For 16 years, Father John’s Animal House, located in Lafayette, New Jersey (Sussex County) has been rescuing, providing shelter and helping adoptable cats and dogs find forever homes. The shelter is non-profit and relies on donations, grants, and fundraisers. At its Beefsteak Dinner fundraising event on February 6th, Shelter Director Karen Yost announced a challenge grant which will help the shelter with its operating expenses and animal care. Through the challenge, each dollar given will take on much more value. Help Father John’s meet the challenge. Here are the details
Margaret Post, a long-time supporter of the shelter and the current President of the Board, is sponsoring the challenge grant. The challenge grant became effective on February 6th and will continue until December 31, 2016. The grant is contingent upon a match from other donors. For every $1 donated toward the grant, the challenge grant will match it with $2 with a maximum match of $250,000.
Father John’s Animal House was established 16 years ago and was fully re-built four years ago. The state of the art facility features indoor-outdoor kennel runs, free roaming rooms for cats, a veterinary technician lab, and two spacious and fully enclosed play yards for dogs. The shelter had a 20% increase in adoptions in 2015 and projects an additional 25-30% increase in 2016.
Donations to the challenge grant can be made through the shelter website at:
or by mailing a check to:
Father John’s Animal House,
50 Father John’s Lane
Lafayette, NJ 07848
(Please indicate the donation is being made toward the challenge grant. For additional information, call FJAH 973-300-5909.)
The shelter has many adoptable cats and dogs available. Visit its website to see them and to see a virtual tour of the facility.