About Us

Closter Animal Welfare Society Inc.

(CLAWS) was founded almost 50 years ago as Lost Pet Service, Inc.  CLAWS is not a shelter. We focus our time and efforts to rescue and foster abandoned or unwanted cats and dogs in the Bergen County, NJ area. With the help of a network of dedicated volunteers, we work to find the best permanent homes for these animals.

CLAWS has no paid employees, receives no funds from the state, and exists solely on donations and money we make from fundraisers and adoption donations.

CLAWS is licensed in the State of New Jersey as a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

CLAWS Officers

President - Val Buchtmann
Vice President - Carolyn Burton

Treasurer - Katie Cook

Recording Secretary - Frances Urban

Corresponding Secretary - Jill Krapels

Board of Trustees

Leanna DeSheplo
Colette Mitchell

Mary Saltalamacchia

John Aramian

Charlie O'Sullivan


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 CLAWS | PO Box 172 | Closter, NJ 07624 | 201-768-0200 | clawsadopt@yahoo.com                         © 2018 Closter Animal Welfare Society.

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