The Critter Place

Rating: 4.93 stars   15 reviews 537

Issues: Animals

Location: 10396 Snowbird Ave. Brooksville FL 34614 USA

Mission: The Critter Place is a forever home sanctuary for "throw away" animals saved from abuse, neglect or abandonment. We are a private couple who just care about animals of all kinds that need a place to rest and live their lives without abuse, neglect and will never be abandoned as long as they live. We are a Florida Non Profit charitable organization.
Target demographics: Animal lovers and advocates
Geographic areas served: Weeki Wachee, Fl
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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

The Critter Place is a fantastic sanctuary for these animals. Ted not only provides excellent care for them, he considers them family. He is so tuned-in to their needs and he just wants to provide the very best home for them. Absolutely awesome!

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For a long time I wanted to visit The Critter Place. Many times I private messaged Ted with questions about my cats. I live on the other end of Florida but Ted never hesitated to help me out. If he didn't have an answer he always refereed me to other cat rescues or cat people. He is always so helpful. I have followed The Critter Place on Facebook for a few years and when Karen passed away many of us mourned her passing. I was finally able to meet Ted in person a few weeks ago. He is so genuine. His passion and compassion for his animals is amazing. His love for Karen and his sorrow with her loss was impossible for him to hide. His anguish I could see in his eyes but I could see his strength through the tears he tried to hide. His love for his animals and Ted's resolve to keep his promise to Karen is very admirable. All of the animals are so well taken care of and it's amazing how he does it mostly alone. If only more men could show so much love and compassion to animals and fellow humans like Ted. I will make it a point to volunteer from now on. The time I spent with Ted and the animals has touched my heart in a strange but wonderful spiritual way. For a man of no religion his essence is like no other person I have ever met.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The only thing that needs change is to get more help for Ted

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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1 person found this review helpful

The Critter Place is a true sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals. Ted has devoted many years to providing these deserving animals with love, safety and excellent care. He loves these many pigs, horses, dogs, cats, birds and various other critters with all his heart and money - and it is clear they love him back. The Critter Place is amazing, and so is Ted.

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1 person found this review helpful

The critter place rocks! Ted Koran takes such great care of these animals that have had very rough lives. I have visited the critter place a few times, and I'm amazed at how Ted communicates with the animals, and how wonderful they are treated. They deserve to live the rest of their lives with love, and Ted makes sure they get it!!! Five stars indeed!!

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It was equally a pleasure meeting a young lady with as much caring for animals as I do. I appreciate you and your friends for getting a crew together and help with some rebuilding of the sanctuary. Thank you.

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2/20/15 ....... Today Pat Mulieri the commissioner of PASCO and I went and visited Ted's "CRITTER PLACE " and both Pat and I agree Ted runs wonderful place ....... All his animals are well taken care of and you can see the love that he has for everyone of them abd visa versa ...It's a privilege to know a man with such a great heart.... I am planning Donating $10 a month to the " CRITTER PLACE " and I would wish that some would do the same !!!

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2015

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It was a pleasure to meet you, Heath, and Pat. Thanks for the visit.

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1 person found this review helpful

For the longest time we have wanted to come and meet the residents of The Critter Pace, today was that day.... I had met Ted and Karen only once about 2 years ago, The respect I have for what Ted is doing, carrying on the legacy and last wishes of his beloved Karen were further reinforced with todays visit. The reception from the horses and of course Squiggly were wonderful, and of course the dogs with their very welcoming greetings, the beautiful cats and birds and guard goose, LOL. I don't know how you do it Ted, but your love for all those animals is truly beautiful, we are so happy that you all have each other. I strongly encourage everyone to call Ted and go meet the Critters, spent time and get to know them and hopefully you will feel the desire to support Ted in what he is doing for these beautiful pigs, horses, cats ,birds and dogs... They are truly a family and I for one am going to support that family, I hope you will do the same.. we'll see you and the Critters again soon!!!!!!!

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1 person found this review helpful

The very first things I noticed when visiting the sanctuary were an amazing feeling of peacefulness and calmness. All animals were extremely friendly and seemed very happy, some even playful! They all looked healthy, well fed and had safe enclosures with everything the different species needed. They all gave me the impression of being pets, no matter how small or big. All enclosures were clean, with enough food, fresh water, bedding, toys and this alone requires enough work to keep several people busy all day.
I can only say that the dedication and love for each animal is to be felt almost physically. This sanctuary really deserves donations and volunteer work in any way possible!
Marion N. Seidel, a lifelong horse person.

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I visited with Ted and the beautiful animals this morning. I brought my nephew with me and we had the best morning, it was a very relaxing atmosphere and the dogs were such great greeters. I was impressed at the appearance of all the animals being cared for, they were well fed and the horses looked great. Just visiting the critters was such a boost to my day as well as my nephews'. As I was leaving, Daisy such a beautiful dog with the greatest personality climbed into my truck wanting to go for a ride. I fell in love with all of the beautiful critters. I cannot wait to go and visit again. This is such a great place to visit with a child it shows them care and respect can go along way with animals and they are definitely cared for. Thank you Ted for the tour and the hospitality.

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My daughter was in need of volunteer hours for her school. I learned of The Critter Place through a friend and fellow animal lover. Ted graciously allowed me to come to the sanctuary before granting my daughter permission so that I could inspect the premises and animals to ensure her safety. As he so eloquently put it "We live in weird times."
What Ted and Karen do, for animals as well as humans, is a beautiful thing. My daughter enjoyed her time working with the animals and Ted. It strengthened her love for animals, her self-confidence, and self respect.
It is difficult raising a child with emotional issues, (my daughter is bi-polar) it is wonderful to find others with a similar mind-set; that animals can be healers, and the love you give them, you get back in return.

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I met Karen and Ted Koran many years ago, due to our shared love of the animals in need. There has not been a time that Ohana Rescue was in need that they did not show up here to help or to donate. These two give and give and in my opinion that is what is needed in society today. Givers. Their animals are all taken care of with the best of care, and love and for that the animals have learned trust. Most animals that end up in a rescue/sanctuary have suffered from some type of abuse or neglect, and it takes very special people to give of themselves to rehab the animals and that is just what THE CRITTER PLACE is all about...
I give them 5 thumbs up, or 5 star!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Offer them more finances so they could get a larger place to help more animals.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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