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East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue

East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue

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About this cause:

We are a non-profit organization in the Appalachian foothills near Fairfield, Pennsylvania that recently(5/16/14)suffered a devastating fire. While everyone and all animals survived, we are facing a complete rebuild of our main building, a primate house, bird house, and replacement of all our supplies. This unique sanctuary is home to more than 40 species of exotic animals. For all of them, the rescue provides a lasting refuge where they can live their days in peace and safety. The rescue's goals include: 1)Provide a safe haven for these magnificent animals, many of whom have experienced a lifetime of displacement from their natural habitat and, in some cases, horrible mistreatments. 2)Offer education to the public about the special needs of captive exotic animals who are unable to help themselves. 3)Fundraise to keep the rescue operational. Working with a supportive and involved board of directors and a few highly dedicated volunteers at the rescue, we are here not to promote these animals as pets, but rather to provide clear examples of the consequences of human self-interest and interference in the animals' lives. The survival rate among animals who are trapped, transported, and sold in pet stores is terribly low. In many cases, only one out of ten "pets" survives the trip from jungle to human home. We humans have the ability to make choices, a power that the animals we serve do not have. Their choices were made for them, usually at the animals' expense.