Discontinue Poor Animal Sales and Practices
  • Petitioned Even Keel Exotics

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Even Keel Exotics

Discontinue Poor Animal Sales and Practices

    1. Kat Martin
    2. Petition by

      Kat Martin

      Wolfforth, TX

Some of this would make your stomach turn. I bet he didn't know the USDA keeps copies of records for the public at http://acissearch.aphis.usda.gov/LPASearch/faces/CustomerSearch.jspx And all you have to do is search 'Even Keel Exotics' to find it. There's a report on there from Dec 28, 2010 that says in September, earlier that year, he picked up a truck of 206 sugar gliders from a dealer nine hours from where he was. He did this in the back of a rented U-Haul truck. He only checked on the animals once when he stopped to get gas. Half were dead by the time he got home and half died within a week. When the USDA agent was there to make the reports he found very unsanitary conditions, everybody in too-small cages, without proper veterinary care and more; including poor diets that kept the animals just sustained.

There are many reports from customers that say their animals barely live a week once they have been taken from his facility and even while walking through this facility not a single person has refrained from commenting on the crowded conditions, dirty floors and smells.

It is here that we can share our stories and it is here we can all combine our experiences to put a report together on Zachery Keeler that will end these poor animal sales and conditions.

And in the mean time, remember, that if you buy from him he is making profit and he will continue. He is a broker who just buys animals at wholesale, cheap prices and sells them for profit; he is not one of the many, professional and reputable breeders of these exotic species. Stop supporting him and Even Keel Exotics will die.

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    • Hilary Edgin FORT WAYNE, IN
      • about 2 years ago

      His conditions are dirty, animal cages smelled, and flies were everywhere. He litterally had over a dozen Richardson Ground Squirrels in small cage. Three fox kits were in a cage that was three long by two feet wide. The animal he sold me ended up with a respiratory infection and the vet said it was too young to be away from its mother. He also has way to many animals to actively socialize them. He didn't even allow us all the way in. We saw all this just at the entrance of the building. Please care about animals and stop this.

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    • Savannah McKinney TECUMSEH, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      Up until today, I was going to buy a hedgehog from Zachery Keeler. After reading these reports, however, I quickly changed my mind. This is awful and I do not understand why the government is not putting a stop to it.

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    • Kimberly Goertzen CORVALLIS, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      While I support responsibly owning and raising exotic pets, this is not a responsible operation. Moving more animals through your business than you can properly care for and educate the new owners is terrible for the animals and for the owners who then have to deal with the problems you caused. Please breed, buy, and care for responsibly - you're making the rest of us exotic pet owners look bad.

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    • KIM MCCAIG WANTAGH, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      THIS MAN SHOULD BE RESTRAINED FROM POSESSING ANY CREATURE, MUCH LIKE ABUSERS OF ALL KINDS ARE RESTRAINED BY LAW. HE SHOULD BE PUNISHED, FINED AND INCARCERATED FOR CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, LOCKED UP FOR A LONG LONG TIME. ZACHERY KEELER / EVEN KEEL EXOTICS YOU ARE A TRUE DIRTBAG!

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    • Reachel O'hare LANSING, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      Because I am a chinchilla breeder and I love my babies, I almost sold to him until I read all these first hand accounts of his underhanded dealings.

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