We offer a rescue service for exotic pets in the local community with no negative implications. Whether you have a pet that you can no longer accommodate for, or have found an animal in desperate need of care and attention, we are happy to help in any way we can. Depending on your location, we can collect animals for surrender, but may ask for a contribution to fuel costs for longer journeys.
We are limited by space and try to reserve our intakes for emergencies, urgent situations or welfare concerns. If you would like to surrender an animal through us, please complete a form by clicking the button below…
Unfortunately, we are unable to take every animal in. This can be due to multiple reasons, but it all comes down to providing the best for every animal. If we are unable to accommodate a certain species due to space or our experience, we will do our best to help you in other ways – whether that be offering assistance at home to care for them until we do have space, or referring you to another trusted rescue centre.
All of our intakes are placed in a quarantine enclosure to assess their health and behaviour. They are given a full health check by a competent trustee, or a vet/vet nurse, and left to settle while monitoring their feeding schedule and observing for signs of infection or parasites. A faecal test is obtained at the earliest convenience and sent to the vets for analysis.
Any signs of infection or parasites are treated appropriately, with a vet appointment being made if required and a necessary treatment plan followed.
Once an animal is known to be free of parasites and healthy for a minimum of 2 weeks in quarantine, they are given a simple substrate and observed for a minimum of 2 further weeks for continued normality and natural behaviours.
From arrival, our animals are monitored and assessed for rehoming. Using a simple recording system we make note of any concerns or notable occurrences, within the three areas listed below:
- Health & Condition – includes infections, diseases or conditions that may or may not be treatable.
- Behaviour – includes an animal’s behaviour in and out of the enclosure compared to what is expected for the species.
- Attitude – includes their tolerance to humans and handling.
Our assessment may affect the availability of animals that come through our rescue. Some may be considered good for first-time reptile keepers, others may only be available to experienced keepers. Occasionally an animal may be deemed unfit for rehoming due to long-term health or behavioural issues, in which case they enter our Resident Sanctuary.
In some cases, we take in animals that are diagnosed with long-term health issues or complications. We keep those animals in our care or the care of our fosterers, to ensure they continue receiving the one to one attention they need. You can see our resident animals below, click on their images to read more about their stories: