do any of you hoosiers know if uncle bills, petco, or petsmart will by my oriental fire-bellied toad from me...i'm going back to fish and i need to get rid of my frog to do so...he is perfectly heathy (if not a little too fat) and i need a new home for him ASAP.
Actually it's any combination of two things: First the modern corporation being as dishonest as the 1930's Chacago Police dept, they don't want any possibility of liability
which may occure if they purchase anything from other than a certified breeder/dealer should anyone become sick and try to blame them for it.
Second is simply tank space. The people at Petco said to be sure and call first if you would like to "donate" any creature to insure they have space available for it.
The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...
Unless their isolation area is packed Petco usually space to house relinquished animals. It is still a good idea to call ahead though.
Also, Petco does not "sell" relinquished animals. The adoption fee that is collected for them goes directly to the Petco Foundation for homeless pets.
just to update...found a home foe it at uncle bills...they offered me store credit but i tend not to go there so i said no thanks and they took him....petsmart is an absolute NO..under any circumstances....and petco is a yes but they had no room