Hands on Exotics is an animal shelter that specializes in the care of exotic animals. Their animals are former pets, SPCA seizures, former zoo animals and retired working animals. They work closely with many other rescue-based organizations and the Canadian Zoological community. Hands on Exotics is licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
The care of these animals is funded entirely by donations and various outreach programs offered by the shelter. In addition to visiting hundreds of annual public events, Hands on Exotics offers a diverse array of services that give the public opportunities for positive human-animal interaction.