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Take a Look Inside Beacon Animal Rescue with Volunteer, Jo Ann East

Without dedicated animal lovers, what would a rescue organizations be? Rescues are made up of volunteers who rescue animals and make them feel loved and comfortable before finding them their fur-ever home.

I wanted to see the inside of a rescue where I was not familiar with and found myself at Beacon Animal Rescue in Ocean View, New Jersey. From the outside you will see a small property with a play area to meet the dogs and another area where the adoptable dogs are waiting. When you walk inside, you will see a bighearted team of animal lovers, striving to find loving homes for the dogs they bring in.

I had the pleasure of spending an hour or two following Jo Ann East, a compassionate and fun volunteer at Beacon Animal Rescue. I even got to witness an older couple adopt their first dog ever as a married couple. Watch the video below and become inspired to take after the way Jo Ann East takes care of Beacon Animal Rescue without expecting anything in return.

Remember, rescues are not funded through the county, nor do they receive grants. They rely on donations from money to food and hand-me-down dog supplies such as cages or beds. Volunteers drive around and pick up unwanted, fragile dogs who are either lost or abandoned, and dogs from shelters who haven’t been so lucky and are growing closer to being written on the dreaded euthanasia list. Thank you Beacon Family for all that you do!

New Jersey Wants Cats to Keep Their Claws!

Photo/Pixabay.com

Photo/Pixabay.com

Everyone clap your paws together for New Jersey which is on its way to becoming the first state to ban cat declawing. Cat owners have been declawing their cats for as long as it has been normalized. Declawing cats have been thought to be a “quick fix” to stop unnecessary scratching around the house and to avoid being scratched (crazy cat ladies know them as love scratches). However, it is finally coming around that declawing cats is just hurtful and if dogs get to keep their fingers, cats should too (for the people who insist cats are better than dogs)!

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