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!!!
2014 is Critter Camp's 10 Year Anniversary!
A few stats from Critter Camp's 10 years in operation:
We've had a busy week here at Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary! Eleven new rescues came in!
Three 5 year old rabbits that had worked in a lab for their whole lives as food testers needed a home after the lab closed. They had been well cared for but not handled much and did not take to people so were not adoptable. Warren, Sirius Black & Dark Knight are all happily settled in to our free range Bunny Haven and have made new bunny friends here already!
Four guinea piggies were abandoned by their owner with a roommate who then dropped them off at a pet store. We picked them up and are considering which ones can be adopted and which will stay here for sanctuary.
Two degus came in because their owner couldnt care for them anymore.
And two ferrets came in because their owner has a serious medical condition that will only get worse. She and her young son were so sad to bring them but know they need to be in a safe place while their own lives change so dramatically. At least they ahve peace of mind that their beloved ferrets will be happy and cared for.
During this holiday season we are very grateful for all of the supporters who make it possible for Critter Camp to care for the animals that have nowhere else to go.
Everyone here at Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary wishes you a very happy Thanksgiving!
We are very grateful for all of the wonderful people who support our efforts to save the lives of small pets!
Recently we took in two more hedgehogs, Citrus and Mango. Their owner could not care for them, and had not given them attention so they do not like to be handled. They will be safe and happy here at Critter Camp!
We are looking forward to giving all the animals here holiday presents, as we do every year too!
We will update you with photos next month.
Thanks to all of your wonderful support Critter Camp is able to save even more animals!
We've increased our funding limit so we can continue to fund our valuable rescues.
Success story: Lizzie the bearded dragon came in this Spring emaciated and near death- with our tender loving care, good food and appropriate heating and lighting she is thriving! See the before & after pic!
We recently took in some more baby ratties that people could not take care of and most of them will be for adoption. They are adorable and friendly!
Critter Camp recently helped saved several pets that were on death row going to be euthanized due to biting, old age, illness & fearfulness. We can only do this with your help!
Check out our links to vote for critter Camp in 2 contests!
And finally We want to wish all of you a very Happy 'Tocktober! Enjoy! :)
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