HERNANDO REPTILE AND EXOTICS RESCUE INC
LocationPO BOX 3248SPRING HILL, FL 34611 United States
Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of abused, neglected, unwanted, and abandoned native and non-native reptiles and exotic animals through rescue, rehabilitation, education, and community outreach, while preserving the native Florida ecosystem and preventing release of invasive species.
Our organization not only rescues animals but focuses on the education of Florida youth and adults about the importance of thoroughly researching all exotic animals before obtaining one as a pet, the seriousness of caring for an animal, and preventing the release of invasive species into the Florida ecosystem. We provide all educational demonstrations at no charge to anyone and everyone who requests one. All of our work is funded by voluntary donations and adoption fees.
We intake, rehabilitate and find forever homes for reptiles, amphibians and exotic non-native animals, oftentimes having over 100 animals staying with us at any given time. Upon intake, each animal is assessed for a variety of medical issues, including neurological disorders, metabolic bone disease, and a host of other common issues that we see with animals that are abused, abandoned or confiscated. Then we provide rehabilitation to the best of our abilities to stabilize any quality-of-life concerns. We are dedicated and proud to be a "no-kill" rescue, so many of our animals who are unable to be re-homed due to health or geriatric issues will be with us for the rest of their natural lives. We help hundreds of animals each year regain their quality of life and find forever homes. We are a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, fully incorporated by the State of Florida and hold all appropriate licensing from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.