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SHOUT OUT: Protecting and rescuing as many animals as possible takes not only compassion and dedication but also financial support from the community, say members of Bergen County Protect and Rescue Foundation in Cliffside Park.

“BCP&R is a 501-3c organization. We exist based on the donations and sponsorships we receive. To have survived since our inception is unthinkable,” says Animal Control Officer Vince Ascolese.

“Now, more than ever, we need support to get much-needed supplies and food to keep our shelter going,” he said.

BCP&R operates the no-kill shelter from a former 2nd Street ambulance corps building that it rents.

The animals are rescued from the streets or surrendered by owners.

Ascolese and a cadre of volunteers ( photo, below right ) are always going full-tilt — finding strays or runaways and tending to the needs of all of their charges.

With the professional use of humane traps and trapping techniques, the volunteers also relocate various wildlife to safer locations.

A shelter-sponsored veterinarian carefully examines each animal that comes in. Some may need medical treatment, rehabilitation or medication. All require love and attention — along with walking, feeding and bathing.

The BCP&R crew of volunteers is tightly knit

The BCP&R team also works closely with rescue groups and shelters to help find domestic animals new homes — hopefully “fur-ever.”

“Our aim is to keep animals off the streets and in a loving and caring environment,” Ascolese said. “We also provide pet owners with advice and solutions to their animal related problems.”

In turn, the group relies on the support of the community.

Just a sampling of the items being sought:

Pedigree dog food (wet and dry)
Latex surgical gloves (M and L)
Garbage bags (contractor size)
Paper towels
Urine pads
Dish detergent
All-purpose bleach


Members of the shelter will pick them up. CALL: (201) 945-0649 .

Or you order and ship through




(201) 945-0649

302 2nd Street
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010

PO Box 1172
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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