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Family Animals Surrendered on Exotic Pet Amnesty Day
NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 | Laura Rodriguez

Posted on 01/25/2014 6:38:33 PM PST by nickcarraway

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and other organizations hosted an Exotic Pet Amnesty Day Saturday.

Pets are like family for many, but on Saturday, some chose to say goodbye to their animals.

"I've had my snake for nine years, I'm going to miss her, but it's peace of mind knowing she's going to be taken care of," pet owner Albert Gonzalez said.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and other organizations hosted an Exotic Pet Amnesty Day. At this event, exotic animal owners dropped off their unwanted pets.

Sea Turtle From Florida Keys Makes Las Vegas Debut "Some of those animals have become illegal to possess so we had to offer an opportunity for peopole who had them to surrender them with no questions asked. This program also finds homes for exotic animals that have just outgrown their owners," said Liz Barraco with the FWC.

Sugargliders, bearded dragons, and snakes were brought in all sorts of tanks and boxes, but turtles seemed to be the most popular.

"It got too big and it's a lot to take care of," said Sonia Hankin, who dropped of her pet turtle.

Others did not know they needed permits to own their exotic pets.

"I found out that they're not native to Florida, and that they need to have a permit in order to have it at the house," Edgar Rivera said.

USDA to Test New Trap to Catch Everglades Pythons Many of these exotic animals will have a new home very soon. Most of them can be adopted for free.

"Everyone who can adopt has already filled out applications ahead of time, we've done background checks and things like that," Barraco said.

To fill out an application to adopt an exotic animal click here.


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1 posted on 01/25/2014 6:38:33 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows

my cat has a human

where is my amnesty


2 posted on 01/25/2014 6:40:39 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: nickcarraway

If this was in DC...instead of Florida....Obama could turn in his wookie....


3 posted on 01/25/2014 6:44:28 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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4 posted on 01/25/2014 6:45:53 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: nickcarraway

“I found out that they’re not native to Florida, and that they need to have a permit in order to have it at the house,” Edgar Rivera said. “

Humans are not native to the New World. We sneaked in across the Bering Land Bridge about 15,000 years ago and another bunch of us sailed in about 500 years ago. I’m going down to Florida to turn myself in - along with my dog, cat, and canary - all of which are not native to North America.

(Sarcasm)


5 posted on 01/25/2014 6:54:12 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: nickcarraway
i would've taken a land/fresh-water turtle, small lizards,
most are going to get killed..all are brainless twits,
I've got the experience...it's a disposable society.

6 posted on 01/25/2014 6:55:08 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: ZULU
in pResident 0'B@$t@$d / Holder's America, they'd meet you @ the FL.
border and shoot you, the cat & canary..save the dog for the stew pot.

7 posted on 01/25/2014 7:01:23 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: nickcarraway
"I found out that they're not native to Florida, and that they need to have a permit ......."

Are Snowbirds on the list?

8 posted on 01/25/2014 7:05:53 PM PST by digger48
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To: bigheadfred

Words fail me.


9 posted on 01/25/2014 7:06:04 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

meeeeowww


10 posted on 01/25/2014 7:08:42 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: nickcarraway

Apart from the two or three that they’ll do follow up stories on, they’ll all be adopted out to nice families who live on farms so the pets can run/crawl free across the fields.... First, cops shoot our dogs and now, the wildlife dept. sends our turtles to the happy place.


11 posted on 01/25/2014 7:09:22 PM PST by bgill
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To: bigheadfred

I think I’ll hug my kittehs.


12 posted on 01/25/2014 7:10:20 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

good hugs are nice i dint mean fur ya ta have a stroke


13 posted on 01/25/2014 7:35:08 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: ZULU

Allegedly


14 posted on 01/25/2014 7:37:51 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I heard they may be accepting Unicorns this year!


15 posted on 01/25/2014 7:42:40 PM PST by lee martell
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If Florida has a surplus of small caymans or baby gators they can send one my way.

Cute little fella.

16 posted on 01/25/2014 7:56:50 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: nickcarraway
Is Soros going to turn in Obama?
17 posted on 01/25/2014 8:18:16 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

He IS a little cutie!


18 posted on 01/26/2014 8:01:48 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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