Monday, July 8, 2013

Exotic Feline Rescue Center

Friday finally got here!  It's the day we were driving up north to Center Point, Indiana to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center.  I had been wanting to go there for about the last month and was so excited to finally get a chance to go there.  What an amazing place! 
This was taken from their website...
The EFRC was founded in 1991 by Joe Taft in Center Point, Indiana, on a rural stretch of 15 acres. 
Our mission is simple: we provide permanent homes for exotic felines that have been abused, abandoned or for some reason have nowhere to live out their lives, while educating the public about these beautiful cats.  Today, the EFRC is a national leader in the rescue and care of exotic felines from all around the country.  We are a USDA licensed and inspected 501(c)(3) organization. 
 With over 230 big cats from 24 states calling the EFRC home, the scope of the nationwide problem of exotic cat ownership comes into focus.  Today the EFRC is staffed by a devoted, full-time group of six professionals, trained in caring for exotic felines.  They are supported by four other employees and several volunteers.
 The EFRC has brought a sophisticate level of care to each of its cats, providing them with proper nutritional diets, a high-degree of social interaction, preventative medicines and prompt veterinary care.  The EFRC benefits from having an on-site clinic where Dr. Fred Froderman, DVM, performs procedures when required.  This will typically include general veterinary care, tumor removals, spay and neuter procedures, administering intravenous fluids and blood work.   The level of care provided at the EFRC for the long-term health of each cat is substantial.
 I can't wait to go back in the late fall when all of the vegetation is gone so that you can see more of the animals.  I'd also love to stay the night in their overnight cabin and get the chance to see more of the animals that aren't open to the general public.
I didn't get as many pictures, or as great of quality pictures as I hoped to, because some of the animals were hiding in the vegetation of their cages and then lots of the cages had double fences which made it hard to focus the camera through.



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