Jersey Animal Coalition (JAC)

  • NJ


298 Walton Avenue
South Orange
United States

About Us

JAC is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer coalition organized in 1989. We provide homeless dogs and cats with medical attention, shelter, and boarding, and we find them permanent loving homes. We're based in South Orange, New Jersey, but we place animals throughout the state and nearby states. Since our founding, we've rescued over 6,500 stray and abandoned pets. Without JAC's intervention, these animals would most likely have been euthanized in pounds or left to die on the streets. Our mission is to preserve life.

JAC holds an Adoption Day at regular intervals at the JAC shelter, in addition to various ongoing events. We also encourage the fostering of our pets between adoption days. Animals within our care are treated with the utmost loving attention, including medical care, daily walks, socialization, and grooming.

JAC is managed by a 16-member Board of Trustees, five officers, a small paid staff, and a large corps of dedicated volunteers. Budget needs for shelter operations and medical care are raised exclusively from fundraising activities and private donations.