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H.S. box scores for Jan. 14

Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Ice Hockey, Wrestling, Girls Fencing, Boys Bowling, Girls Bowling H.S. box scores for Jan. 14
       

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North Jersey bowling: Best of the week, rankings for Jan. 14

Teaneck captured its first team title in the 39-year history of the Bergen County girls bowling tournament, adding high game and series awards.
       

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NJ boys basketball: Takeaways from Day 2 of Public Vs. Private Showcase

Wayne Hills, Teaneck and St. Joseph were among the winners at Day 2 of the Public Vs. Private Basketball Showcase at St. Joseph.
       

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N.J. pets in need: Jan. 14, 2019

Consider a shelter dog or cat for your next pet.

Petfinder -- an online, searchable database of adoptable animals -- compiled a list of common misconceptions about pet adoption in the hopes that if myths are debunked, more people will adopt dogs and cats from shelters and rescues.

"I don't know what I'm getting."

There is likely more information available on adoptable animals than pets for purchase in pet stores. Many of the pets from rescue groups are in foster care, living with their fosterer 24/7; information on their personality and habits is typically vast. Even shelters have a very good idea about how the dogs and cats in their care behave with people and other animals.

"I can't find what I want at a shelter."

Not only are their breed-specific rescue groups, but some rescues and shelters maintain waiting lists for specific breeds. There are even means on Petfinder.com to be notified when certain breeds are posted for adoption.

"I can get a pet for free from a friend or acquaintance; why pay an adoption fee?"

The "free pet" from a source other than a shelter or rescue group isn't necessarily free. Adoption fees usually cover a number of services and treatments including spay/neuter and veterinary checkups. Covering these costs on your own would call for spending the following estimated amounts:

* Spay/neuter: $150-$300
* Distemper vaccination: $20-$30, twice
* Rabies vaccination: $15-$25
* Heartworm test: $15-$35
* Flea/tick treatment: $50-$200
* Microchip: $25-$50

"Pets are in shelters because they don't make good pets."

Here are the main reasons animals end up in shelters or with rescue groups:

* Owners have to move, pets not allowed
* Allergies
* Owner having personal problems
* Too many, no room for littermates
* Owner can no longer afford a pet
* Owner's health does not allow for pet care

While no one can say that every pet adopted from a shelter or rescue will work out perfectly, it's important to remember that misinformation about these homeless animals often keeps them from finding loving homes.

Greg Hatala may be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Follow him on Twitter @GregHatala. Find Greg Hatala on Facebook.


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Public vs. Private Basketball Showcase

Public vs. Private Basketball Showcase at St. Joseph High School in Montvale on Saturday, January 12, 2019.
       

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Passaic County Swimming Championship

Passaic County Swimming Championship
       

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H.S. box scores for Jan. 12

Here are the box scores for Jan. 12.
       

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NJ boys hoops: Rumson-Fair Haven Schroeder shines in career effort against Middletown North

What transpired at the Boardwalk Hoop Group Showcase?
       

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Passaic Tech swimming double dips with boys and girls county titles

The Passaic County championship was the fifth straight for the boys and second on the girls side for the Passaic Tech swim programs.
       

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Wayne Hills swimmer Aaron Khodarkovsky earns gold, bragging rights at county championships

The Patriot junior ended a long championship drought with wins in the distance freestyles.
       

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