Urban Safari Rescue Society

Urban Safari Rescue Society

At Urban Safari Rescue Society, we rescue and care for unwanted exotic animals surrendered to us, as well as educate the public about animals, the natural world and conservation issues. The numbers of animals our dedicated group of volunteers and staff care for is always growing. We provide a safe, secure home for these unwanted animals for the rest of their natural lives. Urban Safari Rescue Society has been visiting schools, day cares, community centers, libraries, and festivals educating children and adults about animals, the natural world, and conservation issues for many years. We encourage curiosity and learning about animals and their world: tour our facility, sign up for a course or arrange a live animal visit to your school, organization or home - there is so much to learn!


The Urban Safari Rescue Society is a registered non-profit society dedicated to the rescue and care of  exotic animals and to educating the public about animals, their environments and the natural world.

Our charity number: 80757 1047 RR0002  Our society number: S-0061328

Urban Safari Rescue Society was conceived from Cinemazoo in 2007 by Gary Oliver as an effort to make a difference in the lives of people and animals alike. Gary has dedicated his life to learning about, working with, and rescuing animals. It is his belief that educating the public about all kinds of animals will ultimately make a difference in the lives of animals in captivity and in the wild.

Some of the animals we rescue are near the bottom of the food chain, but without them, all other forms of life as we know it would slowly disappear. Saving these animals provides us with a unique opportunity to have them as living ambassadors in our outreach and in-house educational programs. Teaching people about preservation and conservation is the priority, especially given the reality of today’s world of vanishing habitats and species.

Our Mission

To Rescue, care for, and maintain the health of rescued exotic and other animals.

To Educate children and adults about various animal species and the importance of all animals to our environment, the need for conservation, and the responsibilities that come with exotic animal ownership.

To Provide public awareness of worldwide conservation efforts and encourage people to take an active role in those efforts.

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