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Exotic Pet Surrender Event – Waupun

June 4

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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 June 4th between 12 PM and 3 PM at Marsh Haven Nature Center,

Marsh Haven Nature Center

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 June 4th between 12 PM and 3 PM at Marsh Haven Nature Center, located at W10145 State Road 49 Waupun, WI 53963

Area organizations will be accepting fish, invertebrates, reptiles, pet birds, small mammals, and plants –no questions asked. There will also be a presentation on invasive species from 12 to 12:30, drop in any time after that for 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. 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. J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue (JRAAR) is hosting the June 4th event with help from several other area organizations including Reptile Rescue of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Sugar Glider Sanctuary & Rescue, Rock River Coalition, Marsh Haven Nature Center, and University of Wisconsin Sea Grant/Water Resources Institutes. This program is possible due to our sponsor Dubiaroaches.com and Festival Foods. 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.

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