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. C...
May 3, 2016

Meet New ferrets and ratties

Penelope & Felix
Penelope & Felix

Hi folks! Critter Camp Mom survived her surgery on her inner ear & is hopefully going to see some improvement in her menieres disease! She also broke both little toes ( separate incidents- due to being constantly dizzy from the meniere's) 

Recovery is slow going but volunteers are helping out. We are so grateful to the outpouring of support from everyone!

We have also recently taken in 4 new ferrets: Kiwi, Coconut, Felix & Penelope, and some more of the ratties from the housefire in WI- making a total of over 50 from that one incident! 

Also Please nominate Critter Camp in this Oxbow contest:

http://www.oxbowanimalhealth.com/comfort?platform=hootsuite  

As always YOUR support is crucial to our mission! Thank you so very much!!

Coconut & Kiwi
Coconut & Kiwi
Welcoming the new ferrets
Welcoming the new ferrets
more of the new ratties
more of the new ratties
Oxbow Contest
Oxbow Contest
Critter Camp Mom happy to be home, Wiley is too!
Critter Camp Mom happy to be home, Wiley is too!
Mar 8, 2016

BIG Rescue! 33 rats And More!

New boys
New boys

Recently Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary took in 33 rats from a private rescuer who had a house fire. Tragically she had to rehome all of her animals and we took the unadoptable ones. Currently they are in two colonies, 21 boys and 12 girls.  They are not handleable and will bite. We are glad that we can give them a safe place to live out their lives.

Critter Camp has also been chosen to be The Travelin' Rat's Rescue of the Month for March!

Critter Camp also welcomes new rescues Celine & Stella, a pair of girl guinea piggies whose time had run out at a kill shelter. When they got here we realized they are pregnant! So more little babies for adoption soon! 

We also took a rabbit in the same rescue whose time had run out but he turned out to be very sweet and adoptable. He is beginning a new life at Blue Moon Sanctuary as a therapy bunny! 

Thank you to all of our supporters who make our continued success a reality! So many lives saved because of YOU!

New ratties
New ratties
Stella
Stella
Celine
Celine
Feb 9, 2016

Kringle the Mousie, Building updates and More!

Baby mousie
Baby mousie

Our newest rescues include Kringle the mousie and 3 half wild girl ratties: Holly, Berry & Ivy. All were at a high kill shelter and would have been euthanized if we didn't accept them. Kringle was surrendered on Christmas day because her owner was being institutionalized. A home was found for her hubby Kris, and we took momma Kringle. She had 10 little adorable pups and they will be for adoption soon! The helf wild ratties are not people friendly at all so they are premanent residents. Sadly it is common in the city for a pet rat to get loose in anapartment building and when found be pregnant by a wild male. The babies are often far too skittish to be kept as pets. These girls are our 4th batch of half wilds we have had live here at Critter Camp.

Have you stopped by to watch some of our over 300 videos on our Youtube channel lately? 

http://www.youtube.com/crittercamp  Enjoy!

The builder Animal Arts has given us some of the early info on our site study and we published those documents on our building page here: http://crittercamp.weebly.com/early-plans.html  They will be providing a formal report and updated floor plans next. We currently do not have any prospects to fund the building, but Animal Arts will be helping us broaden our search as well.

We have also been interviewed by some proposed reality TV shows recently. One for example is a Shark Tank type for non profits with big ideas, another is a proposed show by the producers of Cake Boss to follow home based animal rescues. We have also joined Periscope- a live stream app which we hope builds a new following. And along those same lines we have been helping beta test a similar app called Waggle that is created by a team backed by Lorne Michaels, the producer of Saturday Night Live. Any of these could have great potential to help us at Critter Camp realize our goal of building a state of the art education rescue facility.

We will keep you posted! Thanks again for all of your support!

Holly
Holly
Pogo the ferret posing as Obi Wan Kenobe or ET
Pogo the ferret posing as Obi Wan Kenobe or ET
Caliope, another new rescue
Caliope, another new rescue
 
   

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