Cat Left In Garbage Saved By Local Shelter

Photo courtesy of Associated Humane Societies

  FORKED RIVER – A cat was saved by the Associated Humane Societies’ Popcorn Park Shelter from almost being thrown away in the garbage.

  On September 16, a local resident had found someone left a pet carrier near his garage cans. When he discovered it he found the carrier was housing a cat inside. The homeowner said that the carrier was faced inwards, likely so that the garbage men could not see there was an animal inside.

  AHS/Popcorn Park was called to the rescue and their ACO Maria arrived at the scene to take in the scared cat. Maria is one of the many staff members who dedicates her life to rescuing defenseless animals.

Photo courtesy of Associated Humane Societies

  This black male cat was found on Barnegat Beach Drive in Waretown. He is about six months old and was found wearing a red collar and a flea collar. The staff at AHS/Popcorn Park has named him Cinnamon because he is extremely sweet, friendly, playful and “smelled like Christmas” when he first came to the shelter.

  The shelter is offering a $1,000 reward for any information for the person responsible for abandoning this cat in the trash. If you have any information, you can call 609-693-1900 or email