About Our Rescue Group...
The Hudson County Animal League, incorporated in 1994, is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible. We are approved by the State of New Jersey Department of Health as an adoption agency.
HCAL is working with the City of Bayonne to establish a humane, compassionate animal haven in that municipality. The City will be leasing HCAL a piece of property on East 5th Street, and once the environmental/legal issues have been resolved, HCAL will construct a pre-fabricated facility on the site. While we have been fundraising for this project for the past several years, when the lease agreement is signed with the City, the League will begin a major shelter capital campaign.
While working towards establishing our shelter, HCAL strives to provide the following services:
- Rescue/foster abandoned animals
- Promote and subsidize spay/neuter services
- Adopt animals into permanent loving homes
- Provide information and referrals on responsible pet care
- Trap/neuter/release feral cats
- Assist with veterinary services for the indigent
Our voice mail phone line (201 200-1008) receives calls daily regarding adoption, information on pet care, medical and spay/neuter services, unwanted pets and strays, lost and found animals, and other animal-related concerns. The phone lines are staffed by League members.
The League has a low cost spay/neuter program that is accepted by veterinary clinics in Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Union City and North Bergen
HCAL is also a member of the Hudson County Animal Response Team (CART), working with representatives of the Red Cross and the Hudson County Office of Emergency Management on the establishment of a disaster plan for the county’s animals.
Come Meet Our Pets...
All of our adoptable pets are in boarding facilities and foster homes. We also have cats in the Pet Adoption Center @ Petsmart in Secaucus.
We have weekly adoptions at various locations as follows
Every Sunday 12:00PM to 4:30PM
148 Newark Avenue
Jersey City NJ
Every Sunday 1:00PM to 3:30PM
400 Mill Creek Mall
Every Saturday 12:00PM to 4:00PM
307 Bayonne Crossing Way
For more information please contact
Kathleen @ 201-895-3874 or
Charlene @ 201-598-0952
Our Adoption Process...
All potential adopters are required to fill out an adoption survey and agree to a home check prior to placing an animal in their home. Once approved for adoption, a pet will be placed with you for a two week trial period prior to the adoption being finalized.
Adoption donations are required. All pets are up to date on their vaccinations and are spayed/neutered (if old enough). In the case of young kittens or puppies, a spay/neuter certificate will be provided at the time of adoption.