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Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary Rescues MorePets

by Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary
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Please VOTE!

Hey folks thanks so much for your donations!! keep em coming ok! 

Hey we are in a NEW contest too- Your vote would be appreciated!! The contest runs through June 15.

https://www.younoodle.com/podium/jr/digital_storytelling_competition_judging1/public_voting#554f1b28edb1ac9d43a193190d0cfc98

The rules say you can vote once a day but people are having trouble doing that- so try if you can - even one vote helps! 

Critter Camp Mom is still having Dizzy spells, her follow up appointment is June 10. It can take up to 6 months to know if the surgery helped. Critter Camp Mom ALSO has to have surgery on her left foot & toes. The toe & foot bone she shattered in December healed jagged and needs to be smoothed. That surgery is June 16. Throughout all of this Critter Camp mom continues to clean cages, feed animals, manage the entire rescue and fundraise, sometimes even while miserable, in pain, crawling because she cannot stand up and barely functioning. We have some loyal local volunteers but no one else can be here 24/7 to care for nearly 300 sanctuary animals that had nowhere else to go. While we know many of you cannot help with these tasks you CAN help with the fundraising by promoting our Global Giving Project! Please Share!

And give if you can! Thank you!!

Voting time!
Voting time!

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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!
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
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
 

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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
$10,582 raised of $15,000 goal
 
269 donations
$4,418 to go
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