Out of House and Home: Stories of Adoption & Abandonment
By Amanda Keuler
Exotic pet owners are just as unique as their animals. Each person has their own story. Listen to the story about a girl, her pet monkey and the realities of owning an exotic animal in a home.
Featured in this story: JohnieSue Thurman, founder of the Haven Zoo, which takes in displaced exotic animals including large cats, birds and sloths. Thurman has worked with exotic animals in the Atlanta area for over 14 years, caring for various species.
Exotic Pet Gallery
Noah’s Ark is home to many animals that are abandoned or surrendered exotic pets.