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Hunterdon County employees donate needed supplies to Animal Alliance

WEST AMWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Hunterdon County Commissioners Shaun C. Van Doren and Jeff Kuhl on Tuesday, Dec. 27 dropped off a large collection of supplies to Animal Alliance in West Amwell Township. The supplies were  donated by county employees over the holiday season.

“I am grateful to our County employees for their generosity and for supporting this important nonprofit organization in our community,” Van Doren said.

“There are many wonderful dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens available through Animal Alliance that are looking for their forever home,” Kuhl said.

Animal Alliance was founded in 2001 and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization led by volunteers. They are currently the only freestanding Animal Shelter in Hunterdon County. They have a physical location in West Amwell, but also a very extensive fostering network with animals in foster homes throughout the County. They not only serve Hunterdon County and our residents, but Mercer and Bucks Counties as well.

To date, Animal Alliance has facilitated over 20,000 animals in being spayed or neutered, and in 2022 alone, they placed more than 600 pets into loving homes.

Animal Alliance provides low-cost Clinic Services to the Community which consists of routine vaccinations, Feline leukemia, FIV and heartworm blood tests, Microchipping and Low-cost spay/neuter services regardless of the pet owner’s income level.

“We were made aware of the ongoing need of Animal Alliance and other similar organizations that are in need of support from the public.  I am grateful that our employees could make a meaningful difference by donating items ranging from pet supplies, food, cleaning products, and toys,” Van Doren said.

“I would encourage residents to consider adopting an animal in need of a home or making a donation to help provide needed resources for organizations like Animal Alliance,” Kuhl said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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