Yesterday, October 10, 2020, Mayor W. Reed Gusciora signed a proclamation for the Trenton Animals Rock (TAR) non-profit organization declaring them an official no-kill shelter. The signing took place between 12:00pm and 2:00pm at Mill Hill park during TAR’s adoption event.
“These volunteers went above and beyond of what we asked of them and helped Trenton have a no-kill shelter for the first time in its history. Thanks to their expertise, we believe we can develop long-term policies that will secure that status well beyond my administration,” said Mayor Gusciora.
The all-volunteer group running TAR provides injured, abandoned and abused dogs with the medical care and training they need to be paired with a future forever home. Since June of 2018, the organization has been working with the City of Trenton to ensure as many homeless animals as possible find loving homes.
TAR Founder, Danielle Gletow said, “The Trenton Animals Rock team is a passionate group of volunteers who have worked tirelessly and collaboratively with the City of Trenton to lower the euthanasia rate for shelter dogs by funding medical care and building a robust network of fosters and adopters.”
In addition to the good news of yesterday, TAR announced they will now offer to place tracking chips in dogs reclaimed from the shelter and will be hosting chipping clinics over the next couple month. During these clinics, residents can request the chipping service at no cost.
Since February of 2019, TAR has adopted out 215 dogs from the Trenton animal shelter. With its now official title as a no-kill shelter and upcoming chipping services, TAR and Mayor Gusciora hope to keep local dogs in safe environments.
Mayor Gusciora said, “Trenton is a city of second chances, and I can’t thank Trenton Animals Rock enough for their efforts to make sure that animals that end up in our shelter find loving homes in the Capital City and elsewhere.”