Minerva's Den is a multi-species rescue for reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, small mammals and birds. We provide referral assistance for wolfdogs, livestock and larger exotics. We do not provide any services for domestic dogs and domestic cats.
Minerva's Den is a home based rescue. As such the number of animals we are able to take in at any one time is limited. Screened foster homes are utilized as available.
Minerva's Den is a 'no kill' rescue. Animals are not euthanized except under medical or mental circumstances where euthanasia is deemed the only humane option. We never euthanize for space in order to intake additional animals.
Minerva's Den is not sponsored by any organization government or private. Funding is out of the founder's pocket. The occasional donation in the form of adoption/surrender donations do not cover the expenses and no profits are realized from the rescuing of animals. Minerva's Den is not currently a 501(c)3 organization. Some of you may be aware that at one time we were pending nonprofit status. Unfortunately our landlord at the time was foreclosed on and we were evicted by the bank. Minerva's Den has had to place nonprofit status on the 'back burner' for now.
Minerva's Den is not a veterinary service. While we can provide general husbandry information/services we are unable to diagnosis or treat (surgery, dispense medication, etc.) your ill or injured pet for you. This is referred to as practicing veterinary medicine without a license and is illegal. If your pet is ill or injured please contact your veterinarian.
The current focus of Minerva's Den is on the rescuing and rehabilitation of animals in need and their daily one on one care. While Minerva's Den believes that education of current and potential owners and the public is extremely important, we are unable at this time to provide programs to your class, church, scout group, etc. We will, however, gladly answer your general inquiries or refer you to someone who can.
As a multi species rescue providing comprehensive husbandry information is beyond the scope of this website. As always, we will answer your email inquries. There are links located throughout the website for your further education.