Now that the worst of Hurricane Sandy is over, many are starting to put their lives back together .... and for many, the nightmare has not ended. And pets that people thought would be a part of their lives can never be brought back into their families.
Throughout the storm and thereafter, AHS/Popcorn Park continues to be a beacon of hope and help when needed. Below are some of the animals that the Society has rescued; we will either try to reunite them with an owner or find a lifetime of love in a new home.
In the meantime, the AHS/Popcorn Park needs the continued generosity of concerned animal lovers to help us to help them. Pet food donated to us has been re-distributed to pet-friendly churches, meeting places, animal groups, etc. The AHS/Popcorn Park has also given these items to pet owners who can keep their pets but can ill-afford to purchase pet food. We are there for them. Will you be there for us?
You can either drop off pet food donations at our shelters in Newark, Tinton Falls or Forked River or send us a donation to help with the resources needed to care for these animals while they are with us. Please make a note that this donation is for the Hurricane Relief Fund. Thank you.
Meet Pugsley - at the height of the storm, his owner tied him up behind the Toms River police station and abandoned him. Not only had he missed several meals, he required entropic eye surgery. Thanks to our Res-Q Fund, it has been taken care of and he has also been neutered. Since he arrived, he hasn't stopped wagging his tail. File L-22053 (NM) Forked River.
It was during Hurricane Sandy when AHS was alerted by Keansburg Police of two dogs left in a yard in Keansburg. The ACO jumped a fence and was able to secure one of them and bring him into the ambulance. He then returned for the second dog and both were brought to the safety of the AHS Tinton Falls facility. Mork and Mindy are now hoping for a chance at happiness. File TF-724-NM & File TF-72475-F. (Tinton Falls)
Leni and Speck are two young cats that were surrendered by their Union Beach owner. Since the home that they had is no longer available, new hope and new homes are hopeful for these two as well as many other that wait after being homeless from the storm. File TF-72485-F and File TF-72486-F (Tinton Falls)
When a Keansburg resident found it necessary to relocate to another state, she brought Tubby with her to the bus stop. She was told she could not take her on the bus and Tubby's owner gave the dog to someone she did not know. One day later, we found the dog running at large. Tubby is a Doxie mixture that needs to start life anew. File TF-72547-M (Tinton Falls).
When Keansburg residents were evacuated, the apartment dweller left behind Chase a Cockerpoo . It was midnight when the Society was called to rescue these needy pets. The Cockerpoo had a very bad ear infection overgrown nails and was severely matted. A rabies tag and vet tag gave a name and address which was helpful in sending a certified letter. But the addressee said she owns no pets and so Chase is looking for a new home. File TF-72463-M (Tinton Falls)
It was almost midnight when the AHS responded to a call in Keansburg for a dog abandoned with no food or water in the storm. Sandy is now waiting for an owner who will never return. It has been well over 2 weeks and no one has inquired about the 10 year old lass. File TF-72495-F (Tinton Falls).
For further information about any of these abandoned pets, please email our Tinton Falls shelter or our Forked River shelter.