Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary Rescues MorePets

by Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary
Chanel celebrates the Cubs Series Win!
Chanel celebrates the Cubs Series Win!

We have a lots of new rescues who need your help!

A few weeks ago we took in 9 guinea pigs from a huge hoarding situation, we only took the least adoptables including 2 females that may be pregnant! (Other rescues took in the over 400 total!)

We also helped place 3 foxes that were confiscated at a meth lab! A red and a pair of marbles. We found them great homes and they are happy!

Last week we took in 2 new fennec foxes! They are 4-5 years old, and were a former breeder's personal pets she had to give up due to personal issues. They are a bonded pair, Ivex the male is completely blind and Bunny is his seeing eye fox! He is always calm if he can feel her next to him. It will take some time for them to bond with me but they are settling in very well considering all they have been thru.

This week we took in 10 degus from a rescue that was closing. They are all extremely hyper and not handleable.
And finally today we took in two elder (6 yr old) male guinea pigs whose owner is getting divorced and cannot take them.

CritterCampMom's health is still not great, still dizzy every day. She has an appointment with the specialist in December so we will see what the next steps are. It is exhausting fighting the dizzy every day. In the meantime her knee is acting up- in an MRI they found a huge mass of fluid under the muscle that has to be compressed to be reabsorbed. And sure the toes still hurt.

But we go on with our mission because of YOU our supporters who truly care about these animals and make it possible for us to care for them!

We need you now more than ever!
Any amount helps! Thank you!

Bunny the fennec fox
Bunny the fennec fox
Ivex the blind fennec fox
Ivex the blind fennec fox
5 of the Degus
5 of the Degus


Gemini is a little chinchilla with a broken leg, now deformed due to leaving it wrapped too long. He was abandoned in an apartment when his owner moved. He was found by the landlord in a cage with a dead guinea pig! He is thriving and safe and loved now here at Critter Camp! 

As always Critter Camp Celebrates International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19 with adorable pics of our rescues wearing a pirate hat! Stop by our facebook page sunday the 18th and Monday the 19th to see all the cute pics!

  Oct. 1 is my 56th birthday and all I want is to help Critter Camp catch up on expenses!!
I've had a rough year with this Meniere's disease, surgeries, broken toes, still being dizzy and weak. Help me shove out that old year and bring in a new one starting out with all the organization's expenses paid up to date!
We need to raise at least $2000 before my birthday.
Any amount helps! $5 or $500!
I'll post updates on totals from the various sources -probably weekly.
Right here on our Global Giving Project!

Thank you everyone!!!

Pirate wiley
Pirate wiley
Pirate Buddy
Pirate Buddy
Pirate Casper
Pirate Casper
Birthday Cake
Birthday Cake
Frankie finds Critter Camp
Frankie finds Critter Camp

Our NEW BOOK Frankie Finds Critter Camp  is out! Both in print and in ebook form (it's a pdf so you dont need any special book readers for it!)

ebook only $1.99! so EVERYONE can read it!:  

Heartwarming story of Frankie the ferret who loved his person Mindy, but when she could no longer care for him he found himself lost and alone. Follow Frankie as he heads out to find Critter Camp, where animals have a place to live out their lives when no one else will care for them. Along the way, Frankie meets other former pets like himself, each with their own touching stories. This book is based on true stories of real-life animals that have been cared for at Critter Camp. All proceeds benefit the 300 rescued animals living their lives safe, happy and loved at Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary.

We've also partnered with Food for Thought 
 Pledging to only serve vegetarian/vegan food at all our events! Here is our pledge: 
Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary has always been committed to the well being of all companion animals and animals bred in captivity. Although we do not specifically accept farm animals we believe that they are deserving of a full happy life and should not be raised and slaughtered for human consumption. Many of our own board members and volunteers are practicing vegetarians or vegans and we encourage others to eliminate as many animal products from their diet and clothing as possible. In keeping with this dedication to the welfare of all animals Critter Camp vows to only allow vegetarian/vegan foods (striving to be as vegan as possible) to be served at any events we host, as well as to be available in our future facility (i.e. snack machines, etc.) 

Thank you for all of your support! We still need to raise funds ! Keep sharing and donating! Thanks!


Hey folks!! Thanks to YOUR kindness we have been able to take in a few new rescues! 

Meet Aries the ferret- he has been rehomed multiple times and his last owner just left him with a roommate and said they didn't want him!  He is doing great in our free range ferret room!

Buddy the hedgehog was found outside as a stray! He is eating like crazy and very happy in his new cozy home.

Flynn the bunny  is highly aggressive towards people. His owner tried for 2 years to calm him  but he actively charges everyone! She found us and now Flynn is happily munching greens in our free range bunny haven with his fellow kindred bunnies that do not like people.

And of course we took in newest foxy Zorro! He is a young silver fox who was rehomed multiple times as well, with owners not realizing what they have gotten themselves into with a house fox! And this is nothing- wait till he's full grown! He has fit right in and is starting to engage Tod our red fox in brotherly play!  Check out our page on pet foxes too: 

All our work is thanks to YOU! The donors who make it possible for us to care for these critters! 

Every bit helps!

Thank you!!

Please VOTE!
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.

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!!

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Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary

Location: German Valley, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Beth Randall
German Valley, IL United States
$10,757 raised of $15,000 goal
276 donations
$4,243 to go
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