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...
Oct 7, 2014

New Rescues and In the News at Critter Camp!

Boomer the hedgehog
Boomer the hedgehog

Such a busy summer at Critter Camp, turning into an equally busy fall!

We took in Boomer the hedgehog, Charlamagne the bunny, and a pet rat that was found at a wildlife center who apparently got pregnant by a wild rat and now she has 7 healthy little pups.

We made a fun video of Lizzie the bearded dragon riding Rambo the sulcata tortoise like a cowboy.

The video was picked up by MSN and they did a fantastic segment, click here to see it!

It was on Cute Overload too ( click here).

We had an article on the PetravelR site too- click here to read.

We won $500 each in contests by Staseck Chevrolet (click here for the story) and

Cabot Creamery Reward Volunteers program (click here).

And we won $1000 in the Animal Sheltering contest too! Thanks to all of our fans that voted for Critter Camp!

All this comes in so handy since we spend a minimum of $450 every week in supplies alone!

Here at Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary our philosophy is that humans bred every one of these animals here 
for their enjoyment or profit and we as humans have a responsibility to
give them all a safe, healthy, happy, loved life even if they aren't
economically beneficial anymore.
Only when we as a collective people learn to give every creature's life
 value will the pet overpopulation, abandonment and abuse diminish. As
long as pets are considered pieces of property to be thrown away when
 used up or not wanted, people will continue to not value each and every life

and sadly most "rescue" policy reflects that.

Charlie
Charlie
Momma Ratty
Momma Ratty
One of the baby ratties
One of the baby ratties
Giddyup Lizzie & Rambo!
Giddyup Lizzie & Rambo!
Aug 4, 2014

Lots of new rescues at Critter Camp!

Tod the fox
Tod the fox

Oh My! We have taken in so many new animals recently!

14 hamsters from a shelter that had to have them out of the building immediately or be euthanized.

A guinea pig whose owner was moving and couldnt take him along.

The pregnant guinea pigs we rescued had their babies- 7 total.

A family of 8 gerbils.

Two sugar glider brothers, Steve and Tony from a shelter where they had been adopted out but returned because they were not handleable.

And finally Tod , an 8 week old domestic bred red fox kit whose owner also had to move and could not take him along.

Busy times at Critter Camp!!

Be sure to check out the links below to vote for Critter Camp in the Animal Rescue Cite contest, and to stop by and "like" our Facebook page.

Thanks to all of your support we can save these precious souls and many more!

One of the baby piggies
One of the baby piggies
Willis the new guinea pig
Willis the new guinea pig
One of the 14 new hamsters
One of the 14 new hamsters
Steve and Tony new sugar gliders
Steve and Tony new sugar gliders
Baby gerbil
Baby gerbil

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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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