Melissa Kaplan's
Herp Care Collection
Last updated January 1, 2014

Can't find a herp society or rescue?

©1995 Melissa Kaplan


If there is no herp society or rescue listed for your area, try contacting the following local resources to see if you can locate someone who may be able to direct you to a knowledgeable individual or organization:

University/Colleges: departments of: Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Vertebrates, Botany.

Zoos: Curator of Reptiles, Vertebrates.

Natural History Museums: Curator of Reptiles, Vertebrates, Invertebrates.

City/County Reference Librarians: Community Resources/Associations Directory.

Department of Animal Regulation

Humane Society, SPCA, or other animal shelters

Local wildlife rehabilitation/bird rescue facilities. Check with the humane society/department of animal regulation/police department for the names and numbers of such organizations if you don't know of any or can't find them listed in the phone book.

Reptile vets.

Herp societies in adjacent states.

Herp magazines - they often have listings of herp societies. If there aren't any, see if any of the breeders who are advertising in there are in your state and contact them to see if they know of any.

Online Herp Forums and Email Lists. Some have listings of such organizations, or folders where organizations and individuals can post.

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