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Hamilton County animal rescue requires in exotic animals

From rabbits and rats to tortoises and tarantulas, EARPS can take in almost everything but usual spouse and children animals.

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. — Have you ever noticed a chinchilla give by itself a dust bath?

It really is pretty great, but a ton of chinchillas conclusion up at Unique Animal Rescue and Pet Sanctuary (EARPS) in Hamilton County, in no way obtaining a person since the owners have been unfamiliar with how to consider treatment of an unique animal.

It’s the identical for a large amount of the animals EARPS rescues. The rescue team is effective with other shelters and rescues that are not utilized to having in exotic animals.

“Most of the shelters that you see — the Humane Societies, metropolis shelters — they are utilized to puppies and cats,” mentioned EARPS President Heather Sokol.

It is a diverse tale at EARPS, where by they acknowledge any animal that is not a dog, cat, wildlife or barnyard animal.

“They are going to get regardless of what treatment they will need. When they arrive in, they will get re-altered to the proper diet regime, correct housing. We spay and neuter anytime doable,” Sokol stated.

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Sokol also explained they operate difficult to teach the general public about unique animals. Some animals — like a Russian tortoise — can make good animals but outlive their house owners simply because they can live up to 50 a long time. Other folks, like rabbits and rats, reproduce swiftly and house owners conclude up in a predicament in which they have a massive amount of animals they did not system for.

The rescue has taken in animals most people can’t even picture.

“Rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, mice, hamsters, gerbils, hedgehogs. We have parakeets. We have snakes, tortoises and lizards,” Sokol stated. “And then we’ll have the occasional creepy crawly. We’ll get tarantulas or crabs, or an axolotl Madagascar hissing cockroaches. We took 10 or 11 of them previous calendar year and adopted them out fairly swiftly to a science instructor in the area who was extremely excited to have him for her classroom.”

The best precedence is acquiring a delighted, healthy, long-lasting household for the animals. Exotic animals can make good animals, as prolonged as there is preparing, and research completed ahead of time.

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“We don’t want them to go to anyone who’s unprepared for it. It’s so essential that they know what they are finding into because not every single animal is set up for a specified lifestyle,” Sokol claimed.

EARPS has a thorough adoption method to make sure the pet and the spouse and children are both equally obtaining a perfect suit. Right now, the rescue has a huge assortment of animals that are readily available for adoption. Find information on the rescue’s web site and Fb web page.

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