Meet the rescued animals at our sanctuary



We found out about Brewster three days before he was going to be euthanized, so we quickly agreed to adopt him. Brewster was born in June 2010, and he loves eating, sleeping, belly rubs, and grunting happily at new visitors.



We found out about Francis three days before he was going to be euthanized, so we quickly agreed to adopt him. Francis was born in September 2010. Francis seems to be the smartest pig in our bunch. He always picks up on the training fastest, and knows the ins and outs of every puzzle feeder. He loves oatmeal and yogurt, in addition to various fresh fruits and veggies.



Bella arrived in June 2013 when her family could no longer keep her. Bella is a dainty eater (for a pig!), but will scarf down her favorites (cereal, melon, and berries) in nothing flat. Bella is gentle and patient, and loves attention from both kids and adults. She’s quite vocal when you scratch the right spots! We love her perma-grin!



We rescued Wilbur in November of 2013. His former owner purchased him as a teacup piglet three years prior, but could no longer keep him. Wilbur had run out of options and was about to be homeless. He has integrated very well with the rest of the herd. Within 60 seconds of meeting the others, Wilbur became top pig! Weighing in at around 175 pounds, Wilbur is cool, confident, and does his best to take care of the other pigs. He loves rooting in the dirt (freshly manicured lawns are his favorite!), taking naps in the sun, and eating of course!



Palmela is a beautiful green iguana that was found up a tree in Sacramento in the summer of 2009. She was about a year and a half old at the time, and believed to be an escaped pet. Now she is happy to be in her forever home, and has gained quite a bit of weight! She loves climbing the cat trees in the house and taking baths. Her favorite foods are dark leafy greens, peaches, and edamame.



In 2012, Nettie was found mangled in a field. She was taken in by a loving rescue, which provided her with months of care. Unable to adopt her, the rescue turned her over to Sloppy Seconds in March, 2013. Nettie has settled in nicely and now trusts a couple of humans. She is a gorgeous little thing with an inquisitive nature and a huge appetite! She loves watermelon, carrots, and mango.



Bentley has Metabolic Bone Disease. Due to his condition, he was deemed unadoptable. The only male iguana housed at Sloppy Seconds, Bentley gets along well with all of the females! Bentley loves roaming around in the grass, following after his lovely lizard ladies, and eating strawberries. He’s a confident little guy with a big personality!



Blanche is an adult female that was kept in a fish tank on sand for 18+ years. They thought she was a "sand turtle” (aka Desert Tortoise). She is definitely an Ornate Box turtle with a severely deformed shell and beak, due to her former care. 



Dorothy is an adult female that must never be near a male, as she came in with a partially prolapsed uterus that was surgically removed. She can still produce eggs (or at least her body may try) and with only a partial uterus it would cause her issues such as hemorrhaging, rupture, etc.



Meet Philip! Philip is a Muscovy duck, born in 2019. He was dumped at a park in Modesto, and brought to Cali_FID exotics. Philip has "angel wing syndrome” because he was fed an improper diet of grains (bread, crackers, chips, etc). He will never be able to fly so he needs a protected enclosure that caters specifically to his special needs. This ducky loves watermelon, scrambled eggs, and worms!! He’s also incredibly friendly to people. 



Hootenanny was found as a stray in someone’s backyard in August of 2019. He was brought to Contra Costa Animal Services in Martinez. A physical exam showed an injured foot and wing, though he has completely recovered. Call ducks like Hootenanny are known to be loud - both vocally and in personality! Hootenanny tags along wherever Philip goes, and loves taking long, fresh baths. 



Meet Gatling! He’s a domestic mixed breed duck, found last month in someone’s backyard. He was tiny and all alone - no other ducks or water nearby. None of the surrounding neighbors had ducks; it’s a mystery how he ended up there.

Gatling is getting along famously with Philip and Hootenanny. He’s also very friendly with people. This little guy loves to eat his food in the water, and he really enjoys worms and fish!