Associated Humane Societies
& Popcorn Park


Patsy is a Goffin’s Cockatoo, she came to us over 16 years ago; just like many of our other exotic pet birds have, because their owners did not realize how much of a commitment they can be. At times they are an “impulse” purchase because they are so cute and little when they are babies, so they are coddled and handled frequently. As time goes on and the novelty of owning a new pet wears off the attention that was given becomes less and less, therefore they become aggressive, loud and very noisy. Cockatoos can live for 40 years though, and need some type of mental stimulation daily. Here they enjoy having many toys to play with, constant staff interaction and believe it or not they love music and love to dance. Patsy is our little sneaky girl, she likes to hide at the top of her cage where she can’t be seen and surprise her care takers, who she adores! If they aren’t paying attention to her she will try to reach out and grab them, but all she wants is a little head rub! Hopefully she can sneak into your heart and gain you as a sponsor.

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Animal Info

  • Patsy
  • Popcorn Park
  • Birds
  • Bird
  • 2 Years
  • Sponsors Wanted
  • 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