About Us

The rescue came into being almost twenty years ago, after we recognized a need for such a rescue. The founder, Diana, owned a large Green Iguana, named Maximillian Thorpe or MaxMan for short, who was a lively, friendly and most importantly, healthy lizard! Max and Diana were often invited to local schools to talk about Max and his history. Eventually, friends at the local SPCA were asking if this lizard or that snake could be fostered by Diana until a home could be found. What started as one became two, then three, then more than one could count… and thus the Rescue evolved.