Somerset Regional Animal Shelter
This municipal organization works to provide animal control services for certain areas in the Somerset Region, while also caring for about 1,000 lost, abandoned and surrendered animals each year. The Somerset County Regional Animal Shelter also provides free humane education to schools and any other interested groups. The stated mission of the shelter is to provide a safe and clean environment for all animals housed there, as well as to find loving homes for these animals. In addition, the shelter works to end pet overpopulation problems through public education and other methods, while also providing animal control services for Bridgewater, Manville and Somerville. The shelter's website has a listing of dogs and cats that are available for adoption, as well as other pets, such as rabbits and hamsters.
In addition to the shelter itself, the Friends of the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter (FOSRAS) is a volunteer group that works to support the shelter. Working in conjunction with the shelter, FOSRAS organizes on-site and off-site adoptions, as well as creates fundraising events, communicates with the press and engages in other supportive activities to help ensure the safety of the animals and the stability of the shelter. Donations can be made to FOSRAS, tax deductible, and the money goes directly to the animals. These can be mailed to FOSRAS, PO BOX 8073, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.
In addition to donations, FOSRAS is always looking for dog walkers, cat socializers and cleaning help. The organization holds meetings on the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the Bridgewater library.
- Fax: 908-725-5043
- Hours: Tue - Sat, noon - 4pm; Wed, 12pm - 6pm; Sun, Mon, closed.
- Parking: Free lot
- Scope: Regional
- Type: Animal causes