Are your animals really rescues? We went on a tour a few months back and were told by our guide that most of these animals were bought from breeders. I was also disturbed by the small enclosures of many of the animals- particularly the lynx, kangaroo, and owls. I left this place feeling sad for all the animals there.
Jessica B. asked on Sep 28, 2013
Good afternoon Jessica. We are sorry you left our facility feeling the way you did. You are correct on both your question and what you are told, but not completely. 99% percent of the 500+ animals that we have are rescues or surrenders from people who could not take care of the animals any more, had the animals illegally, or they are from other USDA facilities in the United States where they were born but not being properly taken care of by the mothers. The other 1% came from Legal and Licensed USDA breeders here in the USA for the sole purpose of education when we travel to schools, colleges and universities. We were made aware of the wrong information being given and have made sure that all of our handlers new the correct facts. As to your feelings on the animal enclosures, all the animals here are given the space, care and enrichment they need every single day to feel safe, comfortable, and happy. We do recognize that we are a growing facility with the 1,000+ animals that are surrendered each year and are actively seeking a new piece of land to construct a much larger facility. We are a self supported facility where all the funds to care for the animals and eventually build a larger facility come from people like you who have taken the time to come on a tour with us or others who schedule a traveling presentation. We thank you for you support and hope you will stop by again soon. Brian the office manager or Ed the Owner would be happy to answer anymore of your questions or concerns if you give us the heads up that you are coming or through our email or over the phone! Have a great day!
Animal A. from Merchant replied on Oct 1, 2013