Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary

Rating: 4.97 stars   38 reviews

Issues: Animals, Education

Location: 824 Church Street German Valley IL 61039 USA

Mission: Provide a safe, healthy, happy home to unwanted, abused, abandoned, or otherwise homeless exotic and unusual pets. Also to educate the general public and current pet owners regarding the needs of such pets.
Results: Rescued over a thousand small pets, educated over 10 thousand people
Target demographics: Anyone who loves animals
Direct beneficiaries per year: Hundreds of animals and hundreds of pet owners
Geographic areas served: Everywhere!
Programs: Educational tours and presentations, Emergency help for pet owners
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-4170986
815-266-1342
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Rating: 5 stars  

Beth Randall, Director of Critter Camp Exoctic Pet Santuary she is a outstanding lady. She takes pride in what she does. She rescues animals into her own home to provide them with the needs to be taken care of for the rest of there life. She is there for the sick, mean, neglected and abandoned animals. If she had room she is willing to take them in. I have even seen her when she really don't have room fit them in the sanctuary. She is a great person. I give her a 5 plus star rating.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

At Critter Camp, we are a non-profit organization specializing in taking in sick, neglected, unwanted and abandoned animals. Beth has over 300 animals of different species. She herself takes care of and lives where Critter Camp is everyday. If she is not able to take care in a animals, she sure will try and point the person in the right directions to find them another place to go. I enjoy volunteering at Critter Camp and helping the animals out. I think if anyone is looking for a place to visit this is a very informative place for the kids to go.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have the most respect for this rescue. The majority of the animals would be put down without Critter Camp to lovingly care for each that comes in. My experience has always been a positive one. It's heart warming to watch visitors get a tour and light up from their time there. These people put their souls into the work.

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

encourage people with the funds to pay it forward to this rescue so they can continue and expand the work that's done.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

17 people found this review helpful

We worked with Beth in a joint Girl Scout/Critter Camp project. Beth and all Critter Camp volunteers give everything they can to enhance the lives of these animals. They research their personality, health, and lifestyle needs prior to accepting any exotic animals. The animals, housed in their home and barn, receive comfort, kindness, cuddles, fresh fruits and vegetables. The volunteers do everything from cleaning bedding, feeding fellow volunteers, walking the fox, and feeding hedge hogs. It's a wonderful place! I have never met a person more genuinely caring than Beth.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The health and happiness of the animals.

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

Thank Beth for everything she does and build the much needed facility. Then keep Beth in charge because no one could provide a better home for these animals.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Knowing we were supporting a worth while organization.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind, generous, hard working, intelligent and unendingly caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build it's facility, give Beth a day off! Pay for medical care. Assist with the purchase of fresh fruits and veggies. Each animal is fed a specific diet suited for their digestive system.

Ways to make it better...

It could not have been better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Too many rescued animals, not enough space! They need enough donations to build an additional facility to house the animals. They also need more donations to cover the medical and food costs.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I have never met a more worthwhile organization.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

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