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Daisy, Lola & Zoey

These critters were purchased by separate owners hoping to have an exotic house pet, not realizing the extensive care these animals would need.

Daisy came to Critter Haven after animal control found her during a local drug bust living in a small kitchen cabinet. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission contacted us to see if there was room for another Kinkajou.


We quickly made a suitable enclosure for her and brought her to her permanent home alongside Zoey. Kinkajous can become increasingly aggressive as they get older and this was the primary reason for Lola and Zoey being brought to Critter Haven.

Kinkajou, Exotic Animal Sanctuary, Vero Beach
Kinkajou, Exotic Animal Sanctuary, Vero Beach

Before coming to Critter Haven, Lola cut her owner with her sharp claws so deep it required surgery. Authorities informed her owner if it occurred again they would remove her and possibly euthanize her.

Fearing the worst, Lola's owner made the tough decision to bring her to Critter Haven knowing she would be well taken care of. Lola has been living here for 4 years and Zoey for over 8 years.

These unique and beautiful animals are lucky to be at a sanctuary that tends to there every need. Unfortunately, many people are still buying them as house pets, often resulting in less fortunate outcomes.

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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