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Natalie Kim Bjorklund umbjork1 at cc.UManitoba.CA
Thu Dec 18 15:59:54 EST 1997

In article <v01530517b0bb624b191d@[]>,
Richard Gordon <gordonr at cc.UManitoba.CA> wrote:
>Dear Tim,
>We have donated such animals to the local zoo. A pet 
>store might take them too.
>Two of our "retirees" just gave us our biggest spawning yet!
>Yours, -Dick Gordon

Just a point of clarification on "pet store". We have used pet shop 
owners for referrals to people who might qualify to take an older axolotl 
under our adopt an axolotl program. Pet store owners are quite 
cooperative since they get to sell the foster parent the equipment for 
housing the animals. You can't just give the animal to a pet store to sell 
under Canadian Council on Animal Care Regulations although one of the 
local pet stores qualified by having an educational display of animals 
not for sale in his store. We have also used the same adopt an axoltol 
program to retire older adults on our local zoo with great success. If 
anyone would like further information on how to set up an adopt an 
axolotl program I'd be happy to share our CCAC approved protocol.

Natalie K Bjorklund
University of Manitoba Axoltol Colony

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