Exotic Pet Amnesty Day at
This Saturday, Nov. 7
Get your non-native pet micro-chipped or turn in an exotic pet you can no longer care for at a special Amnesty Day this Saturday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at
At this one-day only event, owners of exotic pets such as snakes, lizards, turtles, fish, big cats, monkeys or parrots can donate them free of charge, with no questions asked and with no penalties for unlicensed animals. State wildlife officials will place healthy pets with experienced and registered adopters that will provide lifelong care for the animals.
Owners who wish to keep their exotic pets may have the animals micro-chipped (required to keep certain non-native "reptiles of concern" in
The event will also feature exhibits from organizations dedicated to providing care for and education about exotic animals and responsible pet ownership.
This Non-Native Pet Amnesty Day is sponsored by
For more information about the event and the impacts of non-native animals on