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. Please learn more about the Society and Popcorn Park throughout our web site, watch A Century of Caring, visit the zoo, public service, giving back, and the various programs we have for them. Come back often ... good things are always happening because AHS cares!
To understand how funds are utilized to help the many animals in our care, read our federal form 990 for charitable organizations and our audited financials.
The Society's current Board of Directors, effective August 27, 2014 is as follows:
* Barbara Lathrop (1976) (Independent)
* John Bergmann (1997)
* Sue Mann (7/29/2013) (Independent)
* Lynette Bono (8/27/2014) (Independent)
* Robert Zielinski(1/24/18)(Independent)
* Reverend John Cardella (1/24/18)(Independent)
The Society's Executive Staff, effective September 2013, is as follows:
* John Bergmann, COO, Popcorn Park Director
* Roseann Trezza, Editor-in-Chief - Humane News effective May, 2018
* Laney Baris, DVM
Please note: None of the beautiful photos on our site are stock photos. Every animal image you see is an animal that we rescued, is currently in our care, or was adopted from one of our shelters!