All questions regarding the Exotic Pet Surrender Event should be directed to John Moyles of J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue at email@example.com. Carpenter Nature Center is providing support as a host for this event, but is not involved with organizing, and will not be adopting any of the surrendered animals.
Do you have an exotic pet that you are no longer able to care for? If so, bring your pet to the Exotic Pet Surrender Event on November, 5th between 12 PM and 3 PM to the Carpenter Nature Center Wisconsin Campus.
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.
This event brings together a collection of area rehoming partners that provide responsible alternatives to release for exotic pet owners who are no longer able to care for their pets. 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.
J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue (JRAAR) is hosting the event with help from several other area organizations including Carpenter Nature Center, and University of Wisconsin Sea Grant/Water Resources Institutes. This program is possible by event sponsors Animart and Festival Foods.