Exotic Animal/Alternative Pet

Shelter, Rescue and/or Adoption Groups

Bat Conservation of Michigan - [email protected]
4311 Old Castle Circle
Lansing, Michigan 48911
Non-Profit Info (Tax EIN#, DLN#, etc. if Avail. ):We
are in the process of putting our federal non-profit
papers together. We do have state non-profit status.
Miller Animal Clinic
6515 W. Saginaw
Lansing, Michigan 48911

We are in the process getting all our paper work together, permits, etc. At this time, I am housing a small colony of E. fuscus(big brown) along with two R. aegyptiacus( Egyptian fruit bats). One of the goals of our organization is to become a sanctuary for bats, many people have brought them for pets and then decide it was more work than thy thought. Once the bats come here they stay, unless another educational facility would be able to use them. I do not breed them (the males will get neutered).
I set up bat displays/bat house teaching sites and I am in the process of
writing a book on Michigan Bats.
If you would like more information please feel free to e-mail me.

Candy Ramon
[email protected]
4162 Winifred
Wayne, MI 48184
Dr. Keith Cook
Conway Animal Hospital
14420 Eureka Road
Southgate, MI
Westland Veterinary Hospital
7610 North Wayne Road
Westland, MI 48185
Total ferrets in shelter: 21
Pemanent residents: 5
Adoptable ferrets: 16
Sick or injured: 5
Needing surgery: 4
Recent deaths: 2
Needing sponsors: Any
Being rehabilitated: 2
Taken in since last update: 2
Adopted since last update: 3
Unpaid vet bills: $200
Unpaid shelter bills: We pay all; help is always needed.
Update from FML: 3-23-99
Wish List: Donations toward vet bills; Food and Litter; Nutrical and Ferretvite

The rooms in the basement are finished and all the fuzzies seem to be happy and to love their new play area.

Dedicated All Animal Rescue - K.Spring
Address:please use e-mail
Phone Number: will give if requested
Animal Kingdom
Ann Arbor, MI
Vets Phone Number:on request
Total pets in Shelter: 25 birds 5 turtles
Adoptable pets: 7
Sick pets: 2
Needing Vaccines: 8
Being Sponsored: 1
Adopted since last update:
Unpaid Vet Bills: $250.00
Permanent Residents: 12
Being Rehabilitated: 9
Needing Surgery:
Recent Deaths: 1
Needing Sponsors: 10
Taken In since last update:
Unpaid Shelter Bills: $500.00
Please visit our website to find out who we are and how we operate.

Carolyn Distel, [email protected]
Enchanted Castles Kings and Queens
Great Lakes Ferret Assoc
9393 Rattalee
Clarkston, MI 48348
(248) 620-0787
Whitelake Veterinary Hospital
Enchanted Castle Account
7404 Highland Road
Whitelake, MI. 48348
Total ferrets in shelter: 22
Permanent residents: 8
Adoptable: 11
Being rehabilitated: 3
Sick or Injured: 3
Needing Spay/neuter: 1
Needing vaccinations: 6
Recent deaths: 1
Taken in last update: 10
Adopted since last update: 12
Updated from FML: 3-23-99

Wish list: Homes for the ferrets. Food, litter, papertowels.

Melanie Swider - [email protected]
The FuzzButt Hut
45 Avonlea SW
Wyoming, MI 49548
(616) 247-8599
Dr. Tammy Brodie
Orchard View Vet Clinic
5785 N. M91
Greenville, MI 48838
Total ferrets in shelter: 14
Permanent residents: 1
Adoptable ferrets: 10
Sick or injured: 2
Needing spay/neuter: 3
Recent deaths: 2
Being fostered: 1
Needing sponsors: 1
Taken in since last update: 8
Adopted since last update: 7
Wish List: Carriers, litter, distemper vaccines!
Last updated: 8-29-99 (FML)

Michele Hurd - [email protected]
317 Laurent Lane
White Lake, Mi 48383
Lakeside Veterinary Hospital
Union Lake, Mi 48382
Total animals in program: current 4 turtles in rehab
sick/injured: 4
Unpaid vet bills: $0
I rehabilitate local species of turtles (Licensed Wildlife rehabber) Also experience with sugar gliders and hedgehogs
Wish list: Large litter pans, aquarium stands, Plastic landscape pond/pool, filters


Lori Blaisdell
Michigan Ferret Rescue
2187 S. Graham Rd. Flint, Mi. 48532
Vets name: Dr. Nathan Boggs
Vets mailing address: 5084 N. Genesee Rd. Flint, Mi. 48506
Vets Phone Number: (810)736-8600
Total pets in Shelter (specify species): 21
Adoptable pets: 14
Sick pets: 7
Needing Vaccines: 6
Being Sponsored: 0
Unpaid Vet Bills: $580
Permanent Residents: 1
Being Rehabilitated: 2
Needing Surgery: 3
Recent Deaths: 4
Wish list includes: Amoxi, Nutrical, Petstore gift cards, everything ferrety

Kirk Lowis - [email protected]
Michigan House Rabbit Society
PO Box 20394, Kalamazoo, MI 49019
Non-Profit Info (Tax EIN#, DLN#, etc. if Avail. ):
Karen Updike, Milwood Animal Clinic
5040 Meredith, Portage, MI 49002
Total pets in Shelter (specify species): 14 currently (rabbits)
Adoptable pets: 11
Sick pets: 3
Needing Vaccines: 0
Being Sponsored: 0
Adopted since last update: this is our first posting
Unpaid Vet Bills: none
Permanent Residents: 2
Being Rehabilitated: 1
Needing Surgery: 0
Recent Deaths: 0
Needing Sponsors: all
Taken In since last update: this is our first posting
Unpaid Shelter Bills: none
We rescue abandoned rabbits from animal shelters before they are euthanized. All healthy adult rabbits are spayed/neutered, litterbox trained and socialized before being adopted into permanent homes.
Wish List: paper towels, white vinegar, old towels, clean linoleum for flooring excercise pens and cages, old phone
books (for chew toys).
Please consider becoming an HRS member! We're a national, all-volunteer non-profit organization. *We need your support to continue helping rabbits and providing this information.*
Membership information can be found at: http://www.rabbit.org/hrs-info/joining.html

3975 25 Mile
Shelby Township, MI 48316
248 652-0267
Dr Bradley Fear
Over 50 chelonians taken in this year. many adopted to new homes.
Expenses? Dont ask!!!!!
Last Update: 12-12--98

MKARESQ - Kris & Mary Mewton
13840 Couwlier
Warren, MI 48089
Non-Profit Info: No tax number
Dr. G. Steininger
1010 W. Oakley Park Rd.
Commerce Twp., MI
Total ferrets in shelter: 40
Permanent residents: 4
Adoptable ferrets: 35
Being rehabilitated: 3
Sick or injured: 2
Needing spay/neuter: 3
Needing vaccinations: 4
Needing surgery: 3
Recent deaths: 2
Being fostered: 3
Needing sponsors: 1
Taken in since last update: 14
Adopted since last update: 10
Unpaid vet bills: $625
Last update (FML): 8-29-99
Food we could use coupons for: Iams Kitten, Pro Plan Kitten
Wish List: Homes for the babies; paper towels; crocks; baby blankets

Snaketamers Reptile Rescue - [email protected]
Jim & Sheila Hoag
14672 Carleton West
Carleton, MI 48117
(734)654-0763 or (313)501-5725
Dr. Brad Fear
Shelby Twp., MI
Total Pets in Shelter- 27
Permanent residents- 11
In Rehabilitation - 4
Adoptable Pets- 3 (all reptiles, need experienced homes)
Sick Pets- 3
Needing Vaccines- 1
Taken in since April 1, 1999 -5
Bills - yes!
Wish List - Used but useable cages, aquariums, lids for aqariums, water bottles, under-tank heating pads.

Unwanted reptiles - recently also small exotic animals. All are rehabilitated; many are 'adopted out' to new homes, some we keep as our own. We do free Educational programs at schools, libraries, day camps, ect.

Our web site- http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Andes/1853/

Any questions, please email us at [email protected]

Tigerbunny Acres Farm Sanctuary - [email protected]
Shari and Joe Blashill
7167 Wildcat Road
Jeddo, MI 48032-3211 (Port Huron area)
Non-Profit Info: Non-Profit.
All proceeds put back into care, housing,
feeding of animals.
Schedule C (Farm) while status pending. 1999 Donation Income:
$6,000 /Expenses: $25,000
Dr. John Geiger
Croswell, MI
South Sanilac Vet Hospital
Yale, MI
Adoption data:
Total animals in shelter: 11 Potbellied Pigs,
7 Bunnies, 1 Finch, 2 Cockatiels, 1 Dove,
1 Moluccan Cockatoo, 45 Hens & Roosters of misc. fowl,
3 Peacocks, 30+ Ducks & Geese, 1 Miniature horse,
1 Ferret, 10 Goats, 1 Emu, 1 Raccoon (released by
rehabers), 4 Turkeys, 1 Woodchuck (released
by rehabers), 1 Gerbil, 2 Goldfish, 1 Maine Coon, 2 Siamese, plus 12 cats, 9 dogs.
Adoptable pets: 12 Potbellied Pigs, 7 Bunnies, 1 Finch,
1 Dove, 1 Flock French Tolouse Geese,
1 Flock White Chinese Geese, 6 Pekin Ducks,
8 Muscovy ducks, 1 Emu, 1 Gerbil,
4 Pygmy Goats(wethers and buck), misc Roosters, 7
Cats, 4 Dogs.
Sick pets: 0
Needing surgery: 2
Recent deaths: 1 duck
Adopted since 1/00: 4 Potbellied Pigs, 1 Beagle, 3 Bunnies, 12 Chickens, 4
Unpaid vet bills: All paid.
Unpaid shelter bills: Fencing loan, $11,000. Generator for water, $800.
Permanent residents: 50+
Needing sponsors: All, will send pic and story.
Taken in since 4/00: 3
Taken in since 1/00: 14

Introduction: Tigerbunny Acres Farm Sanctuary is a 20 acre farm/refuge for over 150 farm or exotic pets, of which were brought here from Michigan Humane Society, local animal control, New York Farm Sanctuary, given up by
the owners, or rescued by us. Main means of support is by our outside employment.
Visitors welcome Friday-Monday. Brochure available.
Wish list:
Purina Cat Food, Purina Dog Food, Purina Weight Circles (we can send them in for rebate checks), cracked corn, rabbit chow, sunflower seeds, old blankets, moving pads (pigs love 'em), portable kennels, scoopable cat litter, hay, straw, plastic kiddy pools, 35 mm film. Feed purchases can be called in to FEEDS, INC. (810) 385-4440. They know what we use!!

Wood Acres - Denise Wood
P.O. Box 314 Fowlerville, MI 48836
Non-Profit Info (Tax EIN#, DLN#, etc. if Avail. ):
Don't know how I get one
Dr. LeeAnn Fosdick
Fowlerville, MI
Adoption data: Currently have 5 adopted animals
3 waiting vaccinations
new litter of turkeys
Would like information on applying for tax exemption and so forth.


Updated 9-18-04