Our Credentials

Fallin Pines Critter Rescue, Inc. is a non profit tax exempt under the IRS code 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization. . Fallin Pines Critter Rescue, Inc. is licensed through Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Donations are 100% Tax Deductible.

 Our Mission

  Fallin' Pines Critter Rescue's mission is to rescue unwanted or displaced  

 exotic, domestic and farm animals, reptiles and birds and to place them in 

  loving homes or to give the handicapped or unadoptable animals a permanent home.

About Us


Shirley Cannan has been a tireless volunteer in animal rescue for a number of years. It was during this time that she became aware of a need in the community. There was no organization in Central Florida willing to care for unwanted exotic animals. Shirley decided to remedy this situation and formed Fallin' Pines Critter Rescue in 1990 to give a second chance to a variety of surrendered or abandoned exotic animals. Fallin' Pines received non-profit status in 2003. Fallin' Pines assists Orange and Seminole county animal services by accepting exotics, domestics and farm animals. The rescue also takes animals surrendered by their owners. The amazing thing about Fallin' Pines is that most of the work is done by Shirley alone. She has no staff and only a handful of volunteers. Her days are spent feeding, cleaning and caring for her animals. Although she gets discouraged at times, the rewards of giving so many animals a second chance at life are worth it. Fallin' Pines could not exist without the continued donations of the public. Please consider making a donation or contributing items from our wish list.

We are not a public facility. We do not offer tours and no one under 18 is admitted. No one with open toed shoes allowed on premises.We do not accept Dogs, Cats or Florida Wildlife. We do accept Exotics, Farm Animals and Reptiles. Please use our phone number for any inquiries.

23643 Christmas Cemetery Rd.
Christmas ,FL 32709

Phone: (407)568-7988