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The hard working Livestock Guard Dogs of Zoology

Posted on: August 25th, 2021

Did you know that not all the care and looking after of the outdoor residents of ZoFo comes from humans?  We have a 24/7 security team in the form of three wonderful livestock guard dogs!  These hard working dogs have proven over and over just how valuable they are in their protection of our outdoor…

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Resources to help if you find a animal in distress

Posted on: August 4th, 2021

This time of the year especially, ZoFo often receives calls from kind-hearted people seeking to help a wild animal that is injured or in some form of distress. Unfortunately, providing that type of aid does not fall under our type of licensure.  However, we can help steer you in the direction of someone who can!…

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They Grow So fast!

Posted on: June 17th, 2021

Our Argentinean black and white tegu Tommy is now 16 months old and getting bigger by the day! When Tommy first came to us he was a new hatchling and fit comfortably into the palm of our hand. Now he is almost two feet long! In another year or two from now, Tommy will be…

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Changes to USDA Licensing

Posted on: October 21st, 2020

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Its mission is to protect and promote agricultural health, manage activities intended to limit wildlife damage, and administer the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). As part of the terms of the AWA, organizations that buy or sell warm-blooded animals,…

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ZoFo’s Vision: What is Humane?

Posted on: May 20th, 2020

If you visit our website’s homepage, you will see our vision printed boldly on the home page: “Creating a More Humane World.” But what does this actually mean? You’ve probably heard the term “humane” through animal rescue and shelter operations. However, when breaking down the actual definition of “humane,” it simply means having and showing…

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Providing Veterinary Care for 140 Animals

Posted on: February 18th, 2020

By: Meg Schenk, Veterinary Technician and Animal Care Technician Have you ever wondered what is involved in providing veterinary care for 140 different animals?  It seems that would be easy, just take them to the vet!  In actuality, many elements of care are considered that play into excellent veterinary health. We are very proud of…

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10 Years of the Zoology Foundation!

Posted on: November 20th, 2019

This fall, ZoFo celebrated 10 years as an organization! It all started with a simple dinner with friends. In 2009, our founder, Jami Jensen, was out to dinner and the topic of Craigslist was brought up. Someone mentioned, “You can find anything on Craigslist!” Jami replied with a simple, “Well, I’ve always wanted a camel,…

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Animal Care 101 – Feeding Over 140 Animals Daily

Posted on: October 28th, 2019

We are often asked, “How do you feed so many animals?” The simple answer is, “With a lot of work from our entire ZoFo animal care team!” Our staff and volunteers all have a high standard of care for the residents at the sanctuary and we couldn’t do it without their commitment. But, just in…

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Adventures and Hard Work in Samana, Dominican Republic: Project Samana

Posted on: August 7th, 2019

By: Meg Schenk, Veterinarian Technician/Animal Care Technician I have been honored to join a group of dedicated and passionate veterinarians and other veterinary technicians for an ongoing veterinary outreach project in Samana, Dominican Republic. Project Samana was founded in 1992 and I joined the equine team in 2015. I just returned from my 5th trip…

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