Sunday, December 16, 2007

More on adopting unwanted exotics

In this previous post, I'd mentioned the upcoming Florida Wildlife Commission's exotic pet amnesty day scheduled for February 23rd in Miami. The amnesty will allow people to hand over unwanted exotic pets rather than illegally releasing them into the wild. The Miami Herald reports here on FWC's search for skilled caretakers for pythons and other exotic species that are received on amnesty day.

The story notes that FWC will not ask questions about whether owners have proper permits and will not issue citations. Veterinarians will be on hand to assess animals' health. For the first time, the agency is also accepting exotic mammals as well -- anything but dogs, cats and other typical domestic pets.

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