NARBC and Sacramento Recaps, RAACA and more
NARBC Arlington Recap

The biggest reptile show in Texas did not disappoint. It was a great show and the attendees were very excited to be there. NARBC went above and beyond for a full day of Saturday fun: reptile show, live music from The Harless Brothers Band and a benefit auction for USARK. Thanks for all you do for the herp community, Brian, Bob and NARBC Crew!

The auction had quite a few surprises including over $500 raised from three dozen fried pies (imported from Oklahoma) donated by Russ Gurley. Also, the bids for Exotics by Nature's (Sean Bradley) donations placed them at over $10,000 raised for USARK in 2014.

This fundraiser collected over $13,000 for USARK. Below is a list of those who donated and made this possible. A huge thank you to everyone who donated and attended.

$5,000+: Constrictors Unlimited

$2,000: Timberline, Bob Clark Reptiles, Exotics by Nature

$1,000: Bailey & Bailey Reptiles, Tell Hicks, Reptiles by Mack, Gourmet Rodent, Marc Bailey Reptiles

$500: Zoo Med, NoCo Reptiles, C Serpents/Hot Box Incubators, 

$250: ECO Wear and Publishing, Russ Gurley, Python in a Pear Tree, DP Enterprises, South Mountain Reptiles, ARS Caging, Renick Reptiles, Goss Reptiles, VPI (Dave and Tracy Barker), Ton Jones, DNA Reptiles, Reptile Emporium, KnK Reptiles, Priceless Pythons

$100: NightGlow Reptiles, Tetra, Tim Cole, Stamp's Tarantulas, Solid Hogs, JPM Reptilia, H.E.R.P.S. Reptile Show, DFW Reptarium, Universal Rock, Gorgeous Gecko, Nature Kids, Lynne's Beardeds, Herpers (Dav Kaufman), Amphinity Frogs, Outback Oasis, Mathews Reptiles, Pet Snake Snacks, Exotic Ball Pythons, Rogue Reptiles

Other Donations: Serpent Syndicate, Captive Creations, Elegant Reptiles, Phat Jack Farms, Designer Constrictor Morphs, S&S Exotic Animals, Austin Reptiles, Texas Rattlesnake Festival, Stone Cold Serpents, Chipkali.net, Rancho de Tortuga, Texas Lone Star Dragons, Carolina Designer Dragons, Finley Valley Serpentarium, Royal Flush Exotics

Thank you to all who donated. If we missed anyone, please let us know (info@USARK.org).

We also need to thank all our great volunteers who helped at the booth and during the auction.

Volunteers: Chris, Gillian, Dan, Derek and Holly Goodnight, Chad Gaines, Russ Gurley, Jason, Kristin, Kelly

Sacramento Reptile Show Recap

Thanks to all the volunteers who made the USARK presence at this show possible. They helped raised thousands of dollars and educated the thousands of attendees about reptiles and our fight to keep them as pets. Thanks again for your support, Jeremy and the Sacramento team.

We would also like to thank all those who donated to make the Saturday night benefit auction a success. USARK is not possible without the support of those who donate.

Volunteers: Jason (SCHAR), Erin Sloan, Lupe, Katy, Mark, Matt, Kendyl, Isaiah, Andrew, Carlos, Abby and Reiner

RAACA Raffle III: Costa Rica!

Tickets are on sale now! There are four amazing prizes and this raffle is impressive. Buy tickets and get all details at www.raaca.net. Ticket sales end Friday, October 31st at 6:00 PM PST/9:00 EST.

RAACA has provided a printable image at the bottom of this newsletter (click for larger version). This can be printed and displayed at retail stores and reptile shows to help raise money and support USARK. The smart phone scannable QR code makes it easy to buy tickets. Thanks, RAACA and donors!

1st Place Prize:
 
Trip for 2 to Costa Rica!
*Includes round trip flights & hotel expense
Also includes $1,000.00 cash!
Trip will be your choice of November (16th - 21st) OR (23rd - 28th) departure and return dates.
Guided field herping is optionally included (2 days) at no charge.
 
2nd Place Prize!

Ball & Boa Package 
Boas:
Female 2014 Leopard 66% Het Albino 
Male Hypo 100% Het Leopard 66% Het Albino
$1,250.00 value Donated by David Nguyen
Ball Python:
0.1 2014 Enchi Fire Fly Female 145 grams
$900.00 value Donated by: White Diamond Reptiles


3rd Place Prize!
$500 gift certificate to LLL Reptile (donated by LLL Reptile)

4th Place Prize!
$250.00 gift certificate to The Rodent Barn (donated by The Rodent Barn)
 
Custom Herp Quilt Raffle
 
Win a custom quilt featuring these herps blocks (photo below) and many more! See the quilt and purchase "sticker ticket sheets" at www.etsy.com/listing/201276318/the-sticky-situation-project-quilt. Proceeds benefit USARK and protect your freedom to keep herps as pets. Online ticket sales have ended, but you can purchase tickets at NARBC Tinley Park next weekend. Brought to you by Happy Gecko Sticky Situation and That Darn Crab. More photos at The Sticky Situation Project. Thanks, Rachel and Seri!

Reptiles in the Classroom

Roaming Reptiles (Brandon Fowler in California and Chris Law in Florida) are working to enrich the learning environment for children through their Classroom Reptile Pet Program. Get more information and donate at www.gofundme.com/d2l92k. Thanks for getting out there, educating the public and supporting the herp community, Brandon and Chris!

Wounded Warrior Custom Cage Raffle
 
This is an impressive raffle featuring a custom display cage (photo below), loads of supplies and even a custom knife to benefit Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org). Get all details and see photos of everything at www.facebook.com/frilledwarrior. For questions and payments, send an email to frilledwarrior14@Hotmail.com. This is a $3,000+ value.

How to enter:
Bumper stickers for $10 ea. or 3 for $25. Each sticker is 1 entry.
Purchase a T-Shirt for 1 entry each. $10 of each shirt sold will be donated to Wounded Warrior.
2 styles: military green for $20 or black, gold, or pink digital camo for $25

The "Frilled Warrior" prize:
*Cage & Stand (total size is 4' x 6'4" x 2')
*New Guinea x Australian hybrid Frilled Dragon
*All heating and lighting 
*Humidity and Temp Gauges
*Herpstat 1
*Start-up feeder supply
*Custom knife donated by USARK President Phil Goss (photo below)
*Free delivery anywhere in the lower 48 states
*And more!

Forever Wild Sanctuary Benefit Auction

The auction is live and dozens of listings are now up at www.facebook.com/groups/RAACAUCTIONS. Items include artwork, books, jewelry, animals and even knives. This auction benefits Forever Wild Animal Sanctuary (www.foreverwildexotics.org). Thanks for all you do, RAACA!
Other Events

Kentucky Reptile Expo: October 4 in Louisville, KY. More details at www.kentuckyreptileexpo.com/.

NARBC Tinley Park: October 11-12 in Tinley Park, IL.  Show details at www.narbc.com/Tinley/tinley_park.html.

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

Buffalo Niagara Reptile Expo: October 12 in Cheektowaga, NY. Show details at www.buffaloreptileexpo.com.

Cin City Reptile Show:  October 12 in Mason, OH. More details at www.cincityreptileshow.com.

Midwest Herpetological Symposium: October 17-19 in Indianapolis, IN. Get more details at www.hoosierherpsoc.org/pdf/SymposiumBrochure.pdf.

Midwest Reptile Show: October 19 in Indianapolis, IN. Show details at www.midwestreptile.com/index.php.

Indiana Reptile Breeders' Expo: November 2 in Clarksville, IN. More details at www.irbexpo.com.

SEWERFEST Reptile Show: November 9 in Sturtevant, WI. Be sure to stop by the MAHS and USARK booths. Show details at www.sewerfest.com/.

Tracy Reptile Show: November 8-9 in Tracy, CA. Show details at www.shedskin.net/Shedskin.net/2014_TRACY_REPTILE_EXPO.html.

2014 TTPG Conference on Turtles and Tortoises: November 12-14 in Mesa, AZ. Get details and register at www.ttpg.org/conference2014.html.

Phoenix Reptile Expo: November 15-16 in Mesa, AZ. Show details at www.phxreptileexpo.com/.

Northwest Reptile Expos: January 17 in Portland, OR. Show details at www.nwreptileexpos.com/.







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