This rescue was started because of the overwhelming love and respect one woman has for the intelligence, beauty and trust that animals show on a daily basis.
Since September 2003, we have been a non-profit, volunteer based, no kill rescue which has provided a safe haven for unwanted and neglected chinchillas. This has consisted of medical care, a spacious and clean living environment, a healthy diet, exercise and unlimited love. Each chinchilla is given individual attention and care. We started with one woman that had a life changing experience with animals and found herself looking down a life path that she had to follow. We have a five member board of directors, are incorporated in the state of Connecticut and have networked with several other chinchilla rescues across the US to help homeless chinchillas. Our rescue is devoted exclusively to chinchillas and we are the only full time chinchilla rescue in New England.
We do NOT breed chinchillas. We will travel to MA, NH, RI, VT, areas of NY, and of course throughout CT, to pick up chinchillas in need of a home.
The beliefs & principles of this rescue are as follows:
The chinchilla's physical and mental wellbeing is always our TOP PRIORITY. We highly encourage all chinchilla guardians to educate themselves fully about these beautiful and wonderful animals. New knowledge is being gained all the time to better care for them.
All animals started out as wild. No animal has ever asked nor sought to be domesticated and kept in a confined environment. We have chosen to take animals out of their natural habitat and make them dependant upon us. They are our friends and part of our family as we are their human companions, caretakers and guardians of their lifestyle & survival. No one owns another living creature. Therefore, guardian is our choice to use when referring to the human in a chinchilla's life.
OUR MISSION: We provide a healthy, loving home for unwanted and neglected chinchillas with permanent housing in our rescue and through adoptions. We educate/counsel the public about the physical and emotional needs of chinchillas so they learn how to provide these animals with a healthy, safe and happy life. We provide awareness of the hardships and mass breeding of chinchillas on ranches for pelting and the pet industry. In addition, we enlighten the public about the plight of the wild chinchilla in their natural habitat.
Chinchillas are very happy, feisty critters and have a tremendous amount of energy. Our wish is that all chinchillas, domestic and wild, live very long, healthy and safe lives and that soon they will be appreciated for their intelligence and inner beauty and no longer sacrificed for their outer beauty. We hope that they can always live to be FOREVER FEISTY CHINCHILLAS.
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul
This peaceful loving family deserves to keep the fur on THEIR backs as nature intended.