NANFA-L-- RE: Releasing (or not releasing) Fish: Some Suggestions

Traci Greve (
Sun, 27 Aug 2006 16:22:05 -0700 (PDT)

I know Petco has parnered with Habitatitude and we
have signs and care sheets about not releasing
aquarium fish and other animals. We also have a policy
that we cannot refuse an animal brought to us, as well
as our "think adoption first" slogan. I personally
have taken in nearly 100 fish in for adoptions, and
unless they are small like the ones I sell, they are
given away free of charge.

I live in South FL, it really pains me to hear people
tell me that they don't know what to do, so they just
release their fish in a canal or lake. I send them
home with a paper telling them why they shouldn't do
that and a promise that if the need arises that I will
take their fish. (I also make sure the big fish I do
sell are going into big tanks) Educating people on
this problem is a slow process that will never be
done, we just have to try to make the biggest dent

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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