Associated Humane Societies
& Popcorn Park



Kit was purchased at a flea market in Kentucky by a family that thought it be neat to own a fox as a pet. They lugged the poor little fox everywhere to show him off and posted all his pic's on social media. Fortunately, Fish & Wildlife also keeps an eye out on social media for just this kind of thing; wildlife in the hands of people who aren't permitted or just should not be kept as pets.

They tracked down the family, and confiscated him immediately. Luckily one of the officers knew a local Veterinarian that was also a wildlife rehabilitator, and brought the young fox to him. The veterinarian named the young fox Kit, cared for him and got him in much better shape. Soon after, he reached out to a classmate and good friend who happened to be our resident zoo vet.

 After all the paperwork with F/W was done, Kit found himself on a trip up to Popcorn Park Refuge. Kit is a silver fox which is most commonly bred for the fur trade, and sometimes also sold as pets. He is too domesticated to ever be released into the wild where he is native to, but we are happy to add him to our family. We only hope his story can bring light to the fox trade industry that breeds and kills foxes like Kit to be made into someone's fur coat. We hope he can gain a great sponsor family to show him how loved he is!

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Animal Info

  • Kit
  • Popcorn Park
  • Wildlife
  • Fox
  • 2 Years
  • Sponsors Wanted
  • 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