Kodo Kare Fund

The Southwestern Herpetologists Society once had a beloved mascot, a gentle, beautiful Colombian tegu named Kodo. His dad, Grayson Kent, brought him to every meeting and event; in fact, Kodo attended more meetings and events than most of our SWHS members! He therefore was honored with a lifetime Society membership and bestowed his very own membership card. We were devastated when we lost Kodo in 2018 at a young age due to health issues. In his memory and honor, the Kent family created the Kodo Kare Fund which earmarks donations to the Society for medical care of incoming homeless reptiles into our adoption program in the Los Angeles area so… Read More

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Virtual Holiday Party

Join us for our safe holiday party! Email us at webmaster@swhs.org for zoom login information. After we enjoy our 2019-2020 video of our herping adventures, we will share stories about our herps… it’s open mic night! At the end of the meeting Vice President Grayson Kent will share his DVD of Dragonheart in honor of Sean Connery. Hope to see you there!

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March 6-7 STEAM 2 FAIR – Pomona Fairplex

SWHS Members please join us for the STEAM 2 Fair at the Pomona Fairplex! Please rsvp to webmaster@swhs.org by March 5th. Friday-  Set up 8 am breakdown at 3 pmSaturday-  Set up 9 am breakdown at 4 pm In order to participate in any SWHS outreach event, please read the following requirements. • Participants must be a current member of the SWHS. • Participants must rsvp to webmaster@swhs.org and receive a response to their rsvp before they have been cleared by the SWHS insurance policy to participate.• Participants must arrive during the set up period and stay until the END of the event. If you are unable to be on… Read More

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Personnel & Animal Welfare Committee Meeting 2-5-2020

Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee Meeting 2-5-2020 By SWHS Legislation Chair Alyssa Ganezer Prohibition on the Exhibition of Wild or Exotic Animals Passed From Committee to Full LA City Council             Since 2017, the Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee of Los Angeles’s city council has been considering a ban on the exhibition of wild or exotic animals for entertainment and amusement. The Southwest Herpetologists Society only found out about it or its full implication this past October.             At the PAW meeting on February 5, 2020, the ordinance was passed along for consideration by the full LA City Council, albeit with instructions to the Department of Animal Services to work… Read More

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Fund raiser for animal rescues- Scales & Tales Finding Forever Homes Benefit Anthology

ALL proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to animal rescues. Half will go directly to the SWHS Adoption and Rescue Program! This anthology was created solely as a fundraiser for rescues, and all of the stories in the collection are about animals… Iguanas, wolves, even hummingbirds! What a caring gift for your loved ones, or yourself. You can order your copy here: http://www.williamwubooks.com/sctafifohobe.html Copies will be available at SWHS meetings and events. Now available on Amazon as an ebook!

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