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THROWN DOWN GARBAGE CHUTE See Pages 6-7 for Story & Pictures
SOCIETY $1000 REWARD OFFERED FOR
HUGGLE FROM OLD BRIDGE
MORE SOCIETY NEWS PAGE 17
The February 2011 issue of
the HUMANE NEWS
featured the story of Huggle,
a shy, large light-brown
mixed breed dog last seen in
her yard in Old Bridge, NJ.
SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC AT POPCORN PARK She was microchipped, wear-
ing a pink collar & vaccina-
Kitten season is coming! On May
tion tag. Two individuals are
31, 2011, Popcorn Park Animal
believed to have sighted this
Clinic will be hosting a spay/neuter
dog in the Marlboro area. If
clinic for cats. We can accommo-
seen, please e-mail PHOTO SUPPLIED
date as many as 30 cats on that
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org The Society is
day. Cats must be in sturdy carri-
offering a $1,000 reward for the return of this dog to her owner.
ers. The drop off time will be
between 8 am and 9 am with pick
up times between 3 pm and 5 pm
on the same day. Appointments
must be made in advance through JUNE IS ADOPT-A-CAT MONTH –
Popcorn Park by calling (609)693- HELP A HOMELESS KITTY
6551. Feral cats are welcome in
escape proof carriers or traps.
Please bring an empty carrier if It doesn’t need to be June to
Pandora and Piper wait at our Tinton Falls be Adopt-A-Cat Month
the cat is arriving in a trap. Help
shelter for your loving home. File # TF-63903 because there are enough
us prevent pet overpopulation!
and TF-63904 homeless cats & kittens that
need homes all year long.
Hundreds of litters of home-
LAKE PLACID RESORT DONATES PET less kittens are brought to
VACATION FEE TO SOCIETY the Society’s three facilities
in the hope of finding a life-
Each year, the Golden Arrow Lakeside time of happiness. Each cat
Resort in Lake Placid, NY donates 10% of and kitten adopted out is
pet vacationer fees to various animal given a medical check-up,
groups. This year the resort donated $2,010 necessary inoculations, a
to the Society in honor of their favorite furry microchip, cat carrier and is FR19725F-Forked River
vacationer, Brewin, a Newfoundland, and either altered, or if too young,
the donation was selected by Brewin’s will be done at a later date. A deposit is required if the cat is
owner Carol Farner. Farner selected the too young or unable to be altered at the time of adoption.
Society because of the facility, the ability to Over 70 million cats and kittens are homeless or living their
instill in visitors the care of all animals, the lives in the wilds of the cities, countryside, woods, and many
need to educate people about the environ- times, breeding more unwanted kittens. If your pet has not
ment & interact with those animals & the been altered, it is important to have this surgery performed.
willingness to reach out & help all animals. Your pet will live a longer, healthier and happier life.
Carol’s most recent memory was an effort See Page 20 for cats waiting their fur-ever homes.
by the Society to rehabilitate a beautiful
mastiff that had been abandoned by its
owner & left to run loose & wild in a resi- ROCK TO ADOPT
dential area. The Society wishes to thank
Carol Farner and the Golden Arrow Lakeside
Resort for this donation and their policy of
helping animal groups. The resort is located
PHOTOS SUPPLIED in Lake Placid, NY, has 166 rooms & suites,
& has been rated one of the coun-
try’s most sustainably operated
resorts by Audubon International
Green Leaf Eco- Rating Program for
hotels. For information or reserva- Sat. July 30th & Sun. July
tions, call 800-582-5540 or visit 31st is ROCK TO ADOPT at
Golden Arrow’s website – POPCORN PARK!
www.golden-arrow.com Music will be provided by
Above: Beautiful Golden Arrow LOCAL SHACK. There will be
Lakeside Resort’s policy gives por- vendors, guests, prizes & more! Family fun starts at
tion of pet vacationer fees to animal 11 am. Adult wrist band is $20 for live entertain-
groups. Left: Carol Farner’s ment both days, one day admission to the zoo &
Newfoundland, Brewin, enjoys the box of popcorn. Children (2-10) are $10. Children
resort’s amenities & AHS received a under 2 are free. VIP admission is $30 & includes
generous donation! seating for performances, waitress service for food &
beverages. Proceeds benefit animal adoption, shelter
2 HUMANE NEWS June 2011 & zoo.
“MACHO MEN” IN SPORTS
Two high school baseball players killed two chickens on the baseball field in
a ritual meant to improve the team’s performance as they suffered a losing
streak. The two boys were charged with animal cruelty & the case will be
heard in juvenile court. They’ve been kicked off the team for the year. In the
in the NEWS
movie “Major League”, the players convince a superstitious player to have a PARROTS ON ROAD TO RECOVERY
bucket of fried chicken instead of sacrificing a chicken.
RETURNED TO ORIGINAL DEALER
An owl, who was the unofficial mascot of a South American football club, was According to ANIMAL PEOPLE, over 500 parrots were survivors
perched on the sidelines at a game between Atletico Junior & Deportivo of a confiscation by the Congolese wildlife authority & were
Pereira held in Barranquilla, Colombia. Luis Moreno, of Deportivo Pereira, taken to the Lwiro Primate Rehab
can be seen kicking the owl on video & later apologized. A veterinarian in Center in South Kivu. The
the stands came to the owl’s assistance but the bird went into shock & died World Parrot Trust worked
2 days later from respiratory arrest. Moreno was suspended for two games with the Pan African
& fined $560. Sanctuary Alliance &
Lwiro Primate Rehab
U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE Center to rehabilitate
these parrots & con-
TARGETS FERAL CATS IN FLORIDA structed spacious enclo-
The U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) is proposing the killing of outdoor cats sures to speed their recov-
in the Florida Keys. The proposed plan would be a death sentence for outdoor ery. Over 400 of the birds
cats in the Keys & dismisses TNR plans. The FWS report recommends trapping were judged to be released back
& removing the cats to a local shelter. It is intended to protect local threatened into the wild. But the Democratic
& endangered species but have failed to address the human threat to these Republic of Congo’s Ministry of Environment ordered the parrots
species. FWS asked for public comments at the beginning of February. We will seized on Nov. 22nd, & they were then flown back to Kinshasa &
advise you of any further plans. the original dealer.
MyVeterinarian.com is a new website launched by the AVMA to provide pet
owners with detailed information about veterinary practices around the
country. A link on the site to the AVMA’s ANIMAL HEALTH page provides
animal info online ...
access to valuable information related to general pet care, emergency & first
aid resources. Access to all information is free.
vetCARES.com is the new
online home of The Cancer
Owners of pets with heart disease can now connect with heart-care experts
Center at CARES. CARES
online through North Carolina State University (NCSU) Veterinary Teaching
(The Center for Animal
Hospital (cardiologycarenetwork.com) According to Dr. Bruce Keene, NCSU
Referral & Emergency
professor of cardiology, it is the first of its kind for the veterinary profession.
Services) – written entirely
It is designed to serve as a personalized resource for vets & their clients with
by board-certified veteri-
the goal of improving both the inpatient & outpatient management of pets
nary oncologists. The vet-
with heart disease. The website offers a variety of resources for pet owners,
erinary specialty practice
veterinarians, drug-dosage calculators, access to clinical trials, nutrition
based in Langhorne, PA is
advice, personalized patient monitoring & more. The website also connects
now available to pet own-
pet owners to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) cardiology team
ers. Treatment options, care
through their hotline & e-consultation services. To contact a Cardiology Care
& support available for pets
Network technician, call 888-962-7763 or e-mail
diagnosed with cancer are
some of the topics covered
on the site. Dr. Jennifer
Merial has introduced its Heartgard iPhone app designed to help users man-
Baez & Dr. Beth Overley are
age their dog’s dosing schedule. The application prompts dog owners PHOTO COURTESY: Murat Chatin
both certified veterinary
through a reminder sent to their phones on the day the dose is due.
oncologists. Cancer treatment is frightening & it is critical that pet owners
Advance features allow pet owners to set up & manage dosing schedules &
know all of their options so they can make an educated decision that fits
store information about their dogs, including birthdays, weight & vet con-
their specific situation.
Victoria’s Secret & La Senza have agreed to stop selling exotic-animal
skins after viewing PETA’s undercover video showing snakes being FASHION FORWARD
skinned alive & alligators being beaten over the head with clubs.
The Lucky Dog Thrift Shop in Nashua, New Hampshire gives donated
fur coats to wildlife rehabbers to use as bedding. Nike & its subsidiary, Cole Haan, have
announced that they will stop using products
Hollywood-based fashion designer Samora has announced that she made from alligators, lizards, snakes,
will not use Australian merino wool in any of her designs until crocodiles, ostriches, fish & marine mammals.
Australian farmers stop mutilating lambs & shipping sheep to They made the decision after PETA sent them
gruesome deaths in the Middle East. Samora’s clients include Gwen video footage of alligators on a crowded
Stefani, Penelope Cruz, Joss Stone, Teri Hatcher, Tyra Banks & Sheryl filthy farm being clubbed over the head, a
Crow. live snake being nailed to a tree & skinned
alive – among other atrocities.
EXPRESS is a clothing retailer which has 550 locations across the U.S.
They are now offering faux fur, faux leather & faux suede garments. www.ahscares.org 3
Compassionate Weddings .... Prince William & Kate asked those who considered
giving them a wedding gift to instead make a
donation to their gift fund which includes 26
For those who are planning a wedding, a baby shower, a graduation,
hand-selected charities. The Zoological Society of
communion, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, birthday, etc., you may wish
London is one of those selected because of their
to avail yourself of celebrating your happiness & saying “thank
work to save critically endangered black rhinos in
you” to your guests. The Society will make an attractive card say-
Kenya & their efforts to help wild elephants in
ing that a generous donation has been made to help animals.
Thailand whose land is being encroached by
The guest can use the card for one free admission to Popcorn
Park. The partygoer will receive Forget-Me-Not seed packets that
can be used as table favors or given as a thank you gift. There is
a small special inscription on the seed packet. If you would like Green weddings are the new trend & the royal
to share your special celebration with the Society, please contact us couple has given a few tips:
at email@example.com or call Debbie Beyfuss at 973-824- • Organic or vegetarian options at the reception
7080. • Recycle family or vintage wedding rings
• Print invitations on recycled paper
At right, Forget-Me-Not
We are also asking that no butterflies, doves, etc.
seed packets for each
be used for your special day.
guest; at left, a table
Use Society Forget-Me-Not seed packets through
setting at the wed-
Society’s special program
ding of one of our
young couple’s wed-
dings, including infor- Rose Pedals Vegan Weddings (RPVW) is a brand
mation about the new website dedicated to vegan couples looking
Society and a free pass to tie the cruelty-free knot. The new company fea-
to Popcorn Park. tures a wide range of resources for cakes, trips,
supplies, eco friendly hotels & inns, etc.
Health Alerts ... VACCINE DEVELOPED TO TREAT CAT
Immunologist Mark Larche, Professor in the Dept. of Medicine in the
Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine & Canada Research Chair in
RISING DIAGNOSES OF Allergy & Immune Tolerance, and his research team have developed a vac-
DIABETES IN DOGS & CATS cine which is effective & safe with almost no side effects. It is estimated
Diabetes diagnoses are rising at a that 8-10% of the population has an allergy to cats. They are now collabo-
faster rate among dogs & cats than rating on research into the use of peptide immunotherapy for house dust
their human counterparts. New Jersey mite, ragweed, grass, birch tree & molds.
dogs have the 6th highest rate of dia-
betes in the nation & cats have the
10th highest rate. The data is based CATNIP OIL REPELS HARMFUL BLOODSUCKING FLIES
on more than 2.5 million dogs & cats According to ACS Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry, catnip, the
that visited Banfield Pet Hospitals in plant attracted by cats, has proven 99% effective in repelling the blood-
43 states. The high rate stems in part sucking flies that attack horses & cows, causing $2 billion in annual losses
due to rising rates of obesity. If your to the cattle industry. Not only do these flies inflict painful bites, they also
pet has excessive thirst, excessive uri- transit multiple diseases, some that can be fatal. Catnip oil is already
nation and weight loss, have your vet known to repel house flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches & a dozen families of
check your pet. PHOTO COURTESY: STOCK.XCHNG insects. Pellets of catnip oil, soy & paraffin wax are spread in feedlot.
Within minutes, the pellets shooed the flies away with the repellent action
WET OR DRY CAT FOOD? NO DIFFERENCE IN GLUCOSE lasting about 3 hours. Pellets without catnip oil had no effect. Scientists are
now working on making the repellent action last longer & putting in to
TOLERANCE protecting livestock both in feedlots & in pastures.
According to research from the University of Missouri-Columbia led by vet-
erinarian Robert Backus, feeding a cat dry or wet food is less important in
the fight against feline diabetes than how much is served overall. A study
comparing blood samples from two cat colonies – one fed dry & one fed PFIZER PULLS PRODUCTION ON PRO MERIS
canned –found no significant difference between the groups’ glucose tol- FLEA & TICK PREVENTION
erance tests. They did find that cats on canned/wet food diets have less of Pfizer has stopped production of ProMeris Flea & Tick Prevention due to an
a tendency toward obesity than cats on dry food diets. adverse drug reaction to canine flea & tick preventive. The most common
spontaneously occurring auto-immune skin disease typically displays as
lesions on the face, nasal planum & ears. It was recommended that vets
NEW DRUG OFFERS HOPE FOR HEARTS use alternatives to ProMeris in animals known to have auto-immune dis-
The U. S. Food & Drug Administration has approved the first new drug ease such as Labradors, Chow Chows, Akitas and other large breed dogs.
for treating canine congestive heart failure (CHF) in over 10 years.
According to the AKC GAZETTE, Vetmedin has been available in Europe
for over 10 years. It has been shown in a large international study to NEW MEDICATION FOR PAINFUL EAR INFECTIONS
nearly double the life of expectancy of dogs diagnosed with CHF. The For pet owners who have experienced painful ear infection in dogs,
medication is available by prescription in chewable tablet form & can be Intervet/Schering Plough has developed Posatex Otic Suspension, which is
given concurrently with other medications. For more information, go to administered over 7 consecutive days. It is a 3 in 1 formula which they
fda.gov/cvm/CVM_Updates/heartfailureUp.htm state is more effective, quicker & easier for dogs & their caregivers. It
should not be used on dogs with ear drum perforation & has not been
4 HUMANE NEWS June 2011 evaluated on pregnant or nursing dogs.
TAI BEATEN & ELECTRIC-SHOCKED FOR
“WATER FOR ELEPHANTS”
Animal Defenders International (ADI) has released a video which
shows that this film starring Reese Witherspoon & Robert
Pattinson includes 42 year old Asian elephant, Tai was electric
in the NEWS
shocked. COLE BROS. CIRCUS ET AL PLEAD
Although American Humane said the animals were treated fairly GUILTY TO VIOLATIONS OF ESA
& humanely, ADI posted an online video which shows:
• Elephants including Tai are repeatedly given electric shocks
with hand-held stun guns
• Tai cries out when being shocked into performing a head
• Elephants including Tai are beaten about the body & legs with
• A baby elephant is hooked in the lip & cries out
• An elephant is pinned with bull hooks while her tusk are sawn
down, close to the bone without anesthetic
BOBBY ROBERTS CIRCUS AGREES TO Davenport &
SIGN OVER CUSTODY OF ANNE Circus plead
Anne is a 57 year old circus elephant had been part of guilty to resolve
the Bobby Roberts Super Circus for over 50 years. A Endangered
video was recently released showing her being beaten Species Act vio-
and stabbed over 48 times by her caretaker. As a lations related to
PHOTO COURTESY: JOSE TORRES
result, the circus has agreed to sign over custody to Tina & Jewel,
Longleat Safari Park. two Asian elephants which now reside at the Los Angeles Zoo. It is unlawful to purchase or
She will live with a herd of rhinos in a large enclosure sell an endangered species in interstate commerce without a permit. They had executed a
that originally housed 5 elephants but Anne will have 5 year lease to purchase agreement with the final price of $150,000 for both. Davenport
a separate area all to herself. Anne is under the care was going to use the elephants for personal demonstrations, private parties & elephant
of a veterinarian due to severe arthritis & other health rides. Pugh & Davenport were sentenced to 3 years probation, 100 hours of community
concerns. The Roberts say their only crime was hiring service for each year of probation; Pugh was sentenced to pay a $4,000 fine as well as a
a bad employee. $1,200 community service payment to an organization working for conservation or reha-
The video of Anne being beaten can be viewed here: bilitation of Asian elephants. Davenport was sentenced to pay a $5,200 fine. Cole Brothers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northampton- Circus was sentenced to 4 years probation and a $150,000 fine.
BABY ELEPHANTS CRUELLY BROKEN
LIEBLING BROS. CIRCUS WITH AND TRAINED BY RINGLING BROS.
PAST VIOLATIONS TRAVELS Despite their claims to the contrary, the Ringling Bros. Circus does not use rewards
systems when training elephants. In a series of heartbreaking undercover photos by
WITH NOSEY PETA, it is revealed how Ringling Bros. uses ropes, bullhooks and electric shock prods
Nosey is one female African elephant that travels with the to force baby elephants to do the tricks they want. This, however, is meant to not just
Liebling Brothers Circus. She is used for elephant rides & she train them, but to utterly and cruelly break their spirits. These babies are so young
travels with monkeys in a filthy, rust-covered trailer. The mon- and tiny, they should still be with their mothers. Take a look at what your circus
keys are dressed up like cowboys & strapped onto a horse dur- admission pays for in cruelty to helpless babies:
ing the show. In June 2009, the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture has http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-in-entertainment/Circuses.aspx
repeatedly cited Liebling Bros. Circus for deficiencies regard-
ing its animals. Nosey had been tethered by two short chains
for 10 hours that made her unable to stand normally. In April
2009, the USDA found that the tight chains around Nosey’s
Circuses No Longer Including Animals
ankles restricted the elephant’s movements to only a few feet
from side to side. There have been past multiple violations. The Chinese government has issued a total ban on animals in circuses. The ban will
During 2010, Nosey traveled with the Picadilly Circus. If you also force zoos to stop selling animal parts in their shops & zoo restaurants will have
learn of the Liebling Bros. Circus, Piccadilly Circus, or any with to stop serving dishes made out of rare animals which is a widespread practice.
elephants or other exotics coming to a town near you, please Zoos will no longer be able to pull the teeth of baby tigers so that tourists can hold
contact your local SPCA. Piccadilly Circus is scheduled for them & will have to stop attractions where live chickens, goats, cows & even horses
areas of VA in early April and then on to Danbury, CT. are sold to visitors who can watch them being torn apart by big cats. A 3 month
investigation last year uncovered more than 50 zoos where animals were suffering
severely because of abuse.
PETA REQUIRED TO REMOVE
Hawk Hollow Properties & Comfort Inn and Suites, both in Lansing, Michigan,
SCENES OF CRUELTY have stopped sponsoring performances by the Caravan Circus due to the circus’s
PETA has won a case against Germany’s biggest circus; abysmal record of animal care.
German Circus Krone. Although a court upheld Circus Krone’s
claim that PETA’s video violated the circus’s property right,
the video can continue to be shown & distributed. However, Circus Vargas, based in California, no longer uses animals in their acts. Not only
PETA was ordered by the court to remove scenes from the are exotic animals out, even the horses and dogs in the show.
video suggesting that Circus Krone used whips & devices that
delivered electric shocks to the animals. www.ahscares.org 5
SOCIETY RESCUES STARVING DOG
Continued from Page 1
PHOTOS: Above and left: It is believed that the emaciated dog was thrown down a
garbage chute from the 19th floor of an apartment building.
When the AHS took in a starved skeleton of a dog that had been thrown down a
garbage chute, it shocked even those of us who have seen the worst cases of animal
Patrick was discovered after someone had slowly starved this dog to near death, put it
in a garbage bag and threw it down the garbage chute in the 22 story Newark apart-
ment building. A maintenance worker cleans out the bins every few days. The contain-
er was being put directly into a trash compactor when the bag moved a little. The work-
er, thinking it might be baby, opened it to find a moribund dog inside – pathetically
thin, cold and near death. They contacted Newark Animal Control & an ACO brought
the dog to the Society’s Newark facility where Dr. Lisa Bongiovani, immediately started
working on the dog. He was immediately put on intravenous fluid. His temperature was
so low, it didn’t register on the thermometer. He was covered with heating pads, blan-
kets & cuddled in the arms of a vet tech who gave him warmth, comfort & from that
moment on, he looked up with gratitude in his eyes.
Barely able to hold his head, Patrick was weak and tired easily.
When he was finally stabilized & his temperature registered at 96 degrees, he was
immediately ambulanced to GSVS, a critical care facility where he needed 24/7 care. On
March 17th, he survived the night and we named him “Patrick”. During his time at the
vet hospital, he received blood transfusions, intravenous fluid & it was discovered that
the male pit bull had a mass in his stomach. When he was physically strong enough,
the hardened mass was removed by endoscopy & he was also neutered & given a den-
During his entire stay, Society Tinton Falls General Manager Bruce Sanchez visited twice
and sometimes three times a day. Also John Bergmann, Popcorn Park Manager, visited
several times. As he improved, Patrick was taken outside by Bruce for walks, playtime,
given toys. He loved to sit up & look at the trees … truly engrossed by them as if he
had never seen or enjoyed them before. He was fascinated by them!
Not only was he visited by Bruce Sanchez, additionally, AHS made arrangements for Sue
Davis, a licensed Physical Therapist to meet and work with Patrick to slowly improve the
use of his weakened limbs. Also “visiting” Patrick were two animal communicators to
keep in touch with him -- Colleen Nicholson, well known author & animal communi-
Popcorn Park Refuge Manager, John Bergmann, meets Patrick for the
cator, and Oephebia, animal communicator & holistic healer, who resides in England.
first time and was greeted with a kiss!
Both have soothed his spirits … and soothed our hearts.
PHOTOS: Left and
right: Patrick had lots
of sweaters and blan-
kets donated for his
care.They were a
welcomed addition to
keep him warm and
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Continued from Page 1
Photo: Above and below: Licensed Physical Therapist, Sue Davis
(joycareonsite.com) visited Patrick religiously to improve his
weakened limbs. Sue presented reports to AHS which was put on
Popcorn Park Refuge Manager, John Bergmann, accompanied Patrick when he was the website under “Patrick’s Progress” (www.ahscares.org)
to appear on a NJ News 12 show.
Sue Davis, Colleen Nicholson and Oephebia sent lengthy reports and their writings, along with
Society updates, were published on our website (www.ahscares.org). Also visiting Patrick were two
animal behaviorists who wrote reports to the Society & were posted.
During his medical stay at GSVS, he had a visit from actress Julie Benz who autographed some t-
shirts, etc. for one of our auctions.
Kisha Curtis is the alleged perpetrator of animal cruelty and the matter is to be heard in Essex County
Superior Court in early June.
Sadly, the Patrick’s plight has become a viral debate -- played out with many groups selling t-shirts,
keychains, etc. Several groups/websites contacted the AHS requesting to partner with them to sell
items with Patrick’s face on it. There are groups that have been created just to market his image to
make money and accusing AHS of financially profiting from the effort to save Patrick. It was the AHS
that made the decision to save Patrick. We could have easily euthanized Patrick due to his emaciat-
ed condition and the thought of the financial costs … but this has been forgotten on most
Facebooks. The Society found it necessary to trademark Patrick to protect him from the groups who
are exploiting his fame.
Patrick has been an inspiration for abused animals everywhere but our voice has been stilled until
the legal actions that loom ahead are over.
To that end, and because Patrick has touched people worldwide, we are sending a letter to the U.
S. Postal Service Stamp Advisory Commission in the hope that Patrick’s likeness may one day be on
a postage stamp to “speak” for abused animals everywhere.
We loved Patrick from the very beginning ... Patrick the dog …. not the media sensation.
Patrick is surrounded by toys and blankets
that were donated
See more photos of Patrick
in his online Gallery at
Society Tinton Falls Manager Bruce Sanchez (l.) and Popcorn Park Refuge Manager John Bergmann meet
animal-loving actress who traveled from NYC to meet the media star, Patrick. Julie autographed some ahscares.org!
of our t-shirts for one of our future auctions. Bruce Sanchez visited Patrick at least 2 and 3 times a day.
He would take him out for walks, play with toys & sit beside the trees that Patrick loved. ahscares.org 7
Popcorn Park Easter Egg Hunt ... for the Animals!
At this year’s first Springfest at Popcorn Park, we not only
made plans for your enjoyment, but also for our residents. We
gave them their own Easter egg hunt! Here are a few photos
of their search, discovery and enjoyment of Easter eggs.
“I know there must be an Easter egg in here some-
where!” says Cocoa.
Above: Daisy the Pig wonders how she’s going to open her
delicacy. Right, Mr.Wiggles is aging & his diet now includes
Ensure on a daily basis.We have also added extra platforms in
his cage for easy access without any missteps. Extreme right,
Cocoa the Coatimundi does a search and finds an Easter egg
with his very own name on it.
A STRANDED POSSUM, A MAN WITH A KAYAK, AND A HAPPY ENDING!
Mama, stranded on a piling, must have grabbed the first thing she could climb up onto to get out of the water.
Not every rescue is for a dog or cat. When the Society was called concerning a possum in urgent need of rescue, Popcorn Park Director John Bergmann
was johnny-on-the-spot. The marsupial was balancing precariously on the top of a piling in Barnegat Bay.
With his trusty kayak, John made his way to the possum, netted her, and put her into a carrier. It was discovered that she had babies and if she had fallen
in the water, or when the tide came in, her babies would have surely drowned. Mama got plenty to eat and then John released her back into nature.
Popcorn Park Director John Bergmann rescued mama from the piling. She was in the rescue net
8 HUMANE NEWS June 2011 just a few minutes before being placed in a carrier and getting plenty to eat before her release.
Join! the POPCORN PARK
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.
Snowflake was rescued from Snowflake
a New Jersey slaughterhouse
until 5 p.m. and until 2 p.m. on some holidays. Our current where people come and select the animal
admission fee is $5 for adults, and $4 for children under 12 and they want butchered for their own con-
senior citizens. sumption.This particular place does not
If you would like to support one of our residents, the donation come under federal regulations, and is not
cost is only $4.00 a month, for which you will receive a color inspected by the USDA; therefore, they had
photo of your animal and an update every 4 months, (which many sick animals in deplorable conditions,
includes a holiday card), a membership card, plus free admis- and Snowflake was one of them. She was
sion to Popcorn Park with presentation of your card. For a copy terribly ill and coughing with every breath.
of the Popcorn Park Wildlife Club booklet to help you choose As it happened, the NJ State SPCA was
the animal you wish to sponsor, order on Page 17. investigating this particular slaughterhouse,
You can also sponsor the Popcorn Park residents on our web- and found 10 animals on the brink of
site at www.popcornparkzoo.org and click on Wildlife Club. death. It wasn’t long before Snowflake
There is no required time limit – you can sponsor for as long as arrived here for treatment and a lifetime of
you’d like. Any donated funds that exceed the care given for a security and good care.Today, she’s just
particular animal will be applied to the care of other Popcorn beautiful, but unlike her namesake,
Park residents. Snowflake is not a sessonal kind of girl, and
would love your suport all year long. Could
you fall in love with Snowflake?
Bonnie arrived as an aban- Bonnie
doned fawn in 1991, one of
six. She was bottle-raised by staff, and
as a result, loves people. She is very
curious, and will follow staff about if
they have anything she hasn’t seen
before. As with all of the fawns who
are brought to us as abandoned and KayLeigh
hand-raised, Bonnie could never have
survived on her own in the woods.
She can be spotted in the Doe Yard,
and seems to be "top doe." Bonnie’s a Kay Leigh is a White-
real doll, and she would be greatly Faced Capuchin mon-
appreciative of some sponsors. Come key. She was once
on down and visit and wave hello! owned as a pet by a
flight attendant from
Wisconsin. When he
moved to New Jersey,
Jocko he found the laws in
Jocko was rejected by his owners New Jersey regarding
because they thought he was too loud, ownership of exotics
when in fact he was was probably just as pets are very strict,
asking for some attention. Sadly, many and he was unable to
people who purchase birds do not look get a permit to legally keep her. Luckily,
into their personalities, their care, or Kay Leigh and her owner found Popcorn
how long they may live. Birds such as Park! Although she has the company of
Amazons are often very vocal, have a her best buddy, Buster, to play with and
very long life, but do need love and chase, she’s always up for another friend.
plenty of attention. Jocko would love Could you be Kay Leigh’s sponsor? She’d
some new friends ... could you help love to see you, too!
support him on the Wildlife Club?
This entitles the bearer to
PARK WILDLIFE CLUB JUNE 2011
one FREE admission Name of animal(s) sponsored: __________________,
________________, __________________. _________________
to Popcorn Park NAME __________________________________________________
with one paid adult admission ADDRESS _______________________________________________
CITY, STATE, ZIP _________________________________________
Open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
# OF ANIMALS _______ X $4.00 each = TOTAL $ ____________
Humane Way at Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731
(609) 693 - 1900 www.ahscares.org 9
friend & to have human contact. Katie was more interest-
ed in the evaluator than the toys or rawhide. Her owner
said she barks too much. File N-99075-SF.
Meet Floyd – who has a mannerism that
This young pup, less than a year old, was given a
clutches at your heart.While he accepts
collar but they never checked as she grew.
treats delicately, he lines them up on the
Becca will “sit” on command for treats and
sidewalk (to save them up for later?). He
wants everything at once. She is friendly, &
would do best in a loving active home who
would make a cuddly companion. File N-99764-F.
will dedicate some time to canine obedi-
ence. File N-99466-M.
What a story! This adorable
Pomeranian was found roaming
in an apt. complex in North
Carolina.The NJ resident called
What an adorable face animal control and waited for
on this little man! We call four hours but they never
him Smudge & he was showed up. So he brought the
found in heavily traveled Pom back to NJ as he didn’t want to leave it loose.The dog was wearing a
downtown Newark. If microchip tracing to a Charlotte, NC gentleman.The man was contacted & said
you are looking for a he has a Shepherd. He advised that the Pom is not his.This sweet orphan now
pint-sized dog with a waits for a second chance at happiness. File N-100693-M.
heart ready to give tons
of love, come and
meet Smudge! File N-
We call him Chuckie Cheese. He was baffled when some-
one took him for a walk on a lead. He struggled a bit but
calmed down &
was gentle after
he realized that
taking a walk on a
lead was a good
thing! File N- Their owner didn’t have names for either of his 3 year old dogs, but he couldn’t
99378-M. keep them any longer.This doggy duo is hoping that someone will want to take
both into their heart & home. File 100762-F & File 100763-M.
She is a love-starved, non-descript dog whose owner will never bother to claim her.
No collar, no tag, no microchip, no phone call, no visit. She is one of the many stray
dogs that fall between the cracks
when they wait for an owner who
will never care enough to take up a
search. File N-100769-F.
124 Evergreen Ave.
Just off Rt. 1 & 9 near Newark International Airport
10 HUMANE NEWS June 2011
When her owner went into
the Army, Hazel was Sally was soooo
brought to the Society. She’s grateful to meet
housebroken, affectionate & our evaluator &
will promptly “sit” on com- was overjoyed to
mand in Spanish & will “down” for a treat. She is warm & friendly have some atten-
& will share her treats with strangers. File N-99438-F. tion, strolling
down the street
& especially that
to play with her.
You could see the
joy in her eyes
when we took
the toys out &
interacted with her. She has the desire to have human friends love
her …. won’t you give Sally a chance? File N-95814-F.
Daisy had been in a
house fire and was
brought to the
Society by the
Newark Fire Dept.
Her owner was
Rocky is a growing 9 month old boy who supposed to come
prefers to play with the assess-a-hand & get her …. but they never came. Not much interested in toys
than a toy. He is waiting to give a large or a rawhide …. just wants to share your heart. File N-100205-F.
dose of puppy love and will do his best to
fit into your active family. Just unlock the
world of canine obedience training to
him. File N-100268-M.
This sweet-faced Cocker Spaniel was found wandering the
streets at midnight.The Society’s Animal Control Officer res-
cued the errant lass & it was discovered that she had a It was 7 a.m. when he was picked up by
microchip.We were advised by Home Again that the microchip the Society’s Animal Control Officer. He
was not registered. Now this hopeful lass will be ready to find has been at the Society for over a month
happiness in a new, responsible forever home. File N-100213-SF. & needs plenty of love & acceptance from
a brand new family. File N-100257-M.
as a stray. Sad-faced Duffie recently arrived & it appears that no
When a one took care of him as they should. He is super
microchip sweet & takes treats gently. He is a joy to walk as he
was detect- stays by your side. If you are looking for a gentle com-
ed, the data panion, Duffie is a gem! File N-99703-M.
went to a
puppy mill. Adoption Center Open Daily - Noon to 5:00 p.m.
us the num-
Phone: (973) 824-7080 E-Mail: Contactus@ahscares.org
ber of the pet store in Jersey City who gave us More Orphans to Adopt or Sponsor at http://ahsnewark.petfinder.org or our
information on the owner.We then contacted the Montage at www.ahscares.org – Click on “Won’t You Adopt Us?”
owner who advised that he no longer wants
Speedy … he makes too much noise. File N-
100320-NM. www.ahscares.org 11
DOG IMPALED ON FENCE FINDS “MARVEL-OUS”
HOME IN PENNSYLVANIA
Marvel/Gracie with one of her new best buddies, Rilee
Marvel, who was on the cover of the last issue of the HUMANE NEWS, has been adopted into
her "forever home". Marvel was the tan pitbull terrier impaled on a fence in a Newark Park.
Despite the horrors she suffered, from day one, Marvel showed a sweet calm disposition, loving
everyone she came in contact with.
We had many who wanted to give Marvel a home but the Frank Family of Easton, Pa stood out.
Tammy Frank said that Marvel's pictures just spoke to her. The family had adopted an American
Bulldog from us in the past, and also made the trip to see Marvel twice, bringing their female
Shepherd to see if they would hit it off.
Marvel now renamed Gracie is doing wonderfully in her new home and Tammy keeps in touch so
that we can hear about her progress. She is a total love bug, which we knew, and gets along
well with her fur siblings. She is under a
vet's care and will begin swimming soon
in the Frank's pool to strengthen her leg.
Gracie has the sort of home she deserves with a family that appreciates her loving qualities.
PHOTO COURTESY: GREGORY E. SMITH
Marvel impaled on the fence bordering Route 22 and
Above left, Marvel with Buddy, aka Boyd, and above right with Jacks.
Weequahic Park in Newark
KITTEN BECOMES A PRIVATE SECRETARY TO HER LOVING OWNER
Meet Eve – she came in a help-
less, homeless kitten – just one
of the many who come through
our doors. Juan Carlos Giraldo, a
Society staffer who takes care of
the birds, iguanas and other
exotics at our Newark office, fell
in love with the little lass &
adopted her. Eve has blossomed
into a very intelligent and lov-
able cat. She sits by the fax
when she knows a message is
coming through. She grabs the
paper and brings it to Juan. Her talent can be seen on YouTube -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7BJcIbYeMg&feature=youtube_gdata_player PHOTOS SUPPLIED
Left: Eve playing in a box and checking it out delivery sturdiness. Right: After a hard day’s
12 HUMANE NEWS June 2011 work at the fax machine, it’s lights out for awhile.
He was a young
pup who stole the
hearts of the
The Society had
just finished the
HUMANE NEWS &
it would be several
weeks before the
next one would be
put into print. He SOCIETY ALUMNUS ENJOYS MODELING
was too young for
adoption & so he
NEW PUPPY FASHIONS
would be brought
to one of the
staffer’s homes to
foster for awhile. That was four years ago! He is a permanent
fixture in the staffer’s home, but does come to work most
days. Beardsley can be seen in the hallways of the administra-
tive offices – making sure that everyone is working, sharing
their snacks, and meeting & greeting pooches that need a
sign of welcome. He will also model various doggy costumes
for press releases.
Photo above: Beardsley was dressed for a fire safety press
release; Middle: Beardsley models the Popcorn Park t-shirts
for the teddy bear collection on sale from the Society;
right: Beardsley patrols the hallways to make sure everyone
is working & to see if they have special treats for him. PHOTOS SUPPLIED
MOLLY’S A QUICK-LEARNER OF LOVE TRIO OF SOCIETY ALUMNI FIND
WITH NEW FAMILY THEIR FOREVER HOME
Molly, a 2 year old
cockapoo was brought
to the Society’s Tinton
Falls shelter when her
owner could no longer
care for her. It was less
than one day when
Michelle Dahl of
Ocean, NJ visited & fell
in love with the 2 year
old lass. According to
Michelle: “I would like
to thank everyone who
helped me find such a
great dog for my fami- Brinks (l.) and Phoenix enjoy 40 winks when they can. Murphy, (below), is so
ly. Molly took to us all active, he wears the others out! Murphy is now 5 months old.
right away. She is won-
derful & is really show-
When Amanda Beyfuss
PHOTOS SUPPLIED ing us her personality. and Marcus Rosario
She has learned so
decided to add to their
much in such a short amount of time.
fur family, they visited
She now walks on her leash like a pro.
the Society’s Newark
Molly loves running around like a mani-
Branch, where they had
ac in our yard … grunting. It’s the cutest
adopted twice before.
thing! Molly is part of our family now &
A litter of thirteen pup-
she will always be loved & properly
pies was in residence in
the Puppy Palace. They
“Please accept this donation as a thank
were ready for adoption
you from me & my family. Without your
and to leave Mom and
help, we never would have found such a
find families of their
wonderful & loving friend”.
own. Murphy was the largest of the group and as soon as she was
picked up and nestled right in their arms – it was a done deal! Murphy
Molly settled right into her new now shares a home with Brinks, adopted in 2008, Phoenix adopted in
home, snuggling into comfortable 2003 and Bruce Wayne, a pug with attitude.
beds and cuddling with toys.
FORKED RIVER Mimi is a Belgian Tervuren mix found as a stray in
Hudson County. She loves to be groomed, enjoys
being brushed, loves walking on a lead (does not
pull), sits on command – a very special dog. It would
be best if this mature lady, about 4 years old, be in a
home with adults. File L-20477-F.
Lindor is a 2 ½ year
Labrador found running
at large. If you are a
choco-holic, we think
this fella would take
care of your yearning
for something sweet
…. and it wouldn’t add
anything to your hips.
This young sweet
Pomeranian type was
found running loose. It
is over a month & still
no one ever came for-
ward to claim her. A wonderful, fun-filled lifetime commitment is what
this spayed lady is looking for. File L-20393-SF.
Meet Corky who was
found as a stray in a
park well known for
This handsome Hound is called
abandonment of ani-
Andy & he hails from Tennessee.
The 10 year old boy is hoping
Lhasa mix doesn’t
that you’ll ignore the age barrier
understand basic com-
& see the imploring in his eyes.
mands & he could not
hide the fact that he
had been hit. Corky
tries hard to please &
needs a family who will
teach him patiently
instead of punishing
him. A quiet, nurturing
adult family would be
great & Corky will give both unconditional love & true canine
devotion. File L-20449-M.
He’s a handsome stray Boxer who waited for an
owner … but they never called or visited to see if
we had their pet.We have painted a rosy picture of
After the child devel- his future. Somewhere out there is someone who
oped allergies, Foxy will give him their heart forever. File L-20339-M.
had to be returned.
She barely had any
time to spend with
the family … but she
hasn’t given up hope
… and neither have
we. File L-20415-SF.
AT FORKED RIVER
Humane Way at Lacey Road - Open Daily - Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Phone (609) 693-1900 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exit 74 off Parkway: Turn left & go 7 miles. Make right on Humane Way
More Orphans to Adopt or Sponsor at http://ahsforkedriver.petfinder.org or
This unique-looking fellow has a broken heart.
our Montage at www.ahscares.org – Click on “Won’t You Adopt Us?” Bo was given up when his owner could no
longer keep him. Bo did nothing wrong but he is
14 HUMANE NEWS June 2011 the one who is paying for it. File L-20380-M.
When Pugsley’s owner moved 4 months
ago, she gave her Pug to the new owner. She was dumped
The new owner decided the dog is very at the Asbury Park
sweet …. just not housebroken. Pugsley is Police Dept. by
with us and is searching for a new owner someone who
who will give a lifetime commitment. File found her or no
TF-64541-NM. longer wanted
her. An adorable
Cricket & Tasha are a 5 may be a Russian
& 7 year old poodle Tsvetnaya….but
pair who need to who knows? To us, she is a very needy stray. File TF-64447-F.
remain together. Sadly,
the wife has passed
away and the husband Meet Chovi, a 10 year old
is blind. He cannot care middle-aged maiden who
for them & these two has many years left to
lost souls are in need give love and companion-
of a loving home. File ship. She was given up
TF-64064-F & File TF- when they said the
64071-F. daughter was allergic.
Meet Denali, a Sheltie or mix, one of 3 dogs that came to the
Society.The young lady came to us after her owner was incar-
cerated. It appears that the owner will be gone for quite
awhile. It looks like Denali is in jail too – but it’s hoped it will
be for a much shorter time. File TF-64037-F.
Booth was a hopeful guy
who was adopted to an
owner whose other dog
preferred to be “top dog”
in the home. It is best for
Booth that he be given a
forever home with more
socially acceptable dogs.
Due to an illness in the family, Ruby could no longer be kept.The 3 ½ year old
Boxer mix would do best as an only-dog in the home. If you are looking for a It’s 10 p.m. – do you know where your
youngster who will give you dog is? Bugsy is a young Flat-Coated
companionship, devotion … and Retriever who was found as a stray and
a jogging partner, please visit in need of rescue. No one has called to
Ruby. File TF-63429-SF. claim this gent who would love to
belong to you. File TF-64451-NM.
AT TINTON FALLS
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@example.com
2 Miles from Rt. 33-34 Circle, Parkway Exit 102 (So.) Parkway Exit 100B (North)
More Orphans to Adopt or Sponsor at http://ahstintonfalls.petfinder.org or our
Montage at www.ahscares.org – Click on “Won’t You Adopt Us?”
AROUND THE WORLD ANIMAL FRIENDLY
GARDENING NEWS & TIPS
EGYPT ** Designer Vik Oliver in New Zealand thinks he may have come up
The unrest in Egypt has caused a crisis for the animals. with a novel solution for deterring the cabbage white butterfly. It turns
Animal welfare groups are trying to keep up with the out that cabbage white butterflies are antisocial when they're laying
care of cats, dogs, goats & donkeys injured or aban- their eggs. By sticking up decoy butterflies, says Vik, you can scare them
doned during the unrest. The most tragic victims are the estimated 3,000 off your crops. And just in case you see butterflies trying to mate with
horses that were used to carry tourists to the Pyramids. Once the tourists yours, don't worry: "They are stupid males and will not be laying eggs."
stopped coming, owners could no longer afford to feed their animals. Also,
blocked roads have caused difficulty in reaching horses & many are starving ** Sprinkling ground cinnamon in cracks & crevices at your home’s
to death. Animal teams have traveled & brought food to distribute to as many entry points will have ants going in another direction.
horses as possible. Over a decade ago, the HUMANE NEWS ran a few stories
about the manner in which horses were kept that carried tourists. Tourists sent ** Bay leaves and the smell of cloves has often proven an effective
us pictures of emaciated horses that were used to carry them. The photos were deterrent to roaches & ants.
sent to international animal groups to alert them to the situation.
** If grubs & slugs are a problem, place a few cucumber slices in a
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS small pie tin. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to
Environmental groups are up in arms over Sir. Richard Branson’s plan to give off a scent undetectable to humans … but drive garden pests crazy
import lemurs to his private isles. Branson is the businessman behind the & make them flee the area.
Virgin Group. Lemurs are native to Madagascar where they are being threat-
ened by deforestation & the government turns a blind eye toward illegal log- ** Reduce mosquito breeding sites in your yard
ging. Branson said the relocation will benefit the lemur population. It would by clearing standing water on a regular basis.
be an absolutely perfect place where lemurs can be protected & breed. Mosquitoes do not need a lot of water to lay
Activists are concerned about the lemurs’ potential impact to native wildlife. their eggs. The small overflow in a dish
under a flower pot could be enough. Be sure
RUSSIA to change your pet’s water dishes daily & clean
A Russian/U.S. Commission had agreed to restrict polar bear hunting to 29 ani- bird baths once or twice a week.
mals per year per country, but according to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin,
hunting polar bears in his country has been cancelled. This measure will help ** Bothered by skunks underneath your porch? Cutting rags into strips
to sustain & boost the population of this animal. & wetting them generously with cheap perfume may have them move
on. Tuck the strips into areas you want to keep safe.
A majority of the Dutch parliament is in support of a law that would ban ritu- ** Spreading coffee grounds around your plants on the soil surface will
al slaughter of food animals for animal welfare reasons. Both Kosher & Halal discourage slugs. Rinsing, drying & crushing up eggshells & placing
slaughter requires that an animal be bled to death without being stunned first. them around will also do the same. Both of these preventatives are natu-
Most food animals are stunned with a captive bolt gun to render animals ral enrichment for your soil.
senseless before they are killed. Jewish & Islamic groups make the argument
that there is no scientific basis for the conclusion that ritual slaughter is more INDOORS
cruel than stunning. It is an infringement on their rights to practice their reli- ** A few wrapped sticks of sugar-free spearmint chewing gum on
gion – proponents say welfare of animals trumps religious practices. shelves near pasta, rice & cereal will keep mealworms from hanging
around. When the gum starts to lose its spearmint smell, replace them
AUSTRALIA with fresh sticks.
The retail pet industry has had difficulty in keeping a good repu-
tation due to its association with puppy mills. The Pet Industry ** A dried chili pepper in your bag/container of flour & grain products
Association will take responsibility for finding homes for dogs will prevent weevils.
found dumped on the street or surrendered to shelters if checks
reveal the animal was first sold through an accredited pet shop.
If the pet shop is not a member of the association, the individual
shops would be absolved from taking back a pet as the industry Please help us save lives ...
would take responsibility with pets and cared for by other mem-
ber pet shops, including kennels and groomers. The information Yes! I want to support the many life-saving efforts of AHS and Popcorn Park
would link the pet shop by a microchip & kept on a database that through a donation of $ _______________________ JUNE 2011
could be checked wherever a stray is found.
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16 HUMANE NEWS June 2011
NEW DEFINITION OF SERVICE ANIMAL
THE VESTED INTEREST PROGRAM
NARROWED TO ONLY DOGS
SOCIETY DONATES 3 K-9 VESTS TO As of March 15, 2011, the
new definition of a service
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP OFFICERS animal in the Americans
The Associated Humane Societies Vested Interest Program has provided over with Disabilities Act has
1,000 bullet/stab proof vests for the K-9s that work throughout NJ and the coun- been narrowed to only
try. Just like their human handlers, these handsome, well-trained dogs protect include dogs. The definition
and serve their community and deserve the same safeguards. has omitted the emotional
The Society has embarked on this effort with support, companionship
Protective Products International of Florida. aspects. In the regulations
Although their K-9 vests were more expensive, 36.302, they make
they were kind enough to give us the same allowance for the use of
price of $895. They give better protection by miniature horses. This will
giving more coverage to the dog’s vital organs. apply to public shelters dur-
If you would like to donate to the Vested ing disasters:
Interest Program, be sure to mark that on the Other species – whether
check or envelope. If you know of a K-9 at your trained or untrained – wild
local Police Dept. who is unprotected with a or domestic – are not serv-
vest, please drop us a line or have them contact ice animals for the purposes
the Society at firstname.lastname@example.org of this definition. The work
or tasks performed by a
PHOTO COURTESY: STOCK.XCHNG
Gloucester Township Patrolman service animal must be
Christopher Gerace #187 has been directly related to the handler’s disability. The crime deterrent effects
with the department since 2003. of an animal’s presence & the provision of emotional support, well-
Arrow is a Belgian Malinois born being, comfort or companionship do not constitute work or tasks for
March 8, 2009 and is being cross the purposes of this definition.
trained as a patrol & narcotics dog. The new guidelines are not binding to states, municipalities & other
Gerace has long had the goal of agencies which are free to adopt the policy or to make their own.
being a K-9 handler & is the newest
member of the K-9 unit.
GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUED FROM
Gloucester Township Patrolman Jim NEWARK HOUSE FIRE
Clark has been with the department
since 2005. Clark served in the USAF
Security Police as a K-9 handler for over
8 years. In 2008, he was nominated for
Police Officer of the Year and a short
time later, was selected to become a
member of the K-9 Unit. Patrolman
Clark & his K-9 partner, Nero, then
attended the N J Police K-9 academy
where they were awarded the
Distinguished Denny McSweeney Award.
Nero is a 4 year old black/tan German
Shepherd certified in Patrol & Narcotics.
The Society responded to a call for an emergency house fire in
Newark at 3 a.m. on May 11th. Darlene, a Golden Retriever, a 2
year old female, was removed from the premises and transported
immediately to the Animal Emergency & Referral Associates in
Fairfield. She was given all necessary emergency veterinary proce-
Gloucester Township Col. Mark dures, and has subsequently been brought back to the Society’s
Pickard with 18 month old Max. Newark Medical Dept. where she will need continued monitoring
He is now training Max as a new for respiratory & eye problems. At this point, the house where
patrol dog who replaces K-9 Darlene lived has been destroyed. It is not known whether or not
Schultz who was killed on the family will be able to take her back. We understand the
Nov. 30, 2010. chaos and instability that the family faces with regard to Darlene.
Our thanks to Animal Emergency & Referral Associates, who have
PHOTOS SUPPLIED provided emergency veterinary services on many Society cases for
over 30 years, for both their kindness to the Society and the
exceptional care given to our animals in need. The AHS has also
A bill to increase penalties for those who intentionally kill a police dog or a dog
worked with AERA’s Animal Eye Center in Little Falls.
engaged in search & rescue efforts passed the Senate and the Assembly and
An update on Darlene and her problematic future will appear in
now heads to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk. The bill is to be named “Schultz’s Law”
a future issue of the HUMANE NEWS.
named for the Gloucester Township 3 year old K-9 killed in the line of duty last
November. The bill would mandate minimum 5 year prison sentences with no
chance for parole along with fines of up to $15,000 www.ahscares.org 17
RANGO COMEDY PORTRAYS LIFE OF
REPTILES WITHOUT RESPONSIBILITY
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OUTREACH GROUP
TOURS SHELTER & LEARN ANIMAL
WELFARE FROM SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS
one of the
doned iguanas cared for by the Society and Popcorn Park. If you think Mango
is cool, why not sponsor him on the Wildlife Club for only $4 a month and
come visit him at the zoo? (For complete details, see page 9.)
RANGO is a new computer-animated comedy film about a pet
chameleon who lives in a terrarium. Rango has always thought of him-
self as a hero … but ends up in an Old West town called Dirt where
heroes end up in the cemetery. The full length movie features the voice
of Johnny Depp. The Society knows that kids love reptiles but these ani-
mals are not meant to be confined to a household tank or cage. Each
year, thousands of these creatures are abandoned or surrendered by
folks who don’t understand the responsibility of owning a reptile. Most
PHOTO SUPPLIED reptiles in the pet trade do not thrive, but suffer and die an early death
Great kids from the Youth Development Outreach Group assisted at a PetsMart because their necessary living conditions are really difficult to create in
Adoption Day.With the help of Linda Wells, Scott & Amy Crawford, they were a home environment. The movie is out now on DVD, so enjoy it … but
learning about puppy mills, adoptions, how to handle & work with dogs, etc. leave chameleons, iguanas and the rest to live out their lives naturally.
The group also visited the Society’s Newark shelter & were impressed with the
Society’s care of animals.
TEACHER MOCKS STUDENT FOR
Several volunteers help with Adoption Days at several areas of NJ. Linda Wells
and Scott & Amy Crawford have undertaken this effort at the Watchung PetSmart REFUSING TO DISSECT FROG
which has far-reaching educational efforts. The Youth Development Outreach Sarah Wingo, a 7th grader at North Naples Middle School, said
Group with their outreach specialist, Lesli Price, were recently there for an her teacher made fun of her for refusing to dissect a frog.
Adoption Date. Linda, Scott & Amy teach the youths the importance of responsi- Although the teacher knew of Sarah’s opposition, on dissection
ble dog ownership, how to handle and work with dogs, and the importance of day, the teacher simply dumped a bag of vacuum-packed frog on
adopting through a shelter instead of pet stores who filter dogs from puppy mills. her desk. The matter was referred to the principal and to PETA. The
It is hoped that they will spread the word in their neighborhoods of what they school stated that they are investigating the incident and the
learn at an adoption. The group also enjoyed the tour of the Society’s Newark teacher’s apparent attitude and actions in this case. Science
Shelter and were impressed on how well we took care of so many animals. teacher, Mary Ellen Alexander, has been reassigned to another
middle school in the district where she will co-teach with another
life science teacher. She will also be assigned to teach at another
BUSY STUDENT HELPS PATRICK THE STARVING school other than North Maples Middle School for 2011-2012.
PIT BULL BY GATHERING DONATIONS State law allows students who object to dissection experiments to
be offered an alternative if they get parental permission.
Digital Frog 2.5 is available to
classroom teachers, and is far
more comprehensive than just
dissection.Visit them at:
When Kayla Vaccaro x.html
read about the rescue of Plus there’s a Frog Blog for
Patrick, the starving pit students and more to encour-
bull, the concerned ani- age respect for frogs and
mal lover made up a other animals facing dissection.
flyer for Patrick and
handed it out to friends
at school, her Girl Scout PORTLAND, OREGON COMMUNITY
Troop, soccer team and
her family. As a result COLLEGE ELIMINATES RAT DISSECTION
of her efforts, she
brought in donation checks, cat food, dog food, cat & dog treats, toys, scratch- After months of discussions between
ing posts, cat carrier, towels, blankets & paper towels. All of the wonderful PETA & the Portland (OR) Community
efforts brought in a total estimated value over $750.00! That is a lot of effort College, they have agreed to replace rat
and caring for a dog that has touched thousands of hearts. dissection in 3 anatomy & physiology
courses with realistic plastic models. This
change will save the lives of 265
18 HUMANE NEWS June 2011 sensitive, intelligent rats each year.
SOCIETY’S SCHOOL OUTREACH PROGRAM
VISITS NEWARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
AVENEL STREET SCHOOL CLASS
TAKE UP DONATION FOR PATRICK
When seven year old Ali Manson heard
his mom, Tina, who is our medical sec-
retary, speak about Patrick, he immedi-
ately took action. He explained Patrick’s
story and health concerns to his teacher,
Newark Shelter Manager, D. J. Infield, visits Camden Street Elementary Ms. Purcell, and his first grade class at
School as part of the Society’s Educational Outreach Program. the Avenel Street School, Avenel, N.J.
They began a collection and Ali
On May 4th, the Societies’ Educational Outreach Program visited with presented his very surprised Mom with
the students and faculty of the Camden Street Elementary School in an envelope containing $73.00 in
Newark. The students heard a presentation on choosing the right ani- donations for Patrick’s care.
mal for a pet, learning to live with wildlife in their area, the perks of We think Ali is a pretty special kid to
adopting a shelter pet, and the care of a pet once adopted. They also recognize Patrick’s plight, and he did not
got to see several of the hesitate to do something to help him.
smaller animals we have at
Photo above: Ali Manson, whose Mom works at the Society’s Newark facility,
our Newark branch,
brought home $73.00 for Patrick which was collected by Ms. Purcell & his first
including a Bearded
grade class. Below: All of the students at Avenel Street School helped to collect
Dragon, a Chinchilla and a
donations and made posters to help Patrick get well.
We visit several schools a
month in Newark and sur-
rounding areas and it is
always an enjoyable time
for the children as well as
D.J. shows the curious
students some animals
many have never seen
including a Bearded
Dragon, Chinchilla & a
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clean water & food, nesting season for baby birds, squirrels, etc., the horrors
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of traveling circuses– these are just some of the many topics that you might
degree – a bachelor’s degree for people looking to advance their ani-
want to feature in a poster! Your name, age, address, e-mail, if you have one,
mal career. It is designed for individuals currently working or interest-
and what pets you have should be included on the back of the artwork. A
ed in shelter management, animal control or animal advocacy. The
$100.00 check will be awarded to any entrants in which posters are used.
program combines a foundation in non-profit management with the
Any posters that we use will be put at one of our shelters to remind the pub-
history, philosophies & issues related to animal welfare. For more infor-
lic of summer concerns and dangers. They may also be included on our web-
mation, call the school at 800-283-3853 or visit
site. Please e-mail to email@example.com or send to Summer Poster,
c/o Society, 124 Evergreen Ave., Newark, N J 07114.
CONGRESS STUDYING BILL ON
Katie Barnett, a third year law student at the University
SCHOOL CAFETERIA MEALS of Kansas, is working to set up an animal cruelty pros-
Although school is almost over, you may want to give a thought about the meals at ecution clinic at the law school. Barnett has not found
your school cafeteria in the fall. Congress is studying a bill called the Healthy School a similar clinic devoted specifically to animal cruelty
Meals Act (HR4870) which will conduct a pilot program at no cost plant-based cases anywhere in the country. The clinic would save
alternate protein products and non-dairy milk substitutes. Many children are being the humane society money in tracking prosecutions &
faced with obesity, diabetes, heart disease. The proposed law will investigate intake help ensure that they are handled efficiently.
of saturated fat, cholesterol & more. Just one low-fat plant-based meal a week can
begin to correct poor nutrient intake! Let Mom & Dad know about it too. www.ahscares.org 19
CATS & KITTENSIS ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH ...
JUNE IS ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH
JUNE IS ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH ... JUNE IS
ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH ...JUNE IS ADOPT-A-
CAT-MONTH ... JUNE IS ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH
JUNE IS ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH ... JUNE IS Meet 3 year old Banny who was one of two
cats surrendered by someone who had too
When the landlord told the tenant that no pets
were allowed, Molly Cat was picked up by the
Meet Devon – a very sweet lad who waited
ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH ...JUNE IS ADOPT-A-
in front of a local resident’s home. She
brought him inside & he urinated on her
many animals. How do you choose which ones
should go? Banny was one of the group who
was given her walking papers. File N-100637-F
Society’s Animal Control Officer.The young sweet-
heart would love to have a meowvelous home.
Since June is Adopt-A-Cat Month, will you consider
son’s bed. It would have been nice if she got
CAT-MONTH ... JUNE IS ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH
a litter box. He is FELV/FIV negative. File L-
20249-NM (Forked River).
(Newark) Molly? File TF-63848-SF (Tinton Falls).
JUNE IS ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH ... JUNE IS Leela is one of 3 kittens
that needed warmth, food
& shelter when they were
ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH ...JUNE IS ADOPT-A- found during the cold win-
ter months last November.
She is FELV/FIV negative
CAT-MONTH ... JUNE IS ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH but she is positive that she
needs to find a purrrfectly
meowvelous home. She’s
JUNE IS ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH ... JUNE IS never had one. File L-
20104-F (Forked River).
ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH ...JUNE IS ADOPT-A-
CAT-MONTH ... JUNE IS ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH Oreo was adopted
out quite awhile ago
to a senior citizen. It was Valentine’s Day Eve when this The Newark resident had several
Now the senior cit- errant gent was found walking the cats and a dog he had to surrender.
JUNE IS ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH ... JUNE IS izen needs to go
into a nursing
streets. He has been patiently waiting
and would love to be your sweetheart.
This handsome fella has cerebellar
hypoplasia. It could have happened
home. Oreo is back File TF-63684-M (Tinton Falls). either during Mom’s pregnancy or
ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH ...JUNE IS ADOPT-A- and he is timid …
but one sweet
shortly after birth. In simple lan-
guage, he has involuntary motor
cookie! File L- movement, balance, equilibrium &
CAT-MONTH ... JUNE IS ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH 20243-NM (Forked
lack of coordination.Wobbles enjoys
being held & once he is picked up,
his purring is constant.
File N-98275-M (Newark).
JUNE IS ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH ... JUNE IS
What a sweet lass is Many cats arrive at our shelter ….
ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH ...JUNE IS ADOPT-A-
this young stray who
has been with us
awhile. She is in our
for many different reasons. Meet
Leah, a 3 year old who has been
waiting for a new home for over a
CAT-MONTH ... JUNE IS ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH
community cat cor-
ner where it is light,
bright and airy. No
month. She was released because she
doesn’t fit in to the rest of the family.
File N-99711-SF (Newark).
one has shown an
JUNE IS ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH ... JUNE IS
interest in giving her
home. She sits by one
After 10 years of “hanging
around the neighborhood”, this
cat was brought to the Society
ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH ...JUNE IS ADOPT-A-
of the windows &
says: “Let MEOWT!”.
by one of the homeowners.
Bella Vita is a sweetie who
doesn’t have to worry about
CAT-MONTH ... JUNE IS ADOPT-A-CAT-MONTH
(Newark). the rain, snow, the dangers of
dogs or her next meal. Now
she is hoping for a forever
home. File TF-64167-SF (Tinton
20 HUMANE NEWS June 2011 Falls).
calves, battery cages for egg-laying hens & gestation crates for breeding pigs.
AROUND THE U.S.A. Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Michigan & Oregon have
passed laws to phase out one or more of these factory farm abuses.
A new bill would increase potential restitution A dispute started when a Midwest City ordinance banned dogs with “pit” or
costs for people who hurt dogs used in police “bull” in their names as a danger to the community which included a fami-
actions, search & rescue, correctional facilities or ly’s bull terrier pets. The argument centered that it is about a city being able
arson investigations. Under the bill, killing or causing great bodily harm to set their own laws. Lower courts ruled the dog ban violated state law. The
to such a dog could result in prison time, a fine up to $5,000 & restitu- State Supreme Court refused to hear the case which means the Midwest City
tion costs of up to $25,000. Current penalties in state law do not require ban is officially dead.
restitution. The House & Senate bills are up for floor votes.
UTAH House Bill 998 would require owners of unleashed, unneutered male dogs
Rep. Curt Oda’s House Bill 210 known as the “feral” cat bill has passed the over 20 pounds to carry a liability insurance policy of at least $100,000.
House of Representatives which now gives permission for animals consid- Violations would be classified as a misdemeanor & punishable by a fine of
ered as pests to be shot. Sen. Dennis Stowell has introduced SB57 by up to $500.
which individuals or groups would be able to create a safe-haven for free-
roaming cats through setting up community cat colonies. How can any- PENNSYLVANIA
one distinguish between strays and ferals? Senate Bill 626 which has 18 co-sponsors prohibits the use of live animals or
fowl for targets at trap shoot or block shoot gatherings. It was voted out of
WEST VIRGINIA the Senate Judiciary Committee 11-3 – but still has a very long way to go.
Jeffrey Nally, Jr., 19, was charged with 29 counts of animal cruelty, one Such bills have failed in previous sessions.
count of domestic battery & one count of kidnapping. After a SWAT team
surrounded the house, they found 29 dead dogs on the property. Nally NEBRASKA
used a crossbow, a drill, saws, hammers – several means to mutilate & kill Sen. Tyson Larson has sponsored LB 306 which requires humane societies &
the dogs. Police believe he got pleasure from making his victim watch as horse rescues to accept & care for any horse presented to them & would
he tortured & killed the animals. Police found eyeballs and teeth in glass make it a crime if the group doesn’t have enough space or money to take in
jars. an animal dumped on their doorsteps.
On April 28th, Gov. Jay Nixon signed two pieces of legislation to modify Legislation is being drafted with an end to nullifying & voiding the Federal
regulations regarding puppy mills. Senate Bill113 is the “so-called” Endangered Species Act.
puppy mill cruelty prevention act. Senate Bill 161 was negotiations
between the Governor’s office, legislators, the State Dept. of Agriculture,
dog breeders & animal rights groups. Among some changes: Wire floor-
ing must be eliminated by Jan. 1, 2016. There are no limits on the
breeding of a dog twice in an 18 month period as long as a licensed vet
agrees. There are vague requirements for protection from extreme tem- ORDER FORM JUNE 2011
peratures & weather. Cages can be stacked as long as there is a barrier
impervious to moisture between them. Exception is made for small for- If you are interested in receiving any of the items listed below, please forward
profit breeders & all dogs raised for hunting or sport. Except for stack- the coupon along with the required donation, and mail to:
ing of cages without an impervious barrier, a crime could only be Associated Humane Societies
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In Loving Memory
In October 2006, the Society confiscated two dogs liv-
ing in filth and squalor that was maintained by a pri-
Beau, a homeless pup who interviewed Buddy; a lover of shrimp, catnip and lazy vate security company for the Irvington Board of
the neighborhood & adopted us. He gave days – we miss you Education. They were at the Society’s Newark facility
unconditional love for 14 years before Andrea Barczak – CA in the hope that they could be adopted together. When
going to the Rainbow Bridge. several weeks passed, the Society found that it would
Jerry Hawkins – TX My dog, Myrtle who I lost in October due be easier to place them separately. Milo was adopted to
to cancer Elizabeth Crann, editor of Crann Communications
Sweetpea, Heloise & Lambchop – Mary R. Park – PA in Montclair, NJ. Liz had sent me several pictures
Heaven would be that all precious over the years – none of which were clear for publica-
animals were loved & cared for as much Susan E.Wallace tion. And the latest we received was a beautiful pic-
as you were & always will be. My heart Tinton Falls EMS North – N J ture of Milo and the following:
breaks for those animals that have Nancy A.Whitlock – N J “Just wanted to let you know that Milo passed away
suffered. Diane Lasiewski & Marie Morgan – N J at home. He was at the vet & they were all marveling
Season Hubley - VT Elizabeth Neiva - PA at how well he looked for a senior dog. His blood work
was excellent but something, maybe a clot or stroke got
Candy Reiss Cpl. Susan E.Wallace – for the Vested him. He took his last breath while I was stroking him.
Sue Fajgler – N J Interest Fund, a unique fund that provides He was likely 13-14 years old. He was a special, spe-
bullet resistant vests at no cost to every cial dog & I thank you for rescuing him & keeping him in the shelter until he found his
Sweetums Taurosa, a beagle adopted working K-9 in N J forever home. He loved his home & he adored me. If anyone ever thinks that adopting a
from the Society in 2003. She truly lived Louise Marini – N J senior dog means they are getting an old dog, they are wrong. A senior dog finds new life
up to her name.
in a new home. I hope my experience with Milo will encourage others to adopt older dogs.
Cathy Washburn – N J Please accept donations made to Milo hiked the Delaware Water Gap, Sandy Hook Beach, South Mountain Reservation,
Associated Humane Societies in the Eagle Rock Reservation, Pyramid Mountain in Butler & so many other forests & parks.
Samson & Delilah – “Dogs are not our name of my mother, Jean Gillespie who Every evening, he walked an
whole life, but they make our lives passed away Feb. 14, 2011. She was an hour & just a few nights before
whole”.You both will be missed! avid animal lover & rejoiced in the won- he died, he was wrestling with
Jacqueline & Jeremy - TX ders of Nature.Years ago, I adopted a my cat on the sofa! The cat, of
West Highland Terrier from your society course, just kept cleaning him-
Both Rosie & Emerald – two cats & he was one of the sweetest dogs my self. He adored me so that he
completely opposite in personality but wife & I have ever had as a companion often followed me so closely, he
both loving … and dearly loved.Thank animal. Hopefully, this donation will aid in
you for taking them in & caring for them took my shoe off because he was
your attempts to save as many animals always catching my heel!
until we could come & adopt them. as possible.
Elisabeth A. Smith, Charlie Cantalupe, Somehow, I want people to
Fred Gillespie – N J know that older dogs are no less
Elisabeth H. Smith – N J Taka Yamaguchi – N J fun than younger dogs. They are
Donald Jakimas – N J so much fun with twice the
Sheena Amelia White – N J
John J. Austin, Jr. – N J smarts! He really was so special
Rocky & Debbie – N J PHOTOS SUPPLIED and adapted to his new life so
Joann Dosher who left this world too well. I always told him I would never let anything bad happen to him again and I would
Gretel Bernardini – Our Special Little always be with him right to the end, and that's exactly what happened. Thank you for
soon. She loved her animals and Popcorn Dachshund
Park. rescuing him. He was so special to me. I miss him terribly”.
Matthew Hamilton, DVM – N J Thank you Liz for giving a great dog a wonderful home and life experience that he had
Diane Vafides & Family – NJ
Your friends at Aetna – N J never known.
Cristina & Cliff – N J
Phyllis & Michael Berger – CT
Josephine Vartan SPRING WARNINGS
Janet Colombrito – a wife, mother
Pat Madan – N J
& animal lover
Katrel Creighton – N J Tossing bread into ponds to help
My dearest & dearly missed Newman, feed ducks & geese can be dan-
Cassie & Cinnamon Bear who taught me gerous. Good intentions can cause
much, loved me always & have my heart the death of these animals. In
Nick DiGirolamo & Family – N Y
forever warm weather, the bacterial toxin
Teri McCallum – IL grows in still, stagnant water with
Meri Sue’s beloved Sashi … a true
companion for 14 years. She will be low levels of oxygen. Throwing
My late wife Pamela, who loved all dogs. bread into ponds turn foul & the
She would have been appalled at poor ducks & geese will die
Barbara Aubry – N J
Patrick’s treatment from botulism.
Michael Thomas – VA
Aunt Sandra Capro – May she rest in
peace with love A Bull Mastiff was nearly electrocuted in a Hoboken park after coming in
Lady and Snoopy contact, perhaps by urinating, with exposed wiring on a lightpost. The
Kathy Drohan – N J Suzanne Konopka – N J
police inspected the light pole and there was a section near the base with
exposed wire. It had been taped over with electrical tape but had become
A donation as a memorial to a loved one will go a long way to help loosened over an extended period of time.
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 Please be careful with your pets when you’re out on a walk.
OF THE FAMILY AS WELL AS FULL NAME & ADDRESS OF DONOR is In Downe Township in Cumberland County, five dogs have died as a result
included. Due to the high volume of requests, only gifts of $50.00 or of ingesting meatballs laced with toxic pesticide. An agricultural pesticide,
more will be printed in a timely manner. Carbofuran, was found mixed into balls of meat & placed along the trail
of a remote area. A $2,000.00 reward has been offered leading to the
arrest & conviction of the person(s) involved in the crime. For information,
22 HUMANE NEWS June 2011 contact the Cumberland County SPCA a 856-691-1500.
Humane News Wolves
Published by the Associated IN THE CROSSHAIRS
Over A Century of Caring CONGRESS REMOVES WOLVES FROM
1906 - 2011 ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST
EXECUTIVE OFFICES: Editor-in-Chief Roseann Trezza For the first time in United States his-
124 Evergreen Avenue Contributing Editors Jeanne Balsam
Deborah Beyfuss, Karen Powell tory, congress intervened directly in
Newark NJ 07114-2133
Phone: (973) 824-7080 Cruelty Investigations Editor Terry Clark the Endangered species List, (ESL),
FAX: (973) 824-2720 Popcorn Park/Photo Editor John Bergmann and has removed wolves from it. This
E-mail: contactUs@ahscares.org Photography Editors: Colleen Buchanan,
D.J. Infield, Dee Hobson, has outraged environmental groups
Alicia Meeker, Graciela Sanchez, and has set a precedent for political
Stacey Weksler, Linda Goodman influence to override federal science-
BRANCH: Circulation Editors: Carole Goss,
2960 Shafto Road Cerri Infield based agency determinations. This
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753-7608 was included in a rider to the
Phone: (732) 922-0100 SOCIETY ATTORNEYS
FAX: (732) 922-4032 Levin Cyphers Congressional budget and dictates
E-Mail: Toms River,Wall, Atlantic City, that wolves be removed from the
TintonFallsAHS@aol.com Lakewood, NJ ESL, indicating they would be man-
OCEAN COUNTY BRANCH Information contained in this publication should not aged by the state wildlife agencies.
& POPCORN PARK ZOO be used as the basis of decisions by any reader This legislation was largely promoted
Humane Way & Lacey Road without referring to applicable laws, regulations by and serves the ranchers and
P.O. Box 43 and/or professional advice.The HUMANE NEWS has hunters of the northwestern states, PHOTO COURTESY: STOCK.XCHNG
Forked River, NJ 08731-0043 made every effort to ensure the accuracy of materials
Phone: (609) 693-1900 in this publication but the HUMANE NEWS will not and could lead to the extermination of all wolves in some states.
FAX: (609) 693-8404 be responsible for loss or damages caused by errors, Extremists are pushing for the total elimination of wolves in Greater
E-mail: omissions, misprints or misinterpretations of the Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies.
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Perhaps the most dangerous consequence of this action is that it sets a
precedent for any group or agency to request delisitng of whatever
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In the April 2011 issue of the HUMANE NEWS, a starving, emaciated,
city state zip
mange-ridden coyote was rescued by the Society’s Animal Control Officer.
He had been one of the victims of a blizzard, hail & biting gale-force
NEW ADDRESS winds. He was immediately brought to a wildlife rehabilitator who kept
him until he had been totally rehabilitated. She then called the Society
Name and the coyote was brought back to where he was originally found and
Address released into a safe, secluded area.
City, State, Zip
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The Society’s unique SHARE-A-PET PROGRAM is helping many animals thanks to the kindness and
generosity of many HUMANE NEWS readers.The animals are placed on the program on the basis
of such details as victims of cruelty, handicap, length of stay, etc. As a result of our efforts, brand
new facilities have been given to these orphans.You can help by “adopting” one of these orphans for
$10.00 a month. In turn, you will receive a color photo and report of your pet every four months,
plus a membership card which entitles you to FREE ADMISSION TO POPCORN PARK.You are
also invited to visit your pet, take him for walks, bring him treats, toys, and even adopt him.
All funds gathered under this program are applied directly to the care of these animals. Any funds
that exceed what is needed for a particular animal are applied to the care and welfare of other
shelter animals. You can also view and sponsor all Share-A-Pets on our web site at:
www.ahscares.org, and click on Share-A-Pet Program.
MadonnaMia of Neptune
PERMIT NO. 5116
Featured on our website
was Madonna Mia & her
pups -- left to exist on cold
frozen ground underneath a
porch.The poorly cared for
family was brought to the
Society's Tinton Falls facility.
Two of her young frail pups
Cash and Augie of Newark died within a short time.
Madonna Mia was in poor
a/k/a Matt & Froy, condition with lack of nour-
ishment, badly infected
The Operation Repo Pair wounds & she was found to
be heartworm positive. Mia
Meet Cash & Augie – two mixed breeds from separate home surrenders and her pups were sent to
found themselves at the Society’s Newark facility sharing a kennel where our Forked River facility for
they had been waiting for new homes.The 4 year old & 5 year old respec- more intensive treatment.
tively had been evaluated…were neutered…and waiting. Volunteer dogwalkers take
Mia out & she knows basic
commands and enjoys play-
time with other dogs. Mia
has improved greatly & all of her pups have found forever homes. Mia has completed
heartworm treatment. Due to her lengthy stay at the Society, she has been placed on
the Share-A-Pet Program. She loves to be walked and loves to meet new friends.
On Mother's Day, Mia was surprised by Emiline Fishel of Tuckerton, NJ who had
brought “Penny”, to see Mia, her Mom. What more appropriate day could we have
envisioned this surprise visit. Mia is avail-
able for sponsorship under the Share-A-
Pet Program. Her daughter "Penny" has
been going through obedience training by
the Fishel Family and she is partially
housebroken. The 4 month old pup will
appear in a Happy Ending story in a future
issue. File L-61962-F (Forked River).
Madonna Mia, on the day, she was
An adopter came to the Society, filled out the adoption application and indi- rescued. She was so weak and
cated she wanted to adopt both.This is not an unusual request … after they inasmuch as she had no interac-
met all of the requirements, she took possession of the dogs.When Society tion with people, she barely
staffers followed up on the conditions, it was discovered that one was being looked up.
used as a guard dog at a used car dealership on Broad St. in Newark. We
“repo’d” the dog and then requested to see the other dog. Our ACO fol-
lowed the individual to a Harrison address where we “repo’d” the other dog.
They were returned to the Society for their future security so that they can- Name of pets sponsored: ___________________
not be used, abused or exploited. We have notified area shelters & rescue
groups of the individual who adopted them with a “Do Not Adopt” recom-
mendation. NAME ____________________________________________
“Operation Repo” is a cable television program on truTV about the repos-
session of cars, boats, etc. So in keeping with the Operation Repo cast of ADDRESS ________________________________________
characters, we have re-named them Froy & Matt – two of the stars of this CITY, STATE, ZIP ___________________________________
reality type show for our brief effort at distinction. Cash (alias Froy) & Augie
(alias Matt) are included on the Share-A-Pet Program at the Forked River # OF ANIMALS _____ X $10.00 EACH = TOTAL $_________