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Coyote, Exotic Animal Sanctuary, Vero Beach

Kaliska came to Critter Haven after a local couple who found a coyote den on their property. They didn't disturb it but instead closely monitored the mother with her litter of pups.

One afternoon they realized they hadn't seen the mother in a while and walked around the property only to find out later she was hit by a car on a nearby road. The couple knew there were coyote pups without a mother and decided to bring them to an different animal sanctuary than Critter Haven. 

Within a week, three of the four pups were showing signs of sickness and two sadly died. The third one, Kaliska, was brought to Critter Haven for fear they would not be able to save her after losing the first two.


We discovered she was infested with worms and parasites so we worked hard to treat her fast. Over the next few months, we were able to nurse her back to perfect health and to raise money for her medication we auctioned off the naming rights. The winner, Mike Farrell decided upon Kaliska which is Navajo for "Coyote Chasing Deer".

Coyote, Exotic Animal Sanctuary, Vero Beach

We Need Your Help

Critter Haven has been primarily funded by its founder Gary Brady since it began over twenty years ago. With additional funding from generous donors, we have been able to sustain the substantial cost that comes with caring for these amazing animals.

Despite these contributions, we are still in need of all the help we can get. With the licensing, food purchases, medical equipment, and medication, the costs add up quickly.


Every dollar you donate will help keep the animals at Critter Haven fed, healthy and happy for years to come.   

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