I took my kitten in to get fixed here. They tied off one of the kitten's ureters instead of the kitten's fallopian tube. Weeks later the cat had kidney failure and we took her back for exploritory surgery. During the surgery the cat died. Dr. Thomas was grossly incompetent and killed a perfectly healthy kitten.
Noah's Ark is a non-profit organization that takes in all kinds of animals and children. Think zoo but always being able to see the animals. And you can walk right up to the deer! Be careful though, they are still wild animals! The "tours" are always free but they take donations to keep running the facility. The staff is friendly and it would be a great place to volunteer.
We just visited Noah's Ark last weekend and had a good time. There are plenty picnic tables right outside the gates and people were picnicing, having birthday parties, and family reunions. There are plenty of animals to see as you wind thru the trails. My child's favorite animal was the zebra named Evidence. Definitely bring a stroller or wagon to pull the kids around in as there is plenty of walking to do. Also at the gate there was a fundraiser for snow cones and bottled water. There is a new playground being built that looked almost finished. The only downside is the animal habitat has very limited hours of Tues-Sat from 12 pm - 3 pm. Morning hours would definitely be better due to the hot summer sun. I would recommend this place as a great place to take the kids.
This wonderful non-profit organization has an animal rehabilitation center and a children's rehabilitation center. They have 1,000 wild life animals that have been rescued , rehabilitated and have a wonderful habitat there. And a children's home where young people come through the court system when they have no where to go. You can visit Noah's Ark and see all of the animals----beard, tigers, zebras, monkeys, etc--and it's free.