Welcome to Clinton Critter Care! We are a privately run animal education and resource group organization in Clinton, Missouri for small animals (not including cats or dogs) and we are “open” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can call our toll-free number anytime. You can see a list of all of the types of critters we accept for rescue on our Rescue Page here but common critters we rescue are pet fish (most who have outgrown their tanks), snakes, lizards, hamsters, gerbils, rats (never used as snake food, always given the best care and best new homes) guinea pigs, frogs, insects, and other small caged critters.
We are a very small, privately run educational and community resource that is simply a network of foster homes and volunteers. We do not have a facility, nor are we a business of any kind, we are an educational organization that not only is a community resource for re-homing animals which no other organization will take in, but also focuses on the prevention of releasing a non-indigenous species into the ecosystem because of the impact on the animal and the environment via the use of care sheets for various species, a 24 hour pet-care information toll free hotline (NO veterinary issues can be answered, please ask a qualified veterinarian for any and all medical advice!), and by doing educational events at local businesses, churches, and schools . We do not take in or rescue wildlife, zoo animals or exotics, crocodilians, farm animals or large birds. For that reason, we only take appointments for you to see a critter we have for adoption, and we only travel to other places for our educational presentations or events.
We are do not in any way profit from what we do, in fact, we pay for most things out-of-pocket. We are professional, but we are not a business or a pet shop, we do not sell pets or pet supplies. We take in small critters on a very small-scale and re-home them as we can while taking the very best care of them possible via a network of volunteer foster homes.
Please remember we do not have a facility, so you need to schedule an appointment to visit the foster home of the animal or animals you would be interested in seeing if they are for adoption.
Our educational animals listed on our Animal Education program are not available for public viewing unless we come to your home, your school, your group or organization, etc for an educational presentation. Thank you for understanding!
Today we have wonderful news at Clinton Critter Care! All of us have been sick with the flu so there hasn't been many updates lately, but we wanted to share the awesome news that Earl the Red Eared Slider finally went to a GREAT new forever home today with Sara Ellis from Overland Park. That's Earl with Sara in the photo to the left! We are Click Here to Read More
We are looking for an experienced and educated bearded dragon owner to adopt Artemis (lovingly nicknamed "Artie"), an approximately 8 year old female bearded dragon. We believe she might be a citrus or be a citrus hypo. She was surrendered to us by a family in Columbia MO who could no longer care for her or give her the attention she needs.
Artemis requires an adequate enclosure of a 40 gallon breeder tank at LEAST, Click Here to Read More
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Today we are celebrating coming into a new year, and on this new year, Clinton Critter Care wishes to send many thanks to One Small Mouse, both literally and figuratively.
It was due to some very tiny mice over in Great Britain that journalist Serena Cowdy began her quest to help save many more tiny lives across Click Here to Read More
Clinton Critter Care wishes to extend HUGE thanks to Kristin Hodnett, the creative mind behind the popular and insightful blog, Quest For Thinner Peace. Kristin was so very kind and wonderful to post an article on her blog about Clinton Critter Care and Click Here to Read More
If you have a small animal or critter that needs a new home or needs rescued, please read our critter rescue page here and fill out and submit the form at the bottom of that page. We are a small group of volunteers who aim to take in small critters in need of a new home and care for them until we can find them an appropriate and ideal new home with educated new owners. We do not rescue wildlife, and we do not accept venomous snakes, farm animals, and animals which belong in zoos or nature centers such as monkeys, crocodilians, raccoons, bobcats, cattle, pigs, emus, etc. We are limited in what we can accept to re-home, and we can not be sure of what type of animals we will have at any given time. We also run a pet education program with animals which are NOT for adoption, but simply for public education.
Because we are volunteer-run, we welcome donations of aquariums, aquarium supplies, small critter supplies and funds as well as volunteers to foster small critters and for transporting animals or to help with growing our rescue. If you would like to be a foster or volunteer for Clinton Critter Care, please fill out the form located on this page.
Besides offering small animal rescue and re-homing, we also provide 24 hour Pet Care information and advice via email or phone, toll free at 1-888-280-0145, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We are a rescue listed on Petfinder! Here is our list of adoptable pets on Petfinder. To learn more about adopting a pet from Clinton Critter Care, please look at our Adoptions page here.
We do not have a physical location as our services are volunteer-run and we keep the “critters” among our volunteer staff with specialties in small critter care, which is why we need the enclosure and care items for the critter you need to find a new home for and will not pay for any animal or animal enclosure or accessories, so we can use those to care for the pet until a new home can be found. We are a private rescue group, not a pet shop, so please do not offer us animals for sale or ask us to acquire pets which are not listed on our website. We are not a business, and we have no paid staff nor do we have any employees, just a very small group of animal lovers who are devoted to saving the lives of even the strangest of creatures!