Who lives at the Wildlife Sanctuary?
We receive many calls from people seeking to place unwanted pets. Many individuals find out after they have purchased a pet that they are unable to obtain the proper food for it, that it grows much larger than they expected, or that it is not that easy to handle.
Confiscated Illegal Pets
Each year many exotic animals are illegally sold through the international pet trade. Many of our animals were confiscated by authorities and turned over to the Wildlife Sanctuary for safe keeping.
Connecticut is home to a variety of wildlife species. Each year many animals are found injured and cared for by a network of wildlife rehabilitators. Most are released back into the wild. However some remain at the wildlife sanctuary because they can no longer survive in the wild.
Each year the wildlife sanctuary receives calls to pick up “accidental tourists.” These are non-native animals that arrive in shipments such as lumber or fruit. We have received frogs, tarantulas, scorpions, black widows, lizards, snakes and many others.
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