Associated Humane Societies
& Popcorn Park



In 2014, Freckles made worldwide headlines -- even appearing on the “TODAY’ Show - when he was reunited with his family at a Monmouth County shelter after getting lost during Superstorm Sandy. That heartwarming story became a heartbreaking one. Freckles was once again found as a stray - not once, not twice, but three times - over the following year, and the owner redeemed Freckles from the AHS Tinton Falls.

 Freckles was then given to a friend who also could not keep the dog, and signed him over to AHS. And here he has been waiting for one of the past four years. During that time, he was given two separate names, was at two different shelters, lost weight, lost fur…. and lost hope. The sadness & heartache can be seen in Freckles’ face -- he has an imploring gaze for each person he meets. Precious time passed and his history was resurrected on Instagram, but there have still been no takers. Freckles’ resurgence on social media shows the many adoption efforts made by AHS Tinton Falls on his behalf, even walks on the beach ... all to give Freckles the comfort & love he needs and deserves. As we go to press, Freckles is moving to Popcorn Park for another chance at the brass ring. File 12136-NM.

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Animal Info

  • Freckles
  • Forked River
  • Dogs
  • Canine
  • 1 Years
  • Sponsors Wanted
  • Share-A-Pet
  • Male

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