Associated Humane Societies
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Sugar Ray Rooster

This poor rooster is one of many that was involved in an illegal Cockfighting ring in Lakewood. This is when two roosters that are overflowing with testosterone are put together to fight. The rooster that is alive in the end is the winner, and the loser is thrown to the side.

Sugar Ray was a lucky one we saved, and today he just enjoys being a regular guy. He enjoys hanging out by Patriot and Aramis (our Llama and Alpaca duo) and sunbathing regularly in his sand bed he has created for himself. He has won over staff members who hand deliver him his food in his own personal bowl. You could say he is spoiled, but we think he deserves this special treatment. Would you help support this reformed rooster?

Sugar Ray laying in his sand bed in front of Patriot & Aramis.

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Animal Info

  • Sugar Ray Rooster
  • Popcorn Park
  • Birds
  • Bird
  • Sponsors Wanted
  • The Wildlife Club
  • Male

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