Saddle River event helps find pets homes, keeps others safe and healthy – NorthJersey.com

The second annual Saddle River Pet Adoption and Free Rabies Clinic took place last Saturday, Sept. 17, behind the Saddle River Firehouse on E. Allendale Avenue. The event, co-hosted by Tyco Animal Control and Dr. Kathleen Hefner of the Animal Hospital of Saddle River, was held in support of both local pet adoption and the protection of animals against rabies.

Dr. Kathleen Hefner (right) inserts a micro chip into Bella, who is being held by Carol Tyler at the second annual Saddle River Pet Adoption and Free Rabies Clinic on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Dr. Kathleen Hefner (right) inserts a micro chip into Bella, who is being held by Carol Tyler at the second annual Saddle River Pet Adoption and Free Rabies Clinic on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Carol Tyler, chief animal officer at Tyco Animal Control, with a number of kittens Tyco employees brought to the event for adoption.

Carol Tyler, chief animal officer at Tyco Animal Control, with a number of kittens Tyco employees brought to the event for adoption.

“Two different things prompted it,” said Hefner, a resident of Mahwah and 26-year veterinarian. “So many clients want to adopt a pet, and we do a lot of work with Tyco Animal Control.”

Carol Tyler, chief animal officer at Tyco Animal Control and friend of Dr. Hefner for 20 years, said the idea came about in a conversation a few years ago.

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