by cathleen timmons

We can help you find
your new friend!

View our pets ready for adoption.
Find your perfect match today!


Looking for a fun retail-setting team to volunteer with? We need help in our thrift shop with our merchandise, fun creative staging and of course we need amazing friendly cashiers to help us sell all of the goodies! Click the picture to learn of our volunteer opportunities.

We need volunteers today!

Looking for a volunteer opportunity where you never have to leave the comfort of your home to do?
Check out answering our inbound phone line from the comfort of your home!
We just switch our phone line to ring at your home (it does not interfere with your incoming/outgoing phone calls at all.)
You receive about 10/15 calls per shift.
We provide a training manual and an EAPL volunteer assistance is just a phone call away.
We have shifts available 7–days a week 8am-1:30 or 1:30-7pm.
YOU pick your shifts… whatever works for you!

We need volunteers today!

Visit the EAPL Cat
Adoption Center

Located in Chow Down
Pet Supply in Bergen Park

View Available Cats

Become A
Foster Home

Be the First to Start the Healing


How about we
hang out together?

We are an all-breed dog and cat rescue.



The Adoption Process begins when you complete an online application, naming either one or a few of our Available Animals or providing a description of the type of animal you hope to adopt.

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One of the most important ways to volunteer for EAPL is to Foster an Animal, but there are many other volunteer roles with EAPL. Please look over our many other needs and give us a call or contact us today!

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Our rescue operations are staffed entirely by caring volunteers and are not supported by taxes. Except for 3 Thrift Shop employees, no one receives compensation–we rely on our wonderful supporters to allow us to keep saying YES to all the animals.

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View our featured pets and all our animals ready for adoption!

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Featured Pets


Meet Jackie, she is a 1-2 year old 50 pound sweetheart. She has a good amount of energy and is sweet and playful. She does need a home that is aware that she is new to discipline and sometimes loud voices/noises turn her into a shrinking violet. We are working on manners, but she does [...]


Patrick has heartworm and has started treatment in his foster home. An adopter would need to commit to continue the treatment for the next couple of months, which will require, among other things, that he engage in very limited activity. The cost of Patrick’s heartworm treatment will be paid for by EAPL at Patrick’s current [...]

Winnie the Roo

Winnie the Roo is going to be 9yo this year. She had to have gallbladder surgery, a mass removed, and a dental.  At some point prior to EAPL both of her eyes had to be removed.  She's happy, playful and super snuggly.  So snuggly that she loves to sleep in bed between pillows to feel secure!  This [...]

Patch and Vanessa

Two cats, Patch and Vanessa, were rescued out in Brighton on a farm where there is a small colony of feral cats.  Every so often a friendly stray or cat who was abandoned makes there way to a place like this that offers shelter and food.  Luckily, the family who owns the farm is on [...]


What a story!  Poor girl, Pixie, was found at a feral colony where cats were being monitored and fed.  At some point one of her back legs got mangled, and since she wasn't vetted, she endured the pain of it becoming a useless limb - it finally sluffed off.  And to top it off Pixie ended up [...]


All our cats are in foster since we shut down the Adoption Center, though we have been doing adoptions.  BUT POOR BINGO, WHO HAS BEEN WITH US FOR A YEAR AND 3 MONTHS IS THE ONLY CAT LEFT FROM THE ORIGINAL GROUP.  SO SAD.  Can’t someone help her out, plus she has improved even more in [...]

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