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Green Bay Aquarium Society’s Habitattitude Pet Surrender Event (WI)
October 28 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
This event aims to help exotic pet owners. Do you have a fish, reptile or bird that you are no longer able to care for? If so, bring your pet to the Habitattitude Pet Surrender Event! Area organizations will be accepting fish, reptiles, pet birds, and aquarium plants –no questions asked.
In some areas, there are no rehoming options for animals such as fish, birds, and reptiles. 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.
The Network and Green Bay Aquarium Society (GBAS) are hosting the October 28th event with help from several other area organizations including: Kingdom Animalia Exotic Animal Rescue , RoseBerry Bird Rescue, Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance, Steve Keller’s Traveling Snake Show, and Madison Area Herpetological Society. There will be live animal demonstrations, arts and crafts and expert advice on hand so come visit us even if you don’t have a pet to rehome!
Following the surrender event, GBAS will be hosting a fish auction on October 29th at the Starlite Club in Kaukauna. Any fresh or saltwater fish surrendered will be included in the auction. John Moyles, GBAS President, is looking forward to the surrender event. “We are happy to provide a safe place for aquarium pet owners to surrender their pets, no questions asked,” said Moyles. “Having the surrender event the day before the auction helps us to rehome fish quickly without having to worry about long-term foster care and storage.” Visit GBAS on Facebook or Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance at http://www.fwwa.org/ for more information.