It’s a story we hear too often an exotic pet was found in someone’s back yard! Well there is no longer an excuse to be a reckless pet owner thanks to the Exotic Pet Amnesty Day!
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold an event this Saturday, May 6th, at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Sanford so that any pet owners can surrender both legal and illegal exotic pets without penalty or cost.
Reptiles, amphibians, animals, birds, fish and invertebrates will be accepted. Pets turned over will be examined and then be placed up for adoption. Also on site will be “live animals will be on display at the event and experts will present information about caring for exotic pets, responsible pet ownership and potential ecological impacts of invasive species in Florida.”
NOTE: domestic animals, such as cats, dogs and rabbits, will NOT be accepted.
The free event takes place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday in front of the Zoo, 3755 NW U.S. 17-92 however, it does not include admission to the zoo but is not required for the event.
Pets are great but they require a lot of time, attention and responsibility. Be a great pet parent and do the right thing. ~grace