The Habitattitude Pet Surrender Event is intended to provide a safe and humane way for owners to surrender their exotic pets. The event allows exotic pets to get paired with a new family instead of being released into the wild or otherwise disposed of. During the course of the event, owners may surrender their exotic pets with no questions asked. The event helps, pets, their former owners, their new owners, and the environment.
The release of exotic animals into non-native habitats can have severe ecological consequences and is, in many cases, illegal.
The Habitattitude Pet Surrender Event will be held on March 10 between 12 and 5 PM at the 1,000 Islands Environmental Center in Kaukana, Wisconsin. The following day, March 11, the GBAS will be hosting a fish auction to rehome those taken in during the surrender event and other fish. Some proceeds from the auction will go to support the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC).
“We are happy to provide a safe place for aquarium pet owners to surrender their pets, no questions asked. 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.”
— John Moyles, President, Green Bay Aquarium Society
More information about the events, including information on how to register for the auction, can be found here.