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SSS Rescue, Inc.

Super Speedy Snake Rescue

703-924-8747  or
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SSS Rescue is a  non-profit, 501(c)(3)  organization that  accepts donated non-venomous reptiles, amphibians , fish (both freshwater and saltwater), and non-native birds, primarily from the exotic pet trade.    We also accept food, enclosures, accessories, and other items associated with the keeping and caring for of these animals.  

Email      FAX  703-313-4641     Phone 703-924-8747

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 Phone  703-924-8747

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SSS Rescue, Inc.
P.O. Box 31442
Alexandria, VA 22310

Exotic Animal LawsThese Exotic animals such as reptiles, amphibians, large species of fish such as sharks,  and some large birds do not make good pets for the general public.   These animals require specialized food and environmentally controlled enclosures to ensure they are not a danger to themselves or to your family.   These exotic animals are best admired virtually either through documentary films,   zoos, or other specialized care facilities that have the significant resources and expertise to properly take care of these animals.  Most of these animals will live longer than traditional pets such as cats and dogs.  It really is a considerable commitment to take on the ownership of these exotic animals.   However, millions of these exotic animals, of are sold in the pet trade, often times when the animal is a cute and small juvenile, to unsuspecting families that don't realize what a significant burden these animals can be.   Not only can this endanger the welfare of the animal, many of these exotic animals can be dangerous, some even deadly as they grow up. Many states now have laws restricting the sale, possession and transportation of exotic animals.   Recent federal bans have been imposed on large python species.   

Please, be aware of special needs required to take care of exotic animals in addition to the laws in your state and county before as you consider purchasing an exotic animal.  If you have already made the purchase and currently have an exotic animal that you cannot maintain properly or are concerned with violating the law, please donate the animal to SSS Rescue.   We accept exotic animals under anonymity.  We are interested in the wellbeing of the exotic animals.  Keep in mind that voluntary surrendering of illegal animals may provide you amnesty in some states and counties.  Check with your local law enforcement if you have any concerns.  We work closely with the animal control offices and will gladly coordinate with them for the safe surrendering of illegally kept exotic animals.

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National Exotic Animal Laws   Python Ban...

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State Exotic Animal Laws
State Laws

Virginia:  Summary of Law: No person may possess nonnative exotic animals that are classed as predatory or undesirable as a "pet." Nonnative exotic animals include, but are not limited to: bears, wolves, coyotes, weasels, badgers, and hyenas, all species of non-domesticated cats, alligators, and crocodiles.

Maryland:  No person may possess or breed the following species of animals as a "pet":  foxes, skunks, raccoons, all species of bears, alligators, crocodiles, all species of wild cats, wolves, nonhuman primates, various venomous reptiles, etc.  

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SSS Rescue helps

We rescue unwanted exotic reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds from pet owners.  Please,  donate your unwanted pet, enclosures, accessories and food to us and you will receive a donation receipt that may tax deductible up to the fullest extent under tax code, 501(c)(3).  We also accept members and volunteer support. Contact us if you have an exotic pet that you are no longer able to take care of or no longer want to have.  We will ensure the animal is properly taken care of, you no longer have to worry about it and you may get a tax deduction as an added benefit. Rather than purchase your own exotic pet and add to an ever increasing problem, you can virtually adopt one of our rescued animals! We also rescue animals (reptiles, amphibians, fish, or birds) that you find around almost anywhere. Don't kill it or turn it loose, let us rescue it! 

SSS Rescue provides virtual pet adoptions over the internet!  A monthly or annual donation provides the necessary food and resources to care your pet.   You can view your pet over the internet any time you like using live streaming video feeds from our enclosure facility.  The virtualized adoption donation is fully deductible to the maximum extent allowed under 501 (c)(3), public charity status 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi).  The virtualized pet adoption ensures the rescued animals are properly taken care of while you get to enjoy watching your pet,  anytime.    Feeding schedules will be posted so you can watch you animal eat.    And,  unlike actual pets, you can adopt as many different kinds of animals as you like and be sure they are able to enjoy their captive life as much as possible.    

Thank you for supporting SSS Rescue and virtualized pet adoptions.


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If your interested in donating an animal to SSS Rescue,  please contact us at or call our office 703-924-8747. Be sure to include the type of animal, relative size, and any accessories that will be going with it.  Also, please indicate if you will drop off the animal or need us to come pick it up (Virginia, DC, and Maryland *some restrictions apply)