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Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal Services, Animals, Education

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

Community Stories

74 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

fennectech

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this place it is wonderful i have spent many years as beths friend and this place is unique b

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

Jamie Aitchison

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary serves a unique and important purpose: they are the only exotic pet sanctuary in their immediate and surrounding areas. Beth and her volunteers take great measures to provide the best care they can for animals who have been taken from their natural habitat and kept as "pets". When they cannot be returned to the wild, Critter Camp provides the next best thing.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an exceptional organization providing a much needed service. Exotic animals and wildlife are unique and require specific environments and nutrition and there just are not enough facilities providing this type of care. Well done Critter Camp!

1 Mary370

Donor

Rating: 5

A lovely rescue/shelter run by lovely and loving people. I thin I learned about them by accident through one of their educational videos on exotic pets (hedgehogs in this case). I was charmed by their other videos and, then, their mission. I support them because they care for rodents, rabbits, foxes, and other animals that local (and just as awesome cat and dog) shelters can't. I support their mission to care for pets that humans created and should continue to care for. And Critter Campbell believe even dying is precious and part of an animal's journey. My money and my good wishes are well invested at Critter Camp.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a veterinarian, I know how difficult it is to place exotic small animals into a safe refuge when their human companions are no longer able to care for them. Critter Camp is unique in the rescue world for its dedication to helping the small furry, scaled and feathered ones who would otherwise have no place to go. These animals are cared for with devotion, respect and knowledge of their special needs, so that their quality of life is excellent. This is truly a labor of love for an underserved population of creatures and is deserving of support.

1 Laurel D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Critter Camp provides a great service to needy animals. The animals find a safe place and loving care.

2 Nina W.

Donor

Rating: 5

Thank you for helping all the animals. You are doing a great job.

2 Patrick57

Donor

Rating: 5

Such a wonderful organization and an amazing cause !

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Donor

Rating: 5

i love critter camp. i met beth through another organization & was delighted to learn about her unique rescue work. critter camp, unlike many other rescue operations, focuses on the positive & routinely brightens my day with photos of the sweet, unusual exotic animals for which critter camp provides care & a home.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

We met Beth when we were looking for a bird cage and she showed us around her sanctuary. I was really impressed with all their hard work and loving care that they are giving these unwanted animals. I know that they are in a good place and will continue to support their efforts as much as I can.

1 Sandy102

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had the good fortune to visit Critter Camp about 3 years ago. What Beth does there is amazing. How she does what she does with so little help astounds me. I would advise if you're ever in the area, you should arrange a tour. Maybe stay and help a while. It will be an experience you'll never forget. And you might get to cuddle a fennec fox !

Donor

Rating: 5

Critter Camp does everything in their power to care for unadoptable small and exotic former pets. Their charges are often difficult to deal with due to former lives of abuse, neglect, or incorrect care: But they believe that every little charge deserves to have to best rest-of-their-life possible. It is so much work! But they are 100% dedicated.

Lori151

Donor

Rating: 5

Critter Camp is one of a kind and does so much for the animals they care for every day.

Christina112

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Critter Camp is unlike any other shelter. Beth only takes in exotic animals, runs completely on donations and fundraising, and cares for these animals largely on her own. She is tireless. The animals are safe and happy, loved and cared for. She knows every animal by name and knows how to care for them. She fights for every cent, makes the most of every day and I'm so grateful for all that she does.

Maureen37

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful rescue for exotic animals of all kinds! I believe in Critter Camp so much that I donated a room full of cages, bedding, & toys to them when our last ferret went to the Rainbow Bridge. They treat every animal like family.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Critter Camp is an incredible rescue that aims to help exotic animals and educate people about all animals. I've been lucky enough to meet Beth in person and get a tour of the rescue. They are a wonderful family whose only goal is to selflessly help animals that are old, sick, or unwanted (which no animal should be!).

Jamie72

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

Amy_193

Client Served

Rating: 5

I lost everything I own. Everything. I had no where to go and a baby in the NICU. When I found a place to stay, my prairie dog could not come. I called Critter Camp and Beth was more than kind and understanding. She made it easier to give up my pet. I was told I could always come and visit. She posts pictures of her every so often with a little story. I love seeing the updates on her.

Beth works endlessly making sure all the animals get what they need and then some. She genuinely cares for ALL of them in her sanctuary.

Deb_38

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have brought my grandson to see Beth's critters many times. It is one of his very favorite places. Beth has more compassion than anyone I have ever met. She had the knowledge to run this very diverse sanctuary.

Tammy83

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm so happy this charity exists to take in all the unwanted, homeless animals that this world has to offer. Critter Camp gives excellent care and love to each individual, special creature.

Deb_37

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is the place where those exotic animals who have nowhere else to go are welcome. Beth Randall gives each of the animals in her care love and a secure environment. Her expertise about the many exotic animals she has in her care is exemplary. Through her hard work her "camp" is a haven.