FEBRUARY 21, 2016
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ANIMALS RESCUED FROM HOARDER
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At least 53 animals were rescued from a hording situation in Steger IL. 27 dogs, 6 puppies, 4 cats, 25 chickens, 1 pony, 2 canaries, a cockatoo and a sun conyer were found living in squalor. These animals are suffering from conditions such as anema, flea infestations, scabies, mange, testicular cancer, mammary cancer, maggots, worms and ear mites. One dog has two broken legs that were not set and healed in a bow-legged position. Another dog has office staples in his head. Yet another has ribs that were broken and healed with the bone sticking out of his side. Some needed blood transfusions on site. The animals were transported to Settler's Pond Animal Shelter.
Once these animals have been treated, allowed to heal, socialized and neutered or spayed, they will be available for adoption. We are in desperate need of donations for treatment, care and the basic necessities.
Remember: Settler's Pond Animal Shelter is a 501C3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
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We are home to horses, goats, sheep, llamas, kangaroos, zebras, camels, squirrels, dogs, cats and more. We foster animals for zoos and wildlife shelters. We have an unending love for all animals and our goal is to be a help to them, no matter what problems they are facing.
Bring your family, friends or group for an educational and fun day at the Pond! We are very flexible with our schedule for groups. Enjoy our Indoor Petting Zoo, Museum, Straw Maze Corn Maze, Fiberglass Milking Cow, Seed Tables, Egg Display and Putt Putt Mini Golf. Don't miss the Joyce Dennehy Exhibit, home of the largest African Spurred Sulcuta Tortoises in the country, along with Pandagonian Cavys and Munt Jac Deer. Depending upon our residents at the time of your visit, see wildlife rehabilitation as it happens. Rides are also available, including the Barrel Train, Wagon Ride and other Carnival Rides, each for a small fee.
SOME OF OUR RESIDENTS
Our Red Kangaroo, Jack, arrived here quite ill at seven weeks old. He is now thriving and healthy. He is a real cutie. He is now full grown and the mascot for the Chicago Black Hawks.
He is an 80-pound African Spurred sulcata tortoise. Fred's beloved owner passed away recently and we have agreed to take care of him for the winter. Fred is very freindly. He meanders around the house and on nice days you can find him outside by the concession stand greeting visitors. When Fred is in the house on cold days and at night, he has found a favorite place, next to Jingles the paralyzed Kangaroo.
LuLu is a marmoset monkey. She is about 10 months old now. She needed to have two toes removed, but she is getting around fine! We are in need of monetary donations for her care. Please help when you can.