Midgard Serpents Reptile Rescue
This nonprofit in Cameron offers services for both native and exotic species of reptiles. Chris Eichele and his wife, Diane Hamilton, run the 501 non-profit from their home on out-of-pocket funds and donations. The most common circumstances for receiving injured animals are traffic accidents, but Chris and Diane also assist unwanted pets and rehabilitate animals taken from the wild that need to re-learn survival skills. The couple's two children help socialize and feed the more tame reptiles. When the animals are healthy and ready to find new homes, they are put up for adoption. Midgard Serpents Reptile Rescue also goes on the road to participate in festivals and educational presentations in schools. It is licensed by the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission as a wildlife rehabilitation center and is recognized by the National Amphibian and Reptile Rescue Alliance.