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June Declared Invasive Species Action Month in Wisconsin: J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue Highlights Dangers of Releasing Pets into the Wild

Melissa Gassner from JRAAR

J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue is proud to announce that June is Invasive Species Action Month in Wisconsin. Throughout the month, we will be focusing on raising awareness about the dangers of invasive species in the pet trade and the critical importance of responsible pet ownership. We are committed to educating the public on what to do if they can no longer care for their pets, and why releasing them into the wild is never a good idea.

As part of our efforts, J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue will be hosting Exotic Pet Surrender Events every Saturday in June. These events are designed to provide a safe and humane alternative for people who can no longer care for their exotic pets, ensuring that these animals do not end up in local ecosystems where they can cause significant harm.

**Event Schedule:**
– **June 1**: Beloit
– **June 8**: Waupun
– **June 15**: Chilton
– **June 22**: Florence
– **June 29**: Marinette

More information about these events can be found on our website at https://www.jraar.org/exoticpetsurrenderevents.

“Releasing pets into the wild is never a solution. It poses a severe threat to local ecosystems and the well-being of the released animal,” said John Moyles, founder of J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue. “Our Exotic Pet Surrender Events provide a much-needed service to our community, ensuring that pets are cared for properly and do not become invasive species.”

J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue is available for interviews in studio, via teleconference, or at our Rescue Center in Neenah. For interview requests or further information, please contact us at 920-419-8839 or [email protected].

**About J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue:**
J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of aquatic animals. We strive to educate the public about responsible pet ownership and the environmental impacts of invasive species. Our mission is to provide a safe haven for unwanted pets and promote ecological balance in our local communities.