Exotic Pet Surrender Event with J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue

Do you find yourself unable to provide the care your exotic pet deserves? J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue has the solution with the launch of their Exotic Pet Surrender Event series with Kimberly Library hosting on May 18 from 9AM to 1PM.
This unique initiative welcomes pet owners to surrender their fish, invertebrates, reptiles, pet birds, small mammals, and plants—no questions asked. However, domestic pets like dogs, cats, rabbits, pigs, and chickens will not be accepted. Owners of domestic animals are encouraged to explore rehoming options with local pet shelters or rescues.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet captivating animal ambassadors and capture memories at a photobooth featuring rescued pets.
Recognizing the limited rehoming options for exotic animals in some areas, the event aims to discourage the harmful practice of releasing pets into the wild. J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue has collaborated with regional rehoming partners, including Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance, Winnebago Waterways, and University of Wisconsin Sea Grant/Water Resources Institutes, to provide responsible alternatives for owners who can no longer care for their exotic pets.
All surrendered pets will undergo a brief quarantine and evaluation period before becoming available for adoption. To facilitate a smooth process, organizers request that surrendered animals be contained in secure containers.
This impactful program is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Festival Foods, Ship Your Reptiles, Chemipure, Reef Aquaria Design, and Jellyfish Art.
For inquiries about the Exotic Pet Surrender Event, please contact John Moyles at J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue via email: adoptions@jraar.org.
Join us in making a positive difference in the lives of exotic pets and their owners.
J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue (JRAAR) is a dedicated organization committed to the welfare of aquatic animals. Through rescue, rehabilitation, and responsible rehoming efforts, JRAAR strives to create a compassionate community for both animals and their human counterparts.
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Saturday, May 18, 2024


9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Evergreen Room, Kimberly Public Library