Associated Humane Societies
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Bella the Cow

Bella

Bella came to us in late 2016, after her young owner reached out for help. Bella was raised as a 4H cow, but became too big for her owner to care for. The owner tried Bella on a milking farm, but although she gave birth to one calf, she did not produce enough milk and didn't produce another.

She was unwanted on another farm for the same reason. But Bella fits in here just fine with our llamas Curly and Victor, even though she loves human companionship the most. She is extremely friendly to all the staff, and very curious, always wanting to know whatever people are up to. She even supervised the construction staff who built her new lean-to shed! Bella is curious about you, too - might you give her some special love and sponsor her?


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Animal Info

  • Bella the Cow
  • 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
  • contactus@ahscares.org