The Government of Alberta has deemed Painted Frogs to be a danger to the population. Captive Painted Frogs carry NO toxins to do any harm. Wild frogs ingest a specific mix of wild insects that carry the ability to potentially make them poisonous. In captivity there is no way to easily recreate the blend required to create a dangerous frog.
Fish and Wildlife has released a letter stating that anyone in possession of Painted Frogs has until April 30th 2015 to move their animals out of province, to a permitted facility (such as a Zoo), or risk seizure and potentially fines.
There are a large number of these animals in Alberta, primarily as pets. Animal owners are being stripped of their legally kept pets, and told to send them out of province. This has been done with:
No grandfathering permits to individuals currently in possession of these frogs No consultation to local breeders No consultation to pet stores No notification to the general public (apart from an update to the list of animals not permitted to own in Alberta) No consultation with biologists or the scientific community No consultation to the local permitted facilities (Zoos etc) that will be taking in thousands of animals
57% of Canadian households own one or more pets…..this is not just limited to painted frogs. These changes can be made in the same way with ANY critter….will yours be next?
We are calling on the government to reverse the sudden ban on these amazing creatures. We are also trying to ensure transparent decision making for future law changes of this sort, with the government reaching out to local organizations, biologists, hobbyists, and passionate pet owners prior to sudden flawed decisions on banning pets currently in Alberta.
We finally got word that our pitch will be posted to the Dragon’s Den website on February 5th 2015. While it isn’t as good as airing on the show we are exited that the pitch will see the light of day. Please help us get the word out by sharing our post on Facebook and Twitter, and make sure to keep an eye out on the 5th when it goes live. Thanks for all the support and we can’t wait!
With the constant growth we have gained over the last couple of years it was finally time to make this a full time job! In addition to taking this full time, to keep up with the constant demand and the lack of space we needed to move to a commercial space. We never thought this day would come but we finally did it! Come check out our new space and all of our new toys! As we are splitting the space with someone else we ask that you please make an appointment to ensure we are there, and have time for a visit. The new address is Bay 109, 1120 53 Ave NE Calgary, Alberta T2E6N9. It is a couple of blocks north of Pisces pet store. Typical hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. We are here to serve you our customers and now in an even larger capacity than before!