This chinchilla and his friend (pictured on our Adoptable Critter page) are both males. They are bonded and must be adopted together. They are approximately 5 years old, which is still young for chinchillas. They are extremely curious and playful!
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Welcome to A Critter's Chance!
C aring H earts for A nimals N eeding a C aring E nvironment
A Critter's Chance is an organization specializing in wildlife rehabilitation and exotic/domestic pet rescue. We do not receive any government funding. We depend on the kindness of animal lovers and their contributions in order to care for the animals and cover our operational costs. If you would like to make a donation, you may mail a check to the address listed on our Contact page. If you are interested in other ways of helping, such as donating items, volunteering, or fostering, please click the "How to Help" button. We very much appreciate all help and donations! Without the kindness of fellow animal lovers we could not operate!
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Buy a T-shirt to Help Max the Arctic Fox!
We are selling T-shirts to raise funds for Max the Arctic fox. Orders must be placed by midnight on February 2nd. Click here to place your order! If you haven't heard of Max, take a moment to read this handsome guy's story!
Max was surrendered to us last summer. He was purchased by a college student from an Arctic fox breeder in Indiana. The student graduated, moved from home and could not take his fox. His parents took care of the fox but couldn't keep him from escaping his enclosure and didn't want to give him the attention and care he needed. When they brought Max to us, he was very under weight, covered in ticks and fleas and had a very unhealthy coat of fur. He was being fed strictly dog food, which is not a proper fox diet. He was malnourished. We took him to the vet. He was vaccinated for distemper and rabies, neutered and microchipped. Since he has been on a proper fox diet, he has blossomed into a beautiful Arctic fox! He is very playful, very happy and loves attention and toys. Arctic foxes cannot be house broken or kept indoors. They don't tolerate our Midwest summer humidity and heat very well, and they do not have a natural immunity to native diseases carried by other animals. They require special diets and care; therefore, they don't make very good pets. We are happy to have Max as one of our mascots. He helps us teach the public that wild animals need to be left in their natural habitat and not bred in a region they are not accustomed to.
Come find true love at our first adoption event of the year! The event is on February 14th (Valentine's Day!) from 12:00 - 3:00 PM at Orschelm Farm and Home, 2549 E State Road 44, Shelbyville, IN 46176. We're sure you'll fall in love with one of our adoptable critters!