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SUGGIE SAVERS was created by Jamie and Bridgette, a mother and daughter team who have a real passion for animals of all kinds, but Sugar Gliders stole their hearts and have become a BIG part of thier lives. It is all Mura and Pollies fault. Mura belongs to Jamie and Pollie belongs to Bridgette, and they are the reason Jamie and Bridgette fell in love with these tiny creatures. I mean look at these faces. How could you not fall in love?

IM A SUGGIE SAVER TOO
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HANG ON....I KNOW CPR

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And Poli knows the heimlich

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Everyone has a reason they started rescuing, and we are no different. It all started with an ad in a local newspaper selling a sugar glider business. When I see things like this it makes me wonder WHY. After my Mom and I called the lady, we made an appointment to see these gliders. That was it, these gliders were being kept in the most appalling, unhealthy condition, cages too small to move in, with pillow stuffing as bedding (gliders don’t use bedding), covered in their own waste, and with scars, scabs and cuts. Some were missing parts of their tails and blind. It was horrible.

There were 18 gliders in 4- 10 by 10 inch cages. These gliders were for sale, and she would not take less than $1500.00. We had a dilemma. The shelter would euthanize all these gliders if they took them, AND if anyone else bought the business they would continue to breed these gliders in these tiny cages and add to the glider rescue problem. We could not stand by and watch these gliders suffer, so we came up with the money and packed up these gliders.

Off to the vet where we found out all the gliders were full of parasites (internal). Medication had to be given twice a day every day for 10 days. These gliders needed to be bathed twice and still had stuff stuck to them. The medicine took at least an hour to give to them and thick gloves were needed since these gliders had not been handled.

The next step was to get them on a proven glider diet (BML) and get them into top health so we can get the males neutered. We immediately started calling about neutering the males since we noticed at least 2 mamas with joeys in pouch. The Vets wanted an awful lot to neuter these 9 male gliders, and not every vet can handle such a tiny animal. After calling around, it was suggested we call Dr Fitzgerald from Emergency vets on Animal Planet. He said he would come out and check on the gliders here in my home to reduce the stress to them. He asked if he could bring a camera crew. They came in and filmed and then neutered the gliders, all 9 of them for the cost of one and thankfully the SRR (suggie rescue resources) was able to help pay for the neuter.

Suggie Savers then went on to getting USDA License and became the 1st ever 501(c)3 Federal Non-Profit Sugar Glider only rescue. As of todays date we have helped over 400 gliders and have neutered just over 200 male gliders. As our numbers keep growing we keep learning. As they say in the story books... The rest is history!

In 2009 hard times forced us to seek help with the shelter and we are now operating under the wing of Lucky Glider Sanctuary in Van Alstyne Texas.

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This is our little Zoey-Moey (Zoe). She is up for adoption, and will be able to go to her forever home soon. This little angel seems to pull out her hair when she is stressed, and havent we all had that kind of day? Sweet Zoe, seems to leave herself a little black moehawk. This girl is new here, and more info will be available about Zoe on our ADOPTION PAGE coming soon...  

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