RESCUED! 7 BIG CATS FROM DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS IN TEXAS Story and Photos Page 7 12 RESEARCH ANIMALS DOGS CHAINED OUTSIDE FOR RESCUED FROM EUTHANASIA YEARS - MEET OUR RESCUES! Story and Photos Page 13 Story and Photos Page 12 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. COVER PHOTO COURTESY OF INSYNC 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. ahscares.org 7 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 email@example.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 COVER NO JUSTICE FOR CATS WHO LANGUISHED IN ACO 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 COVER STORIES Continued from Page 1 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. www.ahscares.org 13 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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. www.ahscares.org 17 junior GIRL SCOUT TROOP 597 COLLECTED DONATIONS AT ICE SKATING EVENT HUMANE 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. 18 HUMANE NEWS October 2011 junior junior 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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. Order here! U.S. FDA PRODUCT RECALL INFORMATION ORDER FORM OCTOBER 2011 AVAILABLE IN NEW, EASY FORMAT If you are interested in receiving any of the items listed below, please forward There have been so many product recalls by the U. S. Food & Drug the coupon along with the required donation, and mail to: 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 K Wildlife Club Booklet $2.00 K AHS/Popcorn Park Color Brochure $1.00 IN RESPONSE TO THOSE WHO HAVE ASKED US: K Small Coloring Book 2/$1.00 NEITHER THE HUMANE NEWS,THE ASSOCIATED HUMANE K Elephant Coloring Book $3.00 SOCIETIES, NOR POPCORN PARK MAKES ITS MEMBERSHIP LISTS K Zoological Society Brochure SASE- #10 AVAILABLE TO ANYONE. 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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 Join! the SHARE-A-PET Deliver to Addressee or Current Resident Newark, NJ 07114-2133 124 Evergreen Ave. 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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