Surrender a Reptile – For Animal Welfare Agencies

Reptiles have very specific care requirements depending on their species.  Most typical animal rescues and shelters are not knowledgeable about exotics and/or capable of properly housing or caring for reptiles for any length of time.  Ensuring that a surrendered reptile gets to a reptile-specific rescue is the best option for the animal.  We are more than willing to work with other rescues, shelters, animal welfare agencies, and law enforcement.

We are located in Little Rock, Arkansas, but take in reptiles from all over the United States provided they can be brought to us.  We do not allow reptiles to be shipped to us due to state laws and concern for the well-being of the animals.

Animal welfare agencies and law enforcement interested in surrendering a reptile:
We are willing to work with animal welfare agencies and law enforcement to take in rescued reptiles that have come to you because of abandonment, neglect, cruelty cases, or confiscations.  We do not require donations of enclosures or supplies but appreciate any help you can offer us.

Other rescues and shelters interested in surrendering a reptile:
We will also take in reptiles that have been surrendered by their owners to other rescues and shelters (including other reptile rescues).  If possible, we prefer that you refer owners to us directly so we can get full background information on the intake, however we understand that this isn’t always an option.  As with other animal welfare agencies and law enforcement, we do not require other rescues and shelters to include a reptile’s enclosure or supplies but appreciate any help you can offer us.

 

Please note, we do not accept venomous or illegal species.

Please see our Contact Page for information about how to get a hold of us if you are interested in surrendering a reptile.

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