An upcoming Exotic Pet Amnesty Day will give pet owners a way to turn in exotic pets –– from lizards to monkeys to rats — they can no longer keep without getting penalized.
Animals can be brought in between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at Tree Tops Park, 3900 SW 100th Ave. in Davie. The animals will be examined by vets and adoptions on these same animals will begin at 2:30 p.m. However, anyone seeking one of these exotic animals mus be pre-approved. Applications are online at www.myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/nonnatives/nonnative-pet-adopter/ and are due by Thursday.
There will also be instruction on responsible pet ownership of non native pets.
The event is being organized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area and Broward County Parks and Recreation.
For more information, contact Liz Barraco at Liz.Barraco@MyFWC.com.