Howell Dog Rescue

Update, June 14: What an exciting weekend at St. Hubert’s!  Hundreds came out to meet our dogs, cats and small animals. All dogs from the Howell case that were available for adoption are spoken for and have gone to new homes with a bright future ahead!  There are a small handful of dogs that need additional support in acclimating and are in foster care.  We also have some “Mamas” who are currently caring for their babies and will need loving homes once the puppies are available for adoption.

Update, June 12 - morning edition: All the Howell rescue dogs are officially spoken for! Yesterday was an incredible day at St. Hubert's and we are now taking applications for newborns who will be available for adoption in 8-10 weeks. We have a wide variety of loving pets who could be the perfect match for your family. Please visit us during adoption hours any day! 

We are still in great need of financial support to help cover the expenses St. Hubert's incurred over the last week. If you'd like to donate and find out more information, please visit 

Update, June 11: 8 Howell dogs went home today & are now in loving homes where they will be showered with attention & love! Thank you so much to all the families for opting to adopt! Your response has been amazing and the crowds today are proof of that. All the Howell dogs have now been spoken for. We are taking applications for the tiny newborns who will be ready for families & homes of their own in 8-10 weeks. As always, we have a wide variety of other loving & deserving pets in our shelters every day who might be a perfect match for your family.

2nd Update, June 10: We certainly had a big week here at St. Hubert's! We are so grateful for the kindness, compassion, & generosity of those who are supporting our work with the Howell dog rescue. Available this weekend we currently have 5-6 Howell dogs not spoken for in Madison and only 1 in North Branch. Over the next two weeks, more dogs will be ready for adoption as we heal them, spay/neuter, and help some with socialization. The tiny puppies will be available for adoption in 8-10 weeks.

Update, June 10: What a fabulous day it was!  3 dogs have already been placed in homes and when our doors opened at noon, the line to meet these wonderful animals went out the door! Today we held a press conference to highlight all of the activities since the rescue last Friday. We shared updates on the progress of the dogs from medical needs, placement in addition to financial support we are seeking to ensure all of the dogs receive the care they need. To catch some of the coverage, tune in to our Media Partners: News 12 NJ- every hour today and Saturday; Fox/Chasing News – 10 pm tonight Channel 9 & 1 am this morning on Channel 5.

Update, June 9: Willie went home! The first puppy adoption of those we have cared for from the Howell case took place, and we're so excited for him and his new mom, Christina!

Update, June 8: We will be welcoming members of the media to our Madison campus on Friday, June 10th at 11:45am for a press conference, and to meet some of the dogs from this case. Press credentials will be required. For more information, please contact Director of Communications and Marketing Lauren Huston [email protected] or 973-377-7094 x.262.

We are also thrilled to announce that the first foster-to-adopt dog from the Howell case went home today! Shelter staff got this sweet-tempered gentleman spiffed up and ready this morning, and he went home with his new mom this afternoon!

Update, June 7: We are welcoming potential adopters to our shelters to meet these wonderful dogs and talk with our adoption counselors!

On June 3rd, St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center assisted the Monmouth County SPCA with the rescue of 280 dogs from a hoarding case in Howell, New Jersey. We welcomed over 141 dogs and puppies to our shelters, and our dedicated staff is giving them the love and care they need. Click here for more information on this case. 

The dogs we welcomed into our care from this case require medical attention, including vaccines, dewormers, and spay/neuter services, as well as treatment for conditions such as skin issues and fleas. We welcomed puppies and new and pregnant mothers into our shelters, who need special care, supplies, and nutrition.

We need your help. Please consider making a donation below--donations in all amounts will be greatly appreciated and allocated towards the care that these dogs so greatly need and deserve; for example, a donation of $25 will help fund vaccines and dewormers. A donation of $50 includes the opportunity to name a dog; donations of $100 or more include the opportunity to name a puppy. For donations at this level, please include the name of your choice in the 'comments about this gift' section below. Donations may also be mailed to our Madison campus at:
St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center
P.O. Box 159
575 Woodland Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940

We are only able to help in cases of great need with the support of people who care. Thank you for caring and for your generous support of pets in need.

In addition to St. Hubert's the shelters listed below have welcomed dogs from this case into their care. Please contact them for more information regarding adoption opportunities.
Organization Town & State Contact Information
Monmouth County SPCA Eatontown, NJ 732-542-0040
Animal Alliance of NJ Lambertville, NJ  609-635-7006
Father John's Animal House Lafayette, NJ 973-300-5909
Second Chance Oak Ridge, NJ 973-208-1054
Cold Nose Warm Heart Succasunna, NJ [email protected]
Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge Oakland, NJ  201-337-5180
Dakin Humane Society Springfield, MA  413-781-4000
Associated Humane Societies Tinton Falls, NJ  732-922-0100


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