Mission: The organization provides shelter facilities for animals with no home, educational services for the public, clinics for animal care for animals with no means of support, and animal control in support of communities with animal concerns.
Programs: Shelter facilities - the associated humane society strongly believes that wild animals should be allowed to live free and uncaged. Popcorn park was established in 1977 solely for the purpose of providing a refuge for sick, handicapped, injured, elderly, un-releasable, or abandoned wildlife that would be unable to survive on their own. There are no animals in popcorn park, which would be unable to survive on their own. There are no animals in popcorn park, which could survive safely in the wilds. The zoo is open 7 days a week from 11am to 5pm. Special group tours are available. The popcorn park wildlife club was formed in june 1978 to raise the funds necessary to maintain the animals living in the zoo. The popcorn park wildlife club's membership is open to anyone wishing to help sponsor one of the many animals at the zoo. The donation required to sponsor an animal is $4. 00 a month. All donors in this program will receive the monthly publication, the humane news, a photograph and a report approximately every 4 months of each animal they are sponsoring. All sponsors will receive a popcorn park wildlife club membership card, 5 self addressed envelopes to make their monthly donations. Membership in this program does not obligate anyone and anyone may drop out anytime. If there are extra sponsors for one animal, the excess funds are applied to the care and welfare of the other animals, so none goes wanting. The purpose of this program is to make popcorn park a self-supporting zoo. We will guarantee that all animals are properly cared for and receive the necessary medical attention. The popcorn park zoo does not receive any local, state, or federal funds and is solely supported by the wildlife club and the society. All donations are tax deductible under federal law 501.
clinic - the clinic facility tends injured and sick animals on both a free and paying basis, as well as taking care of animals in the center's facility. People bring injured animals and sick animals to the clinic for care on a pay for service basis. Nominal charges are covered by these payments. The clinic is staffed by multiple veterinarians and a staff of support personnel. The clinic may treat 50-100 animals per week on a "walk in" basis and may have up to 100 animals staying overnight for long term care.
animal control - as well as attending to picking up strays, answering calls about free roaming animals and attending to nuisances reported by police and other public agencies, the associated humane society incorporates a "share a pet program. "the associated humane societies established the share-a-pet in february 1978 for the purpose of saving the lives of a number of dogs and cats which had been cruelly abused, were handicapped, or considered unadoptable. The share-a-pet program is designed for animal lovers who would like to help contribute towards the care of a homeless cat or dog. Participants may take part by contributing as little as $10. 00 a month which will be designated for the care of a particular animal available for your choosing.
public education & cruelty prevention - the society publishes a regularly scheduled booklet titled humane news. The booklet documents instances of cruel, inhumane treatment, actions the society is engaged in to prevent such treatment, news of inhumane activity thoughout the world, addresses of responsible organizations and political bodies, information on programs, want ads and such. The paper attempts to influence people to care about and report inhumane treatment in the united states and all around the world. The want ads show pictures and descriptions of animals available for adoption. In addition, the paper has a "letters" column and offers for inexpensive sale of pet needs which help take care of and educate people to pet problems. The society also provides speakers, posters, bumper stickers, books, memoriams, teaching booklets, identity tags and flyers to interested parties and organizations to enable them to join in taking care of pets. The society sponsors neutering programs and shows to bring to the general public's attention its efforts on behalf of helpless animals.