Popcorn Park to Receive 23 Chihuahuas

The Associated Humane Societies is promoting Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month

Popcorn Park will be receiving a large group of furry guests this weekend.

Arriving at Robert Miller Airpark in Berkeley Township on Sunday, Oct. 7, 23 Chihuahuas are being transported from Gates, N.C. by Pilot-N-Paws, an organization that transfers rescue animals to shelters and foster homes.

“Chihuahua Rescue and Transport, Inc. contacted Associated Humane Societies to help with a sad situation,” Renee Szorosy said.

A North Carolina “animal lover” and her husband were caring for 32 Chihuahuas when the wife unexpectedly passed away, leaving her husband to care for these dogs all alone, she said.

The deceased woman’s sister, a New Jersey resident, found homes for some of the dogs. She then reached off to Chihuahua Rescue for help. Chihuahua Rescue contacted the Associated Humane Societies and Popcorn Park, who agreed to take the remainder of the dogs.

“Arrangements were made to get them all to Popcorn Park so that we can start finding them forever homes,” Szorosy said.

The dogs range in all ages and each will be altered before leaving Popcorn Park, she said. The adoption fee includes a collar, tag, leash, all vaccinations, a 10-day medical guarantee and microchip.

“What better time than now for the rescue of these dogs,” Szorosy said. “Popcorn Park is celebrating October as Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month.”

In addition to the Chihuahua’s, the Society has many other breeds available for adoption, including a Dogue de Bordeauz, Rottweiler, Scottie, Shar Peils, Jack Russell Terrier, Shih Tzus, Beagles, Labradors, Rat Terriers and more.

The shelter is open seven days a week; from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Popcorn Park is located at Humane Way off of Lacey Road in Forked River. For more information, call the Society at 609-693-100 or e-mail njhumane@aol.com.

Sue Mc October 06, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Good! Maybe they can use this for publicity and donations and leave Patrick and the Scavellis alone, finally.
USConstitution October 07, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Popcorn Park, please turn over a new leaf and treat your customers and potential adoptees with kindness and respect. So many school groups have decided not to go to the park because of the way we were treated. You have the potential to be a wonderful animal advocate, but your poor manners have soured many Lacey residents. Make a pact to change this!
Maggie Magoo October 07, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Funny you should say this because I also found their manners to be a little nasty when I was looking to adopt a pet at Pop Corn Park! They have so many cats and should be looking to find them homes instead of keeping 2 to a cage in rooms with cages stacked to the ceiling....these poor cats can't even lie down because there is a litter box and bowl of water in each cage. So sad!
Me Here October 07, 2012 at 09:44 PM
I was treated so rudely on my last visit I will never return.
Isheet Mipants October 07, 2012 at 10:39 PM
I agree I was looking to adopt a small dog I went into a room they have with small dogs in cages to look and read the postings, Not even 1 min after being in there I was yelled at to get out by some rude elderly woman. I know it must be stressful and low paying at that but they need to be more curteous to potiential adopters! Especially people like myself who has sponsered dogs there and adopted for years!
Tony and Pat Bernabeo October 08, 2012 at 11:40 AM
We have adopted 2 dogs at different times at popcorn zoo and always treated very well.
Jennifer October 09, 2012 at 01:44 AM
I want one anyone know how i.get one?


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