Associated Humane Societies
& Popcorn Park


Reeba the Parkway Sheep


The Parkway "Goats” include Reeba, Sheeba, North and South. Our Tinton Falls shelter had gotten calls around Labor Day 2015 about two goats wandering the southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway.

 About a month later, they were reported on the Northbound side. AHS Animal Control Officers spotted them and devised a clever way of corralling the two so-called goats, (actually sheep), and bringing them to our shelter. The white sheep, Reeba, was clearly the mother of the black one, her daughter Sheeba.

She looked rather thick in the middle, and there was a reason. Shortly after her arrival, Reeba gave birth to two white lambs, both male, now named North and South. The little family moved to Popcorn Park in the early spring of 2016 where they are now available for sponsorship individually on the Wildlife Club. Sheeba passed away in 2019 due to old age.

Reeba, North, and South are a tight-knit little herd, and determining strong distinctions in personality is not an easy task. So we offer you Reeba's sweet face, the Mom of this little family, and hope she inspires you to be her sponsor.

Please consider a donation to :

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Animal Info

  • Reeba the Parkway Sheep
  • Popcorn Park
  • Farm Animals
  • Sponsors Wanted
  • The Wildlife Club

The Popcorn Park Wildlife Club is a special sponsorship program designed to help support the residents of the refuge. Through a monthly donation you will help provide all that is needed for that particular animal's well-being, and in return, you will receive regular updates from your sponsored animal!

Popcorn Park was established in 1977 for the sole purpose of providing a refuge for wildlife that were sick, elderly, abandoned , abused, or injured, and which could no longer survive in its natural habitat. As time went on, we expanded to include exotic and domestic animals. All our residents once faced these circumstances, as well as exploitation and illegal ownership. Over 200 of these animals and birds now live in spacious surroundings in the heart of the scenic Pine Barrens in southern New Jersey. The Refuge, which is federally licensed, comprises seven acres and is graced by the indigenous Scrub Oak and Scrub Pine. You may be greeted at the gate by a gaggle of geese, but soon you will see a marvelous array of animals including a lion and lionesses. tigers, mountain lions, baboons, a serval cat, and more. Many different types of monkeys clamor for your attention in the monkey house, and the Refuge abounds with all kinds of native wildlife such as white-tailed deer, bobcats, and American black bears. Farm animals such as horses, steer. sheep, pigs, llamas and goats often look for a handout, and reptiles and tortoises enjoy their own special house. In addition, you'll find numerous species of birds have made themselves comfortable throughout the park. But what makes Popcorn Park so special is that each animal was rescued from suffering, exploitation and/or death - each has its own unique story to tell. You will learn these stories as you walk through the Refuge and as you visit this section of our web site. You have entered a quiet world where all the residents were once in danger and now are safe. So start your journey - bring your curiosity and respect for these beautiful creatures.

  • Popcorn Park
  • 1 Humane Way
  • P.O. Box 43
  • Forked River, New Jersey 08731
  • Daily: 11 AM - 5 PM; Holidays: 11 AM - 2 PM
  • (609) 693-1900