Probably the best for shelters and rescues is to volunteer. Quite often
there isn't anyone on hand that knows squat about herps. Also if you are no
longer using (nor planning to use) some supplies donate. I keep an eye out
on freecycle for stuff like that and try to get it for shelters. It's a tax
write off to boot. I have been wanting to volunteer but what keeps me away
are 1. alergic to the furries, and 2. I'd probably increase my herps beyond
my capabilities so they don't get put down. Unfortunately shelters can't
even handle the furries that get abandoned, herps are sidelined. Maybe, just
maybe if we (herp lovers) can work out a system for adoption and not
purchase we can help on two fronts. By adopting people are not buying from
the pet stores so maybe they will stop carrying all together. Dropped
animals will have a second chance. And lastly hopefully people looking to
adopt can get the right care info and be able to make an INFORMED decision
before it's too late.
Just my hope
On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 12:37 PM, Ann-Elizabeth Nash <nash@...> wrote:
> CO's Pet Animal Care Facilities Act (PACFA) will soon implement new
> regulations for retail and wholesale operations regarding reptiles.
> UVB will be a requirement for those species needing it, as well as
> hides, etc. Don't get too excited; tons of loopholes and few
> inspectors to oversee the pet stores. BUT, and this is important,
> those making complaints to PACFA have a better change of effecting
> positing change for the herps.
About me and pics
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex,
and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of
courage - to move in the opposite direction.