Associated Humane Societies
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Simba the Bobcat

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Meet Simba ... he is a 14 year old bobcat hybrid, much like Rocky, our other resident bobcat. However, unlike Rocky, he didn't escape much, although he did live in a home for most of his life. His owner of 14 years had to move and Simba couldn't go with them. It's sad when an animal has to suffer the separation of a family they have lived with for any amount of time. We all expected Simba to just mope around, to not eat well and avoid interaction as many newcomers do for a while. But Simba? No not him -- he loves being outside; he can't wait for us to come over and clean up his pen; and he eats all of his dinner. He loves the attention we give him and seems to really like his new home. If all goes well we may introduce Simba to Rocky in the future and they can share each other's company and a bigger area, but meanwhile, he'd love to take up a little space in your heart. Can you sponsor Simba?

  • Simba the Bobcat
  • Popcorn Park
  • Wildlife
  • Sponsors Wanted
  • The Wildlife Club
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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