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24 CHIHUAHUAS RESCUED
FROM NORTH CAROLINA &
FLOWN TO POPCORN PARK
SUFFERING FROM RICKETS,
STARVATION & MORE
Big Daddy & Aliyah
ABUSED, UNWANTED & DUMPED AT VET HOSPITAL
More Society News on Page 5
“ZEUTERING” CLASS HELD AT SOCIETY
Some of the Society's
veterinarians were at
a one day training
seminar for Zinc neutering, a non-surgical
that offers a cheaper
and less invasive
alternative to surgery. A few dogs
were selected based
on age and physical
criteria. The Zinc
procedure is fast,
nearly painless and
only a mild sedative
From right: At the surgery table is Vet Tech Noel Garcia , is used in place of
general anesthesia. It
Society veterinarians Dr. Rhonda Sessons and Dr. Bimal
can be done in 10Kumar. In the background overseeing the procedure is
15 minutes &
Dr. Mike Braun of Ark Sciences.
requires no surgical
preparation. It has fewer complications than traditional neuter surgery & the
dogs receive a small tattoo to indicate they have had the procedure. This is
necessary because the testicles are left intact. It is very important to note that
the act of neutering DOES NOT take away the dog's urge for male dominance, humping, etc.,
For those pounds/shelters who would like to have more information, e-mail
SOCIETY STAFFERS ATTEND EQUINE
A lecture & demonstration was held on the use
and when to use equipment, i.e., sling for field
extraction, an accident
scenario, stall extraction,
for a helicopter rescue &
other safety methods for
equines and rescuers
The Society’s efforts are
for our staff to gain
knowledge and experience in all aspects of animal rescue. In one of the
most recent training sessions, the Society sent two
employees to meet Lucky, a 600 pound rubber articulated horse, who
needed to be rescued by a helicopter, saved using a sling, a highway
accident scenario, stall extractions, extrication from fences, ravines and
streams and other creative hazards. This training program is open to NJ
veterinarians, Penn Vet students, NJ first responders including fire,
police, forestry and CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) and
CART (County Animal Response Teams) members and will be
coordinated in collaboration with the New Jersey Trail Ride Association.
A few weeks prior to this training session, Popcorn Park Director, John
Bergmann enrolled in an all-day seminar on NJ venomous snake
response team. In November, several of our staff will enroll in the SafeCapture Chemical Immobilization of Animals which will cover techniques
in species commonly encountered in situations such as
Disaster Preparedness, feral dogs, feral cats,
escaped livestock and much, much more.
Please know that your donation dollars are used to help animals and to
keep us updated on minimizing stress on animals
in various emergency scenarios.
MOBILE SPAY/NEUTER VAN VISITS
COUNTIES THROUGHOUT NJ
2013 CALENDAR NOW ON SALE!
full color calendars are now
those of you
not on our
mailing list, or
... if you want
to order more!
You’ll enjoy a
variety of animals that we rescued - wildlife, cats and dogs - in gorgeous photographs throughout. As always, the AHS/Popcorn Park calendar is a celebration
of life - Share-A-Pets and Popcorn Park residents as well as those who now
enjoy loving homes. Calendars are available for a minimum donation of $15
each plus $2.00 S&H, but your generosity in contributing more will help more
animals. Mail requests to: Calendar, Associated Humane Societies, 124
Evergreen Ave., Newark, NJ 07114-2133
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Dr. Adriana Hordynsky mans the mobile spay/neuter unit.
The Society’s mobile spay/neuter unit has been bringing spay/neuter
services as well as wellness exams and routine veterinary services to
various locations throughout NJ. The Wellness Clinics offer pet owners
check-ups, vaccines, heartworm tests, Lyme, FIV/FeLV, etc. deworming,
nail trim, ear cleanings, microchipping, heartworm, flea & tick medications. The mobile clinic has special feral cat days for neutering &
basic needs, and pit bull days for those who otherwise may not have
easy access to vet services. These efforts are brought to local communities where residents may be less likely to bring their animals for vet
care. For more information on a mobile unit in your area,
contact [email protected]
LONGSTREET FARM DISMISSES
POPCORN PARK'S OFFER
FOR FREE NEUTERING OF MALE ANIMALS
After stories which appeared in the
HUMANE NEWS, local newspapers,
Facebook, blogs, demonstrations,
and educational outreach, the public
is now becoming more informed of
the issue of animals being routinely
killed for “younger models”. One of
the pigs at Longstreet Farm in
Holmdel Park gave birth to 6 piglets.
Although concerned residents tried
to save mother and piglets, the
piglets were sent to slaughter, 31
“older” chickens were sent for 50
cents a pound. The guinea hens and
birds were sent to a market in
Manheim, PA. Seven ewes were sold
with a credit to be applied to the
purchase of a team of mules.
According to a report we received, a
home was offered to a calf, who was
Posie from Longstreet Farm can be seen in a
instead sold and the money was
new video on our website: www.ahscares.org
– Log on to New Video at Tinton Falls
Christmas party. Chickens which
were purchased for “educational cooking activities” would either sell to a farmer or
market as the Park System no longer intends to use them for on-site cooking activities.
The chickens were slaughtered in the woodshed adjacent to Longstreet Farm by
beheading using a hatchet.
In order to quell the vicious cycle of allowing animals to be born there and then
sending them off to slaughter, Popcorn Park has been offering to neuter all male
farm animals AT NO CHARGE – FREE!!! In this way, they can get out of the slaughter business.
The Society took one of their pigs, Posie, pictured above, who was scheduled for
slaughter. She is an amazing sweetheart who loves people – she rubs up against
them and waits for head scratching.
People can help by going to Change.org/Longstreetfarm
If you would like to see how Posie is doing at the Society’s Tinton Falls facility, log
on to www.ahscares.org and under What’s New, click on “Check Out New Video at
ALDF SUES EGG PRODUCERS FOR
The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is filing a class action lawsuit against
California egg producer Judy’s Family Farm Organic Eggs (Judy’s Eggs”) owned
by Petaluma Egg Farm for false advertising. The packaging implies hens have
access to natural outdoor environment. “Free range”, “Cage free” does not mean
chickens roam free … they may be crowded together in confined space. Judy’s
“Family Farm” is an industrial shed where hens are imprisoned indoors. If you
have purchased Judy’s Eggs mistakenly believing the hens had outdoor access,
please contact [email protected]@org.
BURGER KING DAIRY SUPPLIER EXPOSED FOR
SADISTIC ANIMAL ABUSE
Mercy for Animals’s (MFA) hidden camera has exposed sadistic animal torture
at Bettencourt Dairies – a Burger King dairy supplier in Idaho. Workers &
management viciously beat & shock cows & violently twist their tails to inflict
pain; they are viewed repeatedly shocking a downed cow & then dragging
her by the neck using a chain attached to a tractor; sick or injured cows suffer
from open wounds, broken bones & infected udders & left to suffer without
vet care. Three workers have already been charged with criminal animal cruelty. You can take action now – if you want to see the actual videotape of cruelty log on to burgerkingcruelty.com
in the NEWS
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART’S CAFÉ
MENU FOR HORSEMEAT
HAS BEEN REMOVED
Unbelievable as it seems, we have just discovered that M.Wells
Dinette, the café at New York’s Museum of Modern Art PS1 in
Queens, serves horse meat imported from Canada. According to
PETA, the horror that the horses experience is archaic. An undercover video taken inside one Quebec slaughterhouse revealed that
at least 40% of the horses were still conscious after receiving a
captive-bolt shot to the head. One horse suffered through an agonizing 11 shots before finally collapsing. These beautiful animals
– many were once children’s pets, former racing thoroughbreds,
ponies, are crammed into trailers & trucked to slaughterhouses in
Canada & Mexico. As distasteful and abusive as this is, that a
prominent institution for modern and contemporary artwork
would serve horse meat on their menu is unconscionable. For
more information, log on to peta.org and click on their Action
As we go to press, we have discovered that due to the huge outcry against the serving of horsemeat on the menu, they have
removed it from their menu. They will still serve foie gras, braised
veal cheeks, braised rabbit, etc.
DISABLED VET & SERVICE DOG’S
HORRIFIC EXPERIENCE WITH
Jim Stanek served 3 tours of duty in Iraq & still suffers from PTSD
due to the effects of a traumatic brain injury. The disabled veteran is founder of Paw and Stripes and travels with his service dog,
Sarge. While traveling with his dog, two separate United Airline
employees kicked his service dog & one United Airlines employee
asked if he was "retarded". The employees said they were "startled" by the dog's presence. One kick was hard enough to make
Sarge, leap into Stanek's lap. After 48 hours of delays, insults &
mistreatment, two helpful United Airline employees were able to
come to Stanek's aid.
NIH "RETIRES" 110 CHIMPS ... BUT
ONLY 10 GO TO CHIMP HAVEN ....
THE REMAINDER GO FOR RESEARCH
The National Institutes of Health would want you to believe that
they will be “retiring” 110 chimpanzees from experiments -- but
actually 100 of them will be sent to Texas Biomed Research
Institute (TBRI), a laboratory that was fined for multiple violations:
$25,000 for violating the Animal Welfare Act. Only 10 will go to
Chimp Haven, the federal chimpanzee sanctuary. The NIH uses
taxpayer funds for “educating the public” regarding the “importance of chimpanzees in biomedical research”. The government
could save over $250 million by phasing out the use of chimps.
TBRI has also received a grant from NIH which expressly allows
for experimentation on about 170 chimps now housed at
Alamogordo Primate Facility where they have been subjected to
research since 2001. Please contact your Senators &
Representatives urging them to pass the Great Ape Protection &
Cost Savings Act (H.R.1513/S.810). A groundswell of support is
needed to have the chimps given the permanent retirement they
deserve. For more information, contact www.pcrm.org
GEORGIA AQUARIUM APPLIES TO IMPORT 18
BELUGA WHALES …. MYSTIC AQUARIUM
WAITING TO RECEIVE SOME
As mentioned in the
October 2012 issue
of the HUMANE
NEWS, the Georgia
applied for a federal
permit to import 18
beluga whales from
Russia. They are slated to become a part
inventory & may
even be distributed
to partner aquariPHOTO: COURTESY iSTOCK PHOTOGRAPHY
ums including Shedd
Aquarium in Chicago, SeaWorld facilities in Orlando, FL, San Antonio, TX & San
Diego, CA. According to the Animal Welfare Institute, Russian capture methods
are notoriously inhumane, involving driving methods to herd animals to shore,
cause panic, distress, physical harm & even death. There are currently 40 belugas living in sub-standard conditions at a facility in Niagara Falls, Ontario. We
need a groundswell of support to urge them to abandon their plans to rip
these animals away from their families, homes & freedom.
Mystic Aquarium is hoping to receive some Belugas if the application is
approved for the Georgia Aquarium. There is no word on when the government will make a decision on the permit.
For more information, log on to [email protected]
DETROIT RAPPER YOUNG CALICOE UNDER
INVESTIGATION FOR DOGFIGHTS
A video showing Young Calicoe with a group of animals on his property and
mentioning dogfights, gambling, etc., prompted local authorities to investigate.
All of the dogs and roosters were confiscated by the Michigan Humane Society.
Calicoe said the video was “entertainment” and he does not participate in dogfighting. The matter is presently under investigation by the Wayne County
THE WHALE is the true story of a young, wild orca whale, nicknamed Luna,
who lost contact with his family off the coast of British Columbia & turned up
alone in a narrow stretch of sea between mountains. If an orca is separated from
its family, it usually dies. Since there were no orcas, there were people in boats &
on the share so he tried to make contact. Most people welcomed him. And in
Nootka Sound, it sent an open-hearted child. What will happen with this
stranger? Maybe it will be just like what happened when a little lonely whale
tried to make friends with humans. THE WHALE celebrates the life of a smart,
friendly, determined, transcendent being from the world of the sea who
appeared among us like a promise out of the blue: that the greatest secrets in life
are still to be discovered. Friendship is bigger than we know. You can log on to
www.thewhalemovie.com to see a clip or you can go on to their Facebook page
to see or request when it will be in your area.
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PORN STAR CHARGED WITH ANIMAL
CRUELTY - CLAIMS FREEDOM OF
Raul Armenteros, a/k/a Ramon and The Monster from Bang Bros.
porn production company has been charged with 22 counts of animal cruelty. Police discovered animals locked inside his parked van
baking uder the Miami sun. Included were 8 roosters, 4 guinea hens,
4 pigeons, 4 goats and 1 duck. The goats were tied up inside plastic
bags and one was dead by the time police arrived. Armenteros
pleaded guilty to 21 counts of animal cruelty – one year after he
was found to have the animals in his van. He was sentenced to time
served (93 days) and $11,513 in fines and penalties. Armenteros will
be on probation for 5 years & has been ordered to serve 200 hours
of community service. According to internet reports, the animal
being transported were to be used in Santeria rituals.
DREAMWORKS MOVIE ARTIST CHARGED
IN FATAL BEATING OF PUPPY
Young Song, a visual effects artist who worked on several
Dreamworks movies such as “Shrek”, and “Kung Fu Panda”, “Shark
Tale” and “Madagascar2”, allegedly entered his neighbor’s backyard
and shot their 16 month old German Shepherd pup with a pellet
gun before beating it to death with a hammer The act was caught
on surveillance video. Song pled not guilty to animal cruelty & one
count of misdemeanor petty theft of a dog after he allegedly
dragged the mutilated body from his neighbor’s yard. After jurors
viewed the video, Song pleaded no contest to felony animal cruelty
& misdemeanor petty theft in the middle of the trial. Los Angeles
County Superior Court Judge Darrell Mavis sentenced Song to a year
in jail & 3 years of formal probation. He was also banned from possessing any animals for 10 years. The body of the German Shepherd
was never recovered. If it were not for the video, the crime would
have gone unsolved. Song must begin serving his sentence
on Nov. 2nd.
CELEBRITY DOG TRAINER PLEADS
GUILTY & FINED $2,000 FOR DEATH
OF 2 ROTTIS IN CLOSED VAN
Charles Loguidice,48 of Howell Township, NJ pleaded guilty to two
counts of animal cruelty after leaving his two Rottweilers inside his
car on Aug. 26th while he ate at a local bar & grill. The temperatures inside the car reached more than 100 degrees. Neptune
Municipal Court Judge Robin Wernek fined Loguidice $2,000.
Loguidice’s dogs have appeared on TV, film and video games including NBC’s “30 Rock”, Lion Gate’s film “Torture Chamber”, AMC’s
“Rubicon”, FX’s “Lights Out” and Three Dogs
Film’s “God Don’t Make the Laws”.
ON BORROWED TIME is a documentary highlighting the
poaching crisis & the tremendous threats faced by the wildlife in
Malaysia. The film won the top prize at Malaysia’s Eco Film Festival &
Best Local Film. The work of the WWF-Malaysia & TRAFFIC has uncovered a trail of destruction. The forest complex is one of the last refuges
for the Malayan tiger, Asian elephant, Sunda pangolin & many more.
You can read and see more at:
SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES TO BE RELEASED
TO THE PUBLIC
The initial Academy deadlines for the 2012 theatrical release of SAV
ING AMERICA’S HORSES have been met & the arrangements for its bicoastal release are in motion. As we mentioned in our June 2012
HUMANE NEWS, is a film that chronicles the cruelty as well as the
environmental & political cost of horse slaughter & the round-up of
wild horses & burrows from the range. It on “Best of Fest” award at the
L.A. Women’s International Film Festival. To view a clip:
SOCIETY SAVES SNAPPING TURTLE,
PERFORMS SURGERY ON BROKEN JAW
LEFT: Circle shows split in the turtle's jaw. RIGHT: Dr. Jonathan
Bergmann operated on the
snapper who went through the
When a good Samaritan saw
a snapping turtle hit by car,
she stopped and with the
help of another concerned
motorist, they slid the injured
turtle into a box. Since the
good Samaritan lived close to
our Popcorn Park Director,
John Bergmann, he had unexpected company for the night. After examination, the snapper was found to
have a broken lower jaw, but everything else seemed fine & so he was made
comfortable for the night. John’s son, Dr. Jonathan Bergmann, checked on
the turtle & found the break to be bad; it would not heal enough for him
to catch and eat food. The turtle
was sedated, & they obtained an
orthopedic pack along with the
DeWalt drill and bits. Dr.
Jonathan made a makeshift tube
to intubate him & it worked great
and allowed him to safely complete the procedure.
The snapping turtle is healing perfectly & will be kept at Popcorn
Park until next spring.
Just a reminder that the AHS/PP have full service Medical Departments to serve
your pet needs. Don’t wait for the mobile spay/neuter unit to come to your area.
We can do heartworm tests, microchip, x-rays, inoculations, microchipping, checkups, blood work, spay/neuter and more!
For those in the Essex County area, call 973-643-0451.
If you live in the Ocean County area, call 609-693-6551.
POPCORN PARK DIRECTOR RELOCATES
ERRANT RATTLESNAKE & ATTENDS
POISONOUS SNAKE SEMINAR
Popcorn Park Zoo Director John Bergmann removed the
"cooperative" snake & relocated her elsewhere.
When an Ocean County homeowner checked his mailbox, he found a
snake at the end of his driveway. The snake was blocking the mailbox and
some of the road. The police were called to scare the snake away and
even diverted traffic. The police kept traffic and people away until they
called Popcorn Park. Popcorn Park Director John Bergmann arrived and
found the timber rattle snake to be somewhat cooperative. He moved her
to a safer area into the woods and away from homes and traffic. Shortly
thereafter, the NJ Division of
Fish & Wildlife held a seminar on poisonous snakes.
Although John has been helping errant snakes for years,
he has finally “earned” a certificate and he is now certified by State Fish & Wildlife.
Taking a brief respite before
being released back to nature.
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DRAWING: SUNDAY, December 9, 2012 AT 3 P.M.
at our Forked River Shelter/Popcorn Park
The Society’s efforts in rehabilitating sick, injured, handicapped, abused
and unwanted animals has kept the balance in our Res-Q Fund in continual need. In our quest to gather additional donations, the Save-A-Life
Sweepstakes is our main fund raiser. Listed below is a list of attractive
prizes that we hope will garner your attention. The tickets have a suggested donation of $1. If you would like additional booklets, you may
call 609-693-1900 or e-mail your request to [email protected]
BOTH ARE NEW ARRIVALS AT POPCORN
PARK -- & BONDED IMMEDIATELY
Barney the Beagle was
recently surrendered to
Popcorn Park when his
owner became ill. The staff
was heartbroken as it was
obvious that he had been
loved & cared for & was
upset to be uprooted from
his home. Like many other
new arrivals, they are traumatized by the new atmosphere and the strangers. It
was sad to see him sitting
in his run shaking so we
moved him right up to the
newly vacant spot of
“office mascot”…. and the
rest is history. The newest
member of our office staff
is Richie Barbosa of Toms
PHOTO SUPPLIED River. Rich found out how
hard it is to see the sad
Newly-hired front desk staffer Richard Barbosa
and needy faces that we
with Barney the Beagle.
see every day. He fell for
Barney immediately. Barney sat at Rich’s feet the whole first day of being in
our office and the two bonded right away. So Barney went to his wonderful
new home … and what a great home he got!!!
NEWARK STRAY FINDS LIFETIME OF
LOVE IN WALDEN, NY
SOUTH TOMS RIVER FAMILY FINDS A
CHAMP AT POPCORN PARK
When Champ’s original
owner was arrested, we
sent out a letter and waited to see if the owner or
a relative would contact
us. Several weeks went by
without any notification
and so this adorable dog
was sent to Popcorn Park
for another chance at
meeting new visitors.
Champ has found his forever home with Adele &
Robert Chope of South Toms River with
Robert Chope of South
Champ the Yorkshire Terrier.
Toms River According to
Champ’s parents: “Champ has been a member of our family since Aug.
8th. We decided to keep the name Champ because he responds to it.
He’s a feisty little guy & keeps us on our toes but we love him. He has a
ton of toys but likes his ‘chew ropes’ best. His health is excellent & our
vet was impressed with what a self-confident little guy Champ is. The
staff love him too. In fact, when walking him on the leash, people stop
in the street to say how cute he is … & he just laps up the attention he
gets! We’ve put up a big wire crate for him & he knows he’s going to
get a couple of treats when he does. I think he must have been crated
prior to our adopting him because initially, we gave him the run of the
house & he damaged a lot of things. Maybe he had some separation
anxiety or maybe he just didn’t
know what to do in such a big
space. I think he feels safer in the
crate. But he’s not in it for very
long When we’re home, he’s out
of the crate & in fact, he sleeps
on our bed with us at night.
Champ loves to be outdoors. We
have a big fenced-in patio too &
laugh at the way he marches
back & forth ‘protecting’ the
house from a bird or squirrel that
dares to stray on our lawn.”
We think this adorable Yorkshire
Terrier found a champion home
She was rescued by a Society
Animal Control Officer one night on
a busy corner in Newark shortly
after July 4th, 2011. She may have
been frightened by fireworks and
ran off but no one ever claimed the
her. The young lass was evaluated
by one of our volunteers who
thought that “Miss Tootzie” was
totally awesome! Her handling was
great & she loved the human
touch. She passed her food test but
wasn’t so sure what a rawhide was.
When she was spoken to, she
cocked her head & listened intently.
This cuddly bundle of love had a million dollar personality. It didn’t take too long for
someone to spot her excellent qualities. Carolyn Sussina and her family of Walden, NY
adopted Tootzie and they’ve sent us some pics to see that she has fit in and is doing very
well! Carolyn said she has made a great addition to the family.
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ABOVE:Tootzie’s personality was found to be totally awesome
by a Society evaluator. She has become totally relaxed with her
great new family.
LEFT:Toozie has found a loving home and lifetime commitment.
"DIFFICULT" DOG FINDS FOREVER HOME IN
FORKED RIVER THANKS TO
BARNEGAT'S BARK BUSTERS
Jazz was found as a stray on heavily
traveled Route 22 in Springfield. He
was brought to the Society’s Newark
facility where he waited …. and
waited … and waited. After almost
2 months, staffers sent the Labrador
mix to our Forked River facility in
the hope he would find a lifetime
commitment. Jazz waited … and
waited … and waited but due to
some personality issues, Jazz waited
over a year. Jazz is a high energy
dog who could open doors & more!
Paul Pagano of Bark Busters in
Barnegat donated his time and
expertise to train three of our most
“difficult” dogs. Guess who was his
first client? Paul will only train in
the owner’s home and when
Brianne Cuff of Forked River chose
Jazz, Paul & Bark Busters were part
PHOTO SUPPLIED of the deal! We received a note
from Brianne: “We can’t thank you
Jazz (l.)and his best buddy Odie, who is
enough for your assistance in facilia former shelter dog from the south
tating Jazz’s adoption He & Odie
have become the best of friends. Jazz quickly adapted to his new home, family & best friend. He loves going on his morning walk, sleeping in his bed
(and ours) and just being a part of the family. He also loves cuddling &
thrives on human contact. Every morning, he rubs his head on my head, just
like a cat! The Bark Busters training has also been an incredible help in his
transition from being in a shelter for so long into a home. He continues to
be playful & curious but nothing we can’t handle. He also really loves
squeaky toys & runs through the house squeaking them with his tail wagging. He and Odie were a perfect match in size, personality & energy levels.
Without you, none of this could have occurred. We absolutely love & adore
Jazz! ~ Brianne, Pete, Jazz & Odie Mihalenko”
RESEARCH BEAGLE PAIR HAVE A BALL
AT FOREVER HOME IN NYC
PROUD TUCKERTON FAMILY SENDS SLIDE
SHOW OF SOCIETY ALUMNUS
Max has been a hit with the entire family including Jeff's daughter.
When Max’s original owner from
Newark found he
could no longer
take care of the 1
½ year old Shih
Tzu, he brought her
to the Society’s
After a short time,
we sent Max to our
Forked River facility. It was destiny!
Jeff Caruso and
Family of Tuckerton
adopted the young
fella and provided him with a great home. We know they must
be sooo happy as they sent us a whole slide show of the life of
this lucky lad. Our thanks to the Caruso Family for providing
him with a great home.
On Sept. 17th, 2010, Society staffers & volunteers took a journey of 30
hours to North Carolina to save 35 Beagles and 6 cats. Over 250 dogs &
cats were subjected to cruel & abusive treatment at Professional Lab &
Research Services in Corapeake, NC which is now closed down. Four of
the workers were all prosecuted for the cruelty inflicted on the animals.
After cruelty by lab and by staff, this Beagle pair is making up for
All of the Beagles were adopted and we love to hear updates on these
special cases. Carol Vinzant & David Lidsky of New York City visited our
Newark facility to adopt …. but by the time they arrived, we sent the last
few Beagles to our Forked River facility. They adopted Riley & Gemma, now re-named Moxie & Huck. According to Carol: “Two years ago
today, people from Associated Humane drove all the way to NC to haul up 35 terrified Beagles just released from a horrible laboratory.
We’ve got two of them, Moxie and Huckleberry, & we’re all so grateful for what you did. We love Moxie & Huck and hope to make up
to them for all those people did to them. They may be the sweetest, most loving, most fun Beagles ever”. Judging from the picture, Carol
& David have done a wonderful job of making up for whatever horrors they experienced. Carol is a writer & editor of
AnimalTourism.com In checking Carol’s blog, we see there is a new addition – baby Ginger born on July 29th and the newborn is surrounded by Moxie and Huck! Congratulations to the happy family!
CATS & KITTENS
It was Dec. 8, 2009 when a homeowner
found this fella at his doorstep. He
brought him in for the night to get out of
the cold. But the next day Rico was
brought to the Society. Rico has been
with us for 3 years and although he likes
it here, nothing will replace the loving,
comfortable lap that he could curl up in.
File L-18820-NM (Forked River).
A Barnegat homeowner set out a trap and brought in
a lovely tiger striped cat to the Society. She was
lucky to have been caught – she had an open draining
abcess at her tail bone, she had fleas, she had tapeworms and was pregnant.We have taken care of all
of the foregoing medical issues and we thank our
donors who contribute to the Res-Q Fund. It helps
to offset the tremendous cost of medical care.This
lucky lady now waits to be a homebody with a caring
owner. File L-21724-SF (Forked River).
It was midnight in Forked River when this cat was
brought to us. Although he had been under the
homeowner’s porch for a while, he decided this was
the time to have him brought to the shelter.This
patient pussycat has been with us since February
2010 and deserves consideration for a holiday filled
with happiness in a purrrmanent home. File L-19052NM (Forked River).
Cha Cha has been at the Society since July & is expectantly hoping that someone will come through our front door & pick her.
Her purrrrsonality says she is waiting to give her heart. File TF70775-F (Tinton Falls).
The AHS/Popcorn Park is truly thankful for your kindness in helping
to give a lifetime of love to a homeless orphan.
Now through December 31st, the Society has a meowvelous
program to find homes for these meowvelous kitties once your
application is approved. Now is the purrrfect time to open your
heart to a new fuzzy friend – or 2! You can adopt 2 cats or 2
kittens for the price of 1 -- $60.00! With the adoption are FREE
spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations, 10 day medical guarantee,
carrier, collar and ID tag -- ALL are included.
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Sitting by the dock of the bay is where
Lynette was found. It is believed that is
where she was abandoned. It is over a
year since she arrived and would love to
spend every holiday at your house. File L20887-SF (Forked River).
It is almost the one year anniversary
that Dottie has been at the Society.
When her owner’s moved out, they
left Dottie behind. She has been
spayed, inoculated …. and has patiently
waited for a new and caring owner. File
L-21140-SF (Forked River).
Two kittens were found without the benefit of a mother or a home. Now
they are at the Society and hoping to celebrate Thanksgiving in your home.
File TF-71678-M and TF-71679-M (Tinton Falls).
Join! the POPCORN PARK
Saint Francis of Assisi is celebrated Oct. 4th by the Blessing of the Animals. Rev. John
Cardello came out to celebrate the patron saint of animals by blessing the residents
of Popcorn Park.The weather was beautiful as the Reverend walked through and
blessed the many inhabitants of the park. Rev. Cardello has done this for the last
couple years and has got to know some of the animals here very well, so it gave
him a chance to spend some time with his friends Princess and Mickey.
Boo Boo was once a
petting zoo attraction in
Iowa. When her owner
felt she was no longer of
interest, he traded her in
for a car at a used car
dealership. The dealer
thought she’d be a great attraction for his car business, but soon found he needed a permit, which he was
not able to get. Luckily for Boo Boo, she found her way to Popcorn Park where she enjoys a spacious area
with a waterfall and pool. All she really needs is you ... can you give Boo Boo a bear hug and sponsor her?
Mickey is a mildly handicapped
Appaloosa who came to us when
one of his owners passed away.The
other owner was unable to afford
his care, and with Mickey being blind
in one eye and lame, he didn’t face
good prospects of finding another
home.The surviving owner couldn’t
bear sending Mickey to auction, and
then found Popcorn Park. A handsome boy, Mickey is also alucky one.
He’s quite friendly and wonders if
he might be the horse you’d love to
If you haven’t yet been to Popcorn Park, come down and visit! Our
unique sanctuary caters to wildlife, farm animals, exotics and birds
that have been abused, abandoned, exploited, injured, handicapped, etc. The park is open daily from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. On
Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day, Popcorn Park closes at
2 p.m. so that staff can be with their families.
Our current admission fee is $5 for adults, and $4 for children under
12 and senior citizens.
If you would like to support one of our residents, the donation cost
is only $4.00 a month, for which you will receive a color photo of
your animal and an update every 4 months, (which includes a holiday card), a membership card, plus free admission to Popcorn Park
with presentation of your card. For a copy of the Popcorn Park
Wildlife Club booklet to help you choose the animal you wish to
sponsor, order on Page 21.
You can also sponsor the Popcorn Park residents on our website at
www.popcornparkzoo.org and click on Wildlife Club. There is no
required time limit – you can sponsor for as long as you’d like. Any
donated funds that exceed the care given for a particular animal will
be applied to the care of other Popcorn Park residents.
Princess and her sister
Babe once belonged to
the late Doris Duke
who raised them with
the best of everything,
including summers in
Rhode Island. But
when Ms. Duke passed
away, and then later
Babe, the keepers of
the Duke estate didn’t
want the responsibility
of Princess’ care. And
so she joined the
Popcorn Park family where she is often featured in photo ops and has earned
her keep in graham crackers by picking NFL games each week.You can visit her
on our web site at ahscares.org and see who she’s picked each week.
PARK WILDLIFE CLUB
Sweet Pea is a white-tailed fawn who was “rescued” by
a well-meaning individual, who believed her to be abandoned. In most cases, Mama Deer is nearby and drawing attention away from her baby.The result is a growing deer who can never live in the wild again. Sweet Pea
is a love of a girl, and hopes you will be her new best
friend. Could you sponsor our Sweet Pea?
Name of animal(s) sponsored: __________________,
________________, __________________. _________________
CITY, STATE, ZIP _________________________________________
# OF ANIMALS _______ X $4.00 each = TOTAL $ ____________
It was midnight when this adorable Chihuahua was
found wandering on Broad St. in Newark.The
Society’s Animal Control
Officer was called out to
pick up this fella who was
very lucky. Could he have
been stolen or strayed?
No one has come forward
to claim him & now he is
available for adoption. File
The owner called about Tungo the Weimaraner
and said she would be in to get her dog. We
waited … and waited. Now the 5 year old fella
will be neutered and travel down life’s highway
with a more caring owner File N-112987-M.
She is a middle-aged maiden who is mostly
Dachshund, found one evening wandering in
Newark without benefit of tag or
microchip. If you enjoy the patter of little
feet around the house, she would love to
follow your footsteps. File N-112680-F.
Tzu sweetheart was
found as a
stray & is completely blind. He is so well adjusted & sweet
& loves to be picked up & held. He is great wih other dogs
& listens & smells for you constantly. Stevie walks beautifully on a lead right at your side. He has no issues with sharing food. Stevie may be blind but no one told him he was
any different. File N-112934-M
Meet Frankie, a 4 year old gent who
was given up by his owner. He is not
good with her 2 year old child – why
would he? Sometimes, it is the dog
that is the target for pummeling and
so Frankie needs a vacation from kids.
Surely she had an owner but they
have not come in to see if we have
their poodle-type dog. Wouldn’t she
look great with a red holiday bow to
adorn her collar? Her future is in your
hands. File N-113087-F.
It was early evening when a young
Pug was found as a stray in Newark.
There was no background history to
reunite him with an owner.Was he
stolen? We will never know as he has
been with us for over a week and an
owner never called. File N-112989-M.
124 Evergreen Ave.
Just off Rt. 1 & 9 near Newark International Airport
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Who would have
allowed this handsome West
to roam free.
There was no
license – nothing
to help us reunite
him with an
owner. File N113057-M.
Meet Brodie, an American
Staffordshire, who got an A+ on
his evaluation report card! With
his evaluator, he walked calmly
by her side & looked to her for
direction.The kennel staffers
rave about Brodie’s wonderful
personality. He is quite a gentleman & a real find! File N-112616-M.
Meet Rocket who is stuck on fast forward in everything
he does. He is a
& highly energetic
little guy. He is
super playful with
all of the toys but
shares them very
well. Rocket will
share his food –
that is if you are
Rocket is a great
puppy for an energetic family or
someone who is
willing to spend
time to train. File
called out to
late one night.
He’s a friendly,
fella who is patient too. He has been waiting over a month to find
“a new leash on life”.We call him Scout …
but you can call him yours. File N-112384-M.
It was a chilly night in the
low 40’s when someone
abandoned two Chihuahuas
at the Society’s Newark
facility. By the time the staff
arrived in the morning,
they had been outside in a
carrier for over 7 hours.
They may be a mother &
daughter duo & we would
love for them to stay
together. File N-112321-F
& File N-112322-F.
A Yorkshire Terrier with a badly injured rear leg was rescued by the
Society for care. After an examination by our medical team, the
Society’s veterinarian found it necessary to amputate the leg. He
has been at the
Society for over a
month and now
deserves to go to
a lifelong home.
Maltese was found
as a stray with a
She will have a slight cough but is otherwise fine.We are hoping
that she will find a spot in someone’s heart who will not mind
sporadic bouts of coughing. File N-111951-F.
Adoption Center Open Daily - Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (973) 824-7080 E-Mail: [email protected]
He was found in Newark with an embedded
collar that had grown into his neck. He is a
handsome fella who is now ready for a caring
and responsible owner. File N-112905-M.
View More Orphans at http://ahsnewark.petfinder.org
or “Like” us at Friends of the Newark NJ Shelter on Facebook
Continued from Page 1
TWO UNLIKELY SOULS COMFORTED EACH
OTHER AFTER BEING ABUSED/UNWANTED
& DUMPED AT VET HOSPITAL
A physically & emotionally exhausted
Pit Bull passed out at a vet’s office &
the Chihuahua pup followed, stood
guard, & fell asleep on him.
Right: A much-improved
Pit Bull, now named Big
Daddy, loves people &
most of his physical
scars have disappeared.
Below: Aliyah the
Chihuahua pup played
among the holiday costumes & tried on a
bumble bee suit.
The circumstances surrounding the discovery of a male pit bull terrier and a
terrier pup together as strays in the
upper Vailsburg section of Newark are
not known. They went briefly to a veterinary hospital & the Society was
contacted. A picture going out over
the internet showed a bonding
between the pup and the pit bull that
was quite a heartbreaker. Obviously,
the pit bull had been physically and
emotionally exhausted. Since they
came into the Society close to 11 p.m.,
they were separated for the night. The
next morning they were reunited but
neither seemed to be interested in the other.
Sadly, Big Daddy’s injuries indicate he had been in dogfights and he does not get
along with other animals. Big Daddy is somewhat traumatized by the changes that
have gone on over the past several days. He is about 6 months old and was either
lost, stolen or strayed and someone decided to use him in their dogfighting.
He accepts Aliyah for short periods of time but our concern involves his possible
irritation with this little dog if there is no supervision. Aliyah is about 2 months
old and barely 3 pounds.
The story given by someone on the internet stated that the dogs were dumped at
Fairfield Emergency Hospital. According to the report: ... He seemed to have neurological problems; he walked all over the office, exhausted & the little one fol-
lowed him everywhere. She cried
when separated from
him for even a
minute. He finally
passed out on the rug
& she stood guard,
then slept on him".
The writer went on to
say that they had "no
choice" but to call
We are not the enemy
.... the person who
had these dogs is.
At another shelter,
they would not have
been given the care
and concern that the Associated Humane Societies gives.
A temperament evaluation for Big Daddy indicates that he is very
affectionate with people, comfortable with the human touch &
very people focused. He takes treats gently. Big Daddy needs a
strong, experienced owner that is aware of his past and can control
him outside with other dogs. He needs to be adopted where he
will be the only dog.
Big Daddy's file number is 112445-M and Aliyah is 112447-F.
WANDERING A SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY,
SUFFERING FROM RICKETS, STARVATION & MORE
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Above: Kermit saying good bye to a Humane
Society of Greenwood caretaker. It took several
weeks until he arrived at Popcorn Park. Below:
Deformity of Kermit’s front legs.
The Society received an alert from animal lovers about a
needy pup at the Humane Society of Greenwood South
Carolina. Kermit was a young pup found walking down
a busy highway all alone. His front feet were deformed
with rickets and he was infested with worms, underweight and anemic. For a while, it didn't seem as if he
would survive. Thanks to the Humane Society of
Greenwood’s efforts, the bi-eyed handsome pup was
cared for, given vaccines and de-wormed. After weeks of
waiting, a transport delivered him to Popcorn Park.
His legs have seemed to improve and arrangements are
being made for an evaluation of Kermit when he is seen
at the pediatric section of the University of Pennsylvania
Veterinary School. Kermit gets around great and he just
loves life! He loves everyone he meets and is having
lots of fun getting tons of attention, walks, playtime and
extra TLC by our staff, who have fallen head over heels
in love with this sweetheart. The bi-eyed boy gets along
well with other dogs and cats, but would prefer a home
with no children under the age of 12. This little sweetheart is so deserving of a fresh start in life .... please
make his dreams come true! File L-21882-NM (Forked River)
Continued from Page 1
24 CHIHUAHUAS RESCUED FROM NORTH
CAROLINA & FLOWN TO POPCORN PARK
Mugs and Bosco seem to have become an inseparable pair.
Above: A patient pooch was
the last dog waiting to be
unloaded from Society vans.
Society staffers Sandy Hickman (l.) and Stephanie Sitts waiting on line to have
the Medical Dept. check out each Chihuahua as it arrived.
Over 30 Chihuahuas were left without a permanent home when their North
Carolina owner died. The owner’s sister, a NJ resident, found a home for
some of the dogs but there were many more that needed immediate rescue.
The Society was contacted by Chihuahua Rescue & Transport, Inc. of Gates,
NC who were overseeing
and caring for the dogs.
Arrangements were made
for the Society to take the
remaining 24 Chihuahuas
to the Forked River facility.
Through the efforts of
Pilots Matt Kiener and
Byron Hamby who volunteer for Pilots ‘N Paws,
they flew 253 miles from
Suffolk, VA where the
dogs were scheduled to
be euthanized into Robert
J. Miller Air Park in
Matt Kiener (l.) and Byron Hamby had “Who Let The Dogs Out”
playing as they arrived at the airport.
Quincy (l.) and Gizmo were examined & it revealed that Gizmo
has only 2 teeth.
Above, this group of
Chihuahuas are comfortable
in a “dormitory” setting.The
kennels have radiant heat &
there are blankets & sweaters
Three Popcorn Park vans were there to receive the animals. All of them were
brought to the Popcorn Park Medical Dept. where each one was medically
checked, given all necessary inoculations, etc. Staffers were then ready to
handle them, brush them & get acquainted with the newest additions.
According to newspaper reports, on getting ready for landing, the pilot
pushed a button & the music of “Who Let the Dogs Out?” filled the plane’s
Although newspaper reports
indicate the individual may
have been a “hoarder”, the
Chihuahuas were well fed,
well cared for, and many
were altered. These sweet little lap lovers range in age
from 2 years and up.
No Society orphans were
euthanized to make room for
the new arrivals. For those
concerned about these little
dogs in our kennels, not only
is there radiant heat in the
floors and heaters up above,
but the dogs have blankets
in their kennels and sweaters
Those who are interested in
adopting one of the
Chihuahuas can either visit
Thankfully, all 24 Chihuahuas arrived safely!
the Society’s Popcorn Park
facility at Humane Way off
Lacey Road in Forked River (Off of Exit 74 (So/No) of the Garden State
Parkway or e-mail [email protected] or [email protected] and
request an adoption application. Popcorn Park is open 7 days a week for your
At left is sweet little AJ.
Somewhere in her background, she was a relative of
a Greyhound. Ginger is a
sweet, gentle & loving dog
found on a heavily traveled
highway. She would love to
spend her sunset years in a
quiet, relaxed home. File L21911-SF.
Meet Murphy who
has been at the
Society for over a
month. Can you
find a spot in your
heart and home for this lap lover who would love to be
spending the holidays and the rest of his life with you. File
to the Society
GA. in the
hope that NJ
southern hospitality. After
9 years, she
has transferred her hopes and dreams to spend the remainder of
her life in a loving home. File L-21523-SF.
Porky is an adorable 8 year old Bichon who has a
few strikes against her – age, cataracts, and was
quite neglected when she
a spa day, she
feels like a
lady. Porky has
a sweet, outgoing disposition & even at
her age, she is
spunk. File L21836-SF.
Dr. Phil … Dr Phil …. we
need you! Sebastian was
found as a stray but he’s not
happy. He has been
depressed & we are sorry
his heart has been broken.
His owner never gave him a
microchip or let him wear
an i.d. tag. Help lift his spirits – open your heart &
your home to sad sack
Sebastian. File L-21887-NM.
Meet Sasha, a lovely 2 ½ year old
Newfoundland, whose owner had financial issues and could no longer afford
this lovely dog. Sasha still has medical
issues that the Society is treating. If you
are a Newfoundland fancier, you may
wish to meet her. File L-21897-SF.
found as a
and still waiting for an owner who has not
arrived. Please visit and meet this lovely lass who
would love to be your jogging partner. File L21933-F.
AT FORKED RIVER
Humane Way at Lacey Road - Open Daily - Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Phone (609) 693-1900 E-mail: [email protected]
Exit 74 off Parkway: Turn left & go 7 miles. Make right on Humane Way
View more Orphans at http://ahstintonfalls.petfinder.org
or “Like” us - Associated Humane Popcorn Park Shelter on Facebook
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This adorable Australian Shepherd type was
found as a stray in Lake Lenape Park, PA. A
good Samaritan from Long Island, NY notified
the Police Dept. in the area & then brought him
to the Society.Won’t you give this traveler a
permanent place to stay. File L-21886-NM.
Meet Teddy Bear, a 3 year old Akita.
According to the previous adopter,
he is a very good dog and housebroken. It wasn’t Teddy Bear’s fault
that their dog just didn’t like a newcomer. File TF-71889-NM.
5 yr. old Sandy Cheeks and 6 yr. old Patrick Star are 2 adorably hopeful
Shih Tzus surrendered by their owner. If you have room in your heart &
home for these lovable dogs, they will give you double the pleasure during those nights by the fireplace. File TF-72057-NM & File TF-72059-SF.
Giggles is a 3 year old
beagle type who doesn’t
think it is amusing that
she is homeless. If you
can visit & spend some
time with this hopeful
lass, you may be the one
with the giggles. File TF72145-F.
Here is a St.
who was surrendered by
4 year old
fella is hoping
to be rescued by you. File TF-72144-M.
Take me out to the fields
where we can run and jump
and play.Throw a ball or
hike in the mountains where
the leaves have turned color.
My previous owner named me Tsunami …. but I’m not destructive …. just give
me some activities and structure & life can be a ball! File TF-72146-SF.
Taco Two was unceremoniously
dumped in a small crate by the
dumpster at our shelter. Someone
no longer wanted him but if you
come to meet this heartbreaker,
he will put a smile on your face &
some love in your heart.
Meet Rosie, a 5 year old mixture of
Jack Russell Terrier, Rat Terrier &
more! She would do best in a
home without other dogs. She is an
active, energetic lass who would
love to go for walks in the park
with you. File TF-71767-SF.
AT TINTON FALLS
Honey Boo is a year old pup found as a
stray. No one ever came forward to claim
her so she is available for a lifetime of love.
2960 Shafto Road, on Route 547 - Open Daily - Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Phone (732) 922-0100 Fax: (732) 922-4032 E-Mail: [email protected]
2 Miles from Rt. 33-34 Circle, Parkway Exit 102 (So.) Parkway Exit 100B (North)
View More Orphans at http://ahstintonfalls.petfinder.org or “Like” us - Friends of
the Associated Humane Society-Tinton Falls, NJ on Facebook
AROUND THE U.S.A.
The Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical
Examiners are trying to close ALL 4 spay/neuter
clinics in the state. They claim that Alabama
does not have the need for low cost clinics. A
petition is online for public support for the lowcost spay/neuter clinics. As we go to press, we have been alerted that
the Veterinary Medical Examiners Board voted against a new rule that
would have shut down non-profit spay/neuter clinics About 100 animal
advocates & shelter volunteers were at the hearing. After the hearing,
the Board went into closed session.
A wave of new animal protection laws have been passed during 2012.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill banning the use of dogs in hunting bears
& bobcats. Another bill doubled the fine for anyone convicted of cockfighting & dogfighting from $5,000 to $10,000. A bill to prohibit landlords from requiring tenants to declaw their cats & other pets was also
signed into law. A law that makes it more difficult for people charged
with animal cruelty to regain custody of their animals & tighten rules
requiring them to pay full costs & vet bills. The California Federation of
Dog Clubs & other breeding groups said it is an assault on the right of
pet owners. AB2609 requires members of the Fish & Game Commission
to have wildlife backgrounds & that the commission’s president be elected by other commission members. Brown also signed a bill banning the
sale & trade of shark fins.
The Mecosta County Animal Shelter no longer practices pound seizure.
The new contract confirms that pound seizure will be prohibited in all
future contracts & that carbon monoxide gassing of animals will no
longer be allowed
The Dept. of Natural Resources is allowing bowhunters & trappers to kill
up to 400 gray wolves across the state. The gray wolves lost federal protection under the Endangered Species Act earlier this year. For more
information, log on to www.peta.org
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Anyone who slaughters a horse & sells its meat for human consumption
faces criminal felony charges. The law forbids the mutilation, killing,
transport, distribution, sale & purchase of horsemeat for human consumption. Mandatory minimum penalties are $3,500 in fines & a year in
prison to a maximum of $5,000 for each offense & 5 years in prison.
House Bill 14 was signed in July which states that anyone who commits
certain felonies will face new restrictions on the type of dogs they can
have for 3 years after being released from prison or probation. They will
not be allowed to own, have custody of or live with dogs designated as
"dangerous" or "vicious" . They also cannot own, have custody of or live
with dogs older than 12 weeks that are not spayed/neutered. If felons
own a permitted dog, they have to get it microchipped.
In November, voters will have an opportunity to vote YES on Measure 5
to make extreme animal cruelty to dogs, cats and horses a felony.
NEWS FROM NEW YORK
NEW YORK STATE
A10041/S7078 would make it a crime to intentionally set exotic animals free in a public place. It
would require “owners” to pay for damages or expenses incurred when
their exotic pets are released from their enclosures. The bill also requires
people to immediately report discovered releases to local police & animal control. The bill has been signed into law.
NEW YORK CITY
D Pet Hotels is a new 10,000 sq. foot luxury resort & spa for dogs located in the Chelsea section. Services include private suites with flat screen
TV, day care, grooming, a dog chauffeur service, & luxury spa services.
Staten Island District Attorney's office brought in Bronksey, a 2 year old
Labrador/Golden Retriever mix as a therapy dog to comfort crime victims
during legal proceedings.
NEW YORK STATE
A.7140-B/S.7611-A would provide clearer guidance to local governments
regarding the NYS Animal Population Control Program & implementation of dog licensing laws. The bill awaits the governor’s signature.
NEW YORK STATE
A.1958/s.6383 is the Live Poultry Market Ban in New York City. This law
extends the existing ban on locating live poultry markets in NYC until
Aug. 5, 2016.
Name on Card: ______________________________ Exp. date: ________
3/4 digit sec. code: _______
Your signature: ________________________________________________
NEW YORK STATE
A.697-D/S.7268-A is for veterinary care & exercise at puppy mills & pet
stores. This bill will require all state-licensed pet dealers to provide isolation areas for sick animals, designate an attending veterinarian to establish a written program of vet care & develop & implement an exercise
plan for their animals. It awaits the Governor’s signature.
City, State, Zip: _______________________________________________
Please send all donations to:
Associated Humane Societies/Popcorn Park
PO Box 43
Forked River, NJ 08731-0043
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NEW YORK STATE
The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is suing the New York Dept. of
Agriculture & Markets for violating state law. By not declaring foie gras
comes from diseased animals, the Department is putting consumer
health at risk. For more information and picture, log on to
NEW YORK CITY
New York City Council Member Peter F. Vallone, Jr. introduced a bill that
would create a mandatory registry for convicted animal abusers.
HOPE AWAITS A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
in the NEWS
DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ENDS
SERVICE DOG SUPPORT – CREATES A
BARRIER TO SERVICE DOG ADOPTIONS
In June 2011, Congress mandated additional scientific study be conducted by the U. S Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) on the impact of service dogs paired with PTSD vets. It was to follow 23 PTSD vets & their
service dogs, tracking them through 2014. The VA has announced it
has suspended the study & indicated it no longer will support service
dogs paired with veterans diagnosed with PTSD & will only support
dogs partnered with veterans with visible disabilities.
Paws for Purple Hearts is one of several groups that provide certified
therapy dogs for PTSD patients. The VA cited concerns about dogs
biting children, dirty, cramped living conditions that caused animals to
suffer illnesses such as worms & diarrhea & faulty record keeping.
Sadly, they have created another barrier to pet ownership with this
Gov. Corbett has signed a law aimed at protecting service dogs from
attacks by other dogs. The law imposes criminal penalties & a fine of up
to $5,000 on the owner or co-owner of a dog that kills, maims or disfigures a service dog without provocation. Service dogs are more vulnerable because they are trained not to fight back & can cost tens of
thousands of dollars to replace because of their extensive training. The
bill required criminal liability in cases where a service dog is attacked &
injured to pay for veterinary care & if necessary, retraining. If the service dog is killed, they would be required to cover the cost of replacement. A national study found that a third of service dogs that are
attacked are forced to retire as a result of physical injuries
or emotional trauma.
Wawa, Inc has settled with a man who says he was kicked out of the
company's Millville, NJ store because he was accompanied by his
service dog. Wawa has also agreed to post signs in its Garden State
stores acknowledging that service animals are welcome & to train its
employees about service animal rights.
Winners, a discount clothing store, ordered Alison Ainsworth’s 9 year
old autistic daughter Emily and her service dog, Levi, to leave the store
for the second time in 3 months. The store gave the youngster an apology & a $25 gift card, but when they returned to use the gift card, the
dog was not allowed into the store. Levi gives Emily a sense of stability.
Without Levi, Emily could get lost or leave the store with a stranger. A
complaint was filed with police & the Alberta Human Rights
Commission. Ms. Ainsworth said the store has the unique opportunity to
educate their store associates but the public as well.
The HUMANE NEWS has been publishing this paper for the last 43 years. Sadly, we
have found that we cannot change the world overnight ... but we continue to try and
make a difference. It is our hope that the information printed herein will have a ripple
effect on you, your family, your friends, your co-workers. If we can help one person to get
involved, to rescue one animal from a cruel situation, to adopt a lonely cat or pup from
your local shelter, to consider a vegetarian lifestyle, then the HUMANE NEWS is achieving
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The miserable effects of mange took several weeks to improve. She has
been at the Society for over 3 months getting the necessary medical care.
Now “Hope” is hoping for a home for the holidays.
She had the look of a
wizened old lady -- her skin
condition was left untreated
and the mange had encompassed her whole body complete with secondary infections, bloody splotches, boils
and erupted abscesses.
Found as a stray in Neptune
she was rescued by Society
Animal Control Officer Kevin
Rooney. He immediately
contacted the Tinton Falls
shelter to alert them to one
of the worst cases he had
seen. The same day, the pup
was brought to our Newark
facility for examination,
treatment and to make her comfortable during her stay. Kudos to our veterinary staff for the efforts & dedication they put forth for the cases that
arrive daily & require their continued care. She came to the Society in
August & it has been almost three months of care. Now "Hope" was
returned to our Tinton Falls shelter where she is now available for adoption.
It is only through the generosity of our members to the Res-Q Fund that we
are able to sustain the efforts of long-term care or specialized veterinary
services for the needy that come through our doors. File TF-70775-F.
NEW JERSEY LEGISLATION
Gov. Chris Christie has signed into law
A.2023 (Dancer) and S.1976 (Lesniak)
which makes it illegal to slaughter horses
for human consumption, prohibits the sale
of horse meat & bans the transport of horse
meat or live horses for the purpose of slaughter.
Assembly Bill 3250 would prohibit the cruel confinement of female
breeding pigs. Senate Bill 1921 has already passed the Senate 35-1.
A-3250 is in the Assembly’s Natural Resources & Agriculture
Committee. Please contact your State Assemblymember asking that
they support and co-sponsor this bill.
BURLINGTON BIRTHDAY GIRL HELPS
When Allison Kahrs
celebrated her birthday, she
devoted this special day to
helping animals at Popcorn
Park. In the box that she
presented to the Society
staff were checks amounting
to $350.00! What a
generous effort on the part
of Allison and her friends
and family! Our thanks to
Allison for her unselfish
thoughts of animals!
The broad smile on Allison’s
face is for the wonderful
birthday bash which
brought in a generous
checks for the animals at
THIS LITTLE PIGGY WENT 2 CHARITY …. AND
TO POPCORN PARK!
Declan (l.) gave a piggy bank to
his brother, 8 yr. old Liam -who had charitable ideas for his
piggy bank. The brothers are
now selling piggy banks. (See
On January 1st, our 8-year-old
son Liam, suggested we turn his
new piggy bank (a gift from his
brother Declan) into a vehicle to
help others in need. He then said: “This little piggy will go to charity!” It was
at that moment that this movement was born. As early as January 4th, Liam
decided on his first charity – the Foley Fund.
Liam and his brother Declan have vowed to donate their allowance money &
time to those in need. They will also be selling little piggy banks in hopes that
those who buy them will in turn fill them for a charity close to their heart.
Please feel free to contact them via: [email protected]
Liam and Declan recently sent us the following note and a check:
“We are pleased to offer the gift of $34.11 to AHS/Popcorn Park on behalf of
Kim Campbell of Hoboken, NJ through thislittlepiggywent2charity.com Kim’s
piggy bank was full & she chose you as the recipient.”
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ANIMALS ARE SPARED DISSECTION IN
District of Columbia
Public Schools no
longer have to choose
between their grades
and their morals. On
PETA’s recommendation, the school district
has adopted a
PHOTO: ADRIAN GTZ
policy” which gives students the option to use advanced software and
other humane methods of studying anatomy. PETA is also offering to
donate computers & software through their national educational grants
program so that D.C. students have access to state-of-the-art virtual dissection equipment. If your teacher would like to learn how to cut out
dissection, contact peta.org and request a free “Cut Out Dissection”
pack. Many of the animals used in dissection could have been lost or
abandoned companion animals. Frogs are often ripped from their natural environment & thrown into bags without food or water & shipped
across the country; many sustain injuries or die during transport. Sadly,
this is a huge billion dollar industry but behind the scenes, it is cruel.
“VEGANS KNOW HOW TO PARTY”
COOK BOOK ON SALE
Chef Nancy Berkoff, RD has
just released an attractive,
easy to use cookbook which
includes 465 vegan recipes
including desserts, appetizers
& main dishes. There are
chapters on using vegan
ingredients, basic party
children, cooking for a crowd,
sample recipe conversion &
party planning for people
with diabetes. Ethnic
specialties include Indian,
Hungarian, Sicilian, Italian,
Polish cuisine, Indonesian
desserts. There are pies, tarts,
cakes, quick breads, frozen
treats, cobblers, maple apple
pie, cheesecake, muffins & soooo much more. A handsome 384 page
8-½ x 11” book with outstanding color photographs. To order Vegans
Know How To Party, send $25 to The Vegetarian Resource Group, P O
Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203, or call during weekday business
hours 410-366-8343 or visit www.vrg.org/catalog
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
NOW OFFERS VEGAN OPTIONS
Ohio State University is now offering a multitude of vegan options to
students on campus. Some of the foods include three-bean salad,
vegan pasta sauce, vegetarian baked beans, vegan lasagna, vegan
fried vegetables & more. There has been a dramatic increase in a
switch to vegan options. Students are horrified to learn that cows have
their throats slit while still alive and that chickens are boiled alive
before becoming chicken nuggets
COLLIER HIGH SCHOOL ANIMAL CLUB
DONATES TO POPCORN PARK
HELP SOCIETY BUNNIES -- HOP TO IT!!!
From left: Jeana Mari, Julia Christano, Corey O’Brien, Sara Geld Guetz,
Mallory Greenberg, Alek Mazlerak from Collier High School
The Animal Lovers Club from Collier High School in Wickatunk, NJ
brought lots of goodies for our residents. Apples, dog and cat treats,
toys, rabbit food, cat & dog food were a welcome addition to the
residents’ daily goodies!
Be A Pet Protector!
As an animal lover of any age, you have the opportunity
of protecting the animals you love. Please pass the
following information out to family, friends
and neighbors and help save lives!
COLD WEATHER WARNINGS
With winter now underway, it is time to remind pet owners of cold
weather concerns for your pets.
* More fires occur at this time of year than any other. Purchase a
“Pets Inside” decal. See Page 21 for Pet Alert decals.
* Cats will seek warmth cuddled up inside the engine compartment.
Before you start up your car, knock on the hook or honk the horn.
* Chemicals & salts that are used to de-ice your sidewalk, driveway
etc. can be poisonous or an irritant to pet’s paws.
* Dog houses used by many for their “outside” dogs must be well
insulated & just big enough for the dog to sit & lie down or turn
around. A dog house that is too big will not contain the dog’s body
heat to stay warm. Straw is the best bedding for warmth, and should
be replaced when wet.
* For safety sake, do not use metal bowls or buckets as the cold
metal can cause injury to tongues. Switch to plastic or ceramic bowls
when it is below freezing.
* Whether you are feeding birds, dogs, cats or wildlife, they all need
water and extra food as keeping warm requires a lot of energy.
* Antifreeze that leaks or spills can kill dogs, cats & even youngsters
who have been known to swallow the sweet tasting antifreeze.
Scooter is a Belgian Hare that was abandoned on someone’s front porch. He was
neutered at Popcorn Park and has been
at the Society since July. File 21687-NM
Thumper is a Dwarf rabbit who was
brought to the Society after being a
household pet for 4 years. He was
neutered at Popcorn Park and now
needs holiday happiness at a new
home. File 21624-NM (Forked River).
It’s the holiday season when many of our residents are forgotten. Rabbits are among them. These rabbits were once someone’s Easter pets and now they reside with us. If your family is
looking to adopt a rabbit, we have several at each of our shelters. Rabbits are not low maintenance … and it is usually the
parents who take care of them, clean & feed them, appropriate toys, housing, exercise, etc. If you would like to help our
rabbits, they are always in need of timothy hay, carrot tops,
collard greens, turnip greens, rabbit pellets, etc.
ALLENTOWN H.S. FUTURE FARMERS OF
AMERICA VISIT/DONATE ANNUALLY
Ribbon, string, broken ornaments, bulbs, tinsel, angel hair, icicles
are all items that can cause intestinal problems or blockage. Make it
a safe, happy & healthy holiday for all.
RECYCLE TREES FOR WILDLIFE
For those with real Christmas trees, you may
wish to “recycle” it for the benefit of wildlife
before you discard in the garbage. It can be
planted outside with chains of popcorn, raisins,
cranberries & suet. The birds will have a
belated holiday all of their on and the
Christmas tree will be able to give further joy
and benefit to those who need it. If you start
feeding the birds, please continue to do so until
Each year, Popcorn Park is overjoyed to receive a visit from members of the
Future Farmers of America at Allentown High School in Allentown, NJ. During
their last visit they donated hundreds of dollars worth of items -- a huge amount
of dog food, rabbit food, guinea pig food, towels, blankets, cleaning supplies,
grapefruit, toys, bowls, corn, bedding – and so much more.
Popcorn Park’s 35th Anniversay Celebration!
The last two weekends have been busy at Popcorn Park celebrating our 35th
Anniversary. Popcorn Park was filled with vendors, food, funnel cakes, face painting by Smarty's and amazing dog training exercises with Hanlon's K-9's.
This past weekend ..... a giant flea market on Saturday and on Sunday a Fun Fest
complete with carnival games, vendors, a fantastic magic show by Jack of All
Spades, a very entertaining and educational reptile program put on by Pete
Signorelli from Snake n' Scales, and D Jay Lee Long provided the music. Our very
own dancing lion led dances with the kids. Everyone had a great time!
Just a few of the many vendors that brought their merchandise to the
Left, Rob Hanlon of Hanlon’s K9 and
Cypress doing a protection demonstration. Above, Ava enjoys getting her face
Staffers Renee Szorosy, Sandy Hickman, volunteer Laura Gural, our mascot, staffer Colleeen Buchanan and volunteer Ruth Albanese.
At left, Jesse the yellow Lab and
her owner Jeff Levine demonstrate agility for visitors; above
our mascot and the Move Over,
Slow Down mascot; below left
volunteers Merrilee Clayton (l.)
and Alaina Predon with Sadie
who hopes for adoption; and
below, one of our vendors,
Above is Angel, a Society
adoptee and a bed bug
detection dog, handled
by owner Tom Larity.
At right, Pete Signorelli
from Snakes n' Scales
held an educational program about animals and
why they should or
should not be owned
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AROUND THE WORLD
The Election Commission of India issued an order
banning the use of animals by political parties
during campaigns. It is alleged that animals are
often made to carry loads beyond permissible limits,
made to work long hours, & some candidates even paint slogans & election symbols on them using harmful chemicals. Bulls, donkeys, elephants,
camels & other animals that are used in election campaigns are commonly
beaten, pushed into crowds, overloaded & otherwise abused.
According to www.traffic.org, at least 4 leopards a week enter the illegal
wildlife trade in India. They are poached & their body parts entered into
illegal wildlife trade every week for at least the past 10 years. They also
estimate the additional levels of undetected trade, and conclude that over
2,200 leopards were trafficked in India during the period – an average of
four animals per week. Traffic’s objective analysis has cast a new light onto
the sheer scale of the illicit trade. A statistical report and the recommendation of establishment of a task force are on their website.
NEWS FROM NEW JERSEY
Dawn Scheld, who operated SOS Canine Rescue &
Rehabilitation, was convicted of 6 counts of animal
cruelty involving 61 dogs living in horrific,
flea-infested, feces & urine filled cages. The bodies of
6 dogs were exhumed on the site including one with evidence of a
bludgeon wound that ripped open his stomach. Scheld ostensibly went to
North Carolina to save animals from high-kill shelters. The animals lived in
horrendous conditions; water bowls contained feces & evidence of diarrhea
& nothing was done. There were 37 surviving dogs but they will not be
able to find lifelong homes because Scheld’s attorney objected to a request
that the animals be freed for placement. There is an outstanding bill for
$180,000 for the care of the 37 remaining dogs. Scheld & her live-in
companion, Leroy Thomas Jr. will be sentenced on Nov. 9 in Cape May
County Superior Court.
MAURICE RIVER TOWNSHIP
Over 100 diamondback terrapins and half as many turtle eggs were moved
to safety before the start of a federal road project. Volunteers from the
Wetlands Institute used rakes to comb the sand in search of turtle nests.
About 100 hatchlings & 50 eggs were found.
Police responded to a complaint concerning conditions of the dogs kept by
homeowner Ellen Shih. The homeowner advised she had 63 Shih Tzus
living in her home that she bred and sold. Animal control officers removed
the dogs to the local shelter where they were found to be infested with
fleas, had dermatitis, conjunctivitis & other health conditions. Shih was
given summonses for 63 counts of animal cruelty, 63 counts of failure to
provide vet care, 58 counts of unlicensed dogs & 58 counts of no rabies
David & Daryl Balfour, a former Kennel Club dog show judge & his wife
were banned from owning or caring for animals for 20 years. The SPCA
found 87 dogs & 161 cats in cramped conditions with insufficient shelter,
water, lighting, ventilation, etc. The animals were kept as part of a breeding operation. Half of the animals were euthanized due to poor treatment
& about 50 cats were treated. Some cats took up to 3 years to fully
recover. Although this occurred in 2007, in June 2012, the couple were
sentenced to fines of $12,500 each as well as disqualifying them from
owning or caring for animals for 20 years.
Regional Maritime Police rescued 27 Philippine Forest Turtles which were
stuffed in a box & abandoned on a pier just 2 months after another smuggler was jailed for trafficking in this critically endangered species The bag
contained freshwater turtles packed in pockets and crocodiles in wire mesh
cages. The bag was meant to be loaded onto a vessel bound for Manila. A
few months ago, authorities intercepted 43 Philippine Forest turtles from
the bag of a Chinese national. It was the second time he had been caught
– the first time he tried to smuggle in 20 of the turtles.
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of the Newark NJ Shelter, Newark Associated
Humane, Friends of Associated Humane Society-Tinton Falls,NJ.These pages are
updated frequently with new animals available for adoption as well as recent
news of orphans that have found their forever homes.
If you are interested in receiving any of the items listed below, please forward
the coupon along with the required donation, and mail to:
Associated Humane Societies
124 Evergreen Ave.
Newark, NJ 07114-2133
Princess Poster -Horizontal (incl. S&H)
Princess Poster -Vertical (incl. S&H)
7 Asst. Popcorn Park Postcards (incl. S&H)
Popcorn Park Magnet (incl. S&H)
Pet Alert Decals (2)
NEW!Wildlife Club Booklet
AHS/Popcorn Park Color Brochure
Small Coloring Book
Elephant Coloring Book
Zoological Society Brochure
What Will Happen to Your Pet?/Pets In Wills
Allergy Proofing Booklet
Arbor of Love Brochure
ZoonooZ (sample copy)
$2.00 + SASE
Address ____________________________________ Apt. ________
City, State, Zip ___________________________________________
When a sharp-eyed citizen took a photo of a substance that looked like
antifreeze, it appeared in the local papers and caught the attention of the
Verona Police Dept. Also found was an unidentified treat laced with animal
feces. It was reported that a dog that licked the liquid became ill. Salvatore
Ferruggia was sick of dogs relieving themselves on his front lawn, located
near Verona Park. He pleaded guilty to two civil charges of unnecessary
animal cruelty. Verona Municipal Court Judge John Paparzzi fined
Ferruggia $500 for each of the offenses. He was also ordered to reimburse
the dog owners $263 for vet care costs that were incurred.
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Please charge my donation to:
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In Loving Memory
Edna Seeley – a lover of all animals &
had rescued many animals over the
Bayview School Sunshine – NJ
Judith A. Ewing
Motion Industries – MA
Joanne Brigandi – NJ
Karen & William Kondel – NJ
Fran & Ted Kondel – NJ
Karen & Bill Kondel – NJ
Tom Ewing – NJ
Mr & Mrs. Robert Wilson – NJ
Suellen Johnson – 6/14/19498/31/2006 – Every dog Suellen has ever
had was a shelter rescue. Last year when
her beloved Toby, a big huge lovable
Rottie passed away, when her sons were
ready, we all went to Newark & adopted
a wonderful puppy.
Gina Kressler - NJ
Dr. Charles B. Grace, Sr.
Donna Anderson – NJ
Debra Vaccaro – NJ
Kathleen & Joseph LaCarrubba – NJ
Donna & Rob Wortzel – NJ
Aurelio & Jean Rizzolo – NJ
Marty Davis – NJ
Linda & William Brennan – MD
Patricia L. Mirenna
Florence McHugh – SC
Patricia & Noel Hoover – NJ
Ann Albano - NJ
Ann Matheny who always went out of
her way for animals.
Tom & Joyce Barchie – NJ
Victor H. Raimo, MD
Nancy Raimo – NJ
Dominic L. Annunziata
From friends at Endoscopy Unit,
Chestnut Hill – MA
A man with a heart of gold & a love
for life, bringing joy & happiness to all
who knew him – Gloria & Lu/Charlie
James Kolb – NJ
Leslie & Richard Craw – NJ
Betty Jane & William Wosilius – NJ
Mark Acciavatti – His love & respect for
his four-legged friends was evident to all
who knew him. May his memory be a
blessing to his family
NJNG Bay Division – NJ
Rita H. Kemptner – NJ
Thomas W. Szlasa – NJ
Janet Nicholl – NJ
Francine Gimpel - NJ
Peter Dobson - CA
Judith Horn – NJ
Rosalie Graham – NJ
Marcia, Robin, Dave Mansur - AZ
Helen Gaertner, a lifelong animal lover
who adopted her cat “Mitty” from
Popcorn Park when she moved to Whiting
Jon & Carmel Gaertner – NJ
Litespeed Electric – NJ
Sharon Reilly-Marosy – NJ
Paul Rocca - NJ
Shirley Booth – NJ
James & Gertrude Cavanaugh - MD
Mary Wanca – NJ
Gaston & Marguerite Boissard – NJ
Paul White Realtor – NJ
Bam Bam Daily, a 16 ½ year old Bichon
Sharon & Ray Amato– NJ
Our beautiful girl, Penny PigMeadows, crossed over peacefully at home in
our arms & only moments before her Vet arrived. Music playing in the other
room was part of her normal breakfast routine. Penny left us as a lone
bagpiper played Amazing Grace. She would have turned Sweet 16 on October
3rd & we simply can’t imagine life without her.
In her early years, Penny was the first documented Flying Pig when she flew
her hovercraft for Nickelodeon on national TV. She was the baby of our herd
of 3 but in time moved up to Herd Leader. In her later years, she became
Executive Director at the home office of Animal Wellness Consultants. Most
of all, she has been our truly-loved & constant companion & our hearts ache
at our physical loss of her.
Penny is survived by her people: Colleen, Wayne, Sarah, Nick & Alison of
Clay, NY; her sister Iris of West Monroe & her many friends, fans & family
We believe that life goes on and that we will see her again one day. And as
deep as our grief is, our gratitude is far greater for having been blessed to
have loved & been loved by Penny PigMeadows.
Baraka Bashad – May the blessing be.
Colleen & Wayne
IN RESPONSE TO THOSE WHO HAVE ASKED US:
NEITHER THE HUMANE NEWS,THE ASSOCIATED HUMANE SOCIETIES,
NOR POPCORN PARK MAKES ITS MEMBERSHIP LISTS
AVAILABLE TO ANYONE.
Did you know?
The Society accepts donations through PayPal on our website.
Carol Forrell – PA
Sherry L. Bryant
Bruce Claypool Inc. Library II – NJ
Aileen Coward – NJ
Jaime R. Havely – NJ
William Kopke Jr. Inc. – NY
Doris L. Menchaca- NJ
A donation as a memorial to a loved one will go a long way to help
Society orphans. There are many ways to make a donation. The Society
will notify a bereaved family with a card IF A FULL NAME & ADDRESS
OF THE FAMILY AS WELL AS FULL NAME & ADDRESS OF DONOR is
included. Due to the high volume of requests, only gifts of $50.00 or
more will be printed in a timely manner.
Put your OLD address or mailing label below, and fill in you new address. Send entire
coupon to us.Thanks for the update!
My uncle Hawkeye Sharpe
Cheryl & William Morris & boys
Brandon,Taris & Jayden – PA
Richard & Leigh Staudenmeier – PA
Chris Sharpe - NJ
Tim & Kristen Stout - NJ
Nancy Johanson – NJ
Bill & Elizabeth Johnson – NJ
Karen Miller – NJ
Stout’s Transportation – Joy, Bill, John,
Linda, Mike, Marjorie, Jeff, Karen,
Rich, Sue, Erin & Dan – NJ
Carol Conklin – NJ
Isab/el Aroyo – NJ
Mary Ann Eames – NJ
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Over A Century of Caring
1906 - 2011
124 Evergreen Avenue
Newark NJ 07114-2133
Phone: (973) 824-7080
FAX: (973) 824-2720
E-mail: [email protected]
2960 Shafto Road
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753-7608
Phone: (732) 922-0100
FAX: (732) 922-4032
OCEAN COUNTY BRANCH
& POPCORN PARK ZOO
Humane Way & Lacey Road
P.O. Box 43
Forked River, NJ 08731-0043
Phone: (609) 693-1900
FAX: (609) 693-8404
Deborah Beyfuss, Karen Powell
Cruelty Investigations Editor
Popcorn Park/Photo Editor
Linda Goodman, D.J. Infield,
Sandy Hickman, Dee Hobson,
Alicia Meeker, Estrella Rosenberg,
Linda Wells, Scott Crawford
Carole Goss, Cerri Infield
Toms River,Wall, Atlantic City,
Information contained in this publication should not
be used as the basis of decisions by any reader
without referring to applicable laws, regulations
and/or professional advice.The HUMANE NEWS has
made every effort to ensure the accuracy of materials
in this publication but the HUMANE NEWS will not
be responsible for loss or damages caused by errors,
omissions, misprints or misinterpretations of the
T hank you for caring ...
DONATIONS OF LOVE HELP WITH
GENEROUS CHEC K & LOTS OF SUPPLIES
Each year, Joanne
LaCicero of Lavallette
heads Donations of
Love, a non-profit
charity that helps
animals at the shelters
in Ocean County. This
year AHS/Popcorn Park
received an outstanding amount, thanks to
Donations of Love and
to the generous
contributions made to
Among the contributions received from her
group were muchneeded cleaning
Popcorn Park Director John Bergmann is presented supplies, office supwith a $4,000 check by Joanne LaCicero who heads plies, 2500 doggy
treats, blankets, sheets,
the Lavallette charity group.
towels, pillows, leashes,
collars, cat toys, cat food, dog food, stainless steel bowls, wee wee pads –
and a check for $4,000.00!!!
HOLIDAY 2012 - Volume 43, No. 6
Information filed with the Attorney General concerning this
charitable solicitation may be obtained from the Attorney General
of the State of New Jersey by calling (973) 504-6215. registration
with the Attorney General does not imply endorsement.
Charitable Registration #-CH012-6200, Tax Exempt # 221 487122.
A NEW BITTERING AGENT BILL
Here in NJ, Senators Jeff Van Drew & Fred Madden have introduced Senate
Bill 2270. The bill would establish a civil penalty to any person who fails
to include a bittering agent in antifreeze sold in NJ. Although the law
requires the use of a bittering agent for antifreeze sold in NJ, it would fill
the gap by providing that any person who fails to include a bittering agent
would be subject to a civil penalty of $500 for first offense & $1,000 for
second offense. It has been referred to the Senate’s Energy & Environment
WARM UP FOR FALL AND WINTER!
In this chilly weather, you can
now wrap yourself or your loved
one in one of our Popcorn Park
sweatshirts – and we have gotten
in a brand new supply so all sizes
are available! The picture is the
actual likeness on the apparel. We
have Nyla the Lion in Sand,
Bengali the Tiger in Dark Green
and Zoey is in Dark Heather. The
adult sweatshirts are $21.95 for S,
M, L. AND XXL and $3 additional
for XXL. For Youth Medium and
Youth Large, the cost is $18.95.
Please use coupon on Page 21 or
visit our Gift Shop on line at
If you prefer t-shirts, we have them as well featuring these animals and
more. Just log on to www.ahscares.org and click on Gift Shop.
ASSOCIATED HUMANE SOCIETIES
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR BOARD OF
DIRECTORS AND VOLUNTEERS
The Associated Humane Societies is looking to expand the membership
of its Board of Directors. To that end, we are looking for new members
who want to get involved. In case you are unaware of all of our services
to the public, they include adoption service, surrender availability,
retirement home, spay/neuter clinics, Popcorn Park for wildlife, exotics,
birds & farm animals, crematorium services, Vested Interest Fund for
law enforcement K-9s, ambulance service, humane education, wildlife
rescue & rehabilitation, and more!
If you are interested in getting involved with the Society/Popcorn Park,
we are particularly interested in individuals with business, fund raising,
advertising/marketing, public relations and/or prior non-profit leadership experience. Please e-mail [email protected] Thank you!
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Join! the SHARE-A-PET
PERMIT NO. 5116
In each issue of the HUMANE NEWS, we include a new group of dogs and cats that have been placed on
the Share-A-Pet Program. But as we gain new members, the history of many of these animals are lost to
our readership. And because of the sagas they have each experienced, we wanted to present them to you.
As we begin a brand New Year, we are hoping that some of our long-time residents may find a new home
and a new life.The concept that many of our residents (whether on the Share-A-Pet Program or residents
in our Animal Care Centers) will never know the joy of being loved and giving love is a sad
consideration. Featured below are some of our Share-A-Pets that have grown old before our eyes. Some of
them have developed health issues and we want you to be aware that
we closely monitor these dogs and cats.The Society has vets on staff daily.
If you would like to “adopt” one of these orphans, the cost is $10 a month. As a member, you will receive
a color photo & report of your pet every four months.The membership card entitles you to FREE
ADMISSION to Popcorn Park Refuge.You are invited to visit your pet, bring him treats and toys and even
adopt him.The Share-A-Pet Program has no contracts & you may cancel at any time. All funds gathered
under this program are applied directly to the care of these animals. Any funds exceeding the need for a
particular animal is applied to the care & welfare of other shelter animals.You can also view and sponsor
all Share-A-Pets on our website at www.ahscares.org and click on Share-A-Pet Program.
Tiny of New Gretna
Cid of Newark
Cid was found as a grimy, emaciated and forlorn lady in
Newark, a deaf stray. After her physical condition
improved, she was sent to the Society’s Forked River
facility. She has been at the Society since October 2009.
Several weeks ago, a large mass developed under the
skin next to her ear.The mass was removed and biopsied. It was diagnosed as a mast cell tumor grade II. It is
not likely, but it could spread elsewhere over time. Cid
will be closely monitored for any new masses and these
will be addressed if they occur. She would be comforted
by your love and happily welcomes new sponsors.
Biscuit of the World Trade Center
Tiny was about 9 years old when she arrived
at Popcorn Park. Her owner had developed
a terminal illness and brought Tiny to us
when she could no longer physically care for
her. She is a loving cat who gets along with
cat and dogs. She is content to be held in
your arms. Since Tiny is allergic to certain
foods, she may usually be found in one of the
administrator’s offices for her meals.When
visitors come through, she knows they are
not strangers – only friends she hasn’t met.
She would love to find someone’s lap where
she can spend the rest of her life.
Name of pets sponsored: ___________________
CITY, STATE, ZIP ___________________________________
# OF ANIMALS _____ X $10.00 EACH = TOTAL $_________
Sept. 11, 2001 was a fateful day for this country …. and for Biscuit
who was seen in the rubble searching for an owner who had disappeared. Although firemen repeatedly ushered the dog away from
the scene, he insisted on returning. A construction worker took the
dog home, hoping to provide him some comfort but soon realized
he was unable to keep the dog.When he contacted the Society, we
offered this loyal dog the Animal Haven Farm immediately. Biscuit
had a stroke a few months ago. He miraculously recovered,
although he remains a bit unsteady.We will be keeping a close watch
on him & making sure that he continues to be comfortable.
Mazie of Waretown
Featured in the Aug.2012
edition of the HUMANE
NEWS was an adorable Shih
Tzu type who had many medical issues. Most of them have
been addressed.Tests reveal
that this little angel also has
Cushings disease & mammary
cancer.The cancer is in the
early stages & could be up to
3 years before it progresses.
There are many animal lovers
who may want to cram a whole lifetime of love and happiness into the next few
years. Mazie is on our Share-A-Pet Program for those who would love to visit
her, support her…. or even take her into your heart and home.