Surrender, Don’t Release: Mar. 11th Event Aims to Help Exotic Pet Owners
KAUKANA, WISC– Do you have a pet that you are no longer able to care for? If so, bring your pet to the Green Bay Aquarium Society (GBAS) Spring Habitattitude Pet Surrender Event on March 11th between 10 am and 3 pm at 1000 Islands Environmental Center. Volunteers will be accepting fish, pet birds, reptiles, and aquarium plants –no questions asked.
March 11th, 2017
10am to 3pm
1000 Islands Environmental Center in Kaukauna, WI
Do you have a fish, reptile or bird that you are no longer able to care for? If so, bring your pet to the Habitattitude Pet Surrender Event on March 11th between 10 am and 3 pm at 1000 Islands Environmental Center. Area organizations will be accepting fish, reptiles, pet birds, and aquarium plants –no questions asked.
In some areas, there are no rehoming options for animals such as fish, birds, and reptiles. Pet owners 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.
The Habitatituude Rehoming Network is 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. The Network and Green Bay Aquarium Society (GBAS) are hosting the March event with help from several other area organizations including: RoseBerry Bird Rescue, Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance, Steve Keller The Snake Man, and Madison Area Herpetological Society.
Steve Keller The Snake Man will be teaching people all about snakes with help from several of his pet snakes, so come visit us even if you don’t have a pet to rehome!
Following the surrender event, GBAS will be hosting a fish auction on March 12th at the Starlite Club in Kaukauna. Any fresh or saltwater fish surrendered will be included in the auction.
John Moyles, GBAS President, is looking forward to the surrender event.
“We are happy to provide a safe place for aquarium pet owners to surrender their pets, no questions asked,” said Moyles. “Having the surrender event the day before the auction helps us to rehome fish quickly without having to worry about long-term foster care and storage.”
Questions regarding the Habitattitude Surrender Event can be directed to John Moyles of GBAS. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit GBAS on Facebook.
1000 Islands Environmental Center
1000 Beaulieu Ct,
Kaukauna, WI 54130