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May 2023 Newsletter
In this newsletter, we are excited to share a recording of our Pet Rehoming Event webinar from March, details of our recent outreach at the Pacific Northwest Reptile & Exotic Animal Show, and a quick and easy way for each of our rehoming partners to commit to upholding pet industry standards.
February 2023 Newsletter
In this newsletter we are excited to share our upcoming Pet Rehoming Webinar, resources for getting involved during National Invasive Species Awareness Week, and highlights from 2022.
November 2022 Newsletter
In this newsletter you will read about our budding partnerships with pet industry leaders, the successful pet rehoming events hosted throughout the country, and there will be a survey opportunity to voice your opinions on plants and animals in commerce and their relationship to invasive species spread.
Local Pet Store Employee Lauded with National Conservation Award
In early March when local pet store employee Maggie Brown realized that an aquarium product might be harboring an invasive species, she didn’t hesitate in sounding the alarm. Her quick actions set off a national response and may have saved millions of dollars in mitigation fees for taxpayers across the United States.
PIJAC Issues Guidance on Handling Moss Ball Products
The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Commission has released guidance on how to handle Moss Ball Products suspected of harboring zebra mussels. If you suspect that you are in possession of a mussel-infested product and would like to dispose of it, please follow their recommendations or that of your state’s Fish and Game department, View their guidance here.
September 2022 Newsletter
In this newsletter, you will read all about our brand new Don’t Let it Loose teaching materials, how our team used the largest pet retailer event in the nation to gain supporters, and meet a few of our new rehoming partners across the country.
Calling All Pet Stores to Unite on Don’t Let it Loose
A recent discovery of a widely distributed aquarium pet product harboring invasive zebra mussels has highlighted the importance of responsible pet ownership to prevent the spread of invasive species. The mussel-contaminated aquarium moss ball product was found in multiple pet stores nationwide…
Invasive Mussels Found in Aquarium Product – Proper Disposal A Must!
Last week invasive zebra mussels were in found in an aquarium product, called moss balls, across USA pet stores. The moss balls are a species of algae that form green balls up to a few inches in diameter and are sold as an aquarium plant under names such as “Beta...