Associated Humane Societies
& Popcorn Park

Snowball and Ponz

Snowball & Ponz

Snowball and Ponz came to us in February 2016, orphaned at just 4 weeks old. New Jersey has small pockets of both black and white squirrels around the state, but only the white ones have problems surviving. Due to their lack of camouflage, they stand out like a sore thumb, so many don't make it to adulthood. We couldn't let that be Snowball's fate so we raised her here to live with us and for company, also raised her brother Ponz, whom we neutered to prevent babies.

They play and wrestle around all day, using their den box for rest and their nest at night. Ponz was in charge when they were younger and the first one to the food dish. If you held a peanut to the cage he would push Snowball away to get it first. Then she would shy away, but now in their new and bigger area things have equaled out. She can get food or treats and escape him, plus she seems faster and a little smarter. They both love the acorns and pine cones we find for them, and love to snuggle with each other in their den box.
Snowball and Ponz might like to snuggle with you, too, but you wouldn't fit in their den box, so perhaps you could send them some sponsorship love.

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Animal Info

  • Snowball and Ponz
  • Popcorn Park
  • Wildlife
  • 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