THROWN DOWN GARBAGE CHUTE        See Pages 6-7 for Story & Pictures
SOCIETY                                                                                                             $1000 REWARD OFFERED FOR
                                                                                                                      HUGGLE FROM OLD BRIDGE

                                                                                                     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
                                                                                              or 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!
                                                                                                           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.
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. 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.
                                                                             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 ( 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.
tact information.

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.                                                                    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 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
                                                                                  ALLERGY SUFFERERS
                                                                                  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                                        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.
                                                                                      CIRCUS ANIMALS
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
                                                                             John Pugh,
BOBBY ROBERTS CIRCUS AGREES TO                                             Davenport &
                                                                          Cole Brothers
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                                                 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                         
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.
                                                                               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.                                                                                              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

6 HUMANE NEWS                             June 2011
                                    Continued from Page 1

                                                                                                        Photo: Above and below: Licensed Physical Therapist, Sue Davis
                                                                                                          ( 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” (
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 ( 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               !
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.                                         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.


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.
   If you haven’t yet been to Popcorn Park, come down and visit!
                                                                                   WILDLIFE CLUB
   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 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 $ ____________
                                   Popcorn Park
               Humane Way at Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731
                              (609) 693 - 1900                                                                                              9
                                                                                                             who has
                                                                                                             a strong
                                                                                                            desire to
                                                                                                             be your
                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                     someone wanted
                                                                                                      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.

                                       arrived at
                                       the Society
                                       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.
                                       They gave
                                       us the num-
                                                                          Phone: (973) 824-7080 E-Mail:
ber of the pet store in Jersey City who gave us           More Orphans to Adopt or Sponsor at or our
information on the owner.We then contacted the                     Montage at – 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.                                                                                                                                 11

                                                                                              PHOTOS SUPPLIED

                                                                                                                                                   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


                                                           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 -                                                                                                              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
                                             Society staffers.
                                             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
                                                                                                                                                PHOTOS SUPPLIED
                                                        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
                                      cared for.
                                                                                     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
                                              old Chocolate
                                              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.
                                              File L-20343-NM.

                                                       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.
                                                                                                                                               mals.The adorable
       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
                    File L-20358-NM.
                                                                                                                                               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.

Humane Way at Lacey Road - Open Daily - Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Phone (609) 693-1900 E-mail:
Exit 74 off Parkway: Turn left & go 7 miles. Make right on Humane Way
More Orphans to Adopt or Sponsor at or
                                                                                                                          This unique-looking fellow has a broken heart.
our Montage at – 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.
                                                                                                  TINTON FALLS
                                                   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
                                                                                                         sweetheart who
                                                                 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.
                                                                                                                                                   File TF-564488

                                                            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.
                                                   File TF-64383-NM.

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:
                                                     2 Miles from Rt. 33-34 Circle, Parkway Exit 102 (So.) Parkway Exit 100B (North)
                                                     More Orphans to Adopt or Sponsor at or our
                                                                  Montage at – 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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                                                                                             NEW DEFINITION OF SERVICE ANIMAL
                                                                                                     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                                                   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                                                                                 17
                                                                                                 RANGO COMEDY PORTRAYS LIFE OF
                                                                                                  REPTILES WITHOUT RESPONSIBILITY

                                                                                          Mango is
                                                                                       one of the
                                                                                       many, many
                                                                                         and aban-
                                                                                      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.
                                                                                                       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
                                                AHS staff.

  D.J. shows the curious
  students some animals
   many have never seen
     including a Bearded
  Dragon, Chinchilla & a
                                                                                                                                                    PHOTOS SUPPLIED

                                                                                                            Submit A Summer Poster!
                                                                                 Great weather is here but summer woes can be difficult and dangerous for kids
LEADERSHIP DEGREE                                                                and for animals. Firecrackers, hot cars, unwanted puppies & kittens, lack of
                                                                                 clean water & food, nesting season for baby birds, squirrels, etc., the horrors
Duquesne University in Pittsburgh is offering the Humane Leadership
                                                                                 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 or send to Summer Poster,
                                                                                 c/o Society, 124 Evergreen Ave., Newark, N J 07114.

                                                                                                        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.                                            19
               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
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
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).

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).
  What a sweet lass is                                                                                                         Many cats arrive at our shelter ….

 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

   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

  interest in giving her
        a purrrrmanent
home. She sits by one
                                                                            After 10 years of “hanging
                                                                      around the neighborhood”, this
                                                                      cat was brought to the Society

     of the windows &
 says: “Let MEOWT!”.
       File N-100596-F
                                                                          by one of the homeowners.
                                                                           Bella Vita is a sweetie who
                                                                         doesn’t have to worry about

             (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.

                         MINNESOTA                                              OKLAHOMA
                         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.

MISSOURI                                                                        MONTANA
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
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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
charged if the breeder “repeatedly violates” the law.                            124 Evergreen Ave.
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                                                                                 Name ___________________________________________________
Rep. Senfronia Thompson has filed House Bill 1451 which would close
puppy mills that have poor standards. Commercial breeders would be
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required to obtain a license from the Texas Dept of Licensing &
Regulation. This department would maintain a public directory of com-
                                                                                 City, State, Zip ___________________________________________
mercial breeders & inspections results to ensure that inspectors are held to
high professional & ethical standards & unable to inject any personal
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agendas. (The standards of care required under this bill are taken from the
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Hedlund) would require that farm animals have enough room to turn
around freely, lie down, stand up & fully extend their limbs. The law
would prevent three of the worst factory farm abuses: veal crates for                                                                21
                                                                                           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.
                                            Jeanette Tancer
  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
                                            Helen Wilkinson
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
                                            missed dearly.
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
                                      Humane Societies
                                    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:     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                               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.                   publication contents.
                                                                                                   Perhaps the most dangerous consequence of this action is that it sets a
                                                                                                      precedent for any group or agency to request delisitng of whatever
                                                                                                  species they would like removed from the ESL.

                     JUNE 2011 - Volume 42, No. 3
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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.
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                              JUNE 2011
                                                                                                                                               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:
                                                                                                                                                                                     , and click on Share-A-Pet Program.
                                                                                        ASSOCIATED HUMANE

                                                                                                                                                                          MadonnaMia of Neptune
                                                                                           SOCIETIES, INC.
                                                                      PERMIT NO. 5116

                                                                                                                     Non-Profit Org.
                                                                                                                      U.S. Postage

                                                                                                                                                              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
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ___________________ ___________________
                                                                                                                                                                     JUNE 2011
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 $_________

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