NARBC Anaheim!
NARBC Anaheim with Special Auction!
 
One of the biggest and best reptile shows hits Anaheim, CA this weekend. Stop by the USARK booth for legislative updates, shirts, and to see what reptile mascots are visiting. Get the show details at www.narbc.com/Anaheim/anaheim.html.

A special portion of the Saturday night benefit auction will go to help Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary (www.foreverwildexotics.org and www.facebook.com/pages/Forever-Wild-Exotic-Animal-Sanctuary). Ton Jones from Auction Hunters has donated an "AFD" Les Paul Special-II guitar signed (plus a sketch) by Slash, former lead guitarist for Guns N' Roses. This auction will be live and will end Saturday night. However, information for outside reserve bids can be found at www.facebook.com/groups/RAACAUCTIONS. Visit that link for full details (i.e. how to enter reserve bids, end time, rules, etc.). Please share to get maximum exposure for Forever Wild! See photos of the guitar at the bottom of this email, complete with links to the RAACA auction page.

USARK would like to send a huge thank you to Bob Ashley, Brian Potter and the NARBC crew as they continue to support the reptile community. We also thank all donating vendors and herpers, and everyone who attends the auctions. These auctions make USARK possible. Thank you!

Sept. 12-13
Sat. 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sun. 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
AUCTION: Saturday at 6:00 in the Marriott Hotel (next door to show)
FREE to everyone
Free Appetizers and Cash Bar
Always entertaining and an event not to miss!
Note: Auction will include adult language.

Herp Survey for Everyone

Please take a survey about pets, conservation, reptiles and more. This is a public survey and responses from non-herpers will be greatly beneficial. Please share!

Southwestern Center for Herpetological Research - SWCHR has their 2015 Reptile and Amphibian Public Opinion Survey open at www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015SWCHR. This survey is for people who enjoy these animals as well as people who don't. All opinions are useful!

This survey will help provide data for various stakeholders based on public attitudes toward reptiles and amphibians, as well as regulations and practices regarding public interaction with these animals. The survey runs from Aug. 15th through Nov. 30th.

LINK: www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015SWCHR
 
30th Midwest Herpetological Symposium
 
The Madison Area Herpetological Society is hosting the event this year in Madison, WI. It takes place November 6-8. Get all the details at www.facebook.com/events/760059857443519/ and www.madisonherps.org/midwest-herp-symposium.
 
TTPG Conference
 
The Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group holds their conference November 11-13 in Mesa, AZ. Get details at www.ttpg.org/conference2015.html.

The TTPG is open to all people interested in the welfare of chelonians. TTPG is a non-profit 501c3, founded in 1996 to help ensure survival of the world's turtle and tortoise species. Individuals that maintain captive collections have a great responsibility to ensure their chelonians are properly cared for and maintained. Whether you are a member or not, the TTPG will help you fulfill this responsibility by providing information on the care and maintenance of turtles and tortoises.

Donate to the USARK Legal Defense Fund
 
Information for making donations online and via check/money order can be found at www.usark.org/reptile-defense-fund-2/. You can make one-time, weekly, monthly or annual donations. You can also include a message that will be posted on the Legal Defense Fund Donor Wall at www.usark.org/usark-announcement/reptile-defense-donor-wall/ for all to see. You can even choose to make your donation or donation amount anonymous. Thanks for your support as we battle FWS to restore the freedoms of the Reptile Nation.
 
Join RAACA 2.0 Today!

There is a new anytime RAACA! Check out the format for listing auctions to benefit USARK via RAACA USARK Auctions at www.facebook.com/groups/1623588901209232/. These auctions will allow donations at any time and not just during fundraiser events. Anyone can bid, donate and support the Reptile Nation!

The new 
RAACA USARK Auctions have raised over $2,600. Thank you, RAACA, Jordan, Tammy, Houssam, Christine, donors and all the admins in this group!

Reptile Events
 
NARBC: September 12-13 in Anaheim, CA. Show details at www.narbc.com/Anaheim/anaheim.html.

Repticon FIRE: September 12-13 in Lakeland, FL. Show details at www.repticon.com.

Repticon Baton Rouge: September 12-13 in Gonzales, LA. Show details at www.repticon.com.

All Maryland Reptile Show: September 12 in Havre de Grace, MD. Show details at www.mdreptilefarm.com/havre-de-grace-maryland/.

Cin City Reptile Show: September 13 in Fairfield, OH. More details at www.cincityreptileshow.com.

Cold Blooded Expo: September 13 in Overland Park, KS. Show details at www.coldbloodedexpos.com/kc-reptile-show/.

Canadian Reptile Breeders' Expo: September 19-20 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Show details at www.reptilebreedersexpo.ca.

Kentucky Reptile Expo: September 19 in Bowling Green, KY. More details at www.kentuckyreptileexpo.com/.

All Ohio Reptile Show: September 19 in Hilliard, OH. More details at www.allohioreptileshows.webs.com.

All Cleveland Reptile Show: September 20 in Brook Park, OH. Details at www.facebook.com/pages/Cleveland-Reptile-Show/238480829509251.

Indiana Reptile Breeders' Expo: September 20 in Clarksville, IN. More details at www.irbexpo.com.

Sacramento Reptile Show​: September 26-27 in Sacramento, CA. Show details at www.sacreptileshow.com.

New England Reptile Expo: September 27 in Manchester, NH. Show details at www.reptileexpo.com/nefirst.htm.

H.E.R.P.S. - Houston Exotic Reptile and Pet Show: October 3-4 in Conroe, TX. Show details at www.herpshow.net and www.facebook.com/HERPShow.

Nebraska Reptile Breeders' Expo: October 4 in Omaha, NE. Show details at 
www.nebherp.org/expo.html.

Cold Blooded Expo: October 4 in Broken Arrow, OK. Show details at www.coldbloodedexpos.com/ok-reptile-expo/.

NARBC: October 10-11 in Tinley Park, IL. Show details at www.narbc.com/Tinley/tinley_park.html.

Buffalo Niagara Reptile Expo: October 11 in Amherst, NY. Show details awww.buffaloreptileexpo.com.

Lone Star Reptile Expo: October 17-18 in Arlington, TX. Show details at www.lonestarreptileexpos.com/home.html and www.facebook.com/LSRExpos.

Midwest Reptile Show: October 18 in Indianapolis, IN. Show details at www.midwestreptile.com/index.php.

Long Island Reptile Expo: October 25 in Brentwood, NY. Show details at www.reptileexpo.com/lifirst.htm.

Redding Reptile Expo: October 31-November 1 in Redding, CA. Show details at www.facebook.com/ReddingReptileExpo.

OKC Elite Reptile Show: November 7-8 in Oklahoma City, OK. Show details soon at www.okcelitereptileshow.com.

Armadillo Reptile Expo: Austin, TX. Show details at www.armadilloreptileexpos.com/austin-reptile-show.html.
 
30th Midwest Herpetological Symposium: The Madison Area Herpetological Society is hosting the event this year in Madison, WI. It takes place November 6-8. Get all the details at www.facebook.com/events/760059857443519/ and www.google.com/calendar/.

SEWERFest Reptile Show: November 8 in Sturtevant, WI. Show details at www.sewerfest.com.

Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group (TTPG) Conference: November 11-12 in Mesa, AZ. More details at 
www.ttpg.org/conference2015.html.

Phoenix Reptile Expo: November 14-15 in Mesa, AZ. Show details at www.phxreptileexpo.com and www.facebook.com/PhoenixReptileExpo.

New York Metro Reptile Show: November 29 in White Plains, NY. Show details at www.reptileexpo.com/nyfirst.htm.

Croc Fest: December 5 in Palm Bay, FL. This is a crocodile conservation fundraiser. Details at www.facebook.com/SaveTheCrocodiles.

Las Vegas Reptile Expo: Las Vegas, NV. Show details at www.getreptiles.com and www.facebook.com/events/591811610945614/.

Reptile Super Show: January 9-10, 2016 in Pomona, CA. Show details at www.reptilesupershow.com.

Reptile Super Show: July 9-10, 2016 in San Diego, CA. Show details at 
www.reptilesupershow.com.

Western Maryland Reptile Show: Frederick, MD. Show details at
 www.mdreptilefarm.com/western-maryland-reptile-show/.

Portland Metro Reptile Expo:  Portland, OR. Show details at www.nwreptileexpos.com/portland-metro-reptile-expo.
 
Forever Wild Benefit Auction

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