A THING by JAN M. FLYNN

THE FAQ PAGE FROM THE CHIMERA RESCUE SOCIETY WEBSITE

Why the need for a sanctuary for chimeras?

In 2024, when it became clear that more chimeras were being created and kept than could be sustained, CRS came into being. Formerly, chimeras were kept privately, often in inappropriate or unsuitable conditions. Others were kept in small zoos (the AAZA, Association of Aquariums and Zoos of America, does not recognize chimeras as a legitimate species), and some were condemned to harsh lives in circuses or carnivals. Owing to the special nature of these creatures, they are complex to care for in a way that is safe, humane, and which honors their unique characteristics and instincts. CRS was founded to answer this need.

How many chimeras or creatures live at the sanctuary?

How do chimeras come to live at CRS?

Who founded CRS, and how?

How do I find out about becoming a CRS volunteer?

What do chimeras eat?

What special problems are there in caring for chimeras?

Have any of the chimeras ever escaped?

Are they dangerous?

Are your chimeras available for adoption?

If I have a chimera I can no longer care for, will CRS take it in?

How is CRS funded?

Why have a sanctuary for these creatures?

What do chimeras have to offer humans?

Chimeras in the media?


 

Jan M. Flynn’s stories have won First Place and Honorable Mentions in Writer’s Digest competitions, and appear in Midnight Circus, The Binnacle, Noyo River Review, and anthologies. Her novel excerpt, THE MOON RAN AFTER HER, won First Place at Mendocino Writers Conference. She’s represented by Helen Adams of Zimmermann Literary. Jan lives in Boise, Idaho, but don't draw any conclusions from that.