Many students at Montclair State University took advantage of the unusual weather today by sitting outside around campus and enjoying the warmth and the sun.
According to Weather.com, the high temperature of today was 74 degrees, which made students feel like it was spring, even though it is only February. Some people were staying active by playing frisbee in the quad, while others did homework outside rather than in their dorm or the library.
Freshman biology majors Briana Marte and Merilin Manashirov, pictured above, spent the morning sitting outside of the student center. They were casually going over notes on their computers, hanging out and peeling oranges.
“I’m going to go running outside when I get home,” said Marte, who was worried that the warm weather would be gone in a few days. She had an indoor party to attend tonight, so she wanted to make sure that she got to be outside as much as possible.
Manashirov was already done with class for the day, but she was waiting around on campus until Marte was done with class. “I’m going to Edgewater tonight to walk around since it’s so nice,” she said.
According to Weather.com, temperatures for tomorrow are expected to hit 63 degrees with a 60 percent chance of rain.
Communities Promoting Animal Welfare NJ (CPAW NJ)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOCAL RESIDENTS START COMMUNITIES PROMOTING ANIMAL WELFARE NJ (CPAW NJ)
Nonprofit Launches Just in Time for Kitten Season
MONTCLAIR, N.J., Feb. 7, 2017- Communities Promoting Animal Welfare NJ (CPAW NJ) is a new nonprofit organization serving Montclair and surrounding towns. CPAW NJ is going dedicate their time to preventing animals from being surrendered to shelters, as well as assist in controlling the community cat population.
The organization aims to keep animals out of shelters by preserving the bond between humans and their pets. By providing their knowledge, expertise and resources to anyone considering giving up their pet, they will be able to keep cats out of shelters. They will do whatever they can to find a solution, whether it is just assistance with cat food or finding a new home for the animal.
CPAW NJ will also be working to control the population of community cats. They will share their advice with the people who care for the community cats in their neighborhoods. They will also be partnering with other organizations that make it their mission to trap, neuter, vaccinate and return (TNVR) in order to prevent overpopulation.
By educating the people that care for community cats and controlling the population, the organization will decrease the burden placed on local animal shelters. “We believe that by collaborating with various parts of the community, we will be able to effectively accomplish our humane goal of promoting animal welfare,” said Karen Shinevar, one of the founders of CPAW NJ.
Anyone interested in getting involved with CPAW NJ’s efforts is encouraged to become a Solution Advocate. These Solution Advocates have various roles. They can be storytellers, social media experts or donation solicitors. The organization is always seeking donations from anyone able to help out monetarily.
Shinevar, Marie-Christine Lochot and Rafik Tawadrous founded CPAW NJ with a mission to keep animals out of shelters and control the population of community cats. The organization values compassion, collaboration and celebration in order to promote animal welfare. For more information or to get involved, visit www.cpawnj.org.
Assignments submitted as part of journalism, public relations and integrated communications classes.