Reptile Super Shows: Pomona and San Diego Recaps
Wow! The two recent reptile Super Shows were tremendous. Attendees flowed through the doors all weekend and top vendors from across the country filled the venues with quality, captive bred animals. Ramy again nailed it with great promotion and superb vendor relations. Thank you, Ramy and Super Show crew for your continued support!
At San Diego, Ramy once again presented USARK with a $1,000 check and sponsored the benefit auction with free food and auction venue. The Pomona auction saw a room packed with herpers to support USARK. Many items went well over retail, including a reptile-themed fire pit donated by Layne Labs that went for $700 to Angel's Exotic Reptiles. Ty Park from Ty's Lizards also stopped by the USARK booth and made a generous donation. Thank you, Ty!
Thank you to all the donating show vendors who make these auctions happen. You make USARK possible. Thanks as well to the incredible USARK volunteers and everyone who attended our auctions.
$1,000: Zoo Med, Exo Terra, Angel's Exotic Reptiles, Pet Kingdom
$500: David Northcott, Psychotic Exotics, Southern California Herpetological Association and Rescue (SCHAR), Layne Labs, Murdock's Reptiles, Sloan Reptiles, Bassett's Cricket Ranch
$250: , SLO Gecko, Reptile Ave., Amazon Reptile Center, Reptile Mogul, Geckos Etc., Roscoe's Reptiles, Reef & Reptile Co., Darren, Great Basin Serpentarium, Cold-Hearted Exotics, Millipedes and More, The Reptile Report (Robyn Markland), Micah Tunnell (AKA Micah Edwin), Goss Reptiles, Reptile Super Show, SoCal Constrictors, Jim's Western Hognose, El Segundo Pythons, Serpents of the Damned
$100: KC reptiles, Jeff Luman Reptiles, DM Exotics, Jenny Lee, UnbelievaBalls, KP's Critters, Rice Canyon Nursery, Inland Bearded Dragons, Reptile Basics, Deer Fern Farms, World Serpent Exotics, Sunland Breeders, YourGeckoGuy.com, Loren Morales, Dos G Equis, Joel, TSK Supply, Sensational Pets, Philippe de Vosjoli, Reptile Den, Eric's Plastic Shop, Reptiles Reptropolis
Additional contributions: Stoney's Supply, Michael Dee, Nice Chams, DIY Cages, Lonnie Cornell, Dragon Strand, Dynamic Reptiles, Tony Geckos, Caliente Reptiles, Dist. Feed Pet Club, RNJG, Lost Art, SoCal Reptiles, Monkey Cup, Fork Tongue Farm, Paramount Pet, Phantom Dragon, Ancient Lizard, Dubi Deli, Isis Reptiles
Volunteers: Mark Huerta, Ken and Connie Van Doren, Shawna and Keith Enders, Matt and Kendyl Bernardin, Justuce, Averie and Chloe Brubaker, Lupe, Erin Sloan, Katy Bugler, Isaiah, Carlos, Jason (SCHA Prez), Andrew Bryan, Micaela from ReptiVizion, Rebecca Clarkson
San Diego Donors:
$1,500: David Nguyen
$1,000: Zoo Med, El Segundo Pythons
$500: Serpents of the Damned, Myke Clarkson & Devon Massyn, Jordan Russell, World Serpent Exotics, Psychotic Exotics, The Knobtail, Jim's House of Retics, Reef & Reptile Co., California Breeders Union (Jordan Russell), Exo Terra, Jay and Laurie Zellweger
$250: Mist King, Giant Keeper Reptiles, DM Exotics, Goss Reptiles, Sandfire Dragon Ranch, Scott Austin Reptiles, Albert Martinez, UnbelievaBalls, Jenny Nguyen, Southern California Herpetological Association and Rescue (SCHAR), Sensational Pets, Jeff Luman, SoCal Constrictors, Reptile Super Show, Great Basin Serpentarium, Reptile Ave., SLO Gecko, Millipedes and More, John Berry, Bassett's Cricket Ranch,
$100: Dart Frog Connection, Devon Massyn, Myke Clarkson, Rising Sun Reptiles, Geckos Etc., Cold-Hearted Exotics, Josh's Frogs, Autumn, Pet Kingdom, Project Reptile, Sunland Breeders, KP's Critters, Reptile Basics, Australian attendees with CrittaCam, TSK Supply, Reptiles Reptropolis, Rice Canyon Nursery, Rainbow Mealworms, Predators Reptile Center, Blue Moon Dragons, 480 Pythons, Joel
Additional contributions: Austin, Elephants Etc., Dubi Deli, Mazuri, Bob Applegate, Broken Arrow, DIY Cages, Living Gems, Dragon Herp, Steve Little, San Diego Turtle Society, F.U.I.B. Pets
Volunteers: Rebecca Clarkson, Jordan Russell, Hannah, Katy Bugler, Erin Sloan, Lupe, Isaiah, Carlos, Reiner, Kat, Jason (SCHA Prez), Justuce, Meg, Micah, Heather, Andrew Bryan
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.
Daytona National Reptile Breeders' Expo
26 years! That's right, it's the 26th year for the reptile show often referred to as just "Expo" by longtime vendors.
Daytona was the first show to have a $40,000 auction to benefit USARK. Show attendees should definitely find the auction Saturday night and see why hundreds of herpers gather there annually to see what was donated and show support for USARK.
It's not too late to send donations. You can arrange with anyone headed to the show or send an email to Contact@USARK.org. Donor names will be clearly displayed at the auction for everyone to see and donors of live auction items will get special mention.
The show is August 21-23 in Daytona, FL. Show details can be found at www.reptilebreedersexpo.com and www.facebook.com/NationalReptileBreedersExpo
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/
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
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!
Western Maryland Reptile Show: August 15 in Frederick, MD. Show details at www.mdreptilefarm.com/western-maryland-reptile-show/.
National Reptile Breeders' Expo: August 21-23 in Daytona, FL. Details at www.reptilebreedersexpo.com
Indiana Reptile Breeders' Expo: August 23 in Clarksville, IN. More details at www.irbexpo.com.
NARBC: August 29-30 in Arlington, TX. Show details at www.narbc.com/Arlington/arlington.html
Portland Metro Reptile Expo: August 29 in Portland, OR. Show details at www.nwreptileexpos.com/portland-metro-reptile-expo.
Midwest Reptile Show: August 30 in Indianapolis, IN. Show details at www.midwestreptile.com/index.php.
New York Metro Reptile Show: September 6 in White Plains, NY. Show details at www.reptileexpo.com/nyfirst.htm.
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.
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/.
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.
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 a
Lone Star Reptile Expo: October 17-18 in Arlington, TX. Show details at www.lonestarreptileexpos.com/home.html and www.facebook.com/LSRExpos.
Long Island Reptile Expo: October 25 in Brentwood, NY. Show details at www.reptileexpo.com/lifirst.htm.
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.
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
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.