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  

Critter Camp is a very special place full of very special critters - including the people! Beth Randall never planned to become an animal rescuer, but when people started relinquishing exotic "pets" at her doorstep, she saw a need that had to be fulfilled. She created Critter Camp to give these lost souls a second chance at a healthy, sustainable life. She's devoted her time and her home to making sure these animals will never suffer again. NAVS was proud to award a grant to help them care for a large intake of rescued rats, dubbed the Ratastrophe of 2014!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the honor of visiting Critter Camp to deliver a much-deserved grant from the National Anti-Vivisection Society (to help fund the maintenance of over 100 rats rescued from an abhorrent situation.) Critter Camp is a truly unique sanctuary. The sacrifices Beth and her family have made to rescue and protect animals who have no place else to go is evident in every corner of their home. It’s an unusual arrangement, but it really works. The critters are well cared for and it’s clear Beth and her volunteers love what they do. As they should, because they are so good at it! Keep up the great work!

- Jamie Aitchison, Assistant Director of Communications, National Anti-Vivisection Society, Chicago

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

crittercamp is the best place i know saving lives for so long and beth is a wonderful person she saved my life and she knows about all the critters for wich she cares and is a great teacher

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

more funding the possibilitys are limintless

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer in animal rescue and so I am aware of all the wonderful work Beth Randall does with the animals who would not have a chance at a good life if not for Critter Camp. Beth also provides an education to children by bringing her animals into schools and also by bringing the children on a tour through Critter Camp. Her compassion knows no bounds.

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

Provide her with more cages and volunteers.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary is one of a kind. The founder/ woman in charge Beth Randall is a tremendous help to society. Not only does this sanctuary take in and provide forever homes for neglected and abused pets, Critters Camp also educates the public- improving lives of animals worldwide.

There is truly no other animal rescue like Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary. There is a knowledge and quality of care that cannot be exceeded, as this rescue knows and does it all!

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

Build their standalone facility, so that more animals could be taken in and shown love.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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