By Dave Merchant firstname.lastname@example.org
Bumble’s Dry Goods
120 S. Mai Street
Chelsea, MI. 48118
Date of Program: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Location: Bumble’s Dry Goods, Downtown Chelsea, Upstairs
Time of Program: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Creature Conservancy, a non-profit animal rescue organization from Saline, Michigan, are advocating for a state policy
regulating private ownership of alligators! Michigan does not regulate alligator ownership, so unwanted alligators are abandoned
regularly at animal shelters, which then struggle to house and feed them. Alligators are also being dumped in our waterways,
The solution is simple: The Ownership off all alligators should be regulated by the State of Michigan.
Currently, unregulated ownership of alligators leads to tragic outcomes acquired in the state. An impulsive purchase of an
8 inch alligator does not take into consideration that alligators:
Can live 60 to 70 years in captivity
Can reach 15 feet long
Can weight 450 pounds
Needs 20 pounds of food a week, at least a half chicken, a whole fish, and 1 or 2 rabbits a week.
Requires an exotic animal veterinarian, which will cost hundreds or thousands of dollars a year.
Can kill a black bear, so not children friendly.
Animals are not disposable and not toys.
Staff of The Creature Conservancy will bring an alligator, tegu and hedgehog. The animals will be upstairs at
Bumble’s Dry Goods and please feel free to stop by anytime between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to learn about alligators
and The Creature Conservancy’s work to require permits for alligators.
For more information, please contact:
Patricia Billette, Manager
The Creature Conservancy
Phone: (971) 998-8865