A to Z Veterinary Clinic Saving Exotic Animals

by Diane Tuazon
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Whether it's a wild turkey, a newborn squirrel, or a bobcat, every animal at A to Z Animal Clinic's Peeps and Creeps are well taken care of until they're able to live on their own.

"The rehabilitation part is pretty cool. We have animals that are just babies and we house them until ready to let go," Veterinarian Technician, Yvette Minjarez said.

The Owner and Founder of the non profit organization, Jennifer Todia says lately they have been taking in more exotic animals than usual.

"Just like dogs and cats, we are now seeing more exotic animals abandoned just because it's easier for them to abandon them," Dr. Jessica Todia said.

Taking care of them can get expensive and staff members say they could use the community's help.

"It cost a lot of money to feed these animals, we're always looking for donations," Dr. Kelly Brown said.

Veterinarians say while they enjoy caring for all these animals, they hope people will be more responsible when choosing a pet.

"I would definitely say it's a lack of knowledge. People think they should get that pet because it's the 'in' thing at that time and then realize they cant have it. I just want people to know there is a place to take them," Dr. Todia said.

If you are interested in making a donation, you can drop them off at the A to Z Veterinary Clinic at West Highway 158.