• Jersey City Liberty Humane Society on National Cat Day

    Jersey City Liberty Humane Society Supports National Cat Day

    For the third year in a row National Cat Day took place on October 29th. And this year, people in Jersey City were reaching for their phones to pull up their Uber apps, so they could request a 15 minute play-date with the lovable, furry creatures.

    Jersey City and Hoboken were chosen as two of over 50 cities in the U.S. to participate in the uber-cute kitten delivery day that the ride-sharing service dreamed up. Between 1:00pm and 3:00pm kittens from Jersey Citys Liberty Humane Society were delivered on-demand to home and office locations for a small ‘snuggle fee’ of $30. All of the proceeds supported the participating Jersey City animal shelter.

    The Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City partnered up with Uber on this initiative in hopes that some of their kittens would capture the hearts of participants and later be adopted by a Jersey City home. Some kittens were even available for adoption on the spot!

    “Our mission is to make sure each and every one of our community animals finds a lifelong, loving home,” said Irene Borngraeber, executive director at Liberty Humane Society. “Uber is helping us fulfill that mission with a fun, easy, way to raise awareness about local pet adoption that puts these kittens right in the arms of potential parents.”

    A few offices in Hudson County, including Litzky Public Relations and Carlo’s Bakery, were lucky enough to participate.  One bakery employee, Aziz Hasan, was very excited for the kittens to arrive. “It’s a great stress relief. It’s a good thing to do during the day. I’m looking forward to playing with them,” said Hasan.

    Missed your chance to play with the balls of fur on National Cat Day? No worries! Make your way to the Jersey City Liberty Humane Society where they always have cats available for adoption.

    Liberty Humane Society

    Website: http://www.libertyhumane.org/

    Phone: (201) 547-4147

    Address: 235 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305

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