Do you have an exotic pet that you are no longer able to care for?
If so, don’t release it into the wild! Instead, you can bring your pet to the Exotic Pet Surrender Event on June 4th between 12 PM and 3 PM at the Welty Environmental Center located at 1201 W Big Hill Rd, Beloit, WI 53511.
Area organizations will be accepting fish, invertebrates, reptiles, pet birds, small mammals, and plants –no questions asked.
Domestic pets, such as dogs, cats, rabbits, pigs, and chickens are not accepted. Owners of domestic animals should inquire with local pet shelters or rescues for options on rehoming their pets.
There will be animal ambassadors you can meet and learn about, and a photobooth where you can take your picture with a rescued pet!
In some areas, there are no rehoming options for exotic animals such as fish, birds, and reptiles. Some pet owners that are unable to care for their pet may think that releasing the animal is the right thing to do, however, releasing a pet is harmful for the animal and the environment.
J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue (JRAAR) is hosting the June 4th event with help from several other area organizations including University of Wisconsin Sea Grant/Water Resources Institutes.
This event was made possible with the support of our sponsors Animart, and Festival Foods.
Questions regarding the Exotic Pet Surrender Event can be directed to John Moyles of J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue. He can be reached at email@example.com
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