Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary

Critter Camp's Mission is to provide a safe, healthy, happy forever home to unadoptable small exotic and unusual pets. These animals are unadoptable due to advanced age, chronic illness, aggression and/or excessive fearfulness, generally from abuse or neglect. Many come to us from other shelters where they were to be euthanized. Our main goal is to provide care for as many of these forgotten pets as possible. Critter Camp's secondary goal is to educate the public on the needs of these pets for two outcomes. One is to help current pet owners provide better care of their pets, the second is to prevent impulse buying of these types of pets by creating educated potential pet owners. Critter C...
Jun 9, 2014

Meet Sarge, New Rescue!

Cute baby ratty looking for a home
Cute baby ratty looking for a home

Critter Camp's NEWEST Rescue!!

Thanks to Sgt Sandy of the Chicago Police Department for rescuing this big squishy ratty boy - apparently someone left him in his aquarium along with a tarantula in another tank on a dumpster in the city. The Sgt found a good home for the arachnid, but no one wanted the ratty.

Luckily she found Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary and even met us halfway so he could come here to live his life safe & loved! So we named him Sarge! Thanks to you supporters we can save the neediest pets that literally were thrown away like him! (Sadly many of the rescues here were found in trash cans or dumpster)

Please also vote for Critter Camp in the Animal Rescue Site Contest! 

And stop by and Like our facebook Page if you havent already!

We also have a litter of 8 young ratties that are looking for homes- 5 ladies and 3 boys.

Take care & Have a great Summer!!

Sarge
Sarge
Welcome to Critter Camp!
Welcome to Critter Camp!

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May 12, 2014

Critter Camp has BIG News!!

AnimalHouse.tv
AnimalHouse.tv

Critter Camp: Pet Sanctuary to be Featured on Reality TV Show!

": What started as a pet research project has bubbled over into a massive stateline animal sanctuary. Now, it's about to get another boost into the national spotlight.

"Right now we have about 350 of about 30 different species," said Beth Randall, Director and Founder of Critter Camp.

All the animals are housed at Critter Camp in German Valley. It's a pet sanctuary founded by Randall. It's the only one like it in the nation.

"Our main focus is to give a home to small, unadoptable unusual pets other than cats and dogs," said Randall."

See full Report here: http://www.mystateline.com/fulltext-news/d/story/critter-camp-pet-sanctuary-to-be-featured-on-reali/14472/2rOXttUU8UqjTPRLt3soNQ 

And:

"Exotic Pet Rescuers Dream A Dream That Comes True

 

Nestled in German Valley, Illinois, is Critter Camp, a 501(c)(3), USDA-licensed, all volunteer-operated pet sanctuary that only accepts unadoptable and unusual small pets. It is run with blood, sweat and tears by the Randall family with the help of generous volunteers. It has come a long way from where it began. And due to a pending new TV series, it might be able to go much further.

 

Beth Randall is the creator and operator. This year marks the exotic pet sanctuary’s 10th anniversary. The rescue survives on donations given for its educational presentations in the community, tours, individual donations from caring people from all over, and a few small grants."

See more here: http://www.smallanimalchannel.com/critter-news/2014/05/06/exotic-pet-rescuers-dream-a-dream-that-comes-true.aspx 

The actual building construction will be either this fall or next spring- we are beyond excited!!

Thank you to everyone who has and continues to support  Critter Camp!!

We hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day as well!

Happy Mothers Day!
Happy Mothers Day!
Oscar & Lance
Oscar & Lance's rear
Buddy the ferret
Buddy the ferret

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Mar 3, 2014

Critter Camp has a Ratastrophe!

Ratastrophe!
Ratastrophe!

A few weeks ago Critter Camp had a RATASTROPHE!

We got a call form a couple who said they had saved a young domestic rat that was loose outside from a dog's jaws. They took it all over the neighborhood & no one claimed it. So they read up on care & found they shoudl get it a friend. Unfortunately they ahd mis-sexed it and got the opposite sex buddy. They said there was alitter and they didnt get the boys out soon enough and they had another litter. Then another. They were beyond overwhelmed and asked us to take their "20 or so" ratties because no other resuce would take them, even though we already ahve 40+ rats we said ok.

Well people have problems counting apprently because there were a grand total of 69 ratties in the batch! All are safe & sound & we ahve adopted out 2 so far, several are still not weaned yet. So we've been scrambling for adopters and doantiosn to cover their immense food needs!

In the meantime we took in a pregnant mousie from akill shelter, who has had her 12 babies, and abandoned pregnant guinea pig who hjad her 3 babies too!

On a sad note we lost one of our precious fennec foxes to kindey failure- Mister Quiggly is greatly missed. We hand fed him for 3 weeks, gave him round the clock care, but sadly his body was done. 

Thank you again for all your support!!!

Baby Rattie
Baby Rattie
Baby Mousie
Baby Mousie
The piggies
The piggies
Rest in Peace Quiggly
Rest in Peace Quiggly

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