Immediate Intake Care of Small, Unusual & Exotic Pets
This booklet is intended to assist shelters, rescues and humane societies that deal mainly with cats
and dogs on the immediate care and appropriate placement of small exotic and unusual pets, thereby
increasing the likelihood of successful adoptions and ensuring the health and well being of these pets.
overcrowded stressed shelters these animals may be hurried out the door to anyone claiming to know
about them just to get them out of the way.
We hope this booklet will help well meaning rescues provide appropriate care from the moment
the animal arrives and to utilize the resources we are providing to find proper placement with
knowledgeable owners. All companion animals deserve the best of care from a teeny mouse to
a Great Dane.
This information does not pertain to any wildlife, every animal referenced here is assumed to be
breeder or store bought and cared for specifically as a pet.