"I knew when I saw them
online and read your
description of them they
were the missing link
in the family. Now I
feel our family is WHOLE."
is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer coalition organized in 1989.
We provide homeless dogs and cats with medical attention, shelter,
and boarding, and we find them permanent loving homes. We're based
in South Orange, New Jersey, but we place animals throughout the
state and nearby states. Since our founding, we've rescued over
6,500 stray and abandoned pets. Without JAC's intervention, these
animals would most likely have been euthanized in pounds or left
to die on the streets. Our mission is to preserve life.
JAC holds an Adoption Day at regular intervals at the JAC shelter, in addition to various ongoing events. We also encourage the fostering of our pets between adoption days. Animals within our care are treated with the utmost loving attention, including medical care, daily walks, socialization, and grooming.
JAC promotes spay/neuter, we reunite owners with their lost pets, and we educate the public about responsible pet ownership. We assist low-income
individuals with food and medical care for their pets by paying their veterinarians and
providing pet food or boarding. We've also established various special programs and funds for seriously injured, abused, or otherwise disadvantaged pets.
JAC is managed by a 16-member Board of Trustees,
five officers, a small paid staff, and a large corps of dedicated
volunteers. Budget needs for shelter operations and medical care
are raised exclusively from
fundraising activities and private donations.
For more information about JAC, please contact