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...
Jul 24, 2012

Critter Camp Rescues 16 more pets!

Willy Wonka
Willy Wonka

What a Week!

Critter Camp took in 16 new animals, and broke our digital camera!
Luckily Jennifer T on Facebook offered to send us her CoolPix camera- so look for pics of the rest of the new critters soon!
Meanwhile meet Willy Wonka- a bunny that was in Kentucky and left outside in the winter with no food, his cagemate died and he was rescued by folks we met in the Pepsi contest. He will be safe & sound, fed and warm here in Critter Camp's Bunny Haven!

 

In addition to Willy We took in another rabbit- Fudge who was left at the local PETCO - the family said their hunting dogs didn't get along with her- really!
From a kill shelter with no room we took 5 mice and a Roborovski hamster.
From a no-kill shelter we took 4 dwarf hamsters that were biters and a rat with medical issues so they could make room for adoptable animals.
And from folks who had to find a safe place for their ratties with medical issues due to economic reasons we took 3 ratties- Monster a big sweet boy with bumblefoot, Peanut and Spike a lovely girl with a nasty tumor.
We'll send an update as soon as we get the camera & get some pics of the new rescues!
Thank you for making it possible for Critter camp to save these lives!

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Jul 11, 2012

See Alice the rabbit Free Range & Meet Templeton

Happy Birthday Quiggly!
Happy Birthday Quiggly!

You met newest rescue rabbit Alice in our last update, now you can see her free range in our Bunny Haven! See the link below to watch a video of a very happy bunny hopping about with her new friends!

Critter Camp strives to give all of the animals here in our care the very best possible life. That is why our bunnies, guinea pigs and ferrets all have free range rooms. When we build our proposed new building the prairie dogs and kinkajous will also have their own free range rooms too. 

Did you know you can come take a tour of Critter Camp and meet the animals? We are located in northwest IL and the tours are by appointment, generally booking 4-8 weeks in advance. See the link below for more information.

 

Thanks to all of our generous support Critter Camp was able to accept another rescue ratty this week. Meet Templeton, a 6 month old male ratty that began fighting with his cage mates, and escalated to biting his owners. 

So Templeton ( named after the ratty in Charlotte's Web) will live here at Critter Camp safely, and we will work with him to see if he can become friendly again. 

And finally we say Happy Birthday to Quiggly one of our 3 fennec foxes here at Critter Camp. He turned 6 this week! See the video link below :)

 

We cannot thank all of you enough for helping Critter Camp carry out our mission to care for the unadoptable small unusual pets that need us so much! We cannot do it without your help!

Templeton
Templeton

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Jun 28, 2012

Meet Alice the rabbit, Little Al the mouse & more!

Alice the rabbit
Alice the rabbit

Thanks to our wonderful generous supporters Critter camp rescued more sweet souls this week!

Meet Alice the large white New Zealand rabbit. She had been neglected and had little human interaction. She became aggressive once she was at a shelter and considered un-adoptable. This shelter over 100 miles away from Critter Camp asked if we could make room for her. Even though our Bunny Haven was full we did fit her in and she was accepted into the colony right away.

Little Al the white mouse was found by a sweet couple as he wandered up their driveway. He let them pick him right up! They bought all his supplies and brought him to Critter Camp where he will live safe & sound!

This week Morrison the elderly ball python came to live at Critter Camp because his owner passed away. Along with him came to previously considered feeder mice, who are now rescues : Laverne & Shirley and will live their lives here at Critter Camp. We never feed live animals to anyone here, and our few snakes only eat per-euthanized frozen feeder rodents, never any of our rescues!

We greatly appreciate the support of our donors for making it possible for us to rescue more critters in need!

Alice in Bunny Haven with new friends
Alice in Bunny Haven with new friends
Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
Morrison
Morrison
Little Al
Little Al

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