World Snake Day has just passed! People love their cats, dogs, and rabbits. Your local Humane Society supports our often misunderstood slithery friends too.
Though not as cuddly as their furrier buddies, snakes can make amazing pets. Sadly, they are often given to the Humane Society. It can be challenging to provide for their large size, unusual and expensive habitat and dietary needs. Their sometimes-standoffish disposition surprises people, so owners end up less prepared for their care than they thought.
Snakes are a major part of almost every ecosystem on earth. They have enchanted people for centuries, from the snake charmers of India to our living rooms today. They lived alongside dinosaurs 120 million years ago. Furthermore, our modern snake’s ancestors included the amazing Titanoboa, who got up to 50 feet long and weighed up to a ton! Their ability to live in their environments is clearly a perfect model, remaining largely unchanged for over 56 million years.
Despite a reputation for being unsavoury at best, dangerous at worst, snakes are intelligent animals. They can solve simple puzzles. Snakes recognize and find ways to communicate with ‘their’ people and adapt to almost any space. Moreover, they each have remarkably distinct individual personalities.
Looking to support one of our most unusual house companions? Check out your local Humane Society and give a snake a break!
In honour of World Snake Day, support a creature as old as the dinosaurs! Give to a critter as individual as your dog or cat, and as beautiful as any exotic bird or fish. Donate your car, truck, van, SUV, or motorcycle to your local shelter.
Here are just a few to choose from:
What happens when I donate a car?
The benefit of donating a vehicle is, of course, mostly about the cause you love! But it gives back to you, too: your tow is free. Your tax receipt will come in handy when it’s time to file next year. A win-win — for you and your charity!
Blog contributed by Savannah Kiez/Photo credit Savannah Kiez
Green snake image courtesy of lobster20 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net