Experience the Magic of Hands on Exotics interactive presentation. Hands on Exotics is an animal shelter based out of Toronto, Ontario which specializes in the care of exotic animals (i.e. animals other than cats and dogs). The histories of their animals are varied but the vast majority of them started out as pets living in private homes until their owners could no longer take care of them and asked them to take them in. Others were seized by the SPCA or animal services from homes or other places that were not keeping them well or not keeping them legally.
At Hands on Exotics, we believe that public education is extremely important in helping to raise awareness for conservation issues and responsible pet ownership. Our program animals are carefully selected for both their temperament and safety – we only bring out animals that enjoy human interaction. It is strictly against our policies to use an animal for outreach programs that would be stressed by traveling or human interaction. Meeting and interacting with our animal ambassadors in person not only helps to enhance learning, but helps to promote a positive relationship between both humans and animals.
Hands On Exotics presentations will take place both days of the expo, schedule TBA.
Bring Your Pets!
Be sure to include the family pets at the NPE. Whether your pet family member crawls, slithers, hops, walks or swims, bring them along to enjoy the festivities. Just remember to bring a signed waiver with you.