BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Lifelong cat lover and Bridgewater resident Edie Hogan has given her life to rescuing cats within the Somerset County space and can proceed to take action along with her new cat rescue group known as Bernie’s Buddies.

Named after one in every of her fosters, Hogan launched the brand new rescue group as a result of she noticed different close by shelters had been having hassle taking in the entire rescues. Hogan wished to assist in her personal strategy to foster and undertake as many cats as she will be able to.

“I had Bernie for a 12 months till the proper individual got here alongside and adopted him. She sends me tons of images of how he’s doing. And I assumed how excellent it could be to call my rescue in his honor since he epitomizes what I imagine in and what I do,” stated Hogan.

Bernie’s mother, Becky Sanson, additionally jumped on board to assist Hogan run the rescue’s social media pages.

Hogan grew to become a “cat mother” in 1997 after which started fostering on the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter from 2009 to 2012 earlier than becoming a member of Capic Cats. She not too long ago left Capic to start out her personal enterprise.

Bernie’s Buddies will cowl Bridgewater, Raritan, Somerville and Branchburg.

“Our mission is to seek out secure, loving houses for cats and kittens and in addition give new pet dad and mom the correct instruments to boost them,” stated Hogan. “We’re an all volunteer-based non-profit comprised of foster houses, with no paid workers. We run solely off of donations.”

Hogan’s 501(c)3 standing is pending and all donations obtained will go to vet payments and cat meals for his or her fosters.

“It’s all in regards to the cats and their without end household,” stated Hogan.

To kick off her new rescue Hogan might be partnering with Barkley’s Cat & Canine Provides on Route 22 West in Branchburg to host twice-monthly adoption days.

Upcoming adoption days embrace Might 15, Might 22, June 5, and June 19 all from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For extra data on Bernie’s Buddies or to make a donation e mail berniesbuddiescatrescue@gmail.com or mail Bernie’s Buddies Cat Rescue P.O. Field 8054, Bridgewater NJ 08807 or name Hogan at 908-887-0709.

Comply with Bernies Buddies on Fb or Instagram.

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