As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to ebb and flow, in-person events have returned, but are still subject to possible cancellation or postponement. Please be sure to check event status with organizers when planning to attend an event. All event information is subject to change.
- This event has passed.
Green Bay Aquarium Society Exotic Pet Surrender Event (WI)
August 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Do you have an exotic pet that you are no longer able to care for? If so, bring your pet to the Habitattitude Exotic Pet Surrender Event on August 23rd between 12 PM and 3 PM at the Schmeeckle Reserve located at 2419 Northpoint Dr, Stevens Point, WI 54481. Area organizations will be accepting fish, reptiles, pet birds, small mammals, and aquarium plants –no questions asked.
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.
The Habitattitude 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. J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue (JRAAR) is hosting the August 23rd event with help from several other area organizations including MToxins Venom Lab, K&R Small Animal Sanctuary, BB’s Aquatic Service LLC, Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc., and University of Wisconsin Sea Grant/Water Resources Institutes.
There will be live animal demonstrations, and expert advice on hand so come visit us even if you don’t have a pet to rehome!