Popcorn Park will be receiving a large group of furry guests this weekend.
Twenty-three chihuahuas will arrive at Robert Miller Airpark in Berkeley Township on Sunday. The little dogs 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 email@example.com.