Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary Newsletter

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What a FANTASTIC Holiday!!!


We received many gifts, from the Bags for Buns from Bunspace, to the Santas from the Ferret Giving Tree, and many others sending us boxes filled with supplies , treats and toys!

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See a compilation video here!

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And of course we thank the very generous folks who donated $ this time of year as well! It greatly helped with end of year expenses!

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A special thank you John & Shary Stelter for paying out vet bill in full! Thank you!!!







Critter Camp
Highlights of 2010


Had approximately 1,000 visitors at Critter Camp in 2010

Participated in the Disney promotion Give a Day Get a Disney Day Promotion with 500+ people choosing Critter Camp to help!

Had multiple videos & pics featured on sites such at Daily Squee and Today's Big Thing

Uploaded many more videos to our Youtube channel

Took in 75 animals from the Texas SPCA Global Exotics rescue raid &

Habitrail & Petco doanted supplies to assist with these animals

Continued our Emergency Help Program, received another grant from the Petco Foundation to assist with it

Save a Pett and Elayne Boosler's Tails of Joy became sponsors of Critter Camp donating

generous amounts

Numerous articles were published about Critter Camp

Critter Camp was featured on several news programs

Gave many educational presentations

Received a Constant Contact award for email marketing

Held 2 successful & fun fundraiser parties

Participated in the Pepsi Refresh Everything contest- made it up to #36 in the $250,000 category! We will apply again next year!

Participated in the Guardian Angel Basset Rescue Corvette Raffle

Accepted several new species- spotted ground squirrels, sulcata tortoise, spiny mice, etc.

Finished the barn renovation with an enclosed doorway thanks to Paul Strand & his Eagle Scout project

Put a new roof on the barn too

Participated in the Ferret Giving Tree and the Bags for Buns Bunspace holiday gift giving

In This Issue
Happy Holiday!!
2010 Highlights!
Survey & Wish!
Gingerbread House!
Donations & PETCO Foundation Grant!
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Thank you to the
D.A.S. Charitable Fund for renewing our grant to care for abandoned exotic pets coming from Lake Co. IL!
It is a huge help!

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Well, our gingerbread house didn't win but it was a fantastic entry!

Thank you again Shary for all your hard work!!


 THANK YOU to the PETCO Foundation for awarding Critter Camp another "We are Family Too" Grant to continue our Emergency Help Program!

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Now we can help hundreds more pet owners keep their pets during times of crisis!

Visit our Emergency Help page for more details and the assistance form to fill out if you need help!


"Like" the PETCO Foundation's Facebook Page & tell them Thanks for these wonderful grants too!

The PETCO Foundation is one of very few animal organizations that help rescues of ALL companion animals, not just cats & dogs. We are so grateful for their support!


Critter Camp was quoted in the PETCO Foundation's Annual Report this year too regarding our grant received in 2009, see it on page 11!


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