37 unique pets surrendered to a rescue at ‘Unique Animal Give up’ occasion in Bristol

Letitia Denham

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — A Wisconsin rescue group is working to forestall individuals from releasing unique pets into the wild.

J & R Aquatic Animal Rescue held an unique give up occasion in Bristol this weekend, the place individuals might drop off unique animals – no questions requested.

The Menasha-based rescue holds unique animal give up occasions throughout Wisconsin on a month-to-month foundation.

37 unique pets surrendered to a rescue at ‘Unique Animal Give up’ occasion in Bristol

“Individuals do not know what to do with them if they cannot deal with them anymore, so we provide this as a useful resource to the neighborhood the place they’ll deliver them to a protected place,” stated JRAAR’s director, John Moyles

Their mission is to absorb distinctive animals, fairly than them being launched into the wild, which might be dangerous to each the animal and the surroundings.

Their occasion in Bristol on Saturday introduced 37 unique surrenders, together with a colony of 500 roaches.


“We obtained some birds, we obtained loads of turtles, loads of lizards, we obtained some snakes, together with a in all probability 8-foot python, which was neat,” Moyles stated.

It is typical for the rescue to absorb 20 to 50 animals throughout every occasion. Whereas Wisconsin’s unique pet legal guidelines are extra relaxed than different Midwest states, the foundations may be difficult.

“It is all municipality by municipality, and that adjustments from metropolis to metropolis,” Moyles stated, “Some cities you may have large snakes, some you may’t have snakes in any respect. It actually relies on the place you reside.”

Many proprietor surrenders are because of adjustments in housing or residing circumstances, the place a protected give up is the best choice for the animal and its earlier proprietor.

“You may have animals like large snakes, birds, or fish, you would possibly not have the ability to deliver them wherever you wish to go. In order that’s the place we step in, and we may also help,” Moyles stated.

Although JRAAR supplies many beneficial assets, Moyles hopes individuals might be conscious when contemplating an unique pet.

“Do your homework, ensure you know what you are getting into earlier than you get into it, and ensure you can deal with the animal for its whole lifespan,” Moyles stated.

J & R Aquatic Animal Rescue works with zoos, sanctuaries, different rescues and public adopters to seek out surrendered animals everlasting properties.

They’re holding an unique give up occasion in Milwaukee on Sept. 11.

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