Can't help but to give it away.. but to who/where?
For many reasons, some people have no choice but
to give away their herps. How would you settle them?
No! They are usually
not native species. Local habitat and weather
are unfit for them to live. In addition, long
term captives are unlikely to get acclimated living
wild quickly enough to survive. They may turn
out to become prey in the wild. You are
not setting them free but letting them DIE! That
is a totally irresponsible behavior. Furthermore,
local wildlife and ecology could
be harmed by introduced species. The case of
Red-eared sliders is a good example.
Give to a
It would be great only if your friend is
interested, competent and available to take care
of the animals plus knowledgeable as well as experienced
in the species, and his family accept it. If he/she
does not fit in with ALL of above, why risk
your herps life? We have people who can take better
care of them.
Send back to
I think we
have seen too much about how herps are treated
Place a classified ad?
a great idea and you will probably have many replies.
However, how do you identify and choose the right
person to give your herps to? Everyone who shows
up claims to have so much experience and a great deal of dedication. How could
you know who's telling the truth? We have seen
for times in the news that swindlers "adopted"
a herp through internet then immediately
sold it for some money. What is worse, some
"adopted" herps did not go to
the vivirium but dinner table as
Dogs & cats
primarily deal with cats and dogs, maybe some
rabbits and hamsters. Herps are totally different
and unique. Even a common turtle or frog requires specialized knowledge,
experience and equipment to keep it living well.
twice before you make the decision. It could be
fatal for your herps. Don't risk their lives!
Let us help you out.
If you have to give away your animal(s), fill up the Animal Surrender Form and we will do the rest.