This is a place where all critters get a 2nd and sometimes 3rd chance. All lives matter and every animal is respected. The most unlikely combinations of animals get along because they are so happy to have a home where they are loved and cared for. This indoor zoo is a place everyone should visit at least once. You will see animals differently after the tour. Director Beth Randall can answer all questions from any direction. This is not a business. It is a labor of love.
I love Critter Camp! It's a great place to see animals you have never seen, learn about them and maybe even hold them. It's more than just a Sanctuary. The philosophy is that all living creatures are important, no matter how small, they are all treated with respect and compassion.
Beth is great at talking to people of all ages and answering their questions. There is no other place like it. If you haven't been there, set up a tour today. You will see animals you never dreamed of putting together getting along better than humans with other humans! Animals setting an example for people. That alone is worth the trip. See for yourself!
Mt. Carroll, IL.
I love this place it is wonderful i have spent many years as beths friend and this place is unique b
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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!