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Exotic Pet Surrender Event Offers Responsible Rehoming Solutions for Pet Owners in Need During Invasive Species Action Month

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J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue (JRAAR) is proud to announce the Exotic Pet Surrender Event, providing a compassionate and responsible solution for pet owners who find themselves unable to care for their exotic pets.

Scheduled for June 15th, 2024, from 12 PM to 3 PM at the esteemed Ledgeview Nature Center, located at W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, WI 53014, this event aims to address the challenging issue of rehoming exotic pets while ensuring their well-being and preventing harm to the environment.

In collaboration with various local organizations, including the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance, Winnebago Waterways, and University of Wisconsin Sea Grant/Water Resources Institutes, the Exotic Pet Surrender Event will provide pet owners with a “No Questions Asked” opportunity to surrender their fish, invertebrates, reptiles, pet birds, small mammals, and plants.

“It’s crucial to provide pet owners with a responsible alternative to releasing exotic pets into the wild,” says Kelsey Kurz, of J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue. “Our event offers a safe and supportive environment for pet owners to surrender their animals, knowing they will be properly cared for and rehomed.”

While the event focuses on exotic pets, it’s important to note that domestic pets such as dogs, cats, rabbits, pigs, and chickens will not be accepted. Pet owners in need of rehoming options for domestic animals are encouraged to contact local pet shelters or rescues.

Additionally, Wisconsin native animals taken from the wild will not be accepted at the event. However, attendees will receive information on licensed wildlife rehabilitators who may be able to assist with native animal rehoming.

Attendees of the Exotic Pet Surrender Event will have the opportunity to meet and learn about animal ambassadors and capture memorable moments with rescued pets at the event’s photobooth.

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The event is made possible thanks to the generous support of sponsors, including Petco Love, Ship Your Reptiles, Jellyfish Art, Chemi-Pure, Reef Aquaria Design, and Festival Foods.

For further inquiries or assistance leading up to the event, please contact John Moyles of J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue at [email protected].

Join us at the Exotic Pet Surrender Event as we work together to ensure the well-being of all animals, exotic or otherwise, during Invasive Species Action Month.

Event Details:

  • Date: June 15th, 2024
  • Time: 12 PM – 3 PM
  • Location: Ledgeview Nature Center, W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, WI 53014

About J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue (JRAAR): J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of aquatic and exotic animals. With a focus on responsible pet ownership and environmental conservation, JRAAR aims to provide compassionate solutions for animals in need.

For media inquiries or press materials, please contact: John Moyles J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue Phone: 9204198839 Email: [email protected]