Cold Harsh Winter
Staff members of the Homeless Animal Adoption League had never been so worried for an animal like they were now. But here they were, racing at full speed, searching in every nook and cranny. They were really worried about the fate of this animal as it was late December. But they were packing layers of clothes, a dry car, and heating to help keep the animals warm. Finally, they saw a man wave at them by the side of the road. They've found them.
Getting A Call
Generally, animal rescuers get tons of phone calls about animals in distress. Cats get stuck up in trees, rabbits falling in places, or stray dogs making a mess around town. Despite getting bombarded by hundreds of calls, they're always empathetic to every animal and what they're going through. But as the team was checking up on their rescues, they got a phone call. Today would prove to be quite a challenging day.
Founded in 1989, the Homeless Animal Adoption League, also known as HAAL, is an organization that seeks to rehome animals. Originally, it was also known as the East Orange Animal League. This organization was established when locals raised concerns over the awful conditions in the Easy Orange Pound. Finally, New Jersey City locals had a non-profit that actually cared for the lives of animals that were in need. Others weren't really on board with this, though.
A Temporary Fix
Finally, the East Orange Pound shut its doors in 1995, after many years of investigation and complaints. But HAAL was originally meant to be a temporary fix. Thankfully, after their many efforts and years of hard work, and true love for the animals of Bloomfield, the organization was there to stay. The residents weren't about to let them go, and because they didn't count on state or deferral funds, locals and animal lovers started donating and supporting the organization. Every single person working there is a volunteer, and every penny they receive goes towards helping animals in need. Sadly, this situation really makes things complicated.
HAAL specializes in feline rehoming, as they're mostly focused on "saving lives one cat at a time," which is part of the organization's objectives. The wonderful team at HAAL works incessantly to provide care, nurture, vaccinations, neutering, spays and even health care checks for the animals they rescue. But they offer so much more than that, as they truly love interacting with the animals, showing them love while they care for them. Sadly, some of these cats have been through the ringer.