Exotic Animal/Alternative Pet

Shelter, Rescue and/or Adoption Groups

Lisa Leidig - [email protected]
The Ferret Haven "By The Sea"
2312 Starfish Road, #301
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Non-Profit Shelter:
Tax EIN# 54-1868845
DLN# 17053300073007
Dr. P. Fisher/Dr. H. Hulls
Petcare Veterinary Hospital
5201-A Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Total ferrets in shelter: 21
Adoptable ferrets: 15
Permanent residents: 3*
Being rehabilitated: 2 (biters)
Sick or injured: 3
Needing surgery: 2
Needing vaccinations: 4
Recent deaths: 2
Needing sponsors: 5
Taken in since last update: 52
Adopted since last update: 42
Unpaid vet bills: $200with
Unpaid shelter bills: $125
$400 for upcoming adrenal surgery.
Updated from FML: 8-29-99
*Permanent residents: 3 unless I can find homes for: Ben, sable 6yo, adrenal and has had his urethra re-routed; Emily, sable 6yo, adrenal and Garret, DEW, 4yo, insulinoma. Garret and Ben have cagemates - Ben's is Phoebe, a 2yo chocolate, having a little trouble eating (we haven't found what she likes yet) and Garret's is Ajax, a 3yo albino. I will not split them up. Ben is going to need monthly lupron shots and possibly a second surgery to shrink his prostate.
Food we could use coupons for: Iams kitten, Eukanuba kitten, Pro plan kitten, Totally Ferret, 8in1 Ultimate
Wish List: Foster homes are always welcomed, and help with fundraising.
Donations are always welcome, and a receipt indicating the donation as a charitable deduction is available. We are registered at iGive and you can help us by cutting and pasting this link:
We are also a member of the Homeless Homer club collecting the "save homeless pets" coupons on Heinz products to help the shelter.

Pam Troutman - [email protected]
Ferret Placement & Referral
P. O. Box 1714
Springfield, VA 22151-0714
Dr. Roger Hart
Kingsview Animal Hospital
7434 Beulah St
Alexandria, VA 22310
Updated from FML: 12-28-98
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STAR* Ferrets
PO Box 1832
Springfield, VA 22151-0832

To review the ENTIRE listing, visit Ferret Central at www.ferretcentral.org/
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E-mail questions, corrections, or additions to: [email protected]

Pamela E. Troutman, Director
Shelters That Adopt & Rescue Ferrets

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Pam Troutman,
STAR* Ferrets

Faith Hood
[email protected]
Ferrets R #1 Shelter & Rescue
5906 Boston Drive
Falls Church, VA 22041
(703) 998-3151
Dr. Charles Weiss
Potomac Animal Hospital
10020 River Road
Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 299-4142
Total ferrets in shelter: 22
Permanent/waiting for fostering: 8
Adoptable ferrets: 11
Being rehabilitated: 1
Sick or injured: 7
Needing vaccinations: 7
Needing surgery: 3
Recent deaths: 2
Being fostered: 2
Taken in since last update: 25
Adopted since last update: 16
Updated from FML: 8-29-99
Food we could use coupons for: Iams Kitten
Wish List: Hammocks, Petromalt, foster homes
We sell Totally Ferret! We are on Igive!

Pamela DeShong - [email protected]
Adoptions Coordinator
Ferret Rescue of Tidewater
354 King Christian Circle
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Drs. Peter Fisher & Herbert Hulls
PetCare Veterinary Clinic
5201-A Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Total ferrets in shelter: 42
Permanent residents: 14
Adoptable ferrets: 5
Being rehabilitated: 4
Sick or injured: 4
Needing surgery: 2
Recent deaths: 4
Being fostered: 22
Being sponsored: 3
Needing sponsors: 19
Taken in since last update: 15
Adopted since last: 14
Unpaid vet bills: $350
Updated from FML: 8-29-99
Food we could use coupons for: Pro-Plan, Iams, Totally Ferret Friskies, Purina Kitten Chow
Wish List: Food, Blankets

Bill and Diane Killian
[email protected]
Halfwayhouse for Woebegone Weasels
PO Box 110
Star Tannery VA 22654
(540) 877-3478
Dr Tom Kawsaki
Old Bridge Vet Hopspital
Lakeridge, VA
Dr Deborah Frank
Winchester, VA
Total ferrets in shelter: 4
Adoptable ferrets: 2
Sick or injured: 2 (maybe?)
Updated from FML: 8-29-99
Wish List: Plastic trays for under 24x30 safeguard cages

Donna Tessier - [email protected]
Little Angels Ferret Rescue
2904 Winston Churchill dr
Hopewell, VA 23860
(804) 452-7204
non-profit( in the process of this)
Gary Ackerman
Tri City Animal Hospital
3412 Oaklawn Blvd.
Hopewell, VA 23860
(804) 541-7387
total ferrets in shelter 2
adoptables 2
sick ferrets 0
needing vacs. 0
being sponsored 0
unpaid vet bills 50.00
wish list: hammocks, toys,cages, totally ferret, Iams kitten food any donations are welcome :)

Sherry Blanchette - [email protected]
PO Box 251 Lovingston, VA. 22949
(804) 263-6652 EST
Dr. Krayson
Cedarcrest Animal Hospital
RT. 631 P.O. Box 375
Fishersville, VA 22939
(540) 943-7577

Total animals in Shelter (specify species): 1.1 Cougars (Felis puma
concolor), 2.0 Bobcats (lynx rufus, rufus) 1.0 Canadian Lynx (Lynx
canandiasis), 1.0 South American Geoffroy cat (Felis geoffroyi), 1.0
African Jungle cat (Felis chaus), 0.1 Caracal (Lynx caracal), 1.3 Domestic
cats (Felis sylvestris catus) 2.0 Chinese Golden Pheasents, 2.0 llamas,

Adoptable animals: 2
Sick pets: 0
Needing Vaccines: 14
Being Sponsored: 0

Adopted since last update: NA
Unpaid Vet Bills: $68.00
Permanent Residents: 14
Being Rehabilitated: 0
Needing Surgery: 0
Recent Deaths: 0
Needing Sponsors: 14
Taken In since last update: NA
Unpaid Shelter Bills: 0
Last Updated: 12-29-98
Wish List:
Materials for fencing: our most pressing need now.
Labor for fencing: our most pressing need now.
New out building for our feral cat program
New sheds any size
Frozen chicken for food
dry/wet cat food
cat litter
blow dart gun
2 squeeze cages (bobcat size)
1 Hammock net
Medical supplies.
5 Boomer balls

Joe and Judy Marini - Marini Zoo Reptile Sanctuary/Rescue - [email protected]
13204 Farm Brook Court
Midlothian, Va. 23112
(804) 763-4555
Joanne V. Baldwin, D.V.M.
Cardinal Animal Hospital 11518 Allecingie Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235
Email: [email protected]
Total pets in Shelter (specify species): 17 iguanas, 2 tegus, 2 burmese
pythons, 2 columbian boas, 1 marble gecko, 4 dogs, 12 cats/kittens, 2
guinea pigs, 2 parakeets, 1 cockatiel, 3 turtles, 3 colubrid snakes.
Adoptable pets: 13 iguanas, 2 parakeets, 2 guinea pigs, 7 cats/kittens,
various snakes
Sick pets: 2
Needing Vaccines: 6
Being Sponsored: 0
Adopted since last update: 10 iguanas, 4 burmese snakes, 3 ball pythons,
2 kittens, 12 rats, 2 ferrets, 4 rabbits.
Unpaid Vet Bills: $0
Permanent Residents: 26
Being Rehabilitated: 5
Needing Surgery: 0
Recent Deaths: 2
Needing Sponsors: 4
Taken In since last update: many
Unpaid Shelter Bills: $50
Last Update: 12-08-99
Wish List: Heating pads, UVB 36" lights and fixtures, funds donated for vet bills can be sent directly to Cardinal Animal Hospital ref=MariniZoo Rescue, large, sturdy movable enclosures, volunteers, foster homes, reptile
vitamins and calcium tablets, dog food, cat food, heavy plastic containers of all sizes, anything for reptiles.

We have been operating for 2.5 years taking in exotic pets and finding new homes for the healthy ones. We specialize in the reptile arena, but we help any animal that is in need. We operate out of our home and have
established reptile rooms for our shelter. We offer education programs for kids at the YMCA Camp Thunderbird in the Summer using our permanent residents in the program. We offer free informational material and caresheets on
different reptiles during our adoption days and to all prospective adoptees. If
you are into reptiles as pets, don't buy, ADOPT!

Richard and Laura Hoyle - [email protected]
MINI-PIGS, Inc. Miniature Pig Sanctuary
11323 Scotts Mill Rd
Culpeper, VA 22701
(540) 937-5229
Dr. Thomas B. Massie Jr., DVM
Rose Hill Veterinary Service
13320 A Lee Highway
Washington, VA 22747
(540) 675-2335
Total animals in sanctuary: 40
Adoptable animals: 4
Sick Pets: None
Needing vaccinations: none
Being sponsored: 5
Adopted since last update: 6
Unpaid Vet bills at this time: None
Permanent Residents: 36
Being rehabilitated: 6
Recent deaths: 1
Needing surgery: 1
Needing sponsors: 32
Taken in since last update: 15
Unpaid shelter bills: $7500
Last Update: 5-18-99
This sanctuary is a last resort for abused and abandoned miniature pigs. Many of our animals are unadoptable due to past abuse or injuries. We have numerous "special needs" pigs with chronic injuries or medical problems. We
offer education assistance, temporary boarding, placements assistance for pet pigs and a volunteer/internship program. Visitors/tours are welcome by appointment. Sanctuary sponsors and sponsors for individual animals are
always desperately needed. We are a 501(c)(3), tax exempt, no-kill sanctuary serving all of Virginia and surrounding areas.
Wish list: Tractor with attachments, small portable sheds, straw, hay, fencing/fence poles, medical supplies, transport cages/carriers (large), temporary fence panels (hog panels).

Carole McCraig
[email protected]
McCraig's Menagerie
201 N. Lynnhaven Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 340-7523
Midway Veterinary Hospital
Ruth Ann MacQueen, DVM
1646 S. Military Highway
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Ferrets in residence: 50
All are unadoptables due to age and health problems.
Recent deaths: 1 (insulinoma)
New residents: 4
(abuse, severe cardiac, old, crasher)
Needing surgery: 1
for lg. benign tumor on side.
Many for adrenal.
Updated from FML: 8-29-99
This is a shelter strictly for geriatric, abused and terminally ill ferrets. There are always ongoing veterinary bills due to surgery, medical care and medications. All are permanent residents.
In need of foster homes experienced in "special needs" ferrets. I will work with anyone willing to help.
Wish list: vaccines, ferretvite, baby food, ferret or kitten foods, any kind of small blankets (many of the ferrets are incontinent and require frequent changes) need not be new.

Dayna Frazier, [email protected]
MMOMM Rescue & Shelter
Woodland MH Park #38
U.S. Route 29 N
Amherst, Va. 24521
(804) 946-2781
Stuart H. Ligon D.V.M.
Lovingston Veterinary Hospital
P.O. Box 304
Lovingston, Va. 22949
(804) 263-4881
Total ferrets in shelter: 16
Adoptable ferrets: 4
Sick or injured: 4
Unpaid shelter bills: $300
Permanent residents: 6
Being rehabilitated: 6
Updated from FML: 12-28-98
Wish List: polar fleece for winter blankies; MF high-backed litter pans [avail. through shelter program at The Ferret Store]; Pediapred [have 5 ferrets on it and it goes fast around here]; TF, Colloidal Silver, and donations to vet for upcoming surgeries

Natures Promise - [email protected]
Jim and Shelly Smith
146 Deer Run Rd
Gore, VA 22637
(540) 858-3610
Gracemere Veterinary Services
8021 Main Street
Middletown, VA 22637
(540) 869-5709 Dr. Trevor J. Collins
2 Leopards
2 Tigers
1 Lynx
2 Servals
1 Caracal
1 Cavy
1 Coatimundi
All these animals have been a rescue some way or another. We are only trying to sell the Cavy.

Marlene Blackburn
[email protected]
Richmond Ferret Rescue League
2940 Dundas Road
Richmond, VA. 23237
Brook Run Animal Clinic, Inc.
Dr. Mike Zucarro
7412 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227
(804) 262-89621
e-mail: [email protected]
Total ferrets in shelter: 16
Permanent residents: 6
Adoptable ferrets: 10
Being rehabilitated: 10
Sick or injured: 2
Needing spay/neuter: 2
Needing vaccinations: 6
Needing surgery: 1
Recent deaths: 1
Needing sponsors: 2
Taken in since last update: 4
Adopted since last update: 4
Updated from FML: 8-29-99
Food we could use coupons for: Totally Ferret, Iams, Marshall's
Wish List: That everyone hugs their fuzzie everyday! Also,Timmy's Tonic, ANY soft blankets or hammocks :-), Ferritvite.

Bonnie Keller - [email protected]
VA Reptile Rescue
Richmond, VA
804-272-5324 (changing soon!)
Non-Profit Info (Tax EIN#, DLN#, etc. if Avail. ): Not yet available
Dr. Joanne Baldwin
11518 Allecingie Parkway, Richmond, VA
Total pets in Shelter (specify species): 6 Burmese Pythons, 2 Boas
Adoptable pets: 8
Sick pets:
Needing Vaccines:
Being Sponsored:
Adopted since last update:
Unpaid Vet Bills:
Permanent Residents: 50+
Being Rehabilitated: 0
Needing Surgery:
Recent Deaths: 1
Needing Sponsors: 8
Taken In since last update:
Unpaid Shelter Bills: $1,000+
Wish List: Neodesha or Vision Cages, Whole-house humidifier, shelter location (working from home now), frozen rodents, drip/mist system

Bonnie Keller

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