From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2003:
TRENTON, New Jersey– The Associated Humane Societies of New
Jersey in early February 2003 updated a “phony organizations” alert
originally issued in September 2002 about coin-can fund-raising by an
entity calling itself “The National Animal Welfare Foundation.”
The alert was soon amplified with more information by other
animal welfare organizations in the Hudson River region.
A “National Animal Welfare Foundation” was incorporated as an
IRS 501(c)(3) charity in 1998 by Patrick G. Jemas and Gus C. Jemas of
Metchuchen, New Jersey, and William E. Helwig of Holmdel, New
Jersey. The one IRS Form 990 it filed, in January 1999, was mostly
blank, with the identification data supplied in hard-to-read Old
English or German “black letter” type.