Shelter’s, Humane Societies, Animal Control
Many exotic animals are dangerous and require special care. Our
Haven program has provided assistance to animal related agencies all
over southeastern Michigan. We will assume responsibility for the
organization. Additionally, you may contact us for assistance in the
removal of an exotic animal. Any animals rescued by our organization
will be well cared for in our USDA licensed facility and used in our
educational shows. In some instances, animals will be placed in other
licensed and appropriate facilities such as zoos or other educational
programs. Exotic birds, reptiles, small mammals (including primates)
and amphibians have all been cared for by our organization.
Private Owners-No questions Asked!
Okay, so you’ve made a horrible decision and bought a dangerous
exotic and perhaps illegal animal. Please, don’t release it in the wild!!
Animal Magic’s Haven program is fully licensed and has over twenty-
five years of experience in rescuing exotics. Our animals are treated
with compassion, love and respect and are used to help educate the
public about exotic animal conservation and why many of these
creatures are not good pets! Do any of these scenario’s sound
Oops Scenario 1:
Where’s My Cute Baby Alligator?
You thought it was so adorable, you had to have it...now it wants to eat
you. We don’t need your name or number. Our interest is in saving
your exotic, not judging your decisions. Donate to our licensed
program and erase your mistake.
Oops scenario 2:
My Monkey Throws Poop at Me!
Yes, they do that. It’s only fun if you are a monkey! These are
beautiful, wonderful creatures but there are many reasons that they
aren’t good pets. If you have been hit by one too many dung piles, it
may be time to give it up!
Oops scenario 3:
My Python Ate My Cat
A large hungry python can’t tell the difference between a family pet (or
child for that matter) and a nice meal. Don’t blame the python, he’s
doing exactly what he is supposed to do! These animals are for
experienced owners only!
What’s Your Oops Scenario?
No matter what it is, we’ll do our best to rescue you! Contact us and
we’ll let you know immediately whether we can take your exotic and
incorporate it into our program. We have also placed non-dangerous,
rescued animals in elementary school classrooms throughout
Should You Purchase An Exotic Pet?
We are often asked about our position on the private ownership of
exotic animals. Although they are beautiful and fascinating, many
exotics do not make good pets. But that does not mean we discourage
ownership of all exotics! Some can be outstanding assets for teaching
children about responsibility, zoology and conservation (Examples are
bearded dragons, skinks, tarantulas, corn snakes, etc.). Additionally,
some are wonderful pets that can live happy, long lives. How do you
distinguish a mistake from a good choice? Before you buy an exotic,
ask yourself these three questions:
Is it fair to the animal? Do you fully understand the care requirements;
do you have enough space for the animal to thrive?
Is it legal? Just because a pet shop sells it does not mean it will be legal
where you live. Check ordinances and licensing.
Is it dangerous? Consider how big your animal will get; research the
potential dangers, especially if you have children! Don’t take
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