Fund One Of The Largest Exotic Animal Rescues

GoFund Me - Little Ray’s could use your help!

Founded in 1995, Little Ray’s Nature Centre is extremely proud to have been providing inspirational, educational programming throughout Canada for over 25 years. All while advocating for responsible pet ownership and aiding the SPCA, Humane Societies, Municipal, Provincial and Federal authorities with the placement of seized and unwanted exotic animals. Little Ray’s now acts as the largest exotic animal rescue in Canada, and has been responsible for the rescue, safe transport and care of 1,000’s of animals that would have otherwise faced euthanasia until the best possible long term solutions could be found. 

Today, we need your support. As a very seasonal business, our Nature Centres in Hamilton and Ottawa generate 70% of their revenue in March through September, and these revenues have all but been cut off during these unprecedented times. We can assure you that our animals are receiving the same level of care throughout this pandemic, and our veterinary team are still coming every 2 weeks to work with our hard working, dedicated animal care staff. We have received some support from government through loans, but we can only borrow so much as the operational costs of caring for 100’s of animals in both locations while continuing to assist provinces with placement of seized animals are extremely high. 

We will continue to be 100% dedicated to the care and well being of our animals and our staff, who dedicate their lives to caring for them. We are anticipating things starting to return to normal, albeit slowly, in the next couple months and are hoping to raise the funds required to help feed and care for our animals for the next few months. 

We greatly appreciate all of your support over the past 25 years. Whether it was through supporting one of our educational programs or events, or visiting one of our nature centres. All of this has played a critical role in supporting our rescue and conservation efforts both domestically and abroad. Stay safe and please embrace this unique time with your family and others you love. 

Little Ray. 



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    • $250 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Shane McConnell 
Ottawa, ON
Sheri Goulet 
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