Little Furries Rescue and Referral was founded in 2001 by one person who worked and volunteered at an animal shelter and realized that most of the time,the littlest furry ones are overlooked and forgotten. Even in the best shelters, adoptable rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small mammals often languish unnoticed in their cages while shelter visitors come only to adopt cats and dogs. In the worst of shelters, these little furries are routinely euthanized shortly after arrival, not given even the chance of a new home and a full life. And where there are no shelters available for unwanted little ones, many people simply set them "free", where their fate is death by the elements, starvation, or other animals. They often become food,not free! Most public and private animal shelters established to care for cats and dogs are not equipped to properly care for the smaller mammals. As a result, these little ones suffer in shelters due to inadequate housing, improper diets, high leveles of stress, low adoption rates and high euthanasia and mortality rates.
These are a few of the special friends our little furries have made along the way!
While we rescue and help all sorts of "little furries" as well as dogs and cats, rabbits seem to be the most "frequent visitor" here at the rescue. A few months after Easter, a high amount of rabbits are abandoned in the wild and in shelters everywhere. Before you decide to go to that breeder or pet store, please visit us! Our volunteers are always busy, so send us an email if you are interested in adopting a rabbit, more than likely we have more than what is listed here! Please don't buy, "Hop To Adopt" and save a life instead! PS. We aren't just animal friendly, we are people friendly too!
Every year we recieve animals who have been neglected, abandoned or are just plain in need of immediate medical care. Dandelion aka Thumper(a lion head mix) came to us needing kidney surgery and than later needing a procedure on his teeth. Oliver has been with us for two years now because constant medical problems cause him to be unable to find a home. Recently we also recieved Buttons(Stubbs) who was abandoned and left to die in the snow at a park and has battled health problems. Please consider donating to help us with these medical costs, so we can continue to help our "little furries" live long healthy lives. Donations can be made directly to our veterinarian so please email us if you are able to help.
Little Furries caters to many different kinds of small animals, and no animal is unworthy of our time. Some of the "little furries" we have rescued include, Rabbits, Chinchillas, Sugar Gliders, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Gerbils, Rats, Degus, Ferrets, and even once a Flying Squirrel! There is also always room for our feathered friends. One at a time, we have also rescued dogs, puppies, cats and kittens.
Please click here for more information on our Help a Furry Fund that helps neglected and abused animals that come into our rescue!
Little Furries operates as a private rescue group out of private homes, providing a safe refuge to as many little furry lives as possible until they find loving forever homes. Little Furries animals are housed in multiple foster homes in the central and southern NJ area. Little Furries not only offers a sanctuary to aniamls whose time has run out at shelters, but also offers a cross-referencing resource for other rescues, shelters, and private individuals who are seeking to find a new home for animals in their care. If space available Little Furries will also occasionally accept owner surrendered pets in urgent need; in these cases, a monetary donation or a donation of supplies must be made to help cover the costs of care until a forever home is found. Little Furries-Strongly-advocates spaying/neutering all domestic pets: the only realistic solution to the pet overpopulation problem. Spay/neuter and other vet costs are the greatest of Little Furries expenses. To make an online donation please go to paypal!
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