MT PLEASANT ANIMAL SHELTER INC

We envision a community of people and organizations committed to working together to eliminate the occurrence of abused, neglected and homeless animals.

East Hanover, NJ   |  www.njshelter.org

Mission

We envision a community of people and organizations committed to working together to eliminate the occurrence of abused, neglected, and homeless animals. Our Mission: To build a community of people and organizations working together to save today’s, and prevent tomorrow’s, abused, neglected and homeless animals. How we do this … -Deliver the highest level of animal care to prepare today’s animals in need for their future homes -Bring together the cats and dogs who need a loving family with the people who want them -Provide community services and resources to ensure every animal has a safe and healthy life

Ruling year info

1973

Interim Executive Director

Lorraine Caffrey

Main address

194 Route 10 West

East Hanover, NJ 07936 USA

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Formerly known as

Wessex Animal Welfare League

EIN

23-7189562

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

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Nicky's Second Chance

Nicky’s Second Chance Fund earmarks funds to treat animals who have medical needs above and beyond our normal standards of care. Mt. Pleasant wants to find a loving home for every animal that walks through our doors. Many times, animals that require special medical care aren’t as desirable for adoption to most people. Our caring staff does all possible to ensure treatment and recovery, preparing each for his or her best possible opportunity.

Nicky’s Second Chance Fund was named after a dog who endured years of abuse and neglect, but found peace and love in her final days at Mt. Pleasant. We honor her memory by using these donations to help get animals into permanent homes as quickly as possible.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We are dedicated to “Serving Those Who Have Served” by introducing a 50% Adoption Discount on cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies for current Servicemen and Servicewomen, as well as Veterans of our Military. This offer began on Veterans Day, 2016, and became a permanent program at Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter. This is our way of saying THANK YOU for your Service.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel

We are taking our Sponsor-a-Pet program to the next level! This past December, the Sponsor-an-Adoption allowed donors to pay all costs towards the adoption of a particular cat or dog, and the initiative proved to be quite popular. We are now combining these two programs and, in doing so, are providing donors several options that will help support our pets while they are here AND making it easier for them to find loving forever homes.

Basic Sponsorship allows donors to provide full or partial support towards the medical needs, food, and miscellaneous care for a single pet for a specified number of months. Sponsor-an-Adoption allows donors the opportunity to fully support an adoption of a cat or dog, by paying a one-time fee. Finally, Full Sponsorship provides for full financial support of a single pet, including the up-front cost of the adoption fee, as well as full monthly sponsorship for the duration of the pet’s stay at Mr. Pleasant Animal Shelter.

Each sponsorship level allows for renewal with a new pet, once your designated pet is adopted.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Shelter Partnering Program - Prevents euthanasia of adoptable pets in overcrowded shelters

Kennel Enrichment - Stimulates cats and dogs mentally, physically and emotionally to avoid burnout

Home-to-Home Adoptions - Helps people re-home a pet while limiting the pet's stress

Adoption/Surrender Counseling - Helps people choose the right pet for their lifestyle and family or find a better home for the pet they currently care for.

Meet Your Match - Personality assessed dogs are successfully matched with potential adopters reducing the number of returned adoptions and clarifying adopter expectations

Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) - Promotes a humane solution to communities and local government; coordinates and organizes mass trapping efforts to eventually reduce the number of feral cats; educates the community about responsible cat ownership and caring for a colony

Community Outreach Program - Educates and offers services to the surrounding community on matters affecting animal welfare and the relationships people have with their pets

Population(s) Served
Adults

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MT PLEASANT ANIMAL SHELTER INC

Board of directors
as of 12/7/2021
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Board chair

Henry Ristuccia

Kelly Lustig

Henry Ristuccia

Emelie Calbick

Jean McElroy

Eric Spurrier

Eric Segal

Kevin McDonald

Mary Altomare

Board leadership practices

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  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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White/Caucasian/European
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Female

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