Meet Irving!

Irving is so adorable! He is mostly white with some brown cow spots, an American Bulldog, Pit Bull Terrier Mix. He is just about 1 year old and is a super friendly and social little guy. He was taken from a city shelter where they had found him as a stray wondering the streets, all beat up and scarred.

Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge took him in and nursed him back to health. He is heartworm positive but already underwent treatment to fix it. He also still has a lot of scars as reminder of what he has been through. After everything all he craves is attention. He is desperate to be loved! Please give this little man a chance at a wonderful life that he deserves!

For more information about Irving, click here!

As many of you know my sister Gracie was taken from a hoarder in South Central, Indiana. Another case of hoarding of large proportions was recently discovered in Bergen County, in Northern New Jersey, which the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge serves.

Animal welfare workers seized over 100 dogs and cats from a hoarder, some had suffered horrible deaths, but some are alive and now being cared for. The shelters are full and many dogs and cats in that area need help. We hope you will do what you can through donations of goods, services or funds, through foster or adoption, or by helping to get the word out further.

Here are a few links for more information:

Adoption/shelter locations in the Bergen County area.

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An updated story from
An article from the Humane Society of the US on animal hoarding

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Contact for accepting donations of goods - Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital