Don’t Let It Loose!

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 in Main, slider

State of Hawaii DAR is participating in the national campaign DON’T LET IT LOOSE!

Never release your pets or plants into the wild. If released, most pets don’t survive and many suffer before they die. Pets are usually unable to find food or shelter in the wild, and they are often an easy meal for another creature. However, if they survive, animals and plants could become invasive species, which could harm our Hawaiian ecosystems and economy.

Instead of Releasing:

  • Give/trade with another aquarist, pond owner, or water gardener
  • Turn in your pets (you may need to include a home for your aquatic pet; not all facilities have the proper set-ups):
  • Seal aquatic plants in plastic bags and dispose in the trash
  • Contact a veterinarian or pet retailer for humane disposal guidance


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