Many exotic animals are dangerous and require special care.
Our licensed, non-profit, no-kill program has provided
assistance to animal related agencies all over southeastern
Michigan. Additionally, you may contact us for assistance in the
removal of an exotic animal. All 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), exotic cats, and amphibians have all
been cared for by our organization.
Okay, so you’ve made a horrible decision and bought a
dangerous exotic and, perhaps illegal, animal. Please don’t
release it into the wild!! Animal Magic’s Haven Program is fully
licensed and has over forty 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
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 your exotic "pet" to our licensed program and have peace of mind knowing it's now in knowledgeable hands.
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!
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, it's doing exactly what it's supposed to do! These
animals are for experienced owners only!
No matter what it is, we’ll do our best to help! Contact us
and we’ll let you know immediately whether we can take your
exotic animal and incorporate it into our program. We have also
placed non-dangerous, rescued animals in elementary school
classrooms throughout Michigan.
We're 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, tarantulas, corn snakes, small tortoise species, 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:
Can you properly house and care for the entire lifespan of the animal?
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 chances!
Please don't wait until your animals are on their death beds to call us. We can't count how many animals we've received when it's too late to help. If you don't have the funds to properly care for an animal, then please don't consider owning it!
Please think carefully before obtaining any animal and make appropriate plans for it's entire life.
Although we love them, there are plenty of agencies equipped to help with domestic
Animal Magic is a No-Kill Exotic Animal Rescue.
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