Critter Camp

aka Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary   |   German Valley, IL   |  www.crittercamp.org

Mission

Critter Camp is truly unique as it is virtually the only licensed, 501c3 nonprofit  shelter of its kind that accepts the wide variety of unwanted pets that we do. These animals previoulsy had nowhere else to go and usually were put down or let go into the wild where they faced certain death as they are domesticated, not wild or native species. We also provide educational hands-on tours of our facility for people to learn about the animals and their unique care and what to know before they get any type of pet. The tours help to support the animals' care and provide public awareness of pet care issues.

Ruling year info

2007

Principal Officer

Ms. Beth Randall

Main address

824 Church St

German Valley, IL 61039 USA

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EIN

20-4170986

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Other Services (D60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Proving a safe healthy happy place for unadoptable small and unusual pets to live their lives.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sanctuary

Critter Camp is a 100% no-kill volunteer operated USDA & ILDA licensed sanctuary caring for over 250 abandoned pets comprised of 30 different species as of November, 2008. These animals are not able to be adopted out as they have been mistreated and are not rehabilitative, or are ill or elderly. We provide those animals a loving safe forever home. We are offering a Lasting Legacy to any individual, group or business that donates the $199,000. needed to begin building a stand alone sanctuary to house 600+ homeless exotic pets. We will name the facility after such a donor. Rooms may be dedicated to donors for $5,000 each as well. The facility will also be built to utilize passive and active solar power as well as wind generated electricity in order to lessen our carbon footprint and to keep operting expnenses to a minimum. With visitors from Chicago, Iowa, Missourri, Wisconsin, Canada, and even Ethiopia already coming to tour Critter Camp, we are certain a larger facility will bring a vast increase in tourist activity to this area. About a dozen jobs will also be created with the sanctuary facility.

Population(s) Served

Teach the public about the specific care needs of small an exotic pets.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals with freedom from pain

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Sanctuary

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We do not allow our animals to live in pain, they receive pain medications when needed.

Number of animals with freedom from fear and distress

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Sanctuary

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The animals are our number one concern and we make sure they are without fear or distress always

Number of animals with freedom to express normal behavior

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Sanctuary

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

we make sure all of our animals are able to live as close to naturally as possible - for example in colonies if they are colony animals, or solitary if they are solitary.

Number of animals with freedom from discomfort

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Sanctuary

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All of our animals are kept comfortable- at appropriate temperatures and housing

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Sanctuary

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our sanctuary population has decreased slightly due to space requirements so that the animals receive the optimal care

Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Sanctuary

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All animals are well fed and have constant access to clean water

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

rescue more animals and educate more people

make sure kill shelters know which animals we can accept and promote our educational opportunities

we are currently able to care for an average of 300 animals and educate 1000 people a year

we have taken in over 100 animals and educated several hundred people so far this year and are on track to meet our goals

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Critter Camp

Board of directors
as of 9/28/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Beth Randall

No Affiliation

Term: 2005 -

Rebecca Peters

Cassandra Randall

Beth Randall

Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable