Sacramento Reptile Show recap.
Sacramento Reptile Show Recap

The 18th annual Sacramento Reptile Show saw a non-stop line of attendees rolling through the doors. Not only was the room filled with top vendors, but attendees had the privilege of seeing the largest display of herp educational exhibits of any reptile show in the country.

USARK appreciates the premier booth space and location which allowed us the best opportunity to spread awareness. Thanks again for your support, Jeremy and the Sacramento team.

Thanks to the Southern California Herpetology Association and Rescue (SCHAR) who brought reptiles to teach attendees about appropriate pets, proper husbandry and many other things herp-related. Jason, Shawna and Charley did an incredible job educating the attendees as soon as they entered the show.

On top of the successful auction on Saturday night which brought in $1,500 over last year, several silent auctions Sunday helped USARK continue our fight. The silent auctions were held thanks to Zoo Med, Mist King and Exo Terra.

A list of donors who made the benefit live and silent auctions possible is below. We must say thanks to all the volunteers who helped in the booth, collected auction donations, set up the auction, and more. This is a team effort and is not possible without them.

If we missed anyone, please let us know. We appreciate the support from everyone as these fundraisers allow USARK to continue the battle against anti-pet groups and anti-herp legislation.


$1,000: Exo Terra, Psychotic Exotics, Zoo Med

$500: Layne Labs, Sacramento Reptile Show

$250: Sensational Pets, Southern California Herpetology Association and Rescue (SCHAR), Project Reptile, Jon's Jungle, Dart Grog Connection, Darren, Cutting Edge Python Morphs, DM Exotics, Reef & Reptile

$100: GBU Enterprises, John Potash of Get Rattled and Yara the Anaconda, Heather Potash, Eric's Plastic Shop, Goss Reptiles, TJ's Creations, Happy herps, Animal Specialties, JM Cages, Sunland Breeders, Superior Balls & Dragons, Millipedes & More, Jeff Green, Treacher's Creatures, Deer Fern Farms, YourGeckoGuy.com, Nekton, East Bay Vivarium, Josh's Frogs, Forktongue Farm


Additional contributions: Lick Your Eyeballs, Robyn Markland, Professional Reptile Breeder, Inland Reptile, Pets at Sunset, Nice Chams, Central Valley Herp Society, West Coast Breeders, Gypsy Gem & Jewelry, Ron's Reptiles, Paleo Fantasy Art, Hikari, Pandora Morphs, Lugarti, Mazuri, Pokey's Geckos, Blue Buffalo, Nature Zone, Rainbows-R-Us, Terrarium Art, TCA Exotics, Nature's Creations, Dubi Deli, HC Premium Reptiles, Silverstate Exotics, Barsch Tropicals, JurassiPet, KP's Critters, TNT Reptiles, Professional Reptiles, Creative Pet Supply, Subaru

Volunteers: Erin Sloan, Lupe, Carlos, Isaiah, Katy Bugler, Courtney Ann Crowe, Charley Noelle Smith, Jason Haywood, Shawna, Scotty
 
NARBC Tinley Park Volunteers Needed
 
USARK needs volunteers! If you can help USARK at NARBC Tinley, please send an email to Contact@USARK.org, especially if you have helped previously.

Primarily, USARK will need help collecting auction items and setting up the auction on Saturday. We would also appreciate a couple more volunteers in the booth on Sunday. Thanks to all our generous volunteers!

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.
 
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

Reptile Events
 
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.

All Maryland Reptile Show: October 3 in Havre de Grace, MD. Show details at www.mdreptilefarm.com/havre-de-grace-maryland/.

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.

Kentucky Reptile Expo: October 10 in Shepherdsville, KY. More details at www.kentuckyreptileexpo.com/.

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

All Ohio Reptile Show: October 11 in Hilliard, OH. More details at www.allohioreptileshows.webs.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.

All Cleveland Reptile Show: October 25 in Brook Park, OH. Details at www.facebook.com/pages/Cleveland-Reptile-Show/238480829509251.

Indiana Reptile Breeders' Expo: October 25 in Clarksville, IN. More details at www.irbexpo.com.

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

Southeast CarpetFest: November 7. Event details at www.facebook.com/groups/SECarpetfest.

Tracy Reptile Expo: November 6-7 in Tracy, CA. Show details at www.shedskin.net/Shedskin.net/2015_TRACY_REPTILE_EXPO.html.

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

Repticon Columbia: November 7-8 in Columbia, SC. Show details at www.repticon.com.

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

Cold Blooded Expo: November 8 in Overland Park, KS. Show details at www.coldbloodedexpos.com/kc-reptile-show/.

Repticon Atlanta: November 14-15 in Lawrenceville, GA. Show details at www.repticon.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.

Repticon Atlanta: January 9-10, 2016 in Lawrenceville, GA. Show details at
 www.repticon.com.

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

New England Reptile Expo: January 17 in Manchester, NH. Show details at www.reptileexpo.com/nefirst.htm.

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.

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