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   12 RESEARCH ANIMALS                               DOGS CHAINED OUTSIDE FOR
RESCUED FROM EUTHANASIA                              YEARS - MEET OUR RESCUES!
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SOCIETY                                                                                           DECEMBER 11th IS DATE FOR
                                                                                               2011 SAVE-A-LIFE SWEEPSTAKES

                   NEWS
          MORE SOCIETY NEWS PAGE 5
PATRICK T-SHIRT SALES SUPPORT OUR
RES-Q FUND

                                           The Society is pleased to
                                           announce the sale of t-shirts
                                           to raise money for the thou-
                                           sands of needy “Patrick’s”
                                           that come through our
                                           doors. 100% of all monies
                                           received from the sale of
                                           these t-shirts will be used
                                                                                  The Society is always in need of funds to carry on the work of help-
                                           for our Res-Q Fund -- a
                                                                                       ing unwanted, abused animals, to rehabilitate them as well as
                                           restricted fund-- dedicated
                                                                                   wildlife, birds, exotics and farm animals. You should have received
                                           and established for the sole
                                                                                   our letter on the Society’s use of these funds. Below is a list of the
                                           purpose of giving emer-
                                                                                       prizes for this year’s sweepstakes. The drawing will be held on
                                           gency, surgical or other
                                                                                                             December 11th at our Forked River facility.
                                           intensive veterinary care to
                                           sick, injured and abused
                                           animals that come through         1st Prize 2012 Ford Focus – Blue Candy Metallic Tint - $22,395.00
                                           our doors. The cost is                       Auto.trans. Causeway Ford, Manahawkin, NJ
                                           $19.95 each. The paw print        2nd Prize American Express Gift Certificate             $1,500.00
                                           is the actual print of Patrick!   3rd Prize Bose Cinemate Home Entertainment System       $ 429.99
                                                                             4th Prize Apple iPod Touch – New Design                 $ 364.99
                                           Just fill out the form below
                                           and send to:                       If you would like additional sweepstakes booklets, visit our Forked River
                                                                                          facility, call us at (609) 693-1900, or e-mail your request to
                                           Patrick Tee Shirt                                                                       NJhumane@aol.com
                                           AHS/Popcorn Park
                                           P O Box 43
                                           Forked River, NJ                         JOIN US FOR OUR CHINESE AUCTION -
                                           08731-0043
                                                                                                        OCTOBER 15th!
                                           or order online through
                                                                                  October 15th is the date set
                                           our website in our Gift
                                                                               for this year’s Chinese Auction
                                           Shop at:                             to be held at the B.P.O.E. Elks
                                           www.ahscares.org                       on Washington Ave. in Toms
                                                                                      River. The Society would
                                                                                   greatly appreciate any new,
                                                                                   unused items, i.e., artwork,
                                                                                housewares, toys, memorabil-
                                                                                    ia, gift certificates, jewelry,
ONE LIFE T-SHIRT           KS       KM   KL     K X-L      K XXL
                                                                                 etc. which can be sent to the
                                                                                     Society’s shelters listed on
SHAMROCK T-SHIRT           KS       KM    KL    K X-L      K XXL
                                                                                    Page 23. If you need a tax
                                                                                     deductible receipt, please
Name: _____________________________________________________________              send a SASE with your dona-
                                                                                   tion. Admission is $10 and
Address: _________________________________________________ Apt. _____            food is on sale from the Elks.
                                                                                      Doors open at 5 p.m. and the auction begins at 7 p.m. All funds
City, State, Zip: _____________________________________________________        raised from this affair will go to help sick, injured and abused animals
                                                                                       – whether it be domestic, wildlife, exotics, farm animals or birds.
Enclosed is $ ___________________    K check    K money order

Please charge my donation to:

   K Visa       K Master Card       K American Express        K Discover           SAT. SEPT 17TH IS “SO LONG SUMMER”
                                                                                                        SALE AT SOCIETY
Card #-_______________________________________ ¾ digit Sec. Code ______
                                                                                    Popcorn Park in Forked River will be holding a “So Long Summer
Signature _____________________________________ Exp. Date __________                   Sale” from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Baked goods and a huge flea
                                                                                    market sale from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. All monies raised go to the
                                                                                     care and welfare of the thousands of animals that come through
                                                                                     the Society's doors. Also we welcome donations of baked goods,
2 HUMANE NEWS                       October 2011                                             flea market items, no clothes please. Call 609-693-1900.
PROSECUTORS URGED TO STOP ANIMAL
ABUSE AT JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY &                                                                          ANIMALS
UNIFORMED SERVICE UNIVERSITY
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and private
physicians are asking local prosecutors to stop animal abuse at John
                                                                                 in the NEWS
Hopkins University & the Uniformed Service University of the Health
Sciences in Maryland. The group argues that the use of live animals at
                                                                                                    CLASS B DEALER VIOLATES AWA
both schools to practice surgery & other techniques not only causes                                    FOR 8TH TIME & STILL OPEN
unnecessary suffering but is in violation of the state’s animal cruelty laws.
The two schools are a very small number that still use live animals to          R & R Research of Grand Rapids, Michigan is a Class B Dealer that has vio-
teach – most have changed over to simulators.                                       lated the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) for the EIGHTH TIME and the U. S.
                                                                                           Dept. of Agriculture has failed to shut them down. Owner James
                                                                                Woudenberg was euthanizing dogs using “cervical dislocation and cerebral
HIGH DEATH RATE ENDS                                                               hemorrhage”. According to Care 2, he has graduated to more inhumane
                                                                                methods. R & R Research is listed in the Yellow Pages under animal shelter
CLONING PROJECT                                                                  & animal control. They were just caught again in June for illegally acquir-
After 13 years of “study”, AgResearch of New Zealand has ended its                     ing randomly sourced animals for the eighth time which violates the
cloning project because too many animals died. They tried to create               Protection of Pets section of the AWA. The USDA’s Animal & Plant Health
animals that produced “super milk”, pregnant sheep that wanted to               Inspection Service can revoke a license after 3 violations – they have failed
eat more food, sheep resistant to eczema. After all of these years, only         to do so in this case. R & R has allowed sick & injured dogs to go untreat-
10% of the cloned animals survived. Because of the “unnecessary suf-             ed, transported dogs in livestock trailers by chaining them to the side, left
fering”, they have stopped the cloning project. The majority of the              dogs in freezing temperatures, kept inaccurate records, allowed animals to
animals died were cows which led to euthanasia of the fetus and                       languish in unsanitary conditions, etc. The Pet Safety & Protection Act
mother. Cloned cattle, sheep & goats suffered from medical conditions                would shut down Class B dealers & has been reintroduced in Congress.
– however, they have new plans to focus on newer research using                        Please contact your U. S. Senators & Congressmen to support the Pet
embryonic stem cells to create new life. But these animals have also                                                         Safety & Protection Act of 2011.
had a high mortality rate. The European Union bans cloned farm ani-
mals but approved cloned horses and bulls…..
                                                                                AMERICAN AIRLINES CEASES SHIPMENT OF
SIX GORILLAS ORPHANED BY                                                           PRIMATES HEADED TO RESEARCH LABS
POACHERS GET AIRLIFTED HOME                                                           American Airlines has joined the growing number of airlines that will
                                                                                     not ship a primate headed for a research lab. According to Care2, the
                                                                                   new policy states: “For shipments of primates, the shipper must provide

                                                    In the wild, poachers
                                                                                     in writing & on letterhead, that the animal was born in captivity on a

                                                    shoot mothers and
                                                                                       special farm or the primate is being shipped to or from a zoological

                                                    families so the
                                                                                       garden, sanctuary, preserve rehabilitation center, medical agency or

                                                    babies can be taken
                                                                                       government wildlife agency. Shipments of primates must stay online

                                                    and sold illegally.
                                                                                        within American Airlines system. AA Cargo will not accept primates
                                                                                   used for laboratory research, experimentation, and exploitation purpos-
                                                                                   es”. Among the airlines that DO or would fly primates destined for the
                                                                                         research industry: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, China Eastern
                                                                                           Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Continental Airlines, Caribbean
                                                     Six young mountain
                                                                                    Airlines, Lufthansa (for all non-domestic shipments have been banned)
                                                     gorillas were smug-
                                                                                                                                       and Vietnam Airlines.
                                                     gled out of the Congo
                                                     after poachers killed
                                                     their families. They
                                                     were then brought                 VOLVO PRODUCES ANIMAL DETECTION
                            PHOTO: STEVEN HALFORD
                                                     into Rwanda to be                                          DEVICE
                                                     sold on the illegal
wildlife market. The endangered gorillas were rescued & were being                   Volvo has developed a detection device to curb animal/car collisions.
readied for the return to their native forests. This was accomplished                    It is modeled after the company’s pedestrian detection system. It
through the cooperation of the Congelese & Rwandan wildlife protec-                   works by alerting a driver of an animal’s presence & then braking if
tion agencies. The six gorillas were helicoptered to a wildlife rescue cen-          the driver does not respond immediately. It may not prevent all acci-
ter as provided by IFAW & are being re-socialized along with other res-              dents in all circumstances, but it could slow the car enough, especial-
cued gorillas in preparation for their eventual release back to the wild             ly at night, to prevent full head-on impacts. It is programmed to rec-
from which they were stolen.                                                        ognize larger animals such as deer & moose but can also be taught to
                                                                                                                                  recognize smaller animals.

NATIONAL ZOO BIRD RESEARCHER CHARGED
WITH ATTEMPT TO POISON FERAL CATS                                                  CA UPDATES STATE DRIVER’S MANUAL TO
According to ANIMAL PEOPLE, Alley Cat Allies, et al have asked the                             PROTECT PETS IN VEHICLES
Smithsonian Institute to suspend Nico Dauphine, National Zoo
Migratory Bird Center researcher. She was charged with attempted
                                                                                  The California Division of Motor Vehicles is the first in the US to add text
animal cruelty for allegedly trying to poison feral cats.
                                                                                    to the state’s driver’s manual warning motorists against leaving dogs in
Evidence shows she was putting rat poison & anti-freeze in cat food
                                                                                  hot vehicles. They also point out that it is illegal & can result in fines and
left for community cats in Columbia Heights, a neighborhood of
                                                                                jail time. PETA has appealed to other states & so far have received positive
Washington, DC.
                                                                                       responses from officials in South Carolina, Idaho, Virginia & Nevada.

                                                                                                                         www.ahscares.org                    3
ANIMALS                                                                                                                  Health Alerts
   in the NEWS                                                                                         LETHAL HORSE VIRUS JUMPS SPECIES
                                                                                                 The Hendra virus is carried by bats and is lethal to horses.
                                                                                                   It is believed to be spread when bat droppings contami-
                                                                                                         nate water, fruit or other food consumed by horses.
                                                                                                  Discovery News reports that a dog has tested positive for
GOV. CHRISTIE CONDITIONALLY                                                                      Hendra antibodies in Australia.It is the first dog known to
VETOES S.2923 …. MORE TO FOLLOW                                                                   contract the virus. Although infected & quarantined, the
                                                                                                 dog is reported to be in good health. A total of 14 horses
Latest update: Senate Bill 2923 (Sweeney) & Assembly Bill 4036                                     have died or been euthanized because of the virus since
(Burzichelli) is proposed legislation that would negatively impact the                                1994. Four of 7 human known to have contracted the
welfare of stray dogs and cats and their impoundment. For the past                                                                     virus have died from it.
several months, the Society wrote to the various committees, sent e-
mail alerts, posted on our website and in the HUMANE NEWS. This bill
was fast tracked and made it to the Governor’s desk. After a                                              MERIAL CHARGED WITH DECEIVING
groundswell of support to stop this bill, we have been advised that                                               VETS & ANIMAL OWNERS
Gov. Christie will conditionally veto this bill. The sponsors of the bill         A suit charges Merial, maker of Heartgard Plus, for firing Dr. Kari Blaho-
are going to try to fix something that ain’t broke! Details will be post-       Owens who refused to destroy documents questioning the drug’s effective-
ed on our website as they become available.                                     ness. The suit alleges that internal studies conducted by the company were
                                                                                    unscientific & used “cherry picked” data to support the company’s con-
                                                                               tention that the product was safe if used as indicated. In 2005, the Food &
NJ ATTORNEY GENERAL BRINGS SUIT                                                      Drug Administration instructed Merial to change its labeling & to stop
                                                                                    claiming 100% effectiveness; the company agreed to do so but didn’t.
AGAINST MILLSTONE PET DEALER
NJ Attorney General Paula Dow & NJ Division of Consumer Affairs have
instituted a lawsuit against Allan Levine of Millstone Twp. NJ and his
three businesses: Al’s Special Friends, Van Dam, Inc. and Allan Levine,
Inc. – all operating out of his residence. Allegations include violating
the NJ Consumer Fraud Act and Regulations Governing the Sale of
                                                                                             NEW the Market
                                                                                               on
Animals by engaging in unconscionable business practices. Consumers
viewed & purchased the animals at Levine’s home At least 10 puppies
were gravely ill or dying and Levine refused to provide refunds or reim-
burse the consumers’ vet costs. The violations specify failing to have                                  Ark Naturals was created in 1996 to answer the
pets properly examined by a licensed vet prior to sale; refusing to pro-                                call for all-natural health & wellness products for
vide refunds or reimburse the consumer’s veterinary costs & for failing                                 companion animals. The company started long
to disclose the puppies’ health information to the buyer. The state has                                 before it was trendy to be “green” and “holistic”.
received a temporary restraining order against the businesses. In addi-                                 One of the more popular items is the Happy
tion to seeking restitution for consumers, the Attorney General is seek-                                Traveler – an all natural calming product. If your
ing civil penalties and reimbursement of attorneys’ fees & related costs.                               pet shakes during thunderstorms, fireworks, car
The defendants would be permanently enjoined from selling animals.                                      travel, loud noises and has other behavioral con-
Levine altered his business model by casting Allan Levine Inc. as a chari-                              cerns, this may be for you. It is an all-natural
table organization & characterizing the payments as “donations”.                                        herbal calming formula for stressed, nervous or
                                                                                                        anxious pets. For more information, log on to
                                                                                                        http://www.arknaturals.com/products/112-happy-
                                                                                                        traveler.aspx
NJ STATE SUPREME COURT TO CONSIDER
EMOTIONAL DISTRESS
                                                                              SureFlap is an electronic cat door that can read a microchip to allow a cat to
The NJ State Supreme Court will consider whether a dog owner can             enter a home. The product is compatible with the most common microchips:
sue for emotional distress after seeing another dog kill her pet.             FDXA, FDXB, and Avid Secure/Encrypted Chip. A new version to be released
Currently, the law considers the pets as property & one can only sue           shortly will also work with the Trovan Unique Microchip. The SureFlap runs
for economic damages. Joyce McDougall saw her dog, Angel, a                      on 4 AA batteries & there is no need for electrical wiring access. A larger
Maltese mix, mauled to death by a larger dog. She was awarded                model appropriate for large-cat breeds & small dogs will be available shortly.
$5,000 for replacement of the dog. The Judge determined she was not                         For more information, prices, etc., log on to www.sureflap.com
entitled to damages for emotional distress even though she regarded
the dog as a family member. A State Appeals Court agreed that emo-
tional distress damages apply only if the person sees the traumatic                   Every year, there are cautionary news alerts concerning the hazards of
death of a human who is a close family member.                                  antifreeze poisoning. Morton Salt has created a pet-friendly ice melt called
                                                                               Safe-T-Pet. Developed with veterinarians, Safe-T-Pet is entirely salt and chlo-
                                                                               ride-free. Its non-toxic formula is easier on the environment and safe to use
                                    This adorable Maltese was found as a         on plants & pavements. Should your dog accidentally ingest the blue pel-
                                    stray at 11:00 p.m. Sadly, there was          lets, Safe-T-Pet should not cause stomach irritation. For more information,
                                    no information, collar, tag or                         log on to mortonsalt.com/products/road_sidewalk/safe_t_pet.html
                                    microchip to help reunite with an
                                    owner. She has been with us long
                                    enough that someone should have                A Garfield animated video was launched in May to educate cat owners
                                    tried to locate her. File N-103567-F         about the risk of chronic kidney disease their cats may face as they age &
                                    (Forked River).                                possibly, reach the age of 7. Garfield’s mid-life crisis may be viewed at
                                                                                 www.youtube.com/user/RenalzinGarfield For cat owner education on kid-
                                                                                                 ney disease & the steps to prevent & manage it, log on to
4 HUMANE NEWS                         October 2011                                                                          www.renalzin.com/garfield.htm
 THE VOLUNTEER WALKER                                                            MORE SOCIETY
                                                                                                                   NEWS
                    By Barbara Lathrop
 I don't always have much extra time
 There is always something to do.
 But I've found my time is better spent                                                                      MORE SOCIETY NEWS PAGE 2
 When I use it to be with you.

 You sit inside your cage or kennel                                                                          AHS PARTNERS WITH
 And wonder where I can be.
 Did I forget about you today?                                                                          MOSCOW BALLET FOR ONE
 You count a lot on me.                                                                                 PERFORMANCE – DEC. 7TH
 But when you hear my familiar tread
 And then you hear my voice,                                                         The Moscow Ballet & AHS
 I am glad that I have come again                                                 have partnered to raise funds
 I know I've made the right choice.                                                    for AHS & Popcorn Park.
                                                                                             For the Wednesday,
 For I'm a volunteer walker                                                           December 7th 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                        performance of Moscow
 And every minute I can spare
                                                                                           Ballet’s Great Russian
 Is spent at my local shelter
                                                                                        Nutcracker at the Strand
 Because I am needed there.                I have been waiting for you ….. Did    Theater in Lakewood, NJ, $5
                                           you bring a leash? I was found as a       will go directly to help the
 So many dog are waiting                   stray and no one has even looked       animals that are abandoned,
 Certainly not by their choice             my way. I would love to have the           injured & abused. To pur-
 They need a walk outside the walls        chance to walk by your side. I’m a      chase tickets & ensure that a
 They need a tender voice.                 mature maiden who hopes to find “a        donation goes to the AHS,
                                           new leash on life”. File TF-64735-F     use the code “POPCORN” at
 Whether it's little silly Cookie          (Tinton Falls)                          the Strand Box Office in per-        PHOTOS COURTESY: MOSCOW BALLET

 or the bigger guys like Joe                                                           son or call Moscow Ballet at 800-320-1733, Ext. 15. For more
 They all need love and attention                                                                            information, contact sally@nutcracker.com
 This I have come to know.                Our Dogs Need You!
                                          Volunteer!                                    JUDGE ORDERS DOGS BE REMOVED
 So I will be there rain or shine
 On Christmas or Easter too.              If you would like to be a volunteer                             FROM TOWN
 Because I make a difference              walker at any of our shelters --
 In a confusing world for you.            Newark, Tinton Falls or Forked
                                          River -- write to
 I am a volunteer walker                  associatedhumane@aol.com
 And I hope to always be                  or drop a note to AHS
                                          at 124 Evergreen Ave.,
 Walking a dog at a shelter
                                          Newark, N J 07114.
 Because they count on me.



PRINCETON MAGAZINE REPRINT
ON SALE

                                         Our     thanks     to   PRINCETON
                                         Magazine’s Spring 2011 edition for
                                         their wonderful piece on Popcorn
                                         Park Refuge. Story and full color
                                         photos gives the readers a taste of
                                         some of the many resident animals            Four Coonhounds in a Hazlet residence are now at the Associated
                                         and the emotions experienced in              Humane Societies' Tinton Falls shelter at the request of the Police
                                         taking care of them at this shelter      Department. The judge had ordered that these dogs were not to be
                                         located in Forked River. A portion of                                                returned to the residence.
                                         the text can be viewed on our web-          When the owner came in to sign them over, we inquired as to the
                                         site (www.ahscares.org) For a reprint      reason; however, they advised that it was due to a noise ordinance
                                         of this story, send $1 to AHS, 124        for barking. In checking the internet, we located one of these dogs
                                         Evergreen Ave., Newark, N J 07114-          for sale on eBay. In any event, a new home and a new life is what
                                         2133 and you will receive a copy by        each of these dogs deserve. Last year, there were some complaints
                                         return mail.                            concerning their care but the matter was never verified by the SPCA.
                                                                                         Meet Shadow, Baby Girl, Rascal and Zeus -- only Baby Girl was
                                                                                       spayed. it is doubtful that we have the entire story or facts. The
                                                                                          dogs have been at the Society’s Tinton Falls facility for several
 “The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that                              weeks. For more information, call 732-922-0100 or
    our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively                                                      e-mail tintonfallsahs@aol.com
   outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal
 compassion is the only guarantee of morality.”—Arthur Shopenhauer
                                                                                                             www.ahscares.org                           5
Happy                                                                                         There is never enough room in the Humane News to fit all the wonderful sto-
                                                                                               ries and photos we receive featuring the great homes you have given to our
                                                                                                Society orphans. As you are a supporter of AHS, we want you to know how

 Endings                                                                                       important your donations are, and how you help to make a difference in the
                                                                                                lives of the animals that come through our doors. We are always thrilled to
                                                                                                    receive your adoption updates, and try to fit in as many as we can.
                                                                                              If you would like to see your pets’ stories & photos featured in the HUMANE
                                                                                               NEWS, or possibly the calendar, please send in high resolution images only
ITALIAN GREYHOUND DUO FIND LOVING                                                                                      (2+Mb or higher for calendar).
                                                                                                                   No cell phone photos, please. Thanks.
FAMILY IN EAST BRUNSWICK
                                                                                                     TOMS RIVER FAMILY SURPRISED BY
                                                                                                              WELL-MANNERED LASS
                                                               After the Barber Family of Toms River lost
                                                                 their Akita to cancer, it broke their hearts
                                                                  but they needed time to heal. They visit-
                                                                     ed Popcorn Park in Forked River & saw
                                                                   some cute dogs but their heart was into
                                                                        finding another Akita. They went on
                                                                Petfinder.org and found that the Society’s
                                                                       Tinton Falls facility had one available.
                                                                 According to Susan (who wrote this letter
                                                                        to Katie) “They really checked us out
                                                                     before they let us adopt you. We think
                                                                      that is a good thing because there are
                                           PHOTO SUPPLIED
                                                                     some people in this world that are not
The Society’s Tinton Falls shelter took in the surrendered      kind to animals. We arrived at the shelter
pair of 4 year old littermates when the owner said he             & we went to see you. Well you guessed
could no longer keep them due to medical problems.             it, yes, it was love at first sight. We had to
Within a short time thereafter, the same owner brought          have our application faxed up there from                                                PHOTO SUPPLIED
in Antonia & Francesco, 7 month old littermates. All of            Popcorn Park. Then we were able to see
                                                                                                                  Katie was found wandering in the middle of the
the Italian Greyhounds were altered. Both pairs were fea-          you face-to-face & you were a beauty to
                                                                                                                 night, poorly cared for, fly strikes & all -- she soon
tured in several issues of the HUMANE NEWS, on our                 us. We saw your ears & they told us you
                                                                                                                      became a wonderful, well-mannered addition.
website and on Petfinder. There were some prerequisites                had fly strikes on the tip of your ears.
on both pairs of pooches – no young children and each           That did not matter; we wanted you. Katie, we have no idea where you came from. The shel-
pair needed to be adopted out with its littermate. We           ter said they found you walking around Howell, NJ at 2:30 a.m. We were very surprised that
were criticized by some who just wanted to adopt one of           you came with so many manners. You were housetrained, you sit & you lie down when told
the dogs singly. In most cases, this is a policy with which        to. The only thing you need to work on is getting along with the cat, Tax. He was here first
we will adhere to. The Lee Family of East Brunswick visit-      & this is his house also. You are not the Queen of the house. I know if you had been my dog
ed the Society before Memorial Day weekend – and fell          I would have been wondering where you were but that is your past life & we will never know
in love with Antonia & Francesco. They have advised that             what brought you to us. As the old saying goes, one door closes, another door opens. We
the pups are doing well and adjusting to their new                are the lucky ones to have you in our lives now; we will be your forever family, Katie.” And
home. It was a memorable holiday weekend for all!                   for Katie, the new door is an opening to a loving home where she will never be out on the
                                                                                                                                                         streets again.


HE WAITED 222 DAYS FOR ADOPTION …. & IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT!
                                                               Shorty’s owner just had a child & didn’t want
                                                               the dog anymore. So the 3 year old was
                                                               brought to the Society where he waited 222
                                                               days – and it was worth the wait. Deana
                                                               Knowles & George MacLean of Gaithersburg,
                                                               MD saw the dog & traveled to the Society to
                                                               adopt him. In a letter to us, they state: “He is
                                                               such a sweet, loving dog & has adjusted so
                                                               well here. He loves our Newfie, Raven & our
                                                               Great Pyrenees girl, Marley. Raven was diag-
                                                               nosed with malignant melanoma on his jaw
                                                               last March. Raven had to undergo major sur-
                                                               gery so things were really hectic. Shorty, now
                                                               re-named Snorkey, laid with Raven much of
                                                               the time during his painful recovery & was
                                                               also a great comfort to us.
                                                               “Snorkey is healthy & is doing great. We spoil
                                               PHOTOS SUPPLIED
                                                               Snorkey & our other dogs but he is always so
appreciative of everything we do for him & is truly a wonderful dog. It is hard to believe someone could
give him up but it is their loss & our gain. You have many gorgeous dogs in your shelter & only wish we
could have taken all of them. We love Snorkey dearly & are so rateful you let us adopt him & for the won-
derful care your staff gave him while in the AHS Newark shelter.“                                                             Snorkey laid with and comforted family’s
                                                                                                                                dog, Raven, after he underwent major
6 HUMANE NEWS                           October 2011                                                                                                         surgery.
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                                                                                                                                                         STORIES                     Continued from Page 1

                                                                                                                                           POPCORN PARK RESCUES 7 EXOTIC CATS
                                                                                                                                         FROM HORROR-FILLED SQUALOR IN TEXAS
                                                                                                                        The existence of 20
                                                                                                                        exotic cats at a neg-
                                                                                                                        lected, poorly man-
                                                                                                                      aged facility in Texas
                                                                                                                       was discovered after
                                                                                                                     the owner had passed
The build-up of feces constantly soiled the lion’s fur as he                                                            away. Thanks to the
walked around his cage.                                                                                                     efforts of Vickey
                                                                                                                           Keahey, owner of
                                                                                                                         InSync Exotics, she
                                                               PHOTO COURTESY OF INSYNC

                                                                                                                          contacted Popcorn
                                                                                                                          Park Director John
                                                                                                                     Bergmann along with
                                                                                                                       a few other facilities
                                                                                                                       who could help ani-
                                                                                                                                                                                              PHOTO COURTESY OF INSYNC
                                                                                                                         mals that had lan-
                                                                                                                     guished in deplorable      Many of the cats such as this cougar lived in barren stalls on a floor of
                                                                                                                       conditions for years.                                                  hardened urine and stool.
                                                                                                                         They were living in horse stalls that appeared to have not been cleaned in years. Some of
                                                                                                                     the lucky ones were in cages outside. Water was poured into buckets through a fence … but
                                                                                                                     the buckets hadn’t been cleaned either. It is believed that food was just tossed in – and that
                                                                                                                                                                  is the only time that these cats ever saw a human.

                                                                                   The remains of some poor animals who didn’t
                                                                                   make it were also discovered.

                                                                                                                       The Society’s Popcorn Park could make room for 7 – a male lion with severe dental prob-
                                                                                                                       lems; Taj, a tailless tiger -- it was discovered her tail had been bitten off by a raccoon
                                                                                                                       when she was young - five cougars – 4 girls and a male named Lance would also be sent
                                                                                                                       to us. Lance has serious problems just getting around. According to Dr. Wallace, InSync’s
                                                                                                                       vet, Lance had two broken back legs that healed but kept him from walking normally. He
                                                                                                                       also had a bad bite wound to his front paw that caused him to lose two digits.
                                                                                                                       The Society hired a climate controlled tractor trailer. A stop was made in Indiana to drop
                                                                                                                       off 4 lions to a sanctuary – and then it was a straight run for the Texas 7 who were deliv-
                                                                                                                       ered to Popcorn Park. Along for the ride was some of the staff from InSync who wanted
                                                                                                                       to see our place. Society veterinarians, Dr. Paluch and Dr. Bergmann, sedated the new
                                                                                                                       arrivals so that they could give them closer health exams and do blood work. From this
                                                                                                                       point on, the new additions to our family will have clean cages, clear fresh water, proper
                                                                                                                       diets, clean dens and big yards to play in. They will familiarize themselves with staff who
                                                                                                                       will look at them in awe as beautiful creatures.



Some of the cougars on the transport wait to be unloaded and                                                                                                                              New lion Porthos finds a pine
given their medical exams.                                                                                                                                                                branch to carry about his
                                                                                                                                                                                          enclosure, and then finds it
                                                                                                                                                                                          not so tasty (below).
                                                           This has been
                                                               one of the
                                                          biggest single
                                                            undertakings
                                                                   for the
                                                              Society and
                                                             the expense
                                                           which includ-
                                                             ed transport
                                                                and care.
                                                           Popcorn Park
                                                            is open 7 days a week and you are invited to visit between 11
                                                              and 4 p.m. We are located off of Exit 74 of the Garden State
                                                              Parkway. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children with
Camille, one of our new cougars, with space and           the fees to help offset the tremendous cost of cleaning, feeding
enrichments, is now learning to play                             and making a lifetime home for these wonderful animals.
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                                                                                             CATS & KITTENS
                                                                                          Meet Rosey, the 3 year
                                                                                           old Persian, who was
                                                  In September 2010, the Society
                                                                                        surrendered. According
                                                  took a journey to rescue 30
                                                                                         to the owner: “Because
                                                  beagles & 6 cats from North
                                                                                          cat does not get along
                                                  Carolina where they were sub-
                                                                                       with the kid”.We do not
                                                  jected to cruel & abusive treat-
                                                                                              know who had the
                                                  ment at a research lab. All but
                                                                                           behavior problem ….
                                                  one have found wonderful
                                                                                         but Rosey needs a new
                                                  homes. Meet Backup, a sweet-
                                                                                       home and a new life. File
                                                  heart who has not been up for
                                                                                          N-102068-F (Newark).
                                                  adoption due to a skin condi-
                                                  tion.The neutered gent has had
ringworm, a fungal skin infection and & has been treated for this condition.
According to our veterinarians, he will always be a carrier & it can be transmit-
ted to other animals & humans. Cats with a suppressed immune system, under                                                               Meet Sonic, an adorable
stress, malnutrition can be contributory factors. A special home is needed for                                                           kitten who has no tail.The
Backup that will minimize his contact with others. If you are interested in the                                                          owner released him to the
last of the laboratory animals, please e-mail associatedhumane@aol.com for                                                               Society as she could not
additional information.                                                                                                                  afford his care anymore.
                                                                                                                                         File N-103129-M
                                               Oliver is only 8 months old &
                                                                                                                                         (Newark).
                                               must find a new family. His owner
                                               surrendered the lad because the
                                               wife & child have allergies.
                                               Sometimes, it is not only the fam-
                                               ily pet … it could be a dusty
                                               home. In any event, Oliver is with
                                               us & we are hoping to
                                               purrrsuade you to visit him. File     Meet Pandora, a young lass
                                               TF-66342-M (Tinton Falls).            that was left at the shelter.
                                                                                                     She has been
                                                                                                     with us several
                                                                                                     months & still
                                                                                                     waits for
                                                                                                     purrrrfectly
                                                                                                     lovely home.
                                                                                                     She has been
                                                                                                     FelV/FIV tested
                                                                                                     & ready to go.
                                                                                                                        Someone left him outside of our shelter with
                                                                                                     File TF-63489-
                                                                                                                           a note saying that the owner passed away.
                                                                                                     SF. (Tinton
                                                                                                                        The 6 year old neutered male is named Fluffy
                                                                                                     Falls)
                                                                                                                            & he is in need of someone’s lap. Can we
                                                                                                                          purrrsuade you to give Fluffy a new home?
                                                                                                                                        File N-102082-NM (Newark).




                                                          She had too many animals …. so let’s choose – eenie,
                                                          meenie …. Mesa was the one she chose. At 2 years,
                                                                                         Mesa also needed to be
                                                                                         treated for an ulcera-
                                                                                         tion of the eye.That
                                                                                         was last December!
                                                                                         She sure would love to
Cedric came to the Society over a                                                        celebrate the forth-
year ago after he was caught in a                                                        coming holidays with
homeowner’s trap. He’s a sweet-                                                          you. File L-20170-F
heart who was neutered but he                                                            (Forked River).
had no microchip … no collar/tag.
So Cedric has been waiting for a
lap that he can sink his paws &                                                                    We call him Fat Matt as
knead to his heart’s content. File L-                                                             he was very large due to
20009-NM (Forked River).                                                                         severely overgrown mats.
                                                                                                 The huge hulk was shaved
                                                                                                  down & underneath is a very sweet neutered gent who would look
8 HUMANE NEWS                           October 2011                                                              great on your lap! File TF-64040-NM (Tinton Falls).
      Join! the POPCORN PARK
  Fall brings lots of classes and service groups to
                                                                                                WILDLIFE CLUB
                                                                                               If you haven’t yet been to Popcorn Park, come down and visit!
  Popcorn Park. Who do our young visitors want to                                              Our unique sanctuary caters to wildlife, farm animals, exotics and
                                                                                               birds that have been abused, abandoned, exploited, injured,
  visit most? Here are their top 5 faves and why.                                              handicapped, etc. The park is open daily from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
                                                                                               and until 2 p.m. on some holidays. Our current admission fee is $5
                                                                                               for adults, and $4 for children under 12 and senior citizens.
                                                                                               If you would like to support one of our residents, the donation
                                                                                               cost is only $4.00 a month, for which you will receive a color photo
                                                                                               of your animal and an update every 4 months, (which includes a
                                                                                               holiday card), a membership card, plus free admission to Popcorn
                                                                                               Park with presentation of your card. For a copy of the Popcorn
                                                       Monkeys! Everyone loves to              Park Wildlife Club booklet to help you choose the animal you wish
                                                       watch the monkeys’ antics,              to sponsor, order on Page 21.
                                                       whether they are swinging on            You can also sponsor the Popcorn Park residents on our website
                                                       their ropes or watching visi-           at www.popcornparkzoo.org and click on Wildlife Club. There is
                                                       tors watching them. At left is          no required time limit – you can sponsor for as long as you’d like.
                                                       our handsome Jessie, once an            Any donated funds that exceed the care given for a particular ani-
                                                       inappropriately kept “pet” who          mal will be applied to the care of other Popcorn Park residents.
                                                       became aggressive as he                 On Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day, Popcorn Park
                                                       matured. He settled into life at        will close at 2 p.m. so that staff can be with their families.
                                                       Popcorn Park, and today has a
                                                       best friend, Sweetie, who lives
                                                       “next door.”
                                                                                                                               Horses! Girl Scouts, Brownies and
                                                                                                                               other girls are often enamored of our
                                                                                                                               beautiful equines - what little girl
                                                                                                                               doesn’t love ... and want ... a horse?
                                                                                                                               Pictured is Mickey, our handsome and
                                                                                                                               mildly handicapped Appaloosa. He came
                                                                                                                               to us when one of his owners passed
    The Big Cats!                                                                                                              away, leaving the other unable to contin-
 Young visitors are                                                                                                            ue Mickey’s upkeep. Mickey is now
  always fascinated                                                                                                            happy with us and has many admirers
by the beauty and                                                                                                              among visitors and staff.
seeming danger of
the wild cats. Our
tigers are always a
big draw, but right                                                                                                              The bears! Everyone, young and old
     now everyone                                                                                                                alike -- but especially kids -- loves vis-
    wants to meet                                                                                                                iting the bears.The bears are able to
 Porthos, our new                                                                                                                                  safely come close
lion, rescued from                                                                                                                                 enough to interact
  Texas. (See page 7.) Unlike our tigers who don’t wake up                                                                                         with visitors and
     from their naps to see who’s come by, Porthos is very                                                                                         enjoy the popcorn
curious and comes up to the fence to see what these new                                                                                            which can be tossed
                                        people are all about                                                                                       to them. Here
                                                                                                                                                   Bonnie, Ginger and
                                                                                                                                                   Maryann - rescued
                                                                                                                                                   from neglect in
                                                                                                                                                   Ohio - take a break
                                                                                                                                                   from all the fun and
                                                                                                                                                   catch a few ZZZZ’s
                                                                                                                                                   together in their
                                                                                                                                                   den.


                                                                                                PARK WILDLIFE CLUB                                   OCTOBER 2011
                                                                                          POPCORN




                                                                                                    Name of animal(s) sponsored: __________________,
                                                          Princess! With her
                                                                                                    ________________, __________________. _________________
                                                          sweet smile and
                                                          gentle demeanor,                          NAME __________________________________________________
                                                          Princess is always                        ADDRESS _______________________________________________
                                                          someone kids want
                                                                                                    CITY, STATE, ZIP _________________________________________
                                                          to visit. Plus, accom-
                                                          panied by General                         # OF ANIMALS _______ X $4.00 each = TOTAL $ ____________
     Manager, John Bergmann, Princess is the one exotic animal at Popcorn
     Park that is happy to pose with visitors!
                                                                                                                                 www.ahscares.org                       9
                                                                                                       Meet Bella, only


NEWARK
                                                                                                      1-½ years old &
                                                                                                    already homeless;



                     DOGS
                                                                                                     her owners were
                                                                                                    moving.The South
                                                                                                     African Boerboel
                                                                                                       is friendly, com-
                                                                                                    panionable & will-
                                                                                                    ing & able to take
                                                                                                     on a lion to pro-
                                                        The 5 year old Shih Tzu was                     tect her family.
                                                        given to the Society due to a                    Bella “sits” on
                                                        kidney stone ailment.The                      command & will
                                                        Society’s Chief Veterinarian, Dr.             share her dinner
                                                        Lisa Bongiovanni, has taken                   as you sit beside
                                                        care of her health issues, but              her. She loves to cuddle & kiss. Only then did she reveal her pro-
                                                        the lass still needs to be on a                 tective personality as she “guarded” her evaluator from unsus-
                                                        special diet. File N-103204-F.                  pecting people passing by. Our girl is available to a dependable
                                                                                                                owner experienced with this rare breed. File 103130-F.


                                                                                                                      The Karelian Bear Dog is regarded as a national
                                                                                                                      treasure in its home country of Finland or
                                                                                                                      Sweden. Sadly, Paco’s history is a big question
                                                                                                                      mark where he may have been stolen or strayed
                                                                                                                      & ended up as someone’s pet. He has been eval-
                                                                                                                      uated & has good manners at the food bowl. He
                                                                                                                      was surrendered by a Newark apartment
                                                                                                                      dweller who was locked out of her home.The
                                                                                                                      middle-aged man needs a home without other
                                                                                                                      dogs as the breed is often naturally aggressive
                                                                                                                      towards other animals. File N-102754-M.

                                             It was
                                             midnight
                                             when the
                                             Society
                                             was
                                             called
                                             out to
                                                                                                                She was left
                                             rescue
                                                                                                                at the public
                                             this
                                                                                                                       works
                                             errant
                                                                                                                    garage in
Doberman.The young handsome gent had no identifi-
                                                                                                                     Hudson
cation or microchip. Dobermans are the epitome of
                                                                                                                      County
intelligence, loyalty & he would be a wonderful com-
                                                                                                                  after being
panion. File N-103842-M
                                                                                                                  found as a
                                                                                                                 stray.That’s
                                                                                                                   no way to
                                                                                                                   treat a lady! The hopeful lass is hoping that you will
                                                                                                                  visit and see that pound for pound, she is waiting to
                                                                                                                                     give tons of love. File N-103702-F.




                                                            Somewhere in her DNA is a Cavalier King
                                                            Charles Spaniel.The 10 month old Princess was
                                                            surrendered due to allergies in the family.The
The Housing Authority would not allow China to              youngster has her whole life ahead of her &
stay where her owner resides.The 5 year old mix-            would love to spend it with you. File L-103855-F.
ture is a small terrier type who would fit wonder-
fully in your heart & home. File N-103920-F.                                                         Meet Kiyah, an
                                                                                                           American
AT NEWARK                                                                                                   Bulldog-
                                                                                                      Labrador mix-
124 Evergreen Ave.                                                                                       ture whose owner could not have her in his apartment.The 2
                                                                                                     year old is stunned & shaken by this change in her life. She is not
Just off Rt. 1 & 9 near Newark International Airport                                                   eating well & we are trying to help her adjust. She has no prob-
                                                                                                     lem sharing her dinner bowl; but is not motivated to play…Kiyah
10 HUMANE NEWS                          October 2011                                                       needs to feel safe & secure in a new home. File N-102964-F.
                                                                                                                       NEWARK
                                                                                              DOGS
                                                        Meet Shep -                  He was found as a stray but “Franklin”
                                                        found as a stray &                is an awesome Mastiff.True to the
                                                        been with us over                 breed, he is large, strong and has a
                                                        a month. He is                 good heart. Mastiffs are known to be
                                                        playful, loves to              surprisingly gentle, calm & easygoing.
                                                        shares his toys &                  He is excellent with passing dogs.
                                                        rawhide bones.               Franklin was not interested in toys or
                                                        The fella is about              treats … he was more interested in
     4 years old & actively solicits attention from people passing by. He             looking into the eyes of his evaluator.
     sits on command & even licks the hand that feeds him. Shep would                He’s an awesome guy who would be a
     be a great addition to your family. File N-102516-M.                                great companion. File N-101496-M.


       Courtney is an American Bulldog mix who is waiting for a life-
         time commitment. On a lead, she remains close to your side.
             She takes comfort in cuddling & finally stopped trembling
       when she gained some confidence. She feels comfortable play-
       ing with toys when she feels safe in the arms of her new “best
              friend”. We can do little to change her past, but we can
                        improve on her life’s journey. File N-100661-F.




                                              Another owner release, this Chihuahua mixture             She is barely a year
                                              was given up as his owner was moving to                   old and the Eskimo
                                              Pennsylvania. He is only 3 years old & his heart         mixture feels like she
                                              is breaking. It doesn’t take much to have him            was left out in the cold. The youngster was left at the pub-
                                              perk up & see a kinder side of life. File N-                lic works garage at a Hudson County municipality.Won’t
                                              102476-M.                                                         you give her “a new leash on life”. File N-102473-F.



              A Silky Terrier found in an industrial area of
             Newark without a clue as to where he came
          from. His disappointment about an irresponsible
           owner gives us the drive to find a kind & caring
         owner to soothe his heartache. File N-103337-M.




                                                                                    Meet Pearl … a favorite of the Society
                                                                             staffers. Although they said she is not house-
                                                                                   broken, the problem may be the lack of
                                                                              attention by an owner who is rarely at home.The 2 year old lass is in need of a chance
                                                                                            at happiness – something that has been beyond her grasp. File N-103352-F.

                                                                              Adoption Center Open Daily - Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Snoopy is a 5 year old fella who was surren-                              Phone: (973) 824-7080 E-Mail: Contactus@ahscares.org
dered by his owner.The generic gent is one of             More Orphans to Adopt or Sponsor at http://ahsnewark.petfinder.org or our
those little ones that get passed over … again
                                                                   Montage at www.ahscares.org – Click on “Won’t You Adopt Us?”
and again. If you can see the hope in his eyes …
the ache to get your attention, perhaps he’s the
guy for you. File N-103580-M.                                                                                                    www.ahscares.org                      11
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                                                                                  VAN FOR 3-1/2 HOURS IN 90+ DEGREE HEAT
          STORIES              Continued from Page 1
                                                                                         On June 29, 2010, with tem-
                                                                                         peratures over 90 degrees, a
                                                                                         Newark resident who had to
                                                                                         give up her family of cats, put
46 DOGS CHAINED TO TREES IN                                                              them in a blue plastic bin with
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP FOR 4 YEARS                                                             air holes. She handed them
                                                                                         over to a Newark Animal
AHS RESCUES FOUR                                                                         Control Officer at 12:30 p.m.
                                                                                         The cats arrived at the
                                                                 “Dozens of pit bulls    Society’s shelter at 4:00 p.m.
                            Pretty Boy and Shirley               chained outside in      The box was immediately
                                                                 sweltering heat” was    opened and due to the cats’
                                                                 the headline in a       condition, they were immedi-
                                                                 recent PHILADEL-        ately brought to the Medical
                                                                 PHIA EXAMINER           Dept. The Society’s veterinari-
                                                                 newspaper article.      an stated that, in her opinion, the cats had to have been exposed to very
                                                                 Sadly, over 46 dogs     high temperatures for a number of hours in order to be in the moribund,
                                                                 were chained to         severely hyperthermic & dehydrated state. The body temperatures were over
                                                                 trees over the past 4   108 degrees & were very hot to the touch. The Medical Dept. staff quickly
                                                                 years in Berlin, NJ.    rehydrated with aggressive therapy, cooling with ice pack wraps. Although
                                                                 After     Ivan     V.   two of the cats rallied, they all died within a short amount of time. The
                                                                 Murray’s       house    entire file was given over to the NJ SPCA headquartered in New Brunswick.
                                                                 burned down, the        Heather Bialy of the State Health Dept. contacted the SPCA twice to ascer-
                                                                 dogs were chained       tain the status of the case. A spokesperson for the SPCA advised that the AHS
to trees with inadequate food, water and without any shelter from the cold,              kept the cats in the bins after they got to the Society – which is an outra-
heat and rain. THEY LIVED LIKE THIS FOR FOUR YEARS. Their day-to-day life                geous lie. The Society’s veterinarian was prepared to give a statement to
was spent chained. After the public became aware, action was taken by the                that effect. The NJ SPCA advised that there was some error in our “time-
local officials for various violations of local ordinances. According to newspa-         line”. That also is inaccurate. They then stated on their internet site that the
per reports, “supposedly the NJ SPCA sent an officer to Murray’s property to             lack of prosecution was
determine the condition of the dogs. No mention is made of the ordinance                 due to “poor recordkeep-
requiring that tethered dogs need to be spayed/neutered or that the chained              ing”. The entire file which
unaltered dogs are being raped by dogs running at large. Also, the fact 46 pit           was referred to the NJ
bulls are chained on an abandoned                                                        SPCA was correct and com-
property across the street from a con-                                                   plete.
victed dogfighter and ex(?) breeder of                                                   The NJ SPCA had one year
fight dogs is left unexplored”.                                                          to take action concerning
The newspaper goes on...” Why can’t                                                      this alleged act of cruelty
the NJ SPCA take the dogs and                                                            but did not pursue justice
rehome them for Murray, who clearly                                                      for these four cats.
doesn’t know how to properly care for
them? Because the NJ SPCA only han-
dles cruelty cases, and for some                                                           IS JUSTICE BEING SERVED FOR NJ ANIMALS?
unknown reason, this is being regard-
                                                                                         Many animal cruelties are featured in the HUMANE NEWS as well as in
ed as a township ordinance violation.
                                                                                         other media, yet in several cases, such as these, very little action, if any, is
In other words, these dogs will contin-
                                                                                         taken by the NJ SPCA to resolve the problem or bring the alleged perpe-
ue to suffer in the summer heat
                                                   Ike                                   trators to justice.
because of semantics”.
                                                                                         Is the SPCA, as it is currently structured, adequately staffed to serve the ani-
It is our belief that Title 4 is a state ani-
                                                                                         mals of New Jersey? Branches in many counties are non-existent and are
mal cruelty law which is to be enforced by NJ SPCA, and supersedes township
                                                                                         obviously needed for justice for animals, including Essex, Camden, Cape
ordinances.
                                                                                         May, Gloucester, Hudson, Mercer, Ocean, Sussex, Salem, Union and Warren
The NJ SPCA left the care and adoption efforts to Winslow Township and the
                                                                                         Counties. However, the NJ SPCA has made it an onerous task for a group to
ACO after the owner turned over his rights to them.
                                                                                         obtain a charter for a county branch. For about one year, the SPCA has been
Winslow Animal Control contacted AHS/Popcorn Park Animal Shelter to see if
                                                                                         re-writing the process of obtaining a charter which currently requires a
we could take some of these wonderful dogs and we were happy to help them
                                                                                         group of 10 initial members, all of whom must now complete a 6 week
                                              out! The ACO delivered four of the
                                                                                         state-conducted Police Academy training course costing about $3,000 at
                                              dogs to us on Sunday night. After vis-
                                                                                         each volunteer’s expense. This is required for existing NJ SPCA Officers that
                                              iting with our General Manager John
                                                                                         are not grandfathered in, but it is unknown if all have yet complied.
                                              Bergmann and touring the facility,
                                                                                         In April 25, 2001, the NJ State Commission on Investigation
                                              they decided these precious dogs
                                                                                         (www.state.nj.us/sci) conducted an investigation into the SPCA. Among their
                                              would be in good hands with us. All
                                                                                         conclusions were that "SPCAs at both state and county levels have been sub-
                                              of these dogs are just unbelievably
                                                                                         verted to the point where, in many instances, they are incapable of fulfilling
                                              affectionate, loving, incredibly friend-
                                                                                         their primary statutory mission – effective and reliable enforcement of ani-
                                              ly and super sweet … and are more
                                                                                         mal cruelty laws.” The same need for change seems as vital today as in
                                              dimunitive than they appear in the
                                                                                         2001. With so few county branches,
                                              photos! They are some of the cutest
                                                                                         how can all the cruelty cases in this Paula T. Dow
                                              dogs you'll ever meet too! All have
                                                                                         overcrowded state possibly be Office of the Attorney General
                                              been vet-checked.
                                                                                         addressed? If you believe that more State of New Jersey
                                              As of this date, the NJ SPCA has not
     ChiChi                                                                              county branches are needed to ade- P O Box 080
                                              issued any Summonses.
                                                                                         quately cover investigations of ani- Trenton, N J 08625-0080
                                                                                         mal cruelty in New Jersey, please 609-292-4925
12 HUMANE NEWS                              October 2011                                 contact the Attorney General:             http://www.nj.gov/lps/formmail.htm
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                                                                                                  SOCIETY RESCUES 6 DOGS & 6 CATS
                                                                                                            FROM DEATH AFTER USE
                                                                                                        AS TEACHING TOOLS IN N.C.

                                              From our experience with harried shelters workers and rescue
                                               groups in North Carolina, the dogs and cats within that state
                                              are as disposable as used tissues. We receive 6-8 e-mails on a
                                              daily basis asking us to liberate these animals from the miser-
                                             ably cruel lives they have experienced. The Society is part of a
                                                  network of advocacy groups that attempt to assist animals
                                                                                            whenever possible.
                                             One of the urgent e-mail alerts came from a veterinary techni-
                                              cian school in Gastonia where dogs and cats are kept for non-
                                                 invasive teaching and are then brought to the local pound
                                                next door where they are euthanized after a short time. The
                                               animal were used so future veterinary technicians could have
                                                     hands-on practice with work like administering needles,
                                                                                           shunts, etc. All cats
                                                                                          and dogs had been used to teach at the school and were going to the
     Those left still waiting for adoption                                                shelter to die. The Society contacted staff to advise that we would take
     are: upper left, Aquata, a Catahoula                                                the 6 dogs and 6 “favorite” felines of the vet techs. Six gentle cats and
        Leopard Dog, File # L20665-SF;                                                    six dogs were scheduled for Popcorn Park. Thanks to the kindness of a
    Upper right, Chicka, File# L20683-SF.                                                  Society donor/rescuer, the animals were boarded until a transport was
       Above, Dutchess, File# 20684-SF;                                                 arranged. Sadly, many more dogs and cats would be brought to the vet
           At far right,Winston, a senior                                                       tech school, used and then brought to the pound for euthanasia.
           Chihuahua, File# L20663-NM;                                                 The entire crew was transported to AHS & is now at the Society’s Forked
       Near right, Lola, File# L20685-SF.                                                River facility waiting for new homes. No animals at Popcorn Park were
                                                                                             euthanized to make room for the North Carolina newcomers. We are
                                                                                        hoping you will open your heart and home to one of these gentle dogs
                                                                                          or cats. Your donations to assist in the transport and care of animals is
                                                                                            always needed. Thanks to our vigorous adoption efforts, several dogs
                                                                                                                      and cats have already found forever homes.



                                                                                                 POPCORN PARK ORPHANS A BIG HIT
                                                                                                                  AT LACEY DAY!
                                                                                                    Lacey Day is an annual event held in Lacey Township, (where
                                                                                             Popcorn Park is located), at Gille Park. Lacey Day was organized to
                                                                                          promote local businesses and give them an opportunity to meet with
                                                                                           the township residents and talk about their business. There is music,
                                                                                             games for the kids, contests, free food and lots of fun for everyone.
                                                                                             Lacey Township loves Popcorn Park, and our booth got more atten-
                                                                                          tion than anyone! Everyone stopped by to pet our dogs, pick up our
                                                                                             info., ask questions, say hello and show their support. And best of
                                                                                            all, 6 of the 9 dogs that we brought now have serious interest from
Above: volunteer Lisa Zaberto with                                                                                 potential adopters that met them at this event!
Mary the Beagle; below, volunteer Chuck
Moore with Nicki.




                                             Above, volunteer Mary Kay Miluski with
                                             Remi (standing) and Tito (laying down).
                                             At right, visitors at Lacey Day and volun-
                                             teer Lauren Dezzi holding Cookie.
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FORKED RIVER
      DOGS
                                            During his first year of life
                                            in Tennessee, this handsome
                                            male Lab Retriever's leg                      Nicky & Baby have
                                            was caught in a trap He                       been with us since
                                            chewed his way out & was                    Feb. 2010 when their
                                            rescued by a local humane                    owner gave them up
                                            society. Conner was adopt-                  due to financial hard-
                                            ed by an animal lover who                         ship. Both were
                                            eventually moved to NJ.                           adopted out separately & both were returned because they were miserable
                                            After 4 years with his                        without each other. Nicky is the “mother” of the duo & constantly looking out
                                            owner, she has moved to an                       for Baby the pit mix. She will not even take a walk until Baby is leashed up &
                                            adult community where                                         ready to go.The pair is inseparable. File L-19019 & File L-19377
                                            Conner is not welcome.
                                            Sadly, he was not given peri-
                                            odic check-ups and we find                                                        When our evaluator took Katrina outside,
   he’s heartworm positive.We are treating him & hope you will help by                                                        she stood up on her hind legs to look into
   donating to his Res-Q Fund. The sweet dog is obedient, well man-                                                           every parked car for a familiar face. She
   nered & waits for a second chance at happiness. File TF-66285-NM.                                                          was ready to cuddle into someone’s lap &
                                                                                                                              kiss affectionately. Katrina has been bred &
                                                                                                                              was quite thin. She was in our Medical area
Meet Chico & Coyote                                                                                                           over a month to allow her to gain some
       - brought to the                                                                                                       weight. It is our belief that someone aban-
     Society a year ago                                                                                                       doned her at Rutgers University in the
when their owner was                                                                                                          hope that she would find a friend. File L-
      moving south but                                                                                                        20981-F.
none of the local rela-
  tives were willing to
    care for them The
 pint-sized pair are 10
      years and 3 years
     respectively & are
bonded to each other.
      Adoption for these two gents can only be considered if they remain         Speedy was adopted out for a minute & a half
                          together. File L-19975-NM & File L-19976-NM.           and was returned because she growled at the
                                                                                 daughter.Was Speedy sleeping? Eating? Playing
                                           Meet Gizmo, a 7 month old             with a toy? Parents -- teach your children well
                                           gent who has endearing qual-             is a line in one song. Unsupervised children
                                           ities that would make him an               who taunt or annoy a pet can ruin a dog's
                                           ideal companion. Due to a              chances for adoption in the future.The 2 1/2
                                           financial problem, Gizmo and             year old Beagle boy is a wonderful dog and
                                           his owners had to part. If you               needs a loving family. File L-20645-NM.
                                           would enjoy getting head
                                           butted with love by an
                                           American Bulldog, come &
                                           visit Gizmo. He’s a youngster
                                           who has his whole life ahead
                                           of him. File L-20537-NM.

                                               She was probably an adorable pup --
                                              somehow she grew up in the Newark
             area & changed owners a few times.The sweet, young Chihuahua sur-
                    vived being on the streets & was brought to the Society. We've
              brought her to our Forked River facility for a change of atmosphere,
            visitors and the hope that she might be viewed with more loving kind-
                                   ness than she has had in the past. File L-20739-F.


AT FORKED RIVER
Humane Way at Lacey Road - Open Daily - Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Phone (609) 693-1900 E-mail: njhumane@aol.com                                                                             Pooh Bear is a 2 1/2 year old St. Bernard who
Exit 74 off Parkway: Turn left & go 7 miles. Make right on Humane Way                                                     was given up by his family. He was adopted out
More Orphans to Adopt or Sponsor at http://ahsforkedriver.petfinder.org or                                                briefly but he was not "active enough for their
                                                                                                                          lifestyle". Before you adopt a pet because it
our Montage at www.ahscares.org – Click on “Won’t You Adopt Us?”                                                          seems like a good idea "at the time", re-consid-
                                                                                                                          er as you are playing with a precious life. File
14 HUMANE NEWS                           October 2011                                                                     L20769-M.
                                                                                                   TINTON FALLS
                                                This lonely
                                                Cocker Spaniel
                                                was found at a
                                                                                                                      DOGS
                                                beachfront
                                                community
                                                                      I Love Lucy – yep – that’s the name her owner gave her.
                                                near the
                                                                    The owner, who hails from Melbourne, Florida is current-
                                                amusements,
                                                                    ly living with his parents in NJ. Lucy’s owner is waiting for
                                                rides, penny
                                                                       his deployment orders & will not be here for very long.
                                                arcade, etc.
                                                                         The 4 year old Fila Brasileiro needs a lifelong commit-
                                                Everyone was
                                                                      ment.The breed is renowned for faithfulness to family &
                                                having fun, play-
                                                                           friends, but this is not a breed for everyone.The Fila
                                                ing games, com-
                                                                            needs a confident, experienced, savvy owner who is
  ing off of the beach .... but no one paid attention to this
                                                                      aware of the breed's innate tendencies. Filas are not well
  hopeful guy. Summer is at an end and he is hoping some-
                                                                    suited to busy household which entertain many guests, as
  one will "fall" for him. File TF-065503-M.
                                                                     they do not interact well with strangers.The Fila is a nat-
                                                                                             ural guardian breed. File TF-65710-F.
Meet Rosco, a
 3 year old St.
 Bernard who
    is part of a
   family of St.
Bernards that                                                                                                                        Diamond is a handsome Shepherd that
  needed res-                                                                                                                        we adopted to a Union, NJ resident in
      cue when                                                                                                                       2008. Unfortunately, they have not
  their owner                                                                                                                        changed any information to give us his
  was moving.                                                                                                                        current residence and phone number.
The economic                                                                                                                         We have attempted to locate the
    climate has                                                                                                                      owner of Diamond, but without suc-
      caused an                                                                                                                      cess. File TF-65252-NM.
   upheaval in family relocations, moving from homes to apartments ... all
   tragic stories which create heartache and sorrow for both people and
                                              their pets. File TF-65466-M.

                                                 Meet Marie &
                                                 Pierre – found
                                                 early one morning
                                                 as strays. Both had
                                                 recently been                      She had given her heart to someone … &
                                                 shaved down. No                 they reneged on giving her a lifetime of love.
                                                 one has called to             Dore has sunshine in her heart & is waiting to
                                                 inquire about them            find that special someone to spend the rest of
                                                 & now a lifetime                                 her life with. File TF-66035-F.
                                                 commitment is
                                                 what they need.
                                                 The extremely
                                                 affectionate doggy
                                                 duo are now ready
                                                 to find happiness in
a loving home but it is important to this 2 ½ year old pair that they
be adopted together. File TF-65804-SF & File TF-65802-NM.
                                                                                                                                Norton & Trixie were surrendered
                                                                                                                                by their owner as the landlord said
                                                                                                                                they are “too big for the residence”.
                                                                                                                                They are great dogs and great with
                                                                                                                                each other.The pair of hound-type
                                                                                                                                dogs are 10 months old & want to
                                                                                                                                remain together. File TF-65783-NM &
                                                                                                                                File TF-65784-F.


                                                                                                                           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: tintonfallsahs@aol.com
Wally is a 1 year old surrendered to the
Society because “it doesn’t get along with the          2 Miles from Rt. 33-34 Circle, Parkway Exit 102 (So.) Parkway Exit 100B (North)
children”. Although they said he was a                  More Orphans to Adopt or Sponsor at http://ahstintonfalls.petfinder.org or our
Beagle, he looks more like a Harrier. In any                         Montage at www.ahscares.org – Click on “Won’t You Adopt Us?”
event, he is homeless now and we want to
find a more suitable home for Wally. File TF-
66040-NM.                                                                                                                             www.ahscares.org 15
                                                                           NEW MEXICO
                           AROUND THE U.S.A.                               The New Mexico Game Commission voted on the Dept. of Game & Fish's proposal
                                                                           to lift a ban on the trapping of fur bearing animals. The ban was in place by
                                                                           Former Gov. Bill Richardson who supported wolf recovery efforts & also noted that
                           CALIFORNIA                                      traps can't differentiate between protected species & their target prey. Mexican gray
                           If passed, Senate Bill 702 (Lieu) would         wolves were listed under the Endangered Species Act in 1976 -- today there are
                           be the first mandatory pet microchip law        only an estimated 50 in the U.S. Thousands of letters had been sent to each com-
                           enacted in the U.S.                             missioner asking to ban leghold traps, body snares & other body-crushing traps be
                                                                           kept off public lands. It is believed that most of the commissioners who had been
                            CALIFORNIA                                     appointed by Gov. Susanna Martinez had made up their minds.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 917 (Lieu) into law which
would prohibit the sale of animals on streets, in parking lots,            WISCONSIN
boardwalks, carnivals, & from other similar public venues. It also         Rep. Don Pridemore (R-Hartford) would ease restrictions on dog breeders which
will be illegal to display or offer for sale or display or offer to give   will QUADRUPLE the number of dogs that a breeder can have without requiring a
away as part of a commercial transaction a live animal if the act of       license – from 25 to 100 – and would GET RID OF THREE INSPECTORS who
selling or giving away the live animal is to occur on any street,          enforce the current law.
highway, public right-of-way, parking lot, carnival or boardwalk.
The new law also imposes more consistent penalties for those con-          PENNSYLVANIA
victed of animal neglect by allowing a maximum sentence of up              Former Pennsylvania Game Commissioner Stephen L. Mohr of Bainbridge pleaded
to one year in county jail for animal neglect & fines up to                guilty to two counts of importing an exotic animal without a permit & paid $2,162
$20,000. The new bill takes effect January 1, 2012.                        in fines & costs. Mohr bought them from an Ohio breeder & thought they were
                                                                           Husky/Malamute mixes. He turned them over to a neighbor who sells dogs to
FLORIDA                                                                    make “a little extra money”. Mohr now serves as President of United Sportsmen of
Animal lovers asked the Florida State Boxing Commission (FSBC) to          Pennsylvania. Three of the pups were sold & the other 3 were taken to a licensed
stop a boxing match between Rocky Show Circus owner Javier                 wildlife sanctuary. Mohr operates Island Exotic Hunts where hunters can pay $350
Martinez and Rocky a kangaroo, but found they have no jurisdic-            to shoot wild boars, goats & sheep. In 2003, Mohr was found guilty of violating
tion in man-to-animal matches. However, PETA advises that all              the state’s ethics act for failing to disclose income from his hunting operation &
boxing matches must be licensed, & have again petitioned the               from the sale of products to bait animals. It also found him guilty of seeking to
FSBC to stop the right. It was then uncovered that several citations       block or oppose game commission decisions that could negatively affect his busi-
had been given to the Rocky Show Circus for failing to provide vet         ness interests.
care & decent living conditions for circus animals. A USDA repre-
sentative visited during one of Rocky’s fights & found that he             TEXAS
chewed on his own arm, attempted to flee the ring & charged                Gov. Rick Perry signed into law several animal friendly bills: HB 1451 regulates
people during photo shoots. Two other kangaroos were reported              commercial dog and cat breeders; SB 273 requires that pets be included in protec-
to have died while touring with the circus – one from a bacterial          tive orders; HB 916 regulates animal care during cruelty trials & appeals & requires
disease called “lumpy jaw” which can be caused by poor hygiene,            that people who are convicted be billed for the cost of animal care; HB 1103
overcrowded living conditions & stress. Last year, The Rocky Show          allows judges to order people convicted of animal cruelty or neglect to attend care
Circus was asked to leave a festival in Texas after a major sponsor        courses;. HB1043 extends felony provisions for cockfighting to cover owning or
threatened to back out. Florida officials say their hands are tied. In     training a gamecock, possession or sale of cockfighting paraphernalia, attending a
the meantime, The Rocky Show Circus is traveling throughout                cockfight & allowing one’s property to be used for cockfighting.
Florida. To keep up with the latest, log on to www.peta.org
                                                                           OREGON
HAWAII                                                                     Gov. John Kitzhaber signed into law a bill which makes it illegal to sell, trade or
Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a bill which criminalizes attending           possess shark fins. This makes Oregon the third U. S. state to prohibit shark finning
or betting on a dogfight. It also increases the penalties for owning       behind Hawaii & Washington. Shark finning is a brutal process whereby sharks are
or training fighting dogs or equipping, arranging or sponsoring            caught, the fins are cut away from the body & the animal is thrown back into the
dog fights.                                                                sea. Without fins, sharks bleed to death, drown or are eaten by other species.
                                                                           Although shark finning is illegal in U.S., European, Canadian & Australian waters, it
NEVADA                                                                     is still common in international waters.
Gov. Brian Sandoval signed SB 223 which establishes felony cruel-
ty penalties. It is known as Cooney’s Law – in memory of a bea-
gle/pit bull terrier adopted from the SPCA of Northern Nevada by
transient, Raymond Rios, 46 who lived in his van. He pinned
Cooney down in a bathtub, gutted him with a box cutter, alleged-
                                                                           Please help us save lives ...
ly to remove a mouse from her belly & she was returned in a                Yes! I want to support the many life-saving efforts of AHS and Popcorn Park
garbage bag to the shelter dead. According to reports, the Police          through a donation of $ _______________________
                                                                                                                                                            OCTOBER 2011

called Animal Control to pick up the dog. They did not arrest
Rios & said they would submit the case for a warrant review …              K Please find my donation enclosed.     K Apply to ResQ Fund
but the report indicates they never did. Rios pleaded guilty &             K Please charge my donation to my credit card:
after a short stint in jail, is a free man & not allowed to have dogs
for two years.                                                             K American Express K Visa K MasterCard K Discover
                                                                           Name on Card: __________________________________Exp. date: _____________
FLORIDA
Palm Beach County dog owners can no longer leave their animals             Card# _____________________________________ 3/4 digit security code: _______
chained outside or in tight outdoor cages. The law prohibits teth-         Your signature: _________________________________________________________
ering animals at any hour & also requires an outdoor dog shelter
to measure at least 80 square feet & it must never reach more              Name: ________________________________________________________________
than 85 degrees inside. The county ordinance will also require
more health protections for guard dogs and more disclosure to              Address: ______________________________________________________________
pet store customers about where dogs and cats come from.
Depending upon the severity of the violation, criminal charges             City, State, Zip: _________________________________________________________
may be filed.
                                                                           Please send all donations to: Associated Humane Societies/Popcorn Park,
                                                                           PO Box 43, Forked River, NJ 08731-0043
16 HUMANE NEWS                           October 2011
   FREE HAIR CUTS FOR A YEAR BY                                         T hanks for Making A Difference!
   SOPHIA ROOTS SALON IN BAYVILLE                                                 DONATIONS OF LOVE OF LAVALLETTE RAISES
                                                                                      FUNDS FOR POPCORN PARK RESIDENTS
                                                                               Donations of Love is a
                                                                         non-profit charity founded
                                                                               by Joanne LaCicero in
                                                                              2007 to primarily help
                                                                            animals. The group tries
                                                                            to raise awareness of the
                                                                                 growing need in this
                                                                           economy to help animals
                                                                             by raising funds, aware-
                                                                         ness & educating the pub-
                                                                          lic about issues facing the
  Sophia Roots Hair Salon located at 511 Route 9 in Bayville
                                                                           animals in our communi-
  has made a wonderful offer for all who adopt dogs or cats
                                                                               ty. The group recently
  from the Society. Anyone who shows paperwork that they
                                                                         held an 80’s Dance Party which included a mini gift auction. It was well received and
  adopted a dog from AHS/Popcorn Park in 2011 is eligible
                                                                          as a result raised over $4,800 to be divided up between Popcorn Park & local animal
  for a free haircut by Sophia, every 8 weeks for a whole year
                                                                          groups. Our thanks to Joanne LaCicero of Lavallette and her group for their outstand-
  at her salon! Those who show proof of cat adoptions in 2011
                                                                                                                        ing and enthusiastic efforts for animals.
  will be eligible for free haircuts every 8 weeks for six months.
  What is more, anyone who drops off a donation to the
  Forked River facility will get a gift certificate for one free                                                                              Joanne LaCicero, who
  haircut. Our thanks to Sophia who is a big supporter of                                                                                     heads the Donations
  Popcorn Park.                                                                                                                               of Love non-profit
                                                                                                                                              group in Lavallette,
                                                                                                                                              brought a truckload of
             DON’T FORGET! There are two                                                                                                      donations which were
                                                                                                                                              collected at their 80’s
       events coming up at Popcorn Park - our So
                                                                                                                                              Dance Party.
      Long Summer Sale on September 17th and our
      Annual Chinese Auction on October 15th. Your
       donations help make these events successful
       and in turn, help our animals. For complete
      details on what we need and and how you can
                 donate, please see Page 2


                                            AARIUS MUSIC STUDIOS CHOSE SOCIETY AS THEIR “PET PROJECT”
On the morning of October 21, 2009, on her way to work, Crystall Cattano encountered des-
tiny in the form of an abandoned and chained black and white puppy. Little did she know
at the time, that it was really “Petey”, (as she would later name him), who was destined to
help her. Crystal took the abandoned stray to the Society’s Tinton Falls shelter; however, she
and her husband Joe contemplated the Idea of adopting him themselves. They weighed it
against the fact that they had two dogs already and were trying to establish a new business.
                                        They did, in fact, adopt Petey, and soon after, lost their
                                        beloved dog Kasha to liver failure. Petey helped ease
                                        their grief and that of their remaining dog, Gunner.
                                        As the immense love and compassion they felt for
                                        Petey soon began to mix with their passion for music,
                                        Joe and Crystall began to ask themselves how they
                                        could do more to help other dogs just like Petey.
                                        Now the owners of AARIUS Music Studios, they decid-
                                        ed this year’s Annual Studio Open House would
                                        include a fundraiser for AHS because of the wonderful Joe Cattano (l.) & Crystall Cattano (.r) of Aarius Music Studios of Old
                                        experience they had while adopting their mixed-breed       Bridge. Black Label Society band member John J. D. DeServio meets
                                        pup, “Petey McSweety,” and for the opportunity to                        Wilson, adopted from the Society by Scott Crawford.
                                        give back to this organization that has given so much
                                        to others. JZ Guitars™ also offered their custom Mac10 as an incentive to raise donations.
                                        AARIUS Studios hosted the event at their music facility in Old Bridge, NJ. JZ Guitars™ brought an assortment of hand-
                                        made custom guitars that were available to try out, and Sandi Murphy of GoLightly Photography shot the entire event.
                                        WWP provided promotional material and support for the event. The fundraiser turned out to be quite a success!
                                        Crystall and Joe also held a benefit concert at the Seven Days in Union Beach with the AARIUS allstars. The final
                                        stage of the event was back at AARIUS Studios on July 29th where they held the raffle. Winning numbers to the raf-
                                        fle were pulled by none other than John “JD” DeServio of Black Label Society. As a result of their efforts, they pre-
Society representative Scott            sented a check to AHS totaling $1,700! AHS wants to thank AARIUS Studios as well as Crystall, Joe and Petey for
Crawford brought his well-behaved       their commitment to help other AHS animals in need, and for giving Petey such a great life. You GUYS ROCK!
Society alumnus,Wilson.
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                                                                                             GIRL SCOUT TROOP 597 COLLECTED
                                                                                             DONATIONS AT ICE SKATING EVENT


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BROWNIE TROOP 1623 OF LITTLE                                                          From right:Troop
                                                                                           Leader Eillen
SILVER HELP SOCIETY ORPHANS                                                           Jacome of Lanoka
                                                                                         Harbor, Kellsey,
                                                                                      Maegan & Brianna

                                                                                  An ice skating event
                                                                                     held by Girl Scout
                                                                                    Troop 597 and the
                                                                                   theme was Popcorn
                                                                                     Park Zoo. All who
                                                                                  attended were asked
                                                                                   to bring a donation. As a result of their enjoyable event, they collected
                                                                                                 dog food, leashes, treats, doggie bones, collars and more.


                                                                                  7th GRADERS HOLD “PAWS FOR A CAUSE”
                                                                                              DANCE FOR OUR DOGGIES
                                                                                                                         Diane Brown, 7th grade advisor at
These smiling faces belong to Brownie Troop 1623 of Little Silver. They                                                  Northern Burlington County Regional
took up a collection to help the Society and the animals and delivered                                                   Middle School, was accompanied to
hundreds of dollars worth of much-needed items: Dog & cat food, dog &                                                    Popcorn Park by her son, Richard.
cat treats, paper towels, different types of toys, cages, carriers, blankets,
towels, dishes, laundry detergent, collars & scratching posts -- a wonderful                                              Diane Brown, the 7th grade advisor
addition to help us help animals!                                                                                        at the Northern Burlinton County
                                                                                                                         Regional       Middle      School    in
                                                                                                                         Columbus, NJ and her 7th graders
GUINEA PIG CONFISCATED FROM PICK-UP                                                                                      ran a group of fund raisers to raise
                                                                                                                         donations, food, and awareness of
TRUCK – SCHEDULED FOR SNAKE’S DINNER                                                                                     Popcorn Park. First, they started with
                                                                                                                         a “Guess How Many Dog Bones are
                                                                                                                         in a Container”. The students were
                                                                                                                         able to take a guess & the winners
                                                            The Society’s                                                won a free ticket to their April 1st
                                                            Tinton      Falls                                            dance. The 7th graders also sold Paw
                                                            shelter received    Prints & hung them on the wall of the school. The finale was a “Paws for a
                                                            an emergency        Cause Dance”. Some of the students had their pictures taken at the dance
                                                            call at 10:30       & a portion of what they paid was donated. A portion of the dance ticket
                                                            p.m from the        also went to the cause. In addition to all of that activity, any student who
                                                            Manasquan           brought a can of pet food to the dance was given a chance to win some
                                                            Police     Dept.    door prizes that night! As a result of their efforts, they raised over $300 and
                                                            concerning a        over 50 cans of food! Our thanks to the 7th graders for their efforts on
                                                            guinea pig that     behalf of Popcorn Park.
                                                            was loose in the
                                                            back of a pick-
                                   up truck. The bed of the truck was filled         COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT A GREAT
                                   with gravel, tires, tools, etc. A license            SUCCESS FOR BROWNIE TROOP 419
                                   plate indicated that the vehicle was reg-
                                   istered to someone in Lancaster,
                                   Pennsylvania. The Society’s Animal
                                   Control Officer confiscated the guinea
                                   pig and left a note on the door of the
                                   vehicle. The guinea pig was gaunt and
                                   the coat was in poor condition. Several
                                   of the small animals including the
                                   guinea pig, ferrets, gerbils, chinchillas,
                                   etc., were brought to our Newark facili-
                                   ty where they will have more accommo-
                                   dations. The next day, the Society’s
                                   Newark facility received a call from the
Lancaster, PA resident who said we took his snake’s dinner away! We are
keeping “Jonah” who will be given more and better food to improve his con-
dition. Jonah will become a member of our Education Team and visit hun-             As a Community Service Project, this hard-working group from Brownie
dreds of youngsters.                                                             Troop 419 in Forked River collected dog & cat food, leashes, dog toys, cat
                                                                                toys, dog & cat treats and a check for $200. Our thanks to this group who
                                                                                   brought in the donations and then toured the shelter and Popcorn Park.
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                                         bookshelf                                                          HUMANE
                                                                                                             PEAPACK BIRTHDAY GIRL HAS
  That’s Why We                           Written & Illustrated by                                               3rd PARTY FOR ANIMALS
                                          Ruby Roth                                     Olivia Donayre of Peapack, NJ
  Don’t Eat Animals                                                                   proudly shows the Certificate of
                                                                                       Appreciation that she received
                                          If your child is curious about a               from the Associated Humane
                                          vegetarian lifestyle and is                   Societies/Popcorn Park for her
                                          actually interested, this is a                        outstanding generosity.
                                          wonderfully written and                  According to the Donayre Family,
                                          beautifully illustrated book that        teaching compassion & advocacy
                                          honestly and sensitively                 can never start too early! And for
                                          explains the facts of meat pro-             Olivia, she raised money at her
                                          duction and the notion that                     3rd birthday party in lieu of
                                          animals are conscious, respon-               gifts. According to her parents:
                                          sive individuals. It is a helpful          “… this was such a great way to
book for parents who are vegetarian but it may be controversial for par-           allow our daughter to experience
ents who do not want their kids to know about the meat industry. The                 the rewards of helping others in
book was written by an elementary school teacher and it was in response               any small way we can. Olivia is
to the curiosity and concerns of her students. Roth is already planning             still eager to state to friends and
her next book. You can buy That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals on                        family that on her birthday, she
wedonteatanimals.com or Amazon or at your local bookstore.                              ‘helped feed animals because
                                                                                             they get hungry too”.’ The
                                                                                                       Donayre Family                              PHOTO SUPPLIED

STUDENTS FROM P.S. 25K IN BROOKLYN, NY
VISIT POPCORN PARK                                                                             BAYVILLE BIRTHDAY BOY CELEBRATES
                                                                                                                FOR THE ANIMALS
                                                                                                Damien Weigman, who cel-
                                                                                                ebrated his 4th birth & his
                                                                                                                Mom, Sue.
                                                                                                        Each year, Damien
                                                                                              Weigman visits us after his
                                                                                              birthday. According to his
                                                                                              Mom, he is learning to be
                                                                                              charitable and a volunteer.
                                                                                               To celebrate his 4th birth-
                                                                                               day, he asked for presents
                                                                                                      for the animals and
                                                                                                    brought in over $400
                                                                                                   worth of food, toys for
                                                                                                dogs, cats & birds, cat lit-
                                                                                                   ter, cleaning products,
The students at P.S. 25K the Eubie Blake School of Brooklyn, NY visited Popcorn Park.          newspapers, sheets & tow-
                                                                                              els. He also donated $200
                                                           Mrs. Montgomery meets                    for the Society’s upcoming Chinese Auction. Our thanks to
                                                           Zoo Director John                        Damien who loves his cat, Monster, and Sammy the rabbit.
                                                           Bergmann ….
                                                           and Princess the camel.
                                                                                                                DANGER WARNINGS
                                                          Popcorn Park LOVES to have                       REGARDING HALLOWEEN CANDY
                                                          schools visit so that the stu-
                                                          dents can see and learn about            Before you know it, Halloween will be here. Many well-
                                                          the unfortunate lives that all of        intended people may give out “sugar free” candy, gum,
                                                          the animals once experienced.            chocolate, etc. that contains Xylitol. This ingredient is VERY
                                                          The residents of Popcorn Park            toxic to animals. There is no need to share your Halloween
                                                          are displaced from the lives             bounty with pets. Stock up on tasty pet food treats so that
                                                          they should have had – but               your dog or cat won’t be checking into your goodie bag!
                                                          man’s interference has brought           Also, whether it is Halloween … or any other time of year, be
                                                          them to us.                              cautious if you let your pet out into the yard. Many pets are
Mrs. Montgomery, a teacher at P.S. 25K, the Eubie Blake School located in Brooklyn,                stolen, tortured or killed. Keep pets in a quiet area of the
NY has a list of required reading … and one is Harcourt Trophies Zebra book which                  house while you receive ghosts & goblins coming to your
mentions Popcorn Park. Mrs. Montgomery made arrangements through the school to                     door on Halloween.
have the students actually visit the place they read about! What an enjoyable learning
experience.                                                                                                                   www.ahscares.org 19
Celebrating Love ...
with A Love for Animals
                                                                              For those who are planning a wedding, a baby shower, a graduation, communion,
                                                                              bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, birthday, etc., you may wish to avail yourself of cele-
                                                                              brating your happiness & saying “thank you” to your guests. The Society will
                                                                              make an attractive card saying that a generous donation has been made to help
                                                                              animals. The guest can use the card for one free admission to Popcorn Park. The
HAMOLKO/DEL PRETE WEDDING                                                     partygoer will receive Forget-Me-Not seed packets that can be used as table favors
INCLUDES LOVE OF ANIMALS                                                      or given as a thank you gift. There is a small special inscription on the seed pack-
                                                                              et. If you would like to share your special celebration with the Society, please con-
                                                                              tact us at associatedhumane@aol.com or call Debbie Beyfuss at 973-824-7080.


                                             When Jessica Hamolko tied
                                                                                                    SCHNEIER/SICOLI WEDDING HELP
                                             the knot with Robert Del                                           SOCIETY ORPHANS
                                             Prete, their love also
                                             extended to Magnus and              Animal lovers Steve Sicoli and
                                             Eddie, Jessica’s canine com-        Shanna Schneier decided that
                                             panions. Magnus was               they would share that love with
                                             adopted from Popcorn Park            their wedding guests. Special
                                             two years ago and Eddie             wedding cards were made up
                                             came from a rescue group.          to thank attendees for sharing
                                             According to Jessica’s mom,          the day with them. In lieu of
                                             Carolyn Hamolko of West           favors, a donation was made to
                                             Belmar, “Everyone at the            the Society to help animals in
                                             wedding commented about           need. The cards also included a
                                             the seed packets. They                   free pass to Popcorn Park.
                                             thought it was a grand                 Forget-Me-Not seed packets
                                             idea”. Our thanks to Jessica           were also included for each
                                             & Robert for including the            guest. Our thanks to Steve &
                                             Society in a wonderful cele-      Shanna, of Mine Hill for includ-
                                             bration!                               ing their love of animals on
                                                                                   their special day and for the
                                             Eddie, (l.) and Magnus                generous donations made to
                                             enjoy a cuddle with their                               the Society.
                                             mom - and the bride -
                                             Jessica Hamolko
                            PHOTO SUPPLIED                                                          PHOTO SUPPLIED




                                                                                         SEPT. 9th & 10th IS BARK SESSION PET
 SOCIETY’S MOBILE SPAY/NEUTER VAN                                                      PHOTOGRAPHY FOR SOCIETY’S BENEFIT
 READY FOR SEPTEMBER KICK-OFF




                                                                            Professional pho-
                                                                            tographer Janine
                                                                                Memon-Dietz,
                                                                             owner of Saving
                                                                              Grace Studio, is
                                                                           once again open-
                                                                           ing her studio for
                                                                         the “Bark Sessions”
                                                                             on September 9
 The month of September will mark the launching of our mobile            and 10 as a special
 spay-neuter program. Our van is fully stocked, our veterinarian,          fundraiser for the
 veterinarian technicians and clinic administrator have completed                       Society.
 their training with the ASPCA in New York, observing surgery             For a sitting fee of
 techniques and learning strategies for promoting the program .              $25, pet owners
 In the upcoming weeks, flyers will appear, in the areas chosen, to          and their dog or                                                      PHOTO SUPPLIED
 let residents know the day and times the spay/neuter van will be              cat will be treated to a 15-minute studio photo session that
 in their neighborhood. This will be a low-cost program which               includes five on-line proofs. All session fees and half of all print proceeds will be
 will hopefully impact the number of unwanted cats and dogs                                                                      donated to AHS/Popcorn Park.
 being born in the surrounding areas, many of whom come in as                 Sitting times must be reserved in advance by calling the Saving Grace Studio at
 both strays and turn-ins to our Newark branch We are very excit-          636.932.3904 or emailing Janine at savinggrace@savinggracephotography.com.
 ed to finally get our unit on the road. Watch our website                               Sessions will be held at the studio, 32 Brownlee Place, Basking Ridge.
 (www.ahscares.org) for locations for the van’s appearance!                    A big bark of thanks to Janine for helping out the many animals at Associated
                                                                                  Humane Societies/Popcorn Park through her incredible photographic talents.
                                                                                                               You can view samples of Janine’s canine work at
                                                                                                       http://www.savinggracephotographyblog.com/?p=1492
20 HUMANE NEWS                        October 2011
                                                                                          CHINA
                                AROUND THE WORLD                                          Rodeo China was approved by the Chinese government in April as part of a
                                                                                          series of Sino-American cultural exchange events. There is an unprecedent-
                                                                                          ed prize of $8 million with about 120 cowboys, 180 horses, 36 bulls & 90
                        BULGARIA                                                          steers -- primarily from the U.S & Australia. The "Super Bowl of Rodeos"
                        Animal cruelty and dog fights are now considered                  will be the biggest event of its kind & is scheduled for October.
                        crimes to be punished by jail time or probation.
                        The Animal Protection Act was adopted in early                    SOUTH KOREA
2008 but did not include sanctions for animal cruelty. The amendments                     Effective January 1, 2012, anyone committing acts of animal cruelty may
were introduced in 2010 after a dog was found with her legs cut off,                      face a jail term of up to 1 year or a fine of up to $9,400. The concerns by
stirring a public outcry. Individuals who premeditatedly kill an animal                   the people’s increasing concern over ill treatment as well as the controversy
face up to 1 year in jail & fines. Those hurting an animal will face pro-                 of eating dog meat, has led to this move. Two security guards at an apart-
bation & the same fines. For repeated cruelty & extreme cruelty, the                      ment building in Seoul pushed a cat off of a 13th floor, & when they
penalty is up to 3 years behind bars and larger fines. Vets and employ-                   found the cat still breathing, they beat it to death. The revised law will also
ees in animal shelters also face similar sanctions if they are cruel to ani-              compel dog owners to register ownership with local governments from 2013.
mals.
                                                                                          GREAT BRITAIN
IRAN                                                                                      The BBC News reported that animal research in UK labs surged in 2010 --
Iranian authorities have deemed dog ownership as illegal, citing religion                 most due to "breeding genetically modified animals". The number rose
& Western opposition as its reasoning. This is the first time that dog                    from 87,000 to 1.6 million procedures. Most testing involved monkeys,
owners will face criminal charges. First-time offenders face a fine of up                 mice & fish. The statistic indicated that less horses, dogs, cats & rabbits
to $500 in U.S. currency if their dog is seen in public. They are given a                 were used in testing by the commercial sector.
10 day period to get rid of the dog or the authorities will confiscate the
dog themselves. Cars can be impounded & driver’s licenses suspended if                    PERU
police catch the dog outside of its carrier. The punishment has led to                    Pres. Alan Garcia signed a law to ban all wild animals from the country's
dog owners waiting until the middle of the night to drive out of the city                 circuses. Peru is the second country in South America, following Bolivia, to
just to walk their dogs.                                                                  nationally end the practice & protect animals. In Feb. 2011, Animal
                                                                                          Defenders International safely removed every animal from circuses in
SPAIN                                                                                     Bolivia & found new habitats for all of them. Twenty nine lions were sent to
The Ministry of Culture has given bullfighting a special status as “an                    Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado where they now roam free on 80 acres.
artistic discipline”. Bullfighting is illegal in Catalonia & the Canary
Islands. This move to declare it as an “art form” was apparently made to
stop more regions from banning it. Bullfighting is becoming less popu-
lar & it may be a move to seek tourist revenue.
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Administration, they have updated its product recall page for consumers.                   Associated Humane Societies
The search results provide information from news releases & other recall                   124 Evergreen Ave.
announcements in a table, organized by date, product brand name,                           Newark, NJ 07114-2133
product description, reason for recall & recalling firm. The data goes
back to 2009. To search for a specific recall, go to                                       K   NEW! 7 Asst. Popcorn Park Postcards (incl. S&H)              $7.00
www.fda.gov/safety/recalls and type in the name of the product. You can                    K   Popcorn Park Magnet (incl. S&H)                              $5.75
also click on “Animal Health” tab to see a list of recent recalls of pet                   K   Pet Alert Decals (2)                                         $2.00 + SASE
products.                                                                                  K   NEW! Share-A-Pet Booklet                                     $2.00
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                                                                                          In Special Memory
                                                                                          of Specs ...
                                                                                          The memory of Specs who died Sept.
                                                                                          15, 2009 is still revered by owner, James
                                                                                          Ruggiero of J & G Auto Repair Center in
                                                                                          Jersey City. For 15 ½ years James, with
                                                                                          his beloved dog, Specs, would travel to
                                                                                          work every day to protect, meet & greet
                                                                                          all J & G customers. Donations continue
                                                                                          to be collected in memory of Specs and
                                                                                          to assist the ones at AHS that need help
                                                                                          and homes. It is a bittersweet effort to keep Jim’s love for Specs alive and to soothe
                                                                                          the pain of his loss. Our thanks to Jim and J & G Auto Repair customers for their
Jenny, my adoptive Civet pet. She was        Harry – our sweet boy that will be forev-    efforts and generosity in helping other dogs.
loved by all of you.                         er in our hearts.We will love you always.
   Roberta Pescatello – CT                      Mommy, Daddy and Sally – N J

                                             Judith Considine – in remembrance of
                                             her love for animals. In our thoughts &
                                             prayers
                                                                                                NEWS FROM NEW YORK
                                               Jaci Rizzo & Carolyn Libertucci – NJ

                                             “Oatie” Bernard, the most perfect dog        NEW YORK STATE
                                             ever – a loving companion, playmate &        Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a bill which
                                             watchdog.Though her start in life was        raises the penalty for spectators attending animal
                                             so meager, being born in a Newark, NJ        fights in New York. The offender could serve up to 3
                                             junkyard, to two loving parents, she         months in jail and pay a maximum fine of up to $500. It does not have
                                             immediately became a little precious         to be proven that the violator wagered on the fight.
                                             treasure to her owners.
                                                Sandra Sobilo – N J                       NEW YORK CITY
                                                                                          An additional $10 million will be given to NYC Animal Care & Control
Joey Reilly                                  Les Coleman                                  which will provide for additional shelter hours and staff. The NYC AC&C
   Carole Reilly – N J                         St. Michael School-6th Grade Class – N J   will pick up stray animals including cats 7 days a week. The City will also
                                                                                          sanction a TNR program. The city has dropped its plan to build full-serv-
K-9 Officer “Schultz” of the Gloucester      Hermine Zyruk                                ice shelters in the Bronx and Queens. They presently have facilities in
Township Police Department who lost his       L.Wallace – DE                              Manhattan, Brooklyn & Staten Island.
life while fighting crime in the spirit of
protecting us all. RIP Schultz, RIP          Margaret “Maggie” Carr Burke – an            BRONX
    Members of Chatham Twp. PBA, Local       extraordinary woman; an advocate for         Cherika Alvarez, 30, left her pit bull pup behind to starve to death after
       #170 – N J                            abandoned animals and who adopted a          being evicted from her apartment. The ASPCA found the pup’s badly
                                             number of dogs from AHS                      nourished corpse stuck to the floorboards of the abandoned apartment.
David Dunne                                    Adco Electrical Corp. – NY                 Alvarez is on trial in Bronx Supreme Court where she faces up to a year in
  Judy Bell & Family – NJ                      Franklin Decker – N J                      jail & a $1,000 fine if found guilty.
                                               John O’Boyle & Mary Ellen O’Boyle
Vivian Machuga who was a great help to         Kathleen B. Estabrooks – N J               STATEN ISLAND
A.R.F. She would collect lovely items from     Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche,Tankel,             Nashbert Smith, 28, beat & killed his wife’s Jack Russell Terrier, Lady.
her family & friends for our fund raising          LaPilusa, LLC – N J                    Because it had defecated on the floor, he repeatedly swung the dog by its
garage sales. She will be sorely missed.       Javerbaum Wurgat, Hicks, Kahn,             leash against the wall, then choked it to death. Police found the apart-
   Sandra Sobilo – N J                            Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C. - N J           ment hallway & kitchen splattered with blood. Smith, on parole for a
                                               The Pfaffenbach Collection – N J           drug sale conviction, was charged with felony aggravated cruelty to an
Janet Colombrito                               E. Clifford Hall & Holly Hall – FL         animal. Smith is also a registered sex offender. He faces 1 1/3 to 4 years
  Katrel Creighton – N J                       Charlotte & Jay Foster – ME                in prison if convicted.
                                               Peter Jordan – N J
Stella Bochese                                 Doreen & Augie DiGiacomo – N J             NEW YORK CITY
  Schoenknecht Family – N J                    Molly Lee Chapman – AL                     Due to the number of inebriated passers-by visiting the West Village pet
                                               Mr. & Mrs. Edward T. Casale – FL           stores, this has forced the pet store owners to implement a ban against
Mila Nurmi a/k/a Vampira & Ice Cream           David M. Roberts – N J                     allowing customers who appear drunk to buy or even hold any of their
  Peter Murphy – NC                            Leigh Allard & Richard Turner – N J        animals.
                                               Loren & Janis Weinstein – N J
Henry Pfeifer – he was quite a character       Marian Callahan – TX
& gave me much happiness.Words can-            Neal & Kim Leitner & Family – NJ
                                                                                                 The HUMANE NEWS has been publishing this paper for the last 41 years.
not describe how much I miss him.              Janet Bubinick Parent, Suan Bubenick
                                                 Dunyak, Linda Bubenick Fleming - N J       Sadly, we have found that we cannot change the world overnight ... but we contin-
  Diane Pierce - WI
                                                                                            ue to try and make a difference. It is our hope that the information printed here-
 A donation as a memorial to a loved one will go a long way to help                         in will have a ripple effect on you, your family, your friends, your co-workers. If we
 Society orphans. There are many ways to make a donation. The Society                        can help one person to get involved, to rescue one animal from a cruel situation,
 will notify a bereaved family with a card IF A FULL NAME & ADDRESS                              to adopt a lonely cat or pup from your local shelter, to consider a vegetarian
 OF THE FAMILY AS WELL AS FULL NAME & ADDRESS OF DONOR is                                     lifestyle, then the HUMANE NEWS is achieving its intent. If this is the first issue
 included. Due to the high volume of requests, only gifts of $50.00 or                         that you have received and you would like to be placed on our mailing list, all
 more will be printed in a timely manner.                                                      that is required is a donation - the amount we leave up to you. Please make
                                                                                               checks payable to the ASSOCIATED HUMANE SOCIETIES, INC., P. O. Box 43,
                                                                                                                   Forked River, N J 08731-0043.Thank you.
22 HUMANE NEWS                               October 2011
                                  Humane News                                                       NEWS FROM NEW JERSEY
                                  Published by the Associated                              MOORESTOWN
                                       Humane Societies                                    Four animal cruelty charges were dropped against for-
                                                                                           mer Moorestown, NJ Police Officer Robert Melia, Jr.
                                   Over A Century of Caring                                who had been charged after a video was found in his
                                         1906 - 2011                                       home that showed him sexually molesting cows in
                                                                                           2006. Investigators confirmed to Fox 29 News that
                                                                                           alleged incidents occurred between June & December
 EXECUTIVE OFFICES:                Editor-in-Chief                     Roseann Trezza
 124 Evergreen Avenue              Contributing Editors                 Jeanne Balsam      2006 in Southampton Township. Judge James Morley recently ruled that
 Newark NJ 07114-2133                                   Deborah Beyfuss, Karen Powell      prosecutors did not present enough evidence to jurors that Melia’s alleged
 Phone: (973) 824-7080             Cruelty Investigations Editor           Terry Clark     actions tormented the animals on a Southampton farm. Melia & former
 FAX: (973) 824-2720               Popcorn Park/Photo Editor           John Bergmann
                                   Photography Editors:             Colleen Buchanan,      girlfriend Heather Lewis remain charged with sexually assaulting three
 E-mail: contactUs@ahscares.org
                                                           Linda Goodman, D.J. Infield,    girls.
                                           Sandy Hickman, Dee Hobson, Alicia Meeker,
 MONMOUTH COUNTY                                           Stacey Weksler, Linda Wells,
 BRANCH:                                               Scott Crawford, Stacey Weksler,     BRICK
 2960 Shafto Road                  Circulation Editors:      Carole Goss, Cerri Infield    Raymond Yoder of Fresno, Ohio, pled guilty to 20 counts of animal cruel-
 Tinton Falls, NJ 07753-7608
 Phone: (732) 922-0100                         SOCIETY ATTORNEYS                           ty for failure to provide proper water for puppies he transported from
 FAX: (732) 922-4032                                Levin Cyphers                          Ohio to Breeders Association pet shop. The fines of $3,500 were paid by
 E-Mail:                                     Toms River,Wall, Atlantic City,               Abe Miller, owner of House of Pets in Fresno. The matter was heard
 TintonFallsAHS@aol.com                             Lakewood, NJ
                                                                                           before Judge Robert Lepore. In early 2010, Miller had been warned by
 OCEAN COUNTY BRANCH               Information contained in this publication should not    the USDA about acquiring puppies from unlicensed sources & improperly
 & POPCORN PARK ZOO                be used as the basis of decisions by any reader         documenting the information.
 Humane Way & Lacey Road           without referring to applicable laws, regulations
 P.O. Box 43                       and/or professional advice.The HUMANE NEWS has
 Forked River, NJ 08731-0043       made every effort to ensure the accuracy of materials   MOORESTOWN
 Phone: (609) 693-1900             in this publication but the HUMANE NEWS will not        Karen Alexander of Franklinville, owner of a defunct pet shop known as
 FAX: (609) 693-8404               be responsible for loss or damages caused by errors,    Puppy Palace, was found guilty of 11 counts of animal cruelty for depriv-
 E-mail:                           omissions, misprints or misinterpretations of the       ing several dogs with basic care in which two died as a result.
 NJHUMANE@aol.com                  publication contents.
                                                                                           Moorestown Municipal Court Judge Lois Downey handed down a sentence
                                                                                           of 6 days in jail and $13,000 in fines and restitution.
                                        www.ahscares.org
                                                                                           SAYREVILLE
              OCTOBER 2011 - Volume 42, No. 5                                              It is alleged that dogfighting is going on the woods, near O’Neill’s
                                                                                           Restaurant, off County Road 670. According to the ACO, they are breaking
                                                                                           into homes & yards and stealing dogs for bait. Be careful for your pets
     Information filed with the Attorney General concerning this                           and keep them under your control at all times.
  charitable solicitation may be obtained from the Attorney General
  of the State of New Jersey by calling (973) 504-6215. registration                       FREEHOLD
       with the Attorney General does not imply endorsement.                               Jorge Badillo, 47, was charged with 8 counts of animal cruelty after
  Charitable Registration #-CH012-6200, Tax Exempt # 221 487122.                           remains of animals were found in his yard. Numerous dead animals were
                                                                                           found in various states of decomposition as well as some live animals
                                                                                           ready for slaughter and several Santeria altars. Among the remains found
                                                                                           were chickens, guinea hens and a slider turtle. Badillo admitted sacrificing
NEW! POPCORN PARK POSTCARDS!                                                               the animals.

                                                                                           WEST KEANSBURG
                                                                                           Henry Deinninger, 61 & his son, Robert Deinninger, 34 were charged
                                                                                           with failure to provide proper sustenance, care & housing for 51 cats.
                                                                                           According to newspaper reports, there were only 3 litter pans in the
                                                                                           home. The Society provided two vans to transport the animals to the local
                                                                                           SPCA. In 2009, Henry Deinninger was a resident of Highlands & was
                                                                                           charged with similar counts. The Highlands municipal court judge ordered
                                                                                           Deinninger to be allowed only four house cats which had to be altered.
                                                                                           He and two other family members were fined $3,000 & cats were taken
                                                                                           by the local SPCA.
BooBoo and DooWop, above, are just 2 of 7 of the animals featured in our
new Popcorn Park Postcard pack - and all 7 are yours for only $7.00, incl.
                                                                                           CAMDEN
shipping and handling. Also featured are Buster, Dante, Mickey, Nyla and
                                                                                           The Animal Welfare Association is offering spa/neuter surgery for all pit
Seven. Order with our coupon on Page 21 or order online from our Gift
                                                                                           bulls of Camden City residents at no charge. This includes surgery, rabies
Shop at ahscares.org
                                                                                           & distemper vaccines. For information, call 856-424-2288, Ext. 105

and ... A NEW SHARE-A-PET BOOKLET!
                                                                                                 “We're beginning to realize the
                                                                                           almost irreparable loss in such cruel
                                                         All the latest photos                 and barbaric practices as hunting
                                                         and stories of our                    and killing innocent creatures for
                                                         Share-A-Pet dogs and              pleasure or mercilessly trapping and
                                                         cats, just waiting for               torturing harmless animals whose
                                                         you to sponsor them!               sole “offense” is being beautiful.”—
                                                         In beautiful color -                                Joseph F. Goodavage
                                                         Order Page 21.
                                                                                             Pictured - Dante, rescued from a
                                                                                                                 canned hunt.    www.ahscares.org 23
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                                                                                                                            THE HUMANE NEWS
                            OCTOBER 2011
                                                                                                                                                          PROGRAM
                                                                                                                                                The Society’s unique SHARE-A-PET PROGRAM is helping many animals thanks to the kindness and
                                                                                                                                                 generosity of many HUMANE NEWS readers.The animals are placed on the program on the basis
                                                                                                                                                   of such details as victims of cruelty, handicap, length of stay, etc. As a result of our efforts, brand
                                                                                                                                                   new facilities have been given to these orphans.You can help by “adopting” one of these orphans
                                                                                                                                                       for $10.00 a month. In turn, you will receive a color photo and report of your pet every four
                                                                                                                                                   months, plus a membership card which entitles you to FREE ADMISSION TO POPCORN PARK.
                                                                                                                                               You are also invited to visit your pet, take him for walks, bring him treats, toys, and even adopt him.
                                                                                                                                                 All funds gathered under this program are applied directly to the care of these animals. Any funds
                                                                                                                                                    that exceed what is needed for a particular animal are applied to the care and welfare of other
                                                                                                                                                                  shelter animals. You can also view and sponsor all Share-A-Pets on our web site at:
                                                                                                                                                                                                www.ahscares.org, and click on Share-A-Pet Program.


                                                                                                                                                                Jasper the Unflappable Feline
                                                                                         ASSOCIATED HUMANE
                                                                                            SOCIETIES, INC.
                                                                       PERMIT NO. 5116




                                                                                                                      Non-Profit Org.
                                                                                                                       U.S. Postage
                                                                                                              PAID




                                                                                                                                                              He was left out in front of the Humane
                                                                                                                                                             Society’s door with a note attached: “My
                                                                                                                                                                      name is Jasper - please find me a
                                                                                                                                                                 home”. That was in 2008 and he has
                                                                                                                                                               been waiting ever since. His time here
                                                                                                                                                              was spent in a cage by himself since his
                                                                                                                                                                    love for food outweighs his love of
                                                                                                                                                               other cats.The staff brought him up to

Biscuit of New York City                                                                                                                                          the Waiting Room where his love of
                                                                                                                                                                 sleep outweighs his love of exercise.
                                                                                                                                                             Occasionally, he will play with a few toys
                                                                                                                                                             but he can usually be seen sleeping on a
                                                                                                                                                              chair or sleeping next to the register…
                                                                                                                                                               It is too bad he doesn’t care much for
                                                                                                                                                               other cats or we would introduce him
                                                                                                                                                                        to Eat ‘N Sleep. (Forked River).




                                                                                                                                                   Andy, Babe and Cole fromTennessee

Biscuit is celebrating his 10th anniversary with us on the
Animal Haven Farm. He was rescued from the rubble immedi-
ately after 9/11, searching for his master. A good samaritan led
him away several times, but Biscuit only returned to search
again.The fellow then took the faithful dog, whom he named
Biscuit, home, hoping to give him a good life. He soon realized
that his long hours prevented him from doing so, and asked us
to please care for Biscuit.We added him to the Share-A-Pet
Program, and here he has happily remained.
If Biscuit could speak, we are sure he would want, at this 10
                                                                                                                                                                      A devoted anima lover who worked with the local humane shelter would fos-
year anniversary of 9/11, to honor and remember all the K9
                                                                                                                                                                         ter animals to save them from the high euthanasia rate. He also helped with
Search & Rescue dogs and their human partners who spent
                                                                                                                                                                      rehabilitating wildlife.When he became terminally ill, his only wish was that his
endless hours searching for the living among the rubble, and
                                                                                                                                                                       three foster dogs be cared for.
when all hope was gone, for recognition of those who lost
                                                                                                                                                                         The animal shelter contacted
their lives in this tragic event.They are heroes, every one.
                                                                                                                                                                      Popcorn Park and we respond-
                                                                                                                                                                        ed to their cry for help. Andy,
                                           Name of pets sponsored: ___________________                                                                                  who is 10 years old and Babe
 SHARE-A-PET                                                                                                                                                          and Cole who are both 9 years
                                           ___________________ ___________________
  OCTOBER 2011                                                                                                                                                               old came to the Society in
                                                                                                                                                                           February.With no concerns
                   NAME ____________________________________________                                                                                                   about their past and no fear of
                   ADDRESS ________________________________________                                                                                                     the future, they enjoy living in
                                                                                                                                                                            the moment on the Animal
                   CITY, STATE, ZIP ___________________________________                                                                                                Haven Farm. File L-20358-NM,
                   # OF ANIMALS _____ X $10.00 EACH = TOTAL $_________                                                                                                       File L-20359-NM & File L-
                                                                                                                                                                               20360-SF.(Forked River).

								
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