All things slithery offered up at adoption event in Canfield

Herps Alive held an adoption event in Canfield, Ohio.


CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – Hundreds of people came to Angels for Animals in Canfield Saturday afternoon to check out all things slithery.

More than 30 reptiles were available to adopt at the facility. Adoption fees went to the Herps Alive Foundation, which cares for unwanted reptiles in Northeast Ohio.

Director Keith Gisser said adopting snakes or iguanas is a great alternative to dogs and cats.

“We don’t adopt out an animal until it has been socialized regularly. There are a lot of pet shops that do a great job selling animals. But their employees, often times, don’t have the time to really spend socializing these animals, handling them,” Gisser said.

Gisser said says six reptiles found new homes at the adoption event Saturday.

Anyone interested in checking out the animals at Herps Alive, you can visit their new facility in South Euclid, just outside of Cleveland.

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