West Milford Animal Shelter Society non-profit humane org, purpose is to promote, through direct action & education the welfare of companion animals
The WMASS (West Milford Animal Shelter Society Inc.) is a non-profit humane organization whose purpose is to promote, through direct action and education, the welfare of companion animals, particularly dogs and cats, by finding permanent, loving homes for homeless animals, reducing the number of unwanted pets, encouraging the humane treatment of animals and teaching an appreciation of the human/animal bond.
The West Milford Animal Shelter Society, Inc. (WMASS) is a 100% volunteer organization and IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It was formed in 1976 out of a desperate need to establish an adoption program at the West Milford Animal Shelter, a municipal facility.
About 500 cats and 200 dogs arrive annually, seeking shelter, love, attention, and veterinary care from the WMASS. The WMASS also shelters other domestic animals, including rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, chinchillas, and birds, as well as injured or orphaned, young wildlife. At any point in time, the shelter houses between 50-100 cats/kittens and about 12 dogs.
Volunteers are always needed! Just a few hours a week can make a huge difference in the lives of these homeless animals.
Volunteers donate a lot of time and effort. It’s hard work...but the rewards of getting a lot of bright eyes, love and happy endings makes it all worthwhile. The shelter is open Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Wednesday evening 7:30 - 9:00 pm and Saturday/Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. They can be reached at 973-728-2859. Happy Tails!
Since the year 2000, the WMASS has been honored with the distinction of being listed as a "Must-See Shelter" in an ASPCA nationally distributed animal shelter handbook.