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Exotic Pet Surrender Event (WI)

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you have an exotic pet that you are no longer able to care for?  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 photo booth 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 April 9th event with help from several other area organizations including local Herpetologist Jenna C., Wisconsin Sugar Glider Sanctuary & Rescue, Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Upper Sugar River Watershed Association, and University of Wisconsin Sea Grant/Water Resources Institutes.

This program is possible due to our sponsor

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



April 9
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant/Water Resources Institutes


Aldo Leopold Nature Center
330 Femrite Drive
Monona, WI 53716 United States
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