under 6 mos old = $70-100
Dogs 6 mos old and up = $150-200
Puppies under 6 mos old = $200 and up
Purebreds - To be determined

You can also complete an online application
and email it to

Senior citizens receive discounts on senior pets! Or if you would like to own a pet, but are concerned about what will happen to it if something were to happen to you, contact us for details on our Special Senior Citizen Program: 609/448-5322

Once all references are complete and you are approve you may take your new pet home. Often this can occur the same day.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.