Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary Rescues MorePets

by Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary
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
Boomer & Dale
Boomer & Dale

We hope you have all had a great 2015 and are looking ahead to an even better 2016!

Because of your generous support Critter Camp has been able to save hundreds more small pets' lives this year!

We cannot thank you enough for caring about these small and unusual pets that often fall through the cracks and are forgotten. 

Because of the uniqueness of our organization we do not qualify for 99% of animal welfare grants- many require no exotic, or are spay/neuter for dogs & cats only, or they only fund adoption rescues and not sanctuary. This is why your support is so crucial to our organization. 

We took some fun holiday photos with the animals and we'll share them with you to hopefully bring a smile to your face!

Thank you!

Wiley the fennec fox
Wiley the fennec fox
Leroy and Rambo the tortoises & Tod the red fox
Leroy and Rambo the tortoises & Tod the red fox
Alice
Alice
Gus the hairless rat
Gus the hairless rat
Oreo the guinea pig
Oreo the guinea pig
RIP Shadow
RIP Shadow

Thank you for your kind responses to our previous update! 

We have received initial notes from Animal Arts on our building project and will share the finished reports and plans once we get them. Thank you for helping make the first steps of this project a reality! 

 

We have a bit of sad new - our 15 1/2 year old marble fox Shadow passed away peacefully of old age. We miss him very much! 

We celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day Spet. 19 here at Critter Camp with cute pics! 

We have some baby guinea pigs from pregnant rescue moms  available for adoption as well! 

Baby Guinea piggies
Baby Guinea piggies
more baby guinea pigs
more baby guinea pigs
Pirate wiley
Pirate wiley
Pirate Dale
Pirate Dale
Pirate piggy
Pirate piggy
Mr Whiskers
Mr Whiskers

Critter Camp takes in abused neglected injured animals just like any other rescue, we also take in ones on death row in kill facilities- but UNLIKE other rescues we do NOT hold these animals hostage- we never post pics of animals & say we'll save them only if you donate, we don't stop to take horror pics of ones we saved using them to extort donations- we HELP THEM immediately! (We have a few such pics if someone is taking them while another is getting the needed treatment ready) We read over and over that people do not like those tactics- they hate the graphic pics and the promise of death to the animal, and yet they bring in the $ needed to care for those rescues AND they are Shared. One pic of a cat in a kill shelter 'needing $ to be pulled' brings in hundreds of dollars, but when we post that we already saved a rabbit from a kill shelter and it needs to be spayed/neutered apparently everyone thinks someone else is donating because we didn't hold it hostage. So our questions are: Should we start doing that? How can we compel you to donate? Even $5 helps! With 300 sanctuary animals here we go through 1000 lbs of supplies (food, bedding, cleaning items) every week at an average cost of $500 EVERY WEEK, plus our other expenses such as insurance & licenses etc.(NO salaries- we are all Volunteer!) Then the new animals' costs- vet checks, spay/neuters, etc. Show us you don't want us to start using extortion & scare tactics- tell us you LIKE the cute pics & success stories! 

We welcome newest rescues Mr & Mrs Whiskers- highly aggresive rabbits that bit and scratched their owner repeatedly. They will be spayed and neutered and re assessed for adoptibility.

We also welcome Leroy the red footed tortoise who was found as a stray. He had metabolic bone disease and we are treating him.

Success Stories: All of the 8 baby ratties and the one baby guinea pig have been adopted! And we were slated to take in an elder bunny from a high kill facility but the transporter saw that he was super friendly and loving so he helped find an adoptive home, andf Muffin is now happy & loved! 

 

And please keep voting: 

 

http://www.petvote.com/jul15/bright-eyes-randall

once a day in July- we only need to be in the top 20 to be a finalist!

And For Critter Camp in the Shelter Challenge:

We need to maintain our #1 in IL for $1000 - vote once a day through August 9!
Thank you!!!
Mrs whiskers
Mrs whiskers
Leroy
Leroy
Miss Pearl on a walk
Miss Pearl on a walk
Putt Putt the prairie dog snoozing
Putt Putt the prairie dog snoozing
Bright eyes
Bright eyes
New Rescues! Bright Eyes- newborn guinea pig abandoned by his momma at birth. Hand raised here at Critter Camp & now he is thriving!
Some of the 17 ratties we took in from the Michigan hoarding situation were pregnant and we have our first litter of 7! 
We can only save these creatures with your help! 
NEW Contest! We really NEED your votes! this is a FREE easy way to help the rescued animals at Critter Camp! 

Please VOTE in these 3 contests to help the rescued animals at Critter Camp:

For Bright Eyes the rescued baby guinea piggy: 
This contest runs for ONLY 1 WEEK!! Please vote once a day every day from July8-July15. 1st and 2nd place win $1000!

For Bright Eyes the tiny baby rescued guinea piggy at Critter Camp here too:

http://www.petvote.com/jul15/bright-eyes-randall

 Please vote once a day every day in July- we only have to be in the top 20 to be a finalist! 

Please vote once a day every day through Aug 8- we need to maintain our #1 in IL position for $1000! 
Thank you!!!!
Baby Ratty
Baby Ratty
Wiley asks you to vote too
Wiley asks you to vote too

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Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary

Location: German Valley, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.crittercamp.org
Project Leader:
Beth Randall
German Valley, IL United States
$10,512 raised of $15,000 goal
 
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