Meet Our Resident Animals
Lulu came to us from the Endangered Primate Foundation with MoMo and Sourpatch. When we got her in 2020 she was 15 years old. She was surrendered by pet owners who realized their mistake in trying to keep a wild animal as a pet. Her aggression toward humans was unmanageable in the human household and she needed lemur companions. Lulu is large and in charge. Her weight is challenging to keep in ideal range, possibly due to improper nutrition in the pet trade during her younger years.
MoMo came to us from the Endangered Primate Foundation with Sourpatch and Lulu. She was surrendered by a pet owner who could no longer safely manage her aggression. She was kept in a parrot cage for about 4 years prior to going to EPF and had to rebuild muscles and relearn climbing and leaping skills before being introduced to other lemurs. She is now a healthy dominant female. Momo’s is quick to go to the other lemur feeding stations and is quite grabby at times.
Sour Patch is the only male in the group he is young and came to us from the Endangered Primate Foundation as another ex-pet. Once Sour Patch got all his space at our sanctuary he has become quite territorial and like to show off his ability to protect his enclosure from intruders. He is definitely ranked number 3 in this group as females in lemur world are always in charge!
Rudy came to us in 2021 when he was 14 years old. He was living in a very loving household with two other cats that died of old age when sadly his owner passed away. Rudy is a very sweet, easy-going cat that is declawed and we have decided that he will be allowed to live out the rest of his life here at our sanctuary so he can enjoy some stability in his life from now on.
Damien is a male cat that was trapped by us here at the sanctuary when we were attempting to capture another free-roaming cat at the sanctuary to make sure we do not contribute to the overpopulation of stray and feral cats. Instead of the cat we were trying to catch, we caught Damien instead. He was about 4 years old in 2020 when we rescued him. Damien has some behavioral issues and can be aggressive at times and viciously bites without any warning. Other than that he is a total sweetheart and good with the other cats in the main house at the sanctuary. Because he is unpredictable, we cannot adopt him out responsibly and therefore he is our official sanctuary cat and gets to live out the rest of his life here.
Oreo was found at a car lot in a neighborhood with lots of stray and feral cats but he decided that he wanted to belong somewhere and was very friendly. So we decided to take him in, do a health check, neuter, vaccinate and microchip in order to put him up for adoption. Oreo has displayed some behavioral and health issues and is still in training. We think he was just 1 year old in 2020 and he plays all day every day with anything, including blinds and curtains which he subsequently destroys in the process. We are trying to rehabilitate Oreo and will evaluate him as a candidate for adoption in the near future but for now he is staying at the sanctuary.
Dorian & John
Dorian & John are two Sulcata tortoises that have a permanent home at our sanctuary. Sulcatas are the world's third largest tortoise and can weigh up to 200 lbs. John & Dorian are 20 years old and weigh approximately 120-150 lbs each. These gentle giants were surrendered to us by their owners that were moving and could no longer care for them.