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Old 01-03-2018, 12:13 PM   #51
Herps Alive!
In the caetgory of Never a dull moment in reptile rescue. For the 12/31 pickup, we took (with permission) a few disusesd exo-terras to house some of the frogs in. Yesterday, we found these two guys in a piece of cork. Not exactly a species most rescues will ever see. Our guess is that the owner was unaware there were eggs in the cork log and that he moved it to another cage, where they hatched.
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:57 PM   #52
AbsoluteApril
Adorable! What a crazy find!
Glad you were able to take in such a large gecko/frog collection.
I wish you continued success with the adoptions!
 
Old 01-03-2018, 07:12 PM   #53
Helenthereef
Wow! a New Year's surprise!
They look very cool, but I guess extra stowaways aren't exactly what you wanted....
 
Old 01-04-2018, 08:39 PM   #54
Herps Alive!
Things a reptile rescue hardly ever says to its clients (and that a rescuer never thought he would say):
"I am sorry. We currently have NO ball pyhtons or leopard geckos available. But if you would like a leachie, a leaftailed gecko or two or a pair of chohouha geckos...or maybe a dozen dart frogs o a couple Panther Chameleons, stop in."

The surprises never end and today was no different. Thank G-d for our great volunteers.
 
Old 01-07-2018, 11:15 AM   #55
Herps Alive!
Need some "Wisdom of the Crowd" advice. Our adoption policy is straightforward and has been in place since about six months after we opened. We do not post animals on our FB page until they are vet cleared and have met other requirement (worming,for lizards and tortoises, eating 2-3 times f or snakes, etc). However, visitors to the rescue may begin the process and if their application is approved, with a 25% deposit we hold the animal until it is cleared. If for any reason the animal is not cleared, the customer has the choice of a refund, transfer to a similar animal or to wait until the selected animal is cleared.
Here is the problem After our surpirsing gecko intake Thursday, which we shared generally on FB, but not specific animals or adoption fees, one of our FB likes sharesd the fact on a leachie FB page. As a result, we had over 100 inquiries about these animals, despite having a pinned explanatory post on our page as to what the procedure would be. While many of these folks would not qualify out of hand Example -"I will adopt all your lizards and even give yo some money."-or- "I will take all the leachies. How big are they and how many are there?" Some do seem qualified and if walk-ins don't reserve all the animals by the end of the week when they would become available, we will make them available to these on-line folks.
Simple question -Is this policy reasonable and if not what can we do do to improve it? Thank you for your help.
 
Old 01-07-2018, 12:01 PM   #56
bcr229
I think your policy is perfectly reasonable wrt priority of adopters (local first before opening up to shipping) as well as ensuring that the home is a good fit for the animal.
 
Old 02-06-2018, 12:08 PM   #57
Herps Alive!
Although some of them were wholesaled out dart frogs, we did 107 adoptions in January, far and away a record.
 
Old 03-11-2018, 06:58 PM   #58
SamuelwCarlson
That is awesome man. Congratulations on all of your success.
 

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