The Associated Humane Societies, founded in 1906, is the largest animal sheltering system in New Jersey. We comprise three shelters located in Newark, Forked River, and Tinton Falls . Our Forked River facility also includes Popcorn Park. Established in 1977, Popcorn Park is a sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals, and birds.
The Society is a not for profit, 501 (c) 3 organization, and Popcorn Park is also a federally licensed zoo. The Society prides itself on our devotion to the thousands of animals that we care for annually and the chance for a better life we offer them.
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Associated Humane Societies features cats, dogs, kittens and puppies for adoption at our three shelters located in Newark, Forked River, and Tinton Falls. Small animals such as guinea pigs, hamsters, and rabbits may occasionally be available for adoption as well. The Society takes in approximately 15,000 animals annually, and although that figure includes wildlife, the larger proportion is cats and dogs who wait for their `forever home'. Approximately 25% of our dogs for adoption are purebred, and a smaller amount for cats, but they are no more or less lovable than the mixed breeds or many domestic shorthairs we accept. Some of our animals are strays, some turn-ins, and some are confiscations and/or victims of cruelty. We work hard to find those "little old dogs" special homes as well as homes together for pets who have come in together. And we always give extra attention to handicaps who need a little something extra. .