Exotic & Domestic Animal Rescue Stories (6)
Information to educate the public on the dangers of purchasing exotic animals as pets and resources to help find homes for domestic pets without hope.
Mongo came to us by word of mouth of a camel left on a livestock trailer for 9 days in the sweltering Georgia heat. No food. No water. Just a lonely, scared and scarred creature waiting for a break from humans and inhumanity. We were informed of him by some people in Arkansas that had helped us save the two coatimundi.
Karrin immediately got on the phone and contacted the so called owner of this camel. She told him we were aware of the circumstances and it was in his and the camels best interest to send him to our farm. He told us that the camel was a rare Bactrian ( 2 hump ) and he wanted $15,000 for him. She informed him of the laws against such animal cruelty and we would be willing to pay for transportation to our farm only. She told him it did not matter how many humps he has, if it starves to death it was worth nothing to him but possibly some jail time ...
Sydney, the white dromedary camel, was so sick when he arrived at our farm, that his soft baby hair (fiber) on the back of his legs was burned off by the acid in his diarrhea. He was born at a roadside petting zoo in South Carolina. The owners did not want a baby and did not realize that by not gelding the father, this would happen.
I have nothing good to say about these people who exploit these animals for their own financial gain and at the same time not willing to pay the price for quality feed. Sydney was being fed 3 pints per day of cows milk when in fact what he needed was around 16 pints of sheep's milk.
Toby came to us by way of a kind hearted neighbor of this paint quarter horse. The man who spotted this horse with a huge sarcoidosis tumor on his neck did not have the financial means to treat this cancer and the man who possessed it did not care. The animal loving neighbor gave this poor excuse of a man $200 to take the horse so he could find help for it.
He quickly loaded up the horse and brought him to our farm at 9:30 pm, on a Sunday night, with the horse dripping blood at an unbelievable life threatening rate ...