Organizers say the exotic pet drop-off event at Schmeeckle was a success.

By Patrick Lynn

J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue held a successful exotic pet surrender event in Stevens Point on January 25th.

The event, held at Schmeeckle Reserve, featured 51 animals, from snakes and lizards to turtles – and a 25-year-old goldfish called Uno.

Renee Schulz, director of J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue, thanked the community for its support and commitment to responsible pet ownership.

“Our exotic pet surrender event in Stevens Point was a great success, thanks to the compassion and responsibility shown by pet owners in the community,” he said. “We are dedicated to providing a safe and humane solution for these animals, and it is gratifying to see the community embrace our mission.”

Among the surrendered animals, Uno, a 25-year-old goldfish, caught the attention of many attendees. The event allowed Uno to find a new and caring home where he could thrive.

Looking ahead, J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue has announced plans to surrender 27 more exotic pets through 2024. The next event is scheduled to take place at the STEM Innovation Center at 2019 Technology Way in Green Bay. Schulz encourages people who are considering surrendering exotic pets to attend these events, providing a safe and responsible solution for both the animals and their owners.

Details about upcoming surrender events, including those in Green Bay, can be found on the J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue website. stomach referral events.

J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare and protection of aquatic and exotic animals. Through education, rescue efforts, and community outreach, J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue strives to create a world where all animals are treated with compassion and respect. For more information visit

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