Exotic Pets Turned In!
Florida is home to more nonnative reptiles and amphibians than any other place in the world and most of these began as pets. The Exotic Pet Amnesty Program is an effort to reduce the number of nonnative species like pythons, birds, fish, and monitor lizards being released into the wild by pet owners who can no longer care for their pets or no longer wish to keep them.
Interested in Becoming an Adopter?
Amnesty days work because of a network of responsible caregivers. If you have the knowledge and resources to help, apply to be an adopter. More info.
Drop Off Exotics Between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Exotic pets were surrendered at the FWC station in the Naples Zoo parking lot between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, no questions asked. (Domestic pets, such as dogs and cats and rabbits, are not accepted.) Every pet that was surrendered was inspected by a veterinarian, and all healthy pets are placed with pre-qualified adopters that same day. Our qualified adopters have submitted applications that demonstrate they know how to care for the animals they are approved to adopt. More info.