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...
Dec 3, 2012

Contests! Shopping! New Critters Too!

Momma hamster & her baby
Momma hamster & her baby

Critter Camp is busy getting ready for the Holidays!

There are So many ways everyone can Help Critter Camp this Holiday Season!!

#1. Go to igive.com before you shop online & choose Critter Camp as your charity- then we get a percentage of the total sale price without raising your costs at all! Cool huh :)
#2. Shop for gifts that help Critter Camp : 
Our Cafe press Store hundreds of products with pics of our critters!
LaCroix T's, hoodies, etc. several unique designs that benefit Critter Camp!
Into the Wild Plushies plush versions of the rescues at Critter Camp!
Rescue Roast Gourmet Coffee Gourmet coffee that benenfits Critter Camp!
Customized Luxe Sandals personalized sandals that benefir Critter Camp!

 

You can Enter these Contests to HELP Critter Camp too!!!! 
1. We're moving up! Go to: The Animal Rescue Site Contest! click here & choose Critter Camp in IL - vote once a day every day- share & ask your friends to vote too! Only 2 weeks left!

2.  Petco.com has an AWESOME sweepstakeswhere you can win $1,500 worth of prizes, AND a shelter of your choice and win as well. Enter to help Critter Campwin $1,000 worth of food & supplies of their choice!! 
(to enter Critter Camp, select "Illinois" for the state, and "German Valley" for the town, and you can choose Critter Camp!)
 
3.  Rescued is my Favorite Breed Contest! Enter To WIN a FREE Rescued Hoodie and your favorite Animal Rescue or Shelter can WIN $200! You can enter Once Per Day... and if you SHARE the link, you can get additional entries into the Sweepstakes! Hurry Sweeptakes Ends TODAY! November 30th at midnight!! Hurry!
4. Daily Kibble Contest! enter and win $200 of Wellness Natural Pet Food for your Dog or Cat AND $1,000 of Wellness Natural Pet Food for the Shelter or Pet Rescue Group of Your Choice!
And 
Critter Camp has been accepted as one of only a few Animal Charities onECHOage
Teach your kids about giving in a fun way! 
 
This fantastic site promotes birthday parties for kids that also help charities! 
In the past two weeks Critter Camp has taken in 26 hamsters and 5 ratties from KILL shelters, and an elderly hedgehog named Jim.

We could not save these animals' lives without your help! Thank you!!!!!!
One of the 5 new boy ratties
One of the 5 new boy ratties
Jim the new hedgehog
Jim the new hedgehog

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Oct 15, 2012

More New Critters!

Baby Bunnies
Baby Bunnies

Critter Camp welcomed a family fo five sugar gliders a while ago- Momma, Poppa, Peanut, Popcorn & Crackerjack are doing well!

This week we took in another family of 3 gliders. Momma Sugar, Daughters Cinnamon & Nutmeg. They ahd been living in an aquarium- which is a terrible way to hosue sugar gldiers. They are arboreal and need to climb and have lots of space. They were also malnourished. The three ladies are all responding well to their new home and healthy diet.

Critter camp took in Gracie Joy a ratty that is a biter too. She is enjoying her new home with her new lady ratty friends. 

Cairo the new fennec fox is doign well. He is exploring more every day and has found he likes to hang out in the other fox's cages too . 

The group of 5 new ferrets we recently took in are also enjoying their free range ferret room with our other 11 ferrets :)

The baby bunnies we rescued in August have grown fast! They are 8 weeks old and ready to adopt! We are including a link to their Petfinder listing for anyone interested. 

Don't forget to Like Critter Camp on facebook too! See link below :)

Thank you so much for all of your support! We can't save them without you!

Gracie Joy
Gracie Joy
Family of 5 gliders
Family of 5 gliders
Group of 3 new gliders
Group of 3 new gliders
Like Critter Camp on Facebook - Link below
Like Critter Camp on Facebook - Link below

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Oct 2, 2012

NEW Fennec Fox & Ferrets!

Cairo showing his disapproval of being held :)
Cairo showing his disapproval of being held :)

Thanks to the generosity of wonderful folks like you Critter Camp was able to accept some new pets this week.

Meet Cairo a 3 year old fennec fox. His owner had a change of living arrangements and was no longer able to care for him. He's getting used to the excitement here at Critter Camp :)

We were also able to accept a group of 5 boned ferrets whose owner had serious health problems and had to give them up but needed them to stay together and in a free range setting like our free range ferret room. They are fitting in very well and have made new friends already. Jasper walks with a limp due to an old injury. They are all adorable!

Critter Camp took in a baby syrain hamster too and has already placed her with an adoptive family. Her owner mistakenly thought she could keep sibling syrian hamsters together- nope! they will fight. Hamsters need to be alone, except Roborovski hamsters ( tiny ones that look like they have white eyebrows and a mustache:)

We also have great news! We are getting a $10,000 grant from CHASE from the Chase contest we mentioned in our last update!!! Thanks to everyone who voted for Critter Camp!!! We won't ahve the money for several weeks but it is nice knowing it's coming :)

Some of the new ferrets
Some of the new ferrets
Penelope the baby hamster
Penelope the baby hamster

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