Noah's Ark to become part of St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center
LEDGEWOOD, N.J., (February 13, 2013) – Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association, Inc. (Noah’s Ark) today announced that, effective March 31, 2013, they will become part of the St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center (St. Hubert’s). Both organizations agreed that the Noah’s Ark name should be preserved, and Noah’s Ark will become St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center – Noah’s Ark Campus.
Noah’s Ark, a private non-profit organization that operates a shelter in Ledgewood, has been committed to improving the lives of homeless pets since it was founded in 1966. Their Ledgewood facility, which opened in 1979, operates with a life-saving philosophy and offers pet adoption and surrender services and support to pet owners in the communities they serve. Noah’s Ark also offers a 24-hour Spay/Neuter Hotline, which helps connect pet owners with veterinarians who offer discounted spay/neuter services.
St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of companion animals. It operates animal shelters in Madison and North Branch, New Jersey and one of the largest professional dog training and behavior centers in the country. Humane Education, Pet Therapy Visitation and Community Outreach and Support are among its programs offered to the community. St. Hubert’s also provides animal control services by contract in several municipalities in proximity to the shelters.
“We are very happy to become part of the St. Hubert’s organization,” commented Anne Ellis, President of the Board of Trustees of Noah’s Ark. “The two organizations share the same philosophy and commitment to saving as many homeless animals as possible. Our organization has struggled with the effects of the economic downturn of recent years, and we wanted to ensure that “Noah’s Ark” remain a vibrant and vital resource for pet owners and homeless pets in western Morris as well as Warren and Sussex Counties. Becoming a part of St. Hubert’s larger organization helps ensure that we can do that better than we could on our own” she added.
"St. Hubert's is proud to 'adopt' Noah's Ark Animal Welfare Association as our organizations have worked together for years on rescue cases and we share a commitment to top quality animals care and programs," shared Heather Cammisa, President/CEO of St. Hubert's. "With this third shelter location we look froward to working with and serving the community - two legged and four legged - in western Morris and southern Sussex counties for many years to come," Cammisa added.
The transition will officially take place on March 31, 2013. Noah’s Ark will be open as usual for surrenders and adoptions until then. On the 31st, all animals at Noah’s Ark will move to St. Hubert’s so that renovations can be made to the Ledgewood facility prior to the grand opening of the St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center - Noah's Ark campus.
ABOUT NOAH'S ARK
Noah's Ark Animal Welfare Association, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to responsibly welcome and re-home as many cats and dogs as our resources can appropriately support; thereby saving the lives of as many homeless cats and dogs as possible. Founded as a foster group in 1966 by Mildred Wein and a handful of dedicated, compassionate individuals, Noah's Ark has operated a shelter in Ledgewood, N.J. since 1979 and offers a Spay/Neuter Hotline.
ABOUT ST. HUBERT'S
Founded in 1939, St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals. Its services to the community include pet adoption and animal rescue, animal-assisted therapy, humane education, pet training, and pet loss support. St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center has shelters in Madison and North Branch, N.J. and a Training and Behavior Center in Madison, N.J. For more information about St. Hubert's, call (973) 377-7094, or you may visit St. Hubert's on the Web at www.sthuberts.org.