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Florence Natural Resource Center

Exotic Pet Surrender Event - Florence

Do you have an exotic pet that you are no longer able to care for? Don't release it into the wild! Instead, you can surrender it at J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue's Exotic Pet Surrender Event

Exotic Pet Surrender Event  - Florence
Exotic Pet Surrender Event  - Florence

Time & Location

Jun 22, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Florence Natural Resource Center, 5638 Forestry Dr, Florence, WI 54121, USA

About the event

Do you have an exotic pet that you are no longer able to care for?

Don't release it into the wild! Instead, you can surrender it at J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue's Exotic Pet Surrender Event on June 22nd between 12 PM and 3 PM at the Florence County Natural Resource Center located at 5638 Forestry Dr., Florence, WI 54121.

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 event with help from several other area organizations including Wild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition, Marinette County Land Information Department, and University of Wisconsin Sea Grant/Water Resources Institutes.

Surrendered animals will be available for adoption after a brief quarantine and isolation period. There will be no same day adoptions.

This program was brought to you in part by our generous sponsors: Petco Love, Festival Foods, Chemipure, Reef Aquaria Design, Jellyfish Art, and Ship Your Reptiles.

Questions regarding the Exotic Pet Surrender Event can be directed to John Moyles of J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue. He can be reached at adoptions@jraar.org

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