A Little Christmas Cheer
Dec21

A Little Christmas Cheer

I know I have been absent lately, and I apologize. The demands of running a rescue (40-45 hours a week) and trying to make a living (another 40-45 hours a week) have just had me going crazy. But now things are getting better, time-management-wise, so I should be around a bit more. The Herps Alive Foundation is on pace to adopt out 400 reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates this year, while taking in just over 500!! But more about that...

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Happy New Year From The Herps Alive Foundation!
Jan20

Happy New Year From The Herps Alive Foundation!

It has been a crazy reptile rescue year for us here in Cleveland, Ohio. As long-time readers know, we opened our reptile rescue and education center in December of 2014. Thanks to a great group of volunteers (a total of about 40, with 15 regulars), we went from 3 days of being open to the public to four days and now to five days! We are still adjusting our schedule to best fit the community. In 2015, we found forever homes for 263...

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Herps Alive Foundation Update
Sep22

Herps Alive Foundation Update

For the three or four of you who have been wondering where I have been lately, the combination of trying to make a living AND run the Herps Alive Reptile Rescue and Education Center takes a lot of time and unfortunately, my writing here has fallen by the wayside a bit. Hopefully, as things slow down with outreach travel we will be able to write more often. So, we finally opened on Christmas Eve and since January 1, we have found...

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(Finally) The Herps Alive Foundation Is Alive and Well
Feb17

(Finally) The Herps Alive Foundation Is Alive and Well

I know what you are thinking. Whatever happened to Keith Gisser from Herps Alive and that reptile rescue facility he was trying to open? He hasn’t posted here in two months. I hope he didn’t get eaten alive by one of his anacondas. Well the truth is I am fine and the Herps Alive Foundation’s facility finally opened on December 24. We currently house about 200 animals at the facility with about 40 more aquatic turtles still to move in....

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DON’T TURN IT LOOSE!
Dec02

DON’T TURN IT LOOSE!

With all the talk of invasive species – Burmese Pythons (Python bivitattus), Tegus (Tupinambis ssp.) and even Green Iguanas (Iguana iguana) – in Florida, we often forget about the effect of released animals elsewhere. In the last month, our majordomo Sara wrote about speculation on Arizona Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta). Were they native or were they established introduced pets? This was a day after Tariq Stark posted about...

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