Associated Humane Societies
& Popcorn Park


Melissa of Irvington

Melissa of Irvington

Can you imagine, having a home for your whole life, only to be uprooted because the landlord says you have to go?  It's a heartbreaking situation, and one we see happen far too often.  The latest to have her heart broken is Melissa, who, at 9 years old, was uprooted from the only home she had ever known.  

This sweet, gentle, quiet tiger/torti tries her best not to let anything get her down though, and she looks forward to the day when she'll be right back in a good home, with a family that loves her.  In the meantime, Melissa has moved into Kitty City where she spends her days socializing with the other cats, stretching her paws out and snoozing on a comfy bed in the sun and greeting visitors, who she loves to get plenty of attention from.  She has been added to our Share-A-Pet program and would love for you to be her new sponsor!  

Those eyes though!!! 

Please come in and meet Melissa!

Please Be My Sponsor
6 Months
9 Months
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Animal Info

  • Melissa of Irvington
  • Forked River
  • Cats
  • Feline
  • 0 Years
  • Sponsors Wanted
  • Share-A-Pet
  • Female

We established the Share-A-Pet Program in February 1978 to save the lives of a number of dogs and cats who, for various reasons, were in special need of a “New Leash on Life.” The animals are selected by the Society staff from among those at our Animal Care Centers which the Society considers unadoptable due to age, handicap, medical problems, abuse, length of stay, etc. All Share-A-Pet sponsors through our web site will receive via e-mail the Society’s publication, the HUMANE NEWS, plus every four months, a color photo of each dog or cat they are sponsoring and a letter telling about the health and activities of the animal. All sponsors will also receive a Share-A-Pet membership card, which entitles you to free admission to Popcorn Park Zoo for the duration of your sponsorship. Please note: Should funds for one animal exceed the cost of its care, they are applied to all cats and dogs in need on the Share-A-Pet Program.

The following services are available at the Forked River Shelter: - Adoption and surrender of cats, dogs and small animals seven days a week. - Radio-dispatched ambulances on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. - Popcorn Park Animal Clinic, a modern Medical Dept, staffed by licensed veterinarians to treat and care for privately owned animals and shelter animals. - Spay/Neuter services. - Animal Haven Farm and Kitty City - the homes of our Share-A-Pet dogs and cats. - Home of Popcorn Park, a 7 acre refuge providing a permanent home for injured, ill, handicapped, abandoned, abused and exploited wildlife, birds, exotic and farm animals. - Humane Education programs and tours.

  • Forked River
  • Humane Way at Lacey Road
  • P.O. Box 43
  • Forked River, New Jersey 08731
  • M-F: 12 Noon - 5:30 PM; Weekends: 12 Noon - 5:00 PM
  • (609) 693-1900