Pet owners who leave their animals to languish on chains or ropes in their yards, exposed to harsh conditions and without shelter, would risk having them taken away, under a Shore-sponsored measure that won state Senate approval Monday.
Pet owners often consider their dogs and cats full-fledged family members, and Amtrak is embracing that by expanding a pilot program that allows passengers to bring their small pets onto trains in the tri-state area.
Single-digit temperatures and sub-zero wind chills present a prime opportunity for havoc with plumbing and pets. Herewith, some common-sense tips from SUEZ and the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA).
Anyone who leaves a pet outside unattended in extreme weather conditions could be found guilty of animal cruelty and could face stiff fines and possible jail time under State Sen. Jeff Van Drew's plan.