Our dogs/cats are not first come/first serve. We place our dogs/cats with the home that is the best fit for them. Not all animals are good in all homes, whether its their personalities, nature, or breed. We base our decision on whats best for the dog/cat and the family. Thanks for understanding!
Adoption & Fundraising Events:
May 7, Saturday - O.S.C.A.R 5K-9 & 1K Fido Fun Run Please see O.S.C.A.R 5K-9 & 1K Fido Fun Run Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ 37 Plains Road Augusta, NJ 07822
May 7, Saturday - NJ Herald Pet Expo (10:00am-4:00pm) Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ 37 Plains Road Augusta, NJ 07822
May 14, Saturday - Sparta Day (10:00am – 4:00pm) (O.S.C.A.R. Pet Adoption) JWCS and Sparta Parks and Recreation will bring Sparta Day to Station Park 80 Station Rd. Sparta, NJ 07871
May 15, Sunday - Supply Drive (9:00am-4:00pm) Newton Walmart 26 Hampton House Rd. (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ 07860
May 15, Sunday - Wellness Day & Pet Adoption (10:00am-4:00pm) Living Pawsitively 39 Route 15 Lafayette, NJ 07848
May 21, Saturday - Pet Adoption (Noon-2:00pm) Sparta Weichert 92 Woodport Rd. Sparta, NJ 07871
May 26, Thursday - Nerds Concert Benefit (7:00pm) Mohawk House 3 Sparta Junction Sparta, NJ 07871 O.S.C.A.R. Animal Rescue, Sparta NJ
May 28, Saturday - Pet Adoption (Noon-2:00pm) Weis Rt 206 (Hampton House Rd.) Newton, NJ 07860
May 29, Sunday - *Supply Drive* "Bark in the Park" Skylands Stadium - Sussex County Miners 94 Championship Place Augusta, NJ 07822
May 30, Monday - Sparta Memorial Day Parade Sparta, NJ 07871 (start walking 10am)
One Step Closer Animal Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization. We are a rescue group that focuses on animals in desperate situations. We rescue dogs and cats from shelters where they have no room and euthanaize due to space. All of our animals we rescue are full vetted and fixed. They are all great animals very deserving of great homes. Our rescue was created through the desire to save more lives that all our members have. We all have a passion to save animals as well as a commitment to ensure great futures for all our animals we rescue.
1.Fill out an application (visit www.OscarAnimalRescue.org for an application to fill out)
3.Adoption contract & adoption fee
ADOPTING - For pets near you, check out: www.petfinder.com or www.adoptapet.com or www.dogsindanger.com Dont buy while others die. Youre new best friend is closer than you realize.
FOSTERING - You can take a dog or cat into your home for a period of time (1 week to a few months). You take care of them and give them the extra time they need until they find a home of their own. Many animals are very adoptable but are in high-kill shelters where they only have 3 days to find a home. Most just need more time to find their new family. This is a very rewarding experience to know YOU were the reason they are alive, you were part of their journey to find their forever home.
TRANSPORTING - These volunteer legs (usually 45 minutes to 1 hour each way) are the difference between life and death for most animals. Many shelters down south put to sleep 250 dogs per week. Its unbelievable, but its true. Many rescues up north have the room and can rescue these dogs; its just a matter of getting people/families to volunteer to drive a leg. Each leg varies according to area, availability of transporters, and rescues. How it works is a coordinator sets up a run sheet that they send out with a route on it, people volunteer for the leg in their area that best fits into their schedule or their hearts. If you want to sign up please go here: http://www.roadwarriors.350.com/Sign_up.htm
SUPPLY DRIVE - We collect old blankets, towels, sheets; small, medium & large dog collars, leashes; carriers/crates; dog food; dog beds; and monetary donations for vet bills (spay/neuter).
FUNDRAISING - We are always looking for people to help with events and even plan them.
Thousands of animals are saved each month by a network of rescuers who work together. Please join us and help make a HUGE difference!
For more information, please email OSCARRescue@yahoo.com
Crates/Kennels (wire or plastic)
Dog/Puppy Food (dry and canned)
Flea Medications (spray or monthly)
Cleaning Supplies (bleach, pinesol, paper towels..etc.)
Plastic Gloves (medium and large)
Puppy Play Pens (aka X pens)
To donate a bed: http://kuranda.com/donate/5732/
One Step Closer Animal Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE to the extent allowed by law. If you would like to make a donation to help us rescue more animals please send donations to PO Box 248, Sparta, NJ 07871. Please make your check payable to O.S.C.A.R.. All donations go directly to the care of the animals, we are strictly a volunteer based group. Thank you for helping us save as many lives as we can.
Because our rescue is run from our foster homes, we do require that you email and make an appointment before meeting the animals.