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One Step Closer Animal Rescue (O.S.C.A.R.)

'Helping you find your new best friend'

Sparta, NJ


Our Rescue was created through the desire to save the lives of innocent animals. All of our members have a strong passion to save as many dogs and cats as we can, as well as a commitment to ensure great futures for all of the pets we rescue.

Our Shelter is now operating. However, please note that the shelter is NOT open to the public and is by appointment only and only for persons with approved applications on file. Some may ask, "Why isn't the shelter open for walk through visits? Why do I have to make an appointment to see the animals?"

One Step Closer Animal Rescue (O.S.C.A.R.) Sparta, NJ At O.S.C.A.R., one of our highest priorities is the health and well-being of the animals in our care. Unlike city shelters or pounds, whose residents are in place for a short time, as a no-kill shelter, our pets can be with us for a longer period of time. The shelter is the only safe place and home they know. When strangers, even well-meaning ones looking to adopt, walk through the shelter, it stresses our animals. We make appointments for potential adopters to meet our dogs either in our Bark Yard or one of our meeting rooms. We�ll spend as much time as you need and introduce you to as many animals as you�d like to meet in order to make the best match and help you find the perfect new family member!


Shelter Campaign - OSCAR Animal Rescue in Sparta, NJ

Our web site contains lots of valuable and interesting information about adopting rescue dogs, fostering, pet adoption events, Happy Tails, and more.

Adoptable DOGS can be found on www.adoptapet.com/OSCAR-Dogs

Adoptable CATS can be found on www.adoptapet.com/OSCAR-Cats

After you have found the perfect pet, please
go to O.S.C.A.R. Application & Info.

One Step Closer Animal Rescue (O.S.C.A.R.) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by dedicated volunteers.


May 13, 2017
Shelter Campaign - OSCAR Animal Rescue in Sparta, NJ






O.S.C.A.R. Pet Adoptions & Events 2017

Upcoming Events
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Clothing Drive Fundraiser - now until June 11
O.S.C.A.R. Clothing Drive Fundraiser

Thurs, April 20 (7:30pm-9:30pm)
"Sip & Paint Party" at the Painted Grape
3640 State RT 94
Hamburg, NJ 07419
Tickets: $40.00 per person

A relaxing & fun night out! Sip and Paint parties are a fun painting event. Canvases, paints, brushes, aprons are provided. You bring your favorite wine or cocktail, food, and friends. A great night out for a great cause. Tickets are $40.00 per person. A portion of each ticket sold goes to OSCAR to help continue our mission to provide safe refuge to the many animals in desperate need of rescue.

Click here for: OSCAR Paint & Sip Tickets


Sat, Apr 22 (11am-1pm) Pet Adoption/Supply Drive
Pet Valu
1930 Rt 57
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Sat, Apr 29 (11am-4pm) Pet Adoption
"I Walk to Remember"
Horseshoe Lake
72 Eyland Ave
Succasunna, NJ 07852

Sun, Apr 30 (9am-4pm) Supply Drive
Newton Walmart
26 Hampton House Rd
Newton, NJ 07860


Lots more Adoptions & other exciting 2017 Events on
O.S.C.A.R. Events!!!!!


Part Time & Full Time Kennel Attendant Positions Available
Posted: January 6, 2017

One Step Closer Animal Rescue is currently looking for part time & full time kennel attendants.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Follow the shelter procedures
  • Make sure animals are clean
  • Recognize and records any unusual condition or abnormal behavior of any shelter animal
  • Report signs of illness, disease, injury or unusual activity
  • Feed each animal as prescribed and records appetites
  • Receive animals to be admitted for shelter care and is responsible for their proper identification
  • Assist with the administration of medications
  • Make sure cages and animals are properly numbered and identified
  • Wash and dry towels and blankets
  • Wash and sterilize water and food bowls
  • Perform general cleaning
  • Empty trash
  • Patrol shelter grounds daily, picking up any trash and stool material
  • Maintain equipment used to complete job assignments and keeping such equipment and tools in good working condition
  • Keep equipment and tools put away in proper storage areas

Kindly email your resume to Oscarshelter@yahoo.com if you are interested in the position.

High School or equivalent
Driver's License

LINKED-In: One Step Closer Animal Rescue openings for part time & full time kennel attendants


Kids Helping O.S.C.A.R.

We realize how important it is for kids to learn how to help animals and that there are animals in need in their community. We have different ways to help, all of which benefit the rescue. Kids learn the value of setting goals and feeling like they are making a difference.

Be sure to visit our page Kids Helping O.S.C.A.R. to read more about the O.S.C.A.R. and our local kids!

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KIDS - Here is a great way that you can help O.S.C.A.R.! Collect change, then give us a call. We'll arrange for you to come down and have a personal tour of our new shelter. You'll get to see the dogs and cats you are helping.

OSCAR Animal Rescue, Sparta, NJ

APRIL 2017

A big THANK YOU to Ellie and Megan!

Hello OSCAR,

We were in about a month or so ago to pick up some brochures to hand out at my daughter's TREPS market along with dog and "human" treats that they sold. We had the marketplace event last night and the girls did very well. We would like to come to drop off the check and the remaining dog treats that they didn't sell. Their names are Ellie and Megan. You will see the pictures from the event below. It was a great event and experience for the kids!

OSCAR Animal Rescue, Sparta, NJ


MARCH 2017

Helen Morgan School, Sparta, NJ

Dear O.S.C.A.R.

My name is Ben.
I am a 5th grade student at Helen Morgan School in Sparta.
Three years ago I got my cats, Hale & Ally (formerly Carson & Cassandra), thru a foster from your organization. Picture below.

My classmate, Charlotte, and I have a table at April's Treps Marketplace for our "Pawesome Cat & Dog Treats". We would like your permission to put a jar out for O.S.C.A.R. donations in the hopes that people will donate their change to you. I will also donate any leftover dog treats and toys that I do not sell that night to your organization.

Please let me know if the donation jar is OK with you or if there is anything I need to make sure to include on the jar.

Thank you, Ben


OSCAR Animal Rescue, Sparta, NJ

Thank you, Ben. We appreciate your generosity!!! We will contact you with the details for the donation jar. Good luck with TREPS! We hope that you and Charlotte will share a few TREPS photos."

Read more about all of our young friends on   Kids Helping O.S.C.A.R.



Special Dogs at OSCAR Animal Rescue

Sometimes there is a dog or cat whose face or story just touches your heart.

Please be sure to see O.S.C.A.R.'s Featured Pets!


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