Thanks to all of you wonderful supporters Critter Camp is able to rescue more needy pets!
Sugar the blind Ferret- she has many health issues and was not having her needs met by her owners. She is adapting to our free range ferret room and meeting her new 19 ferret buddies!
Michelle the box turtle. We got a call to rescue a "baby male tortoise" which turned out to be a female adult box turtle! She is enjoyign her life in our box turtle enclosure with ehr new lady buddies Abby, Irma , Millie & Alberta. She is also enjoying eating the right food and not lettuce!
Jelli is a very cranky older male hedgehog. We are hoping to settle him down but sometimes they just do not like attention from people. Hedgehogs are very shy and solitary animals.
We also took in a couple of tortoise and bearded dragons and hamsters recently!
Miss Vixen the Silver fox kit we took in in May is thriving! She is very active, growing like a weed and getting along with everyone!
Did you know that we use over 1000 pounds of supplies EVERY Single Week!
We appreicate every single person who helps us care for all 350 rescued samll pets here at Critter Camp!
Critter Camp strives to care for the unadoptable and unique pets that have nowhere else to go. We give a healthy happy safe loving forever home to the elderly, abused, aggressive, and just plain unusual pets that shelters cannot handle.
Miss Vixen is one such pet. She is a silver fox kit, about 6 weeks old. She was bought from a breeder who obviously did not require any proof by their customers of ability to care for an exotic pet. He could not care for her and only 5 days after buying her and realizing she was not the type of pet he could care for at all, he did the right thing and found Critter Camp.
She is an absolute joy! Very loving, gentle, playful & calm. Her first night here she did very well, she is eating, sleeping and enjoying walks (inside) on her harness. We will probably keep her as an education animal to show people what not to buy on impulse!
We also welcome new ratties Baby, Maddie & Zeddy. They are about 2 years old, a bonded trio and Baby does not like people. Their very sweet owner had health issues and wa going into assisted care. She was desperate to find a place for them to live their lives safely and happy. We are very glad she brought them to Critter Camp! Of our 55 rescue rats, these are our only ladies!
We also took in Brownie the guinea piggy who doesnt like people at all.
Critter Camp works very hard to meet the highest of care standards, to educate the public and to save as many lives as we can! We are grateful for the support of wonderful folks like you who make it all possible!
All 40 of the rescued bunnies at Critter Camp wish you a very Happy Easter! Our two newest rescued bunnies are a pair of elder buns Oreo & Maggie, and feisty biting bunny Hodgy. We hope everyone chooses chocolate bunnies instead of pets this Easter! Rabbits are far harder to care for than most people realize, and they can become aggressive too! We also recently rescued a stray ferret we've named Pogo. He is a little ball of fire and super cute! And we are still having litter of dwarf hamsters from our huge Hamstergeddon 2 rescue! Luckily we have been able to adopt many of the new babies. Thank you for your amazing support of our mission to give a safe, healthy happy home to small unusual and unadoptable pets!
Remember Hamstergeddon ? Well we have Hamstergeddon 2 here at Critter Camp and it's a doozy!
We agreed to take in approximately 27 hamsters from a kill shelter where their time had run out, but when they came they were mixed together and some were having babies as they came in the door!
So now we are up to 70 new little dwarf hamsters with new litters every day! All of the mature hamnsters have been separated so they don't make more hammie babies, but there are still a minimum of 8 females that could be pregnant.
We have the adorable little critters for adoption as most are friendly. Learn more here:
We've also taken in some new ratties, one was bait to train dogs to catch rats: Remy, Paddy & Gandalph the White.
2 new bunnies are on their way here as well!
Congrats to Matthew Olsen for earning his Eagle Scout rank - he created the signs for Critter Camp entrance and our building site!
We have some new sponsors for Tiles in our building! http://crittercamp.weebly.com/our-new-building.html
And we still need your votes in the contests:
1 one-time vote! Click here: https://apps.facebook.com/oneclickdonation/?id_ass=3344&id_c=5andThe Animal Rescue Site Contest too- that takes one vote every day- please vote for Critter Camp in IL : http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/shelterchallenge.faces?siteId=3
Your support means the world to the animals we save! Thank you!!!
Everyone here at Critter Camp exotic Pet Sanctuary hopes that our wonderful supporters are having a great new year so far!We just took in 3 adorable adoptable young male parakeets! We hope to find them a great home soon! They are lsited here on Petfinder: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/25294211
One of our awesome supporters made a cute hedgehog piggy bank for us to sell on ebay too- see it here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/281062610039
Critter Camp is in a new contest too- it only takes 1 one-time vote! Click here: https://apps.facebook.com/oneclickdonation/?id_ass=3344&id_c=5
And we are still in The Animal Rescue Site Contest too- that takes one vote every day- please vote for Critter Camp in IL : http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/shelterchallenge.faces?siteId=3
We bought land a year ago with money we won in the Pepsi contest and now we hope to build soon! To follow our prgress you can click here to our Building Page: http://crittercamp.weebly.com/our-new-building.html
Thank you so much for your support and interest in our cause- saving the lives of homeless small pets!!!
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