Humane Society Of North Texas Adopting Out Exotic Pets

Humane Society Of North Texas Adopting Out Exotic Pets


DEATH THAT WE HEAR OF AS WELL REPORTED POSSIBLY FIRE RELATED. A WOMAN WAS FOUND DEAD AT THE SCENE OF A CAR CRASH IN VENTURA COUNTY. LIONS TIGERS AND BEARS. THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF NORTH TEXAS HAS ESSENTIALLY TAKEN ALL OF THESE ANIMALS AND. IT IS NOT JUST CATS AND DOGS THAT ANIMALS SURRENDER. GILMA AVALOS SHOWS US HOW THE NONPROFIT IS HELPING FIND HOMES FOR SOME EXOTIC PETS. Reporter: THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF PUPS AND CATS LOOKING FOR FOREVER HOME’S AT THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF NORTH TEXAS. THE STAFF IS CURRENTLY TRYING TO FIND A LEMON GLASS BALL PYTHON A HOME. THE WIFE DID NOT LIKE SNAKES SO THAT IS WHY IT CAME TO US. ALSO AVAILABLE? A CRESTED GECKO. THE KIND OF PET YOU MIGHT FIND AT A REPTILE SHOP THERE IS A SEPARATE WING FOR GIANT BUNNIES, RATS AND GUINEA PIGS THAT NEED A PLACE TO CALL THEIR OWN. LANCASTER AVENUE LOCATION HAS HOSTED MORE WILD GUESTS BEFORE. WE HAVE HAD BEARS. WE HAVE HAD COUGARS. WE HAVE HAD A GIRAFFE. WE HAD A KINKAJOU. YOU REALLY JUST NEVER KNOW WHAT PEOPLE WILL COME IN WITH. Reporter: LORI SANDERSON SAYS AS LONG AS THE EXOTIC PET TRADE REMAINS LARGELY UNREGULATED, YOUR NEXT- DOOR NEIGHBOR COULD HAVE A TIGER. THEY ARE TRYING TO PREVENT CASES LIKE THIS. EARLIER IN THE WEEK, THE DE SOTO POLICE DEPARTMENT GOT A HUGE YELLOW BURMESE PYTHON. THE ANIMAL WAS DEAD. THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE IT WAS A FORMER PET. IT WAS PROBABLY LET GO. WE WOULD MUCH RATHER YOU BRING THEM HERE WHERE WE CAN FIND A SAFE HOME FOR THEM. Reporter: YOU CAN’T TAKE HOME A BEAR BUT IF YOU CAN LEGALLY OWN A SURRENDERED PET IN TEXAS, YOU CAN APPLY TO ADOPT HIM OR HER. EVEN BALL PYTHONS NEED A LITTLE LOVE. THERE IS A $30 ADOPTION FEE. A ONE-ON-ONE COUNSELING SESSION WITH THE STAFF IS REQUIRED AND IT IS REALLY ABOUT EDUCATION. THEY WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THESE PETS WILL NEED A LOT OF CARE. YOU CAN’T JUST PUT THEM IN A CAGE. I HAPPEN TO KNOW THAT THE BALL

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