MISSOULA – A younger Missoula couple who’re dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of unique pets is prepared for the following step of their efforts to save lots of animals.
Zootown Unique’s Rescue is now a nonprofit and we wished to study extra concerning the type of animals they save and why.
The animals embrace a hairless Guinea pig, a tiny Dungeness crab present in some oysters delivered to a Missoula grocery retailer, a tortoise discovered on Freeway 93 close to Arlee and a bearded dragon rescued from a classroom.
A lot of the creatures at Zootown Unique’s Rescue had been rescued or relinquished from houses across the state. They’re now within the loving care of Wyatt Wildey and Kadie Lourien.
“They’re coming in having extra abuse conditions. So, we get extra animals from a nasty scenario than one,” Wildey informed MTN Information. “I’d say most calls a day are individuals seeking to drop off an animal, possibly undertake an animal or simply go searching.”
Zootown Unique’s Rescue — which has been round for 3 years — is prepared for an even bigger facility to deal with extra unique family pets to rehabilitate and educate would-be house owners these animals require dedication.
“As an alternative of getting your child a bearded dragon, possibly — and we all the time joke about this — we are saying get a pet rock. Educate them to look after a rock first as a result of that rock doesn’t want a $100 mild bulb,” Lourien stated.
Lourien says the demand for a facility like Zootown Unique’s Rescue is larger than you may assume, “on Craigslist there was all the time loads of animals simply both free or very low payment and we thought clearly there’s a necessity right here.”
She is aware of the identify, age, character and again story of every of the animals at Zootown Unique’s Rescue.
Each animal that walks by way of this door turns into a part of our household. While you get to that degree with these animals, and also you’re nursing them again that can assist you develop into very near them and that’s when their character begins to come back out, after they’re again in good well being and that’s whenever you actually get to satisfy them.” – Kadie Lourien, Zootown Unique’s Rescue
Wildey and Lourien have been holding fundraisers and taking a few of their animals to occasions round city to point out them off however largely to teach individuals.
Among the creatures will outlive their house owners so it is a dedication to personal an unique animal.
Among the animals at Zootown Unique’s Rescue will probably be adopted however solely to the best dwelling.
“We have now a really rigorous adoption utility. I imply it within the nicest approach. It is rigorous nevertheless it’s for all the best causes, Wildey stated.
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