BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — The Exotic Pet Amnesty Day event, hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is going to be on April 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wickham Park Pavilion in Melbourne.
The Exotic Pet Amnesty Program is an effort to reduce the number of nonnative species being released into the wild by pet owners who can no longer care for their pets or no longer wish to keep them.
Amnesty Day events are held around the state to provide the opportunity for people to surrender their nonnative pets free of charge with no penalties.
Every attempt will be made to place all healthy animals with qualified adopters.
Exotic Pet Amnesty Day events are free and everyone is welcome to attend.
There are informative and educational displays at most amnesty events, and live animals are usually on exhibit. Kids and families can see exotic animals up close and learn about nonnative species issues.