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Promoting Responsible Pet Ownership

If you're faced with rehoming your pet, use these resources to help you find the solution that works best for you. And don't forget to reach out to others in the community to find someone who would happily care for your pet. Retirement communities, schools, daycares and local shelters are all options.

Indiana Rehoming resources

If you are no longer able to care for your pets or plants, Take AIM offers alternatives to release via their Indiana rehoming network. 

For help caring for or rehoming turtles and tortoises, please visit Chelonian Ranch. The ranch specializes in rescuing, rehabilitating, and fostering turtles and tortoises but they are able to accept most other reptiles and amphibians – please contact for details and availability.

state invasive species info

Aquatic Invaders in the Marketplace (Take AIM) was developed by Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and Illinois Natural History Survey to offer resources to water gardeners, aquarists, retailers, anglers, teachers, and wholesalers to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. 

CLICK HERE to learn about specfic invasive species concerns in IN or call 1-866-NO-EXOTIC (1-866-663-9684) to report something unusual spotted in the wild or in a pet product.