Thousands of rescued animals up for adoption

exotic animals

Credit: Alan McKenzie / WFAA-TV

SPCA workers and volunteers have been caring for a menagerie of exotic animals for more than a month now.

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by SANDRA TURNER / WFAA-TV

wfaa.com

Posted on February 9, 2010 at 10:34 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 9 at 10:38 PM

Thousands of exotic animals rescued from an Arlington business are about to get a new start.  They go up for adoption all across North Texas on Wednesday. 

Two-thousand rodents, reptiles and amphibians will be available at 22 PETCO stores across the area.  They include hermit crabs, geckos, garter snakes, iguanas, mice, hamsters and frogs.

They were among more than 26,000 animals seized from U.S. Global Exotics in Arlington in December.  It was the largest animal rescue in U.S. history.

A judge awarded custody to the City of Arlington which then turned the animals over to the SPCA of Texas.

That group joined forces with Wild Rescue and PETCO to get the animals adopted.

An adoption application and fee are required.  The money goes to the PETCO Foundation.

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