Proteus Reptile Trust

Dedicated to the welfare of captive reptiles

COVID-19 and Proteus Reptile Trust

Sadly, due to the current situation with COVID-19, for your safety, and the welfare of our team, we have had to make the difficult decision to close our re-homing centre at this time. Our already small team has already been affected, as our students and volunteers are now self-isolating. We simply cannot work from home, and as the welfare of our animals is paramount; we must ensure that we remain safe and healthy so that we can continue to provide for their integral care.

As our hard working team continues to care for our many rescued animals, closing will have an enormous impact on our income streams, and with so many bills to pay such as our HUGE electricity bill (with all of our animals needing heat and light), large amounts of different foods, medicines/veterinary bills, and utilities such as water rates/electricity, as well as rent. These costs continue to add up.

As a charity, unfortunately receiving no outside funding, we completely rely on funds raised from reptile boarding, our small adoption fee, and kind donations. While we must remain closed, being unable to provide these services will have a massive impact on us.

Although we are closed, we are still here to offer advice and chat about our animals currently waiting for new homes. This time in isolation may be the perfect opportunity to do some research and get your setups ready for when we are able to re-home to you. We’ll be posting pictures and videos of these animals on our Facebook page and website over the coming weeks.

If you are in a position to help us, you are able donate through our JustGiving page HERE that we have setup. Or alternatively we are able to setup a standing order if you wish to make a regular small donation.

If you wish to support us through the donation of physical items such as heat bulbs, lighting, or food for our animals, please call or email us directly (Amy at: 01902 218005 / [email protected])

Any help you can give at this time is greatly appreciated. We understand that a huge amount of people and organisations have been affected by the COVID-19 virus.

Thank you for your ongoing support at this uncertain time.

Thank you,

Proteus Reptile Trust

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Proteus Reptile Trust is a registered charity in the Uk based in the West Midlands. 
Proteus is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of sick, injured and unwanted reptiles from all over the country.

At any one time, we cater for up to 350 reptiles, from the smallest gecko to the largest monitor, from Corn snakes to giant pythons and everything inbetween.

It is only with your continued support that we are able to keep doing what we are doing to make a difference!

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We have now nearly reached 10% of our JustGiving Fundraising goal. To read more, please follow this link:


Thank you to everyone who has donated to our cause and shared our page so far.

We are grateful for your support.

Team Proteus.



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