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AHS Rescues 223 Neglected Animals from Newark Pet Shop



AHS was alerted to poor conditions for animals at the Broadway Pet Shop in Newark.

Under the direction of Asst. Director Scott Crawford, four ambulances were dispatched to the scene to rescue over 223 animals including puppies, kittens, dogs, chinchillas, tarantulas, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats, cockatiels, canaries, parakeets, fish, turtles, finches, snakes, doves, and many other species. It took several trips back to the store to gather more animals.

All chickens and roosters are now living happily at Popcorn Park. It is not known if they were destined for someone's dinner plate or ritual slaughter.

Four vans and numerous staff from the Newark, Tinton Falls and Forked River shelters of the Associated Humane Societies had to make several trips to remove the over 223 animals and get them to safety at the 2 shelters and Popcorn Park in Forked River where all were cleaned, fed and settled in.

All fish tanks were emptied, cleaned and were given new clean water, gravel, food and a pleasant surrounding instead of the murky water they inhabited.

The rescue was slowed down by the need to get numerous roaches out of the cages before the animals could be loaded. All animals are being vetted. No AHS animals were euthanized to make room for these poor creatures. Today it truly was about a lot of animals in distress.

Untreated burns on this rat are now being cared for in the AHS Medical Dept. There are many other rats that lived with this one in an undersized, overcrowded tank with no water no food.

With the animals now safe, the investigation has been referred to the NJSPCA for their actions. Everybody involved in helping these animals did an unbelievable job. Thanks to all who helped.

These beautiful kittens are now at the AHS Tinton Falls facility.

The AHS team was mobilized from the onset of the rescue to a full day's efforts and performed admirably under the most horrific conditions to make sure all animals were fed, watered, put into clean caging and are now off to a new life!

A bearded dragon with no food or water.

Your donations will help us with the constant need for renewable resources. Pet food, bird seed, mice/rat chow, kitty litter, and cleaning supplies all help us in our continual efforts to make life better for them. Please make a donation today to help the many neglected animals rescued in his effort.

The cruelty matter has been referred to the NJ SPCA. The Newark Health Dept. was on the scene and has closed the place down.

The rabbit was in a filthy, roach-filled, feces encrusted cage with old food & no water supply.

The dogs and cats and many of the birds are at the AHS Tinton Falls shelter. For more information on those, call the AHS at 732-922-0100 or e-mail us

This macaw was one of many birds living in a filthy cage with no food or water.

Most of the birds have been brought to Popcorn Park and the AHS shelter in Tinton Falls. For more information, e-mail us or call 609-693-1900.

Take a look at how the lives have improved already for some of the animals now in our care!

7/31/2014

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