Associated Humane Societies
& Popcorn Park


Ginger of Newark

Ginger of Newark

It was June 2016 when AHS Animal Control Officer John DiStano became aware & investigated an emaciated female pit tied on a rope without food, water or shelter in front of a fenced-in, unoccupied house. It set into motion many changes of fortune for not only that dog, but for two dogs -- mother & daughter - living separate lives.  The ACO confiscated that abandoned dog, Emerson.  She was brought to AHS Newark, featured in our magazine, and later, ACO Distano adopted Emerson. It was at that time that the Society received a call from a family member about the mother of Emerson.  The owner was going away, and asked if we could take "Ginger". ACO DiStano brought Ginger back to Newark but she did not react well to the kennel environment, so she was brought upstairs to the Administrative Offices where she has been to this day. 


Ginger is known as the library dog, who visits local libraries where she enjoys being read to by school children.  ACO John spends every morning with Ginger and has taught the intelligent lady so many tricks, including holding a treat on her nose, sit & wait, shut the light off, and more.  Ginger's co-workers are with her on weekdays, but she gets a bit lonely on the weekends.  If you sponsor Ginger, she would love a weekend visit from you!  Ginger loves people, but isn't a fan of dogs or cats.  The executive chairman of the second floor has been added to our Share A Pet program.  If you're interested in sponsoring her, or welcoming her into your home, please let us know!

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Animal Info

  • Ginger of Newark
  • Newark
  • Dogs
  • Canine
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • 10 Years
  • 11525
  • 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 Newark Shelter is the oldest and largest of the Society's three shelters. It provides complete services for animals including: - the surrender and adoption of cats, dogs and small animals - animal control services for contracted municipalities, county parks, portions of major highways - radio dispatched ambulances on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - complete medical facility with licensed veterinarians to treat both shelter and privately owned animals - executive offices - Spay/Neuter program

  • Newark
  • 124 Evergreen Ave
  • Newark, New Jersey 07114