May 21: Exotic Pet Surrender

Do you have an exotic pet that you are no longer able to care for?
If so, don’t release it into the wild! Instead, you can bring your pet to the Exotic Pet Surrender Event !
Area organizations will be accepting fish, invertebrates, reptiles, pet birds, small mammals, and plants –no questions asked. Domestic pets, such as dogs, cats, rabbits, pigs, and chickens are not accepted. Owners of domestic animals should inquire with local pet shelters or rescues for options on rehoming their pets.

There will be animal ambassadors you can meet and learn about, and a photobooth where you can take your picture with a rescued pet!

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.

J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue (JRAAR) is hosting the May 21st event with help from several other area organizations including University of Wisconsin Sea Grant/Water Resources Institutes.

N194 County Rd N
Wisconsin Dells, WI

Date: Sunday, May 21st, 2023
Time: 12 pm- 3:00 pm

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